Equality Texas Endorses Venton Jones in May 24 Dallas Democratic Primary Runoff

Contact: Johnathan Gooch, Equality Texas,  johnathan.gooch@equalitytexas.org 

Austin, Texas – May 20th, 2022 – Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration, today endorsed Democratic Texas House Candidate Venton Jones for the May 24th primary runoff election.

“It is critically important that Equality Texans turn out en masse to vote on May 24th to ensure that we select politicians who will focus on platforms that address the needs of their communities rather than stoking fear to turn us against each other. Venton is a tireless advocate working to improve healthcare access, fighting for marginalized communities, and protecting voting rights for all Texans. We are confident he will continue this work for House District 100 when elected. Venton would also represent a number of historic firsts.  When elected, he will become the first out Black gay man openly living with HIV elected to the Texas House of Representatives and a welcome addition to the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus, House District 100, and the state of Texas will greatly benefit from his leadership,” said Ricardo Martinez, CEO of Equality Texas.

“I represent a new generation of leaders committed to advancing equity and justice through experience, public policy, and organizing diverse communities. I will focus my energy on what is most important – the people of House District 100 and working to earn their trust, support and vote. Across our races, backgrounds, we want to be treated with dignity and respect. We all have a role to play in fostering a district where each one of us has the freedom to be ourselves, pursue our dreams, and have a good life—no exceptions” said Venton Jones, Democratic candidate for Texas House 100 in Dallas.

Early voting for the runoff election will end tomorrow, Friday, May 20. Tuesday, May 24 is Election Day. Voters will need to bring a valid photo ID when they head to the polling sites to vote. Election Day polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 24. As long as you are in line before 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

DART will be offering free transportation on election day and no proof of voter registration is required. Riders can use the promo code VOTE22 when checking out in the GoPass app for a complimentary Adult Local Day Pass. V Absentee and mail-in ballots must be postmarked or delivered by hand by 7pm.

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Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.

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Statement on SCOTX Decision on Gov. Abbott’s directive to Department of Family and Protective Services

May 13, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

For Immediate Release: All in For Equality Coalition Responds to Texas Supreme Court Decision on Gov. Abbott’s directive to Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate trans kids and their loving parents

Contact: Johnathan Gooch, Equality Texas, johnathan.gooch@equalitytexas.org

May 13, 2022 – AUSTIN, TEXAS Today the Texas Supreme Court weighed in on Gov. Abbott’s directive to the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents that provide life-saving gender-affirming care to their children. The court was considering an appellate court’s decision to affirm an injunction that prevents DFPS from investigating the families of trans kids. That injunction prevented DFPS or the Governor from investigating families. Today, Texas’ highest court said that the Governor does not have the authority to investigate families or to direct DFPS to do so. While the court’s ruling narrows the scope of the injunction, it unequivocally states that the Governor was acting beyond the scope of his authority.

The Court narrowed the injunction on a technicality—the appeals court was only allowed to consider the potential harm to the plaintiffs, not the harm to all families in Texas. Therefore, the family involved in this dispute and Dr. Megan Mooney will remain protected under the injunction finding that DFPS’s actions were unlawful and caused irreparable harm. It would be unconscionable for DFPS to resume investigations. The Governor’s Directive is not the law and DFPS is not obligated to follow it.

Political leaders in our state, like Abbott and Paxton, have continuously focused on falsely stoking fear, and trying to criminalize transgender young people and their families. It is indefensible for any state leader to weaponize the child welfare system. Loving families belong together; providing life-saving care, recognized by every major medical association, is the epitome of love. Transgender youth deserve to be happy, safe, and—most importantly—alive.

The Court today ruled that the Governor cannot play politics with DFPS. The Governor’s misinformed and malicious opinions do not change DFPS’s mandate. Our coalition of organizations fighting for LGBTQ+ equality calls upon DFPS to end the investigations into trans kids and their families. We trust families and their doctors to make the best decisions about their children’s health care. Trans youth belong here in the state they call home, to live authentically as who they are, and have the right to bodily autonomy. The parents that protect and support them deserve to be celebrated not investigated. 

 

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Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.

The Transgender Education Network of Texas is the largest statewide, BIPOC trans-led, trans-focused policy, education, and advocacy organization in the state of Texas.

Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 150,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the leading civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Since our formation in 1938, we have worked in the courts, the legislature, and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.

Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people, particularly those in our most vulnerable communities.

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Regional Field Organizer – Travis County

April 26, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

Title: Regional Field Organizer
Organization: Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation
Reports to: Field Director
Location: Central Texas Travis County, Bexar County, Guadalupe County, or Hamilton County

THE POSITION

Equality Texas – the state’s leading organization solely dedicated to securing full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans – is seeking a temporary Regional Field Organizer to support and mobilize volunteer leaders, activists, and advocates as part of our Turn OUT Texas electoral campaign. The position is set to begin in June and aims to wrap up shortly after the November 2022 elections.

The ideal candidate has excellent independent judgment, has strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience with project management, a proven track record of recruiting and motivating others to invest their time into volunteer efforts and a commitment to equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans. Personal connection and knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community is preferred.

This is a newly created 40/hr per week position based in any of the following Central Texas counties – Travis, Bexar, Guadalupe or Hamilton. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

This Regional Field Organizer reports to the Field Director and is based in one of the four central Texas counties listed above.. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

CANDIDATE PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS

We’re seeking candidates who are adept at mobilizing others for important causes. While the qualifications below describe a typical candidate, strong consideration will be granted to individuals who may not meet the listed qualifications but demonstrate strong skills, knowledge, and organizing potential.

Knowledge of LGBTQ+ policy issues is a plus but not a requirement.

COMPENSATION

Compensation for this position is negotiable and depends on experience and is highly competitive ($20/hr).  Benefits include mileage reimbursement, phone reimbursements.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to jobs@equalitytexas.org describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Regional Field Organizer – Central Texas” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans. Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and

Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2020.

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Regional Field Organizer – Cameron County

April 26, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

Title: Regional Field Organizer
Organization: Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation
Reports to: Field Director
Location: Cameron County, TX

THE POSITION

Equality Texas – the state’s leading organization solely dedicated to securing full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans – is seeking a temporary Regional Field Organizer to support and mobilize volunteer leaders, activists, and advocates as part of our Turn OUT Texas electoral campaign. The position is set to begin in June and aims to wrap up shortly after the November 2022 elections.

The ideal candidate has excellent independent judgment, has strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience with project management, a proven track record of recruiting and motivating others to invest their time into volunteer efforts and a commitment to equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans. Personal connection and knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community is preferred.

This is a newly created 40/hr per week position based in Cameron County, Texas. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

This Regional Field Organizer reports to the Field Director and is based in Cameron County. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

CANDIDATE PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS

We’re seeking candidates who are adept at mobilizing others for important causes. While the qualifications below describe a typical candidate, strong consideration will be granted to individuals who may not meet the listed qualifications but demonstrate strong skills, knowledge, and organizing potential.

Knowledge of LGBTQ+ policy issues is a plus but not a requirement.

COMPENSATION

Compensation for this position is negotiable and depends on experience and is highly competitive ($20/hr).  Benefits include mileage reimbursement, phone reimbursements.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to jobs@equalitytexas.org describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Regional Field Organizer – Cameron” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans. Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and

Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2020.

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Regional Field Organizer – Nueces County

April 26, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

Title: Regional Field Organizer
Organization: Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation
Reports to: Field Director
Location: Nueces County, TX

THE POSITION

Equality Texas – the state’s leading organization solely dedicated to securing full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans – is seeking a temporary Regional Field Organizer to support and mobilize volunteer leaders, activists, and advocates as part of our Turn OUT Texas electoral campaign. The position is set to begin in June and aims to wrap up shortly after the November 2022 elections.

The ideal candidate has excellent independent judgment, has strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience with project management, a proven track record of recruiting and motivating others to invest their time into volunteer efforts and a commitment to equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans. Personal connection and knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community is preferred.

This is a newly created 40/hr per week position based in Nueces County, Texas. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

This Regional Field Organizer reports to the Field Director and is based in Nueces County. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

CANDIDATE PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS

We’re seeking candidates who are adept at mobilizing others for important causes. While the qualifications below describe a typical candidate, strong consideration will be granted to individuals who may not meet the listed qualifications but demonstrate strong skills, knowledge, and organizing potential.

Knowledge of LGBTQ+ policy issues is a plus but not a requirement.

COMPENSATION

Compensation for this position is negotiable and depends on experience and is highly competitive ($20/hr).  Benefits include mileage reimbursement, phone reimbursements.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to jobs@equalitytexas.org describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Regional Field Organizer – Nueces” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans. Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and

Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2020.

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Development Director

April 25, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

Title: Development Director
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation and Equality Texas
Reports to: CEO
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000+ (based on experience), plus medical coverage with FSA option, vision, dental, life, short term disability, and generous PTO.
Location: Austin Preferred

THE POSITION

Equality Texas is seeking a Development Director who will help imagine and drive the implementation of a strategic and ambitious fundraising plan. The Director is responsible for the organization’s income-generation strategy and success, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and Development Associate to ensure the strategy is in line with our priorities and plans for growth. The  Development Director will ensure we raise funds through effective and diverse income-generating streams including individual giving and major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned-giving, and events. The candidate will be able to work across diverse teams and work styles and help the organization design and administer systems that make our workflow more efficient.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to jobs@equalitytexas.org describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Development Director” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2020. 

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Government Affairs Associate

April 22, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

Title: Government Affairs Associate
Organization: Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation
Reports to: Government Affairs Director
Location: Remote

THE POSITION

The Government Affairs Associate will play a key role in Equality Texas’ advocacy efforts towards full and lived equality for all LGBTQ+ Texans with deep research, membership engagement, and administrative support. The Government Affairs Associate will contribute to the creation of important education materials and monitor issues affecting LGBTQ+ Texans. Additionally, the Associate will manage membership of our business coalition (Texas Competes), providing top-tier customer service and ensuring continued growth. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research/Resource Development:

Membership Engagement: 

Administrative:

CANDIDATE PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following experience and characteristics:

COMPENSATION

Equality Texas is offering an industry competitive compensation package based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience, with a salary of $45,000 – $50,000, plus medical coverage with FSA option, vision, dental, life, short term disability, and generous PTO.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to jobs@equalitytexas.org describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Government Affairs Associate” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2021. 

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Operations Associate

April 15, 2022 by Johnathan Gooch

Title: Operations Associate
Organization: Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Austin preferred/Remote possible

THE POSITION

The Operations Associate will provide the Equality Texas team with administrative support to ensure efficient and effective operations of Field, Development, Communications, and Government Affairs departments. The Operations Associate will take the lead in answering inquiries sent to our info@equalitytexas.org emails and routing requests to appropriate departments, providing heart-centered support to constituents who may need our assistance. Lastly, the Operations Associate will assist our CEO with core administrative functions to deepen their capacity and enhance his impact as leader of Equality Texas.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative:

Staff/Programmatic Support:

CANDIDATE PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following experience and characteristics:

COMPENSATION

Equality Texas is offering an industry competitive compensation package based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience, with a salary of $45,000 – $50,000, plus medical coverage with FSA option, vision, dental, life, short term disability, and generous PTO.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by email to jobs@equalitytexas.org describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Operations Associate” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “Last name.First name-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this career opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ+ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.2 million in 2021.

Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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