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I grieve for the trans family, and for my family – Rachel Gonzales May 24, 2018 at 8:30 am When people ask me about our family’s transition, I always share that I never mourned the loss of a son, because I never had a son. But I did grieve—and continue to grieve—the loss of a certain kind of privilege. The loss of my sense of safety. The loss of my peace of mind because of the exponentially higher chance that my sweet, kind, innocent, playful little girl could one day be victimized simply for being who she is. The loss of feeling insulated from people so deeply bigoted and hateful that they would kill a person—any person—because they are living the life they were born to live.
Pride Started as a Protest May 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm Pride season is officially underway in Texas, as LGBTQ people across the Lone Star State join with their neighbors in big cities and small towns in joyous, colorful, raucous celebrations. But Pride is more than a party. It’s also a reminder of how far we’ve come and the work we still have to do.
Celebrate our birthdays and double your gift May 11, 2018 at 11:00 am Help us celebrate our birthdays by making a gift to Equality Texas Foundation. When you do, your gift will be matched by a generous foundation and will go twice as far!
Masterpiece: It’s not about the cake May 7, 2018 at 10:03 am The Masterpiece case is part of a coordinated strategy to roll back rights that LGBTQ people have spent decades fighting to achieve.
New Report Shows Epidemic of Violence Against LGBTQ Texans April 11, 2018 at 7:01 pm Equality Texas Fighting on the Front Lines with the Houston Police Department & Montrose Center to Protect LBGTQ Victims of Hate Crimes During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Equality Texas Statement on decision issued by Judge Lee Rosenthal April 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm The ruling by a federal court in Houston is the latest to acknowledge that Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex is broad enough to include discrimination based on the employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Stepping Into the Future: Guest post by John Oeffinger April 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm Texas is home to an estimated 140,000 transgender Texans including an estimated 13,800 youth. Transgender people reside across our state—in urban, rural, and suburban areas, not just in one or two large cities. And experts tell us that many of them experience significant barriers to medical care.
Jessica Zyrie: Love yourself and this one life we have in this world March 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm If I leave any mark on this world, I hope it is to show that you are beautiful just as you are. You deserve to be yourself, without the pressures of society forcing you into who they say you should be. Love yourself and this one life we have in this world.
What a week for equality in Texas March 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm A recap of Equality Texas news & updates for the week ending March 31, 2018
Visibility: guest post by Lily Pando March 31, 2018 at 8:00 am Eventually, I realized that the act of being trans in itself is revolutionary. I realized that I owed it to my past self and to all the other twelve-year olds who might be where I was to be visible and to tell my story. I realized that being trans is the hardest thing a person can do, and I want to make it easier.

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