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Lege Week 4 Wrap-up: Anti-LGBTQ+ Tea Party Republicans have been given power February 6, 2021 at 9:57 am We are in week four in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session, and this is proving to be one of the most anti-LGBTQ+ legislative sessions we have seen.
Lege Week 3 Wrap-up: adjourned but still anti-LGBTQ+ January 31, 2021 at 10:37 am Although both the House and Senate were adjourned this week, an empty Capitol didn’t stop anti-LGBTQ+ lawmakers from inciting fear and spreading misinformation about the LGBTQ+ community.
Lege Week 2 Wrap-up: A coordinated attack against trans kids January 22, 2021 at 5:49 pm Every year, opponents of equality in state legislatures present the public with a new, fabricated “emergency” related to LGBTQ+ people. This year, they are targeting trans kids.
Lege Week 1 Wrap-up: COVID restrictions mean doing things differently January 16, 2021 at 9:47 am This session, it will be more difficult to enter the Texas Capitol because of social distancing requirements and because of capacity limits. We know our challenges will be greater this session to ensure that we protect the LGBTQ community from discriminatory bills.
The Texas Legislative Session Starts Today — Here’s how we prepared in 2020 January 12, 2021 at 5:12 pm Last year was an oddity for so many reasons, but we still had attacks on the LGBTQ community and still fought back. Here are some of our top victories...
Nothing About Us Without Us: TransFORWARD’s 2020 Accomplishments for Advancing Trans Health January 4, 2021 at 10:00 am Equality Texas, through the Equality Texas Foundation, is critical in developing evidence-based medical and healthcare outcomes through leadership in TransFORWARD: Texas Transgender Health, a unique collaboration with Texas Health Institute.
Closing out 2020 December 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm For over 30 years, Equality Texas has been in communities across the state and at the Texas Capitol, fighting against discrimination. We continue to build nonpartisan support for equality and respond aggressively to the expected attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.
Calling All Faith Leaders December 18, 2020 at 3:54 pm If you’re a faith leader, please share your commitment to equality and sign onto our 2020 “Faith Leaders Against Discrimination Open Letter” today.
Trevor, painted nails, and an out-of-touch Clyde Independent School District policy December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm LGBTQ+ students exist everywhere, even in rural West Texas communities. It is important for their mental health, emotional well-being, and academic success to know that adults in their lives and community members at-large affirm and support them.
A license to discriminate on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court December 5, 2020 at 4:15 pm Fulton v City of Philadelphia brings to light the anti-LGBTQ practices of a taxpayer-funded foster care agency. The larger issue is this: to what extent can organizations or individuals use their religious beliefs to justify discrimination, even when it’s against the law?