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Special Session 2 Week 4 Wrap-up: Sine Die, Round 3 September 3, 2021 at 3:40 pm The worst of the legislative session also brings out the best in our communities. This year alone we have killed 20 versions of trans sports ban bills in three separate sessions.
Special Session 2 Week 3 Wrap-up: An all-night fight against discrimination August 27, 2021 at 12:32 pm Standing on the shoulders of giants, our community is a force to be reckoned with. We proved that — YOU proved that — this week.
Special Session 2 Week 2 Wrap-up: Sports Ban Hearing on Tuesday August 20, 2021 at 6:02 pm The Texas House now has a quorum — the minimum number of legislators that have to be present in order for the legislature to do business. Immediately after quorum was met, the House referred the anti-transgender sports ban, SB 2, to committee and set the bill for a hearing in the Public Education committee this Tuesday, August 24. 
Special Session 2 Week 1 Wrap-up: 10 months August 13, 2021 at 4:55 pm Texas’ second special session started last Saturday and Texas elected leaders wasted no time in attacking transgender kids. Already, the Texas Senate held a hearing and passed SB 2 (Perry), the bill excluding transgender youth from their peers by banning them from participating in sports.
Special Session Lege Week 5 Wrap-up: the attacks that never seem to end August 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm Governor Abbott is making one thing clear — his priority is politics, not Texans.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on End of Special Session and Announcement of 2nd Special Session August 6, 2021 at 8:00 am In this year’s first special session, the Texas Legislature and anti-LGBTQ+ state leaders doubled down on attacking transgender children with a slate of harmful, misinformed bills. When the new special session starts tomorrow, Governor Abbott has decided that trans youth and their families should continue to struggle and face fear and harm.
Special Session Lege Week 4 Wrap-up: Preparing for the next round July 30, 2021 at 4:56 pm With one week left in this special session it’s highly unlikely that the bills themselves will move, but the Governor has already stated that there will be another special session starting as soon as August 8th.
Special Session Lege Week 3 Wrap-up: Hope is on the horizon July 23, 2021 at 7:03 pm While we anticipate the upcoming threats to our community, we are encouraged by the good news and progress materializing across the nation. 
PRIDE Started as a Riot Panel Discussion July 19, 2021 at 11:46 am Equality Texas hosted a panel discussion with advocates in the LGBTQ+ movement, past and present.
Special Session Lege Week 2 Wrap-up: Bills attacking trans kids passed the Senate July 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm This special session’s anti-trans bills, the sports bans SB 2 (Perry) and SB 32 (Perry) passed the Senate on Wednesday.