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2021 Texas Legislative Session — Week 1 Wrap-up 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...
For Immediate Release: Combined Statement on DoJ Changes to US Asylum Procedures January 11, 2021 at 1:01 pm Equality Texas, TENT, and RAICES condemn the “Death to Asylum” rule change, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice’s radical finalized rule to U.S. asylum procedures that seeks to eliminate asylum for LGBTQ individuals seeking to escape persecution.
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 2021 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.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas, Abilene Pride Alliance and Lambda Legal Condemn Clyde High School’s in School Suspension of an Openly Gay Student Who Wore Nail Polish to School December 6, 2020 at 1:42 pm t is our hope that we can work with Clyde CISD to immediately rectify this situation the student is currently in and ensure that going forward, the school district follows TASB recommendations to dissolve policies that treat students differently based on gender expression.
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?
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) mourn the loss of Asia Jynaé Foster on Transgender Day of Remembrance November 25, 2020 at 1:11 pm It’s incredibly heartbreaking that on November 20, a day that is internationally recognized as Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) which started in 1999 as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester -- the trans community in Houston lost Asia Jynaé Foster to violence.

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