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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas to Hold Press Conference on Date of SB 2 Hearing in the House Public Education Committee August 24, 2021 at 8:31 am On 8/24/2021, parents of transgender youth, mental health clinicians, allies, and loved ones will gather to respond to the hearing of SB 2 (Perry), the transgender sports ban bill, on the House floor calendar.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS STATEMENT ON TEXAS HOUSE MEETING QUORUM AND MOVEMENT OF SB 2 August 20, 2021 at 8:25 am Transgender kids are resilient and will keep speaking out against this dangerous bill, but the truth is, they shouldn’t have to be so resilient. They shouldn’t have to work to secure a safe childhood for themselves.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas Release Statement on the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Letter to Governor Abbott August 11, 2021 at 5:28 pm The language used in Gov. Abbott’s letter to Texas DFPS and in the DFPS response is offensive to our community and has nothing to do with the reality of life-saving affirming healthcare practices for transgender people, further illustrating that politicians and government appointees should focus on governing actual emergencies and not fictitious ones.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on Boycott of SB 2 Hearing and Alternate Press Conference August 8, 2021 at 8:41 am Equality Texas encourages our advocates to boycott today's hearing of SB 2. People should not show up to the committee hearing to plead for their safety only to be ignored yet again. Instead, we will hold a press conference at noon and elevate the voices of those who, up to this point, have survived this unrelenting assault on our community.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on Governor Abbott’s Letter to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services  August 6, 2021 at 5:37 pm After hinting at a plan to single-handedly ban gender affirming, lifesaving healthcare for transgender children weeks ago, today Governor Abbott released a letter that perpetuates dangerous misinformation for the sake of political posturing.
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.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Texas Senate Passage of SB2 and SB32 July 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm Transgender children participating in sports is not a national emergency; these attacks on trans kids and the ongoing trauma to the trans community certainly are.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas responds to Governor Greg Abbott adding anti-trans legislation to the call July 7, 2021 at 1:51 pm Families of trans/nonbinary/intersex children should not be creating contingency plans to leave Texas or be forced to watch their children suffer the detrimental effects of anxiety and fear associated with the debate around these bills.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas’ Response to SCOTUS Ruling in Fulton v Philadelphia June 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm While it’s important that the Court recognized the need for nondiscrimination protections, we are disappointed that Catholic Social Services will, for now, be able to deny children access to loving homes with qualified same-sex parents.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Equality Texas and TENT on Representative Harold Dutton’s Decision to revive SB 29 May 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm This morning, Rep. Harold Dutton said from the dais that he knows SB 29 will hurt kids. It is an incomprehensible betrayal to see a Democrat, who heard desperate testimony from children and parents, take this incredibly harmful action out of sheer vindictiveness toward his Democratic colleagues.