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For Immediate Release: EQTX Statement on Jeff Mateer Nomination December 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today applauds the action of the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley, who on Wednesday said the nomination of anti-LGBTQ extremist Jeff Mateer as a Federal Judge will not move forward.
It’s Time for Cornyn & Cruz to Withdraw Support of Jeff Mateer December 13, 2017 at 7:15 am Equality Texas calls upon Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to withdraw their support of the nomination of anti-LGBTQ extremist Jeff Mateer as a Federal Judge.   Mateer has referred to transgender children as “evidence of Satan’s plan”.  He asserted that marriage equality would lead to bestiality and other “disgusting” forms of wedlock, and has complained about states which have banned medically-unsupportable and psychologically damaging “conversion therapy.” 
Equality Texas Names Longtime Civil Rights Activist Rebecca Robertson as Chief Programs Officer December 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today announced Rebecca Robertson has joined the leadership team at Equality Texas as Chief Programs Officer.
For Immediate Release: Federal Judge Nominee Unfit for Federal Bench – Mateer Targets Innocent Children with Inflammatory Remarks That Prove He is Incapable of Being Fair and Impartial November 14, 2017 at 10:42 am Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today joined forces with other Texas advocacy organizations to oppose the federal nomination of Jeff Mateer to the federal bench.
For Immediate Release: Creating Culturally Competent Transgender Health Across Texas October 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm TransForward - Texas Transgender Health, Equality Texas Foundation, and Texas Health Institute Launch Team 1,000
Equality Texas Welcomes Three New Staff Members to Their Statewide Team October 11, 2017 at 2:51 pm Equality Texas is pleased to announce the appointments Rachel Gonzales, Education and Resource Coordinator; Javier Osorio, Finance and Administrative Coordinator; and Kimberly Shappley, Faith Outreach Coordinator.
Creating Culturally Competent Transgender Health Environments Across Texas September 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm Texas Transgender Health Program is a collaborative effort organized by Equality Texas Foundation and Texas Health Institute to improve the health of transgender, gender non-binary, and Intersex Texans.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas’ Statement Denouncing the Trump Administration’s Plan to End DACA September 5, 2017 at 10:16 am Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization dedicated solely to securing full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.
For Immediate Release: Trump Signs Discriminatory Anti-Transgender Military Directive August 25, 2017 at 7:26 pm Today President Trump signed an unnecessary and divisive directive that bans the military from recruiting transgender service members, and bans the Department of Defense from providing necessary medical care for current transgender service members.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Successfully Stops All Discriminatory Legislation Targeting Transgender Texans and Families August 16, 2017 at 11:46 am We did it—we defeated anti-transgender “bathroom bill” legislation!

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