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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Boycott of SB 3 Hearing September 20, 2021 at 3:19 pm Crisis counselors have fielded over 14,500 calls, texts, and online messages from young LGBTQ Texans looking for support in the last year. 
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas and TENT Host Demonstration and Press Conference September 20, 2021 at 8:00 am Parents of transgender youth, mental health clinicians, allies, lawmakers and loved ones will gather at the south steps of the Capitol building at noon during protest and in the Speakers Press Room at 2PM.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS RESPONDS TO GOV. GREG ABBOTT ADDING ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION TO THE CALL, AGAIN. September 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm LGBTQ+ people do not deserve to live under constant threat and fear of their safety and well-being.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Second-Called Special Session Adjourning Sine Die September 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm The damage SB 2 and similar bills have already inflicted is palpable—it is evident in the faces of children and families who are traumatized after a grueling second special legislative session.
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.

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