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Equality Texas Urges Members to Queer the Vote, Y’all!
Posted on August 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm

The importance of the upcoming November 6, 2018 general election cannot be overstated! So much is at stake – on a federal, state, and local level. 

We cannot, and must not, allow hard-earned gains in the equal treatment of LGBTQ Texans to be stripped away. We have an opportunity to create a state that reflects the values and priorities of mainstream Texans, not extremists. 

We must come together and fight for the state we want. This fall is the time to act with our votes. We cannot sit this out!

Equality Texas urges our members to support the following candidates in the November 6, 2018 general elections: 


Beto O'Rourke

Beto O’Rourke (El Paso)

US Senate

Democratic Party

Lupe Valdez

Lupe Valdez (Dallas)

Texas Governor

Democratic Party

Mike Collier (Houston)

Lt. Governor

Democratic Party

Justin Nelson

Justin Nelson (Austin)

Texas Attorney General

Democratic Party

Judge Steven Kirkland

Judge Steven Kirkland (Houston)

Texas Supreme Court Place 2

Democratic Party


Lorie Burch

Lorie Burch (Plano)

US Congress District 3

Democratic Party

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (Houston)

US Congress District 7

Democratic Party

Veronica Escobar

Veronica Escobar (El Paso)

US Congress District 16

Democratic Party

Joseph Kopser (Austin)

US Congress District 21

Democratic Party

Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones (San Antonio)

US Congress District 23

Democratic Party

Julie Oliver (Austin)

US Congress District 25

Democratic Party

Eric Holguin (Corpus Christi)

US Congress District 27

Democratic Party

Sylvia Garcia (Houston)

US Congress District 29

Democratic Party

MJ Hegar

MJ Hegar (Round Rock)

US Congress District 31

Democratic Party

Colin Allred

Colin Allred (Dallas)

US Congress District 32

Democratic Party


Kendall Scudder

Kendall Scudder (Dallas)

Texas Senate District 2

Democratic Party

Mark Phariss

Mark Phariss (Plano)

Texas Senate District 8

Democratic Party

Beverly Powell

Beverly Powell (Burleson)

Texas Senate District 10

Democratic Party

Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson (Dallas)

Texas Senate District 16

Democratic Party


Sheryl Cole (Austin)

Texas House District 46

Democratic Party

Vikki Goodwin (Austin)

Texas House District 47

Democratic Party

Rep Mary Gonzalez

Rep. Mary Gonzalez (Clint)

Texas House District 75

Democratic Party

Terry Meza (Irving)

Texas House District 105

Democratic Party

Rep. Victoria Neave (Dallas)

Texas House District 107

Democratic Party

Joanna Cattanach (Dallas)

Texas House District 108

Democratic Party

Brandy Chambers (Garland)

Texas House District 112

Democratic Party

John Turner (Dallas)

Texas House District 114

Democratic Party

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson (Addison)

Texas House District 115

Democratic Party

Rep. Sarah Davis (Houston)

Texas House District 134

Republican Party

Adam Milasincic (Spring Branch)

Texas House District 138

Democratic Party

Equality Texas will be mounting the largest Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort in our 29-year history. Watch for more information coming soon on how you can help us Queer the Vote, Y’all.

In solidarity,
Chuck Smith
CEO, Equality Texas