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Media Advisory: Equality Texas Fighting on the Front Lines Against LGBTQ Discrimination with Rio Grande Valley Leaders Aqui Estamos & Educating the Public About Discrimination and Issues LGBTQ Texans Will Be Facing During the 2017 Legislative Session
Posted on August 9, 2016 at 5:59 pm

What: Press Conference

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa
Robert Salcido, Jr., Regional Field Coordinator for Equality Texas
Lou Weaver, Transgender Programs Coordinator for Equality Texas
Dani Marrero Hi, Aqui Estamos Conference

When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Where: STC Cooper Center, 3200 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, Texas 78501

More: To educate the Rio Grande Valley community on issues and discriminatory legislation the LGBTQ community will face during the upcoming legislative session and to promote the 2nd annual queer and trans people of color conference in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Aqui Estamos 2016 will take place on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 at the STC Cooper Center in McAllen, Texas.  Together, we will explore three different tracks that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual community living in our borderland: Health & Wellness, Ending Racism, and Economic Justice.


Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working solely to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.  The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration.

Aquí Estamos is a youth-led, queer people of color organization in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, a region along the U.S.-Mexico border.