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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Endorses Pro-Equality Texas House Candidates for the 2020 General Election
Posted on September 2, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Angela Hale, Equality Texas, 512.289.2995

Austin, Texas – September 2, 2020- Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans today endorsed more than a dozen pro-equality Texas House candidates for the November 2020 General Election.

“It is critically important that Equality Texans turn out in mass to vote this November to ensure that Texas continues its’ march toward equal justice under the law. The Texas House is 9 seats away from flipping to a pro-equality majority and these candidates for office have committed to supporting LGBTQ rights, civil rights and social justice.  We strongly support their candidacy. We believe voters will overwhelmingly reject candidates who engage in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and homophobic and transphobic campaign tactics. If these pro-equality leaders are elected many of them will replace incumbents who espouse anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies,” said Ricardo Martinez,” CEO of Equality Texas.

As we mark the countdown to the November General Election that is now close to 60 days away, Equality Texas proudly endorses key democratic challengers in the race to flip the Texas House of Representatives to a pro-equality majority. 

  • HD 26 Sarah DeMerchant – Democrat Sugar Land
  • HD 64 Angela Brewer – Democrat Denton
  • HD 66 Sharon Hirsch – Democrat Plano
  • HD 67 Lorenzo Sanchez – Democrat Plano
  • HD 92 Jeff Whitfield – Democrat Bedford
  • HD 93- Lydia Bean – Democrat Ft. Worth
  • HD 94 Alisa Simmons – Democrat Arlington
  • HD 97 Elizabeth Beck – Democrat Ft. Worth
  • HD 96 Joe Drago – Democrat Arlington
  • HD 100 Jasmine Crockett – Democrat Dallas
  • HD 108 Joanna Cattanach – Democrat Dallas
  • HD 112 Brandy Chambers – Democrat Richardson
  • HD 138 Akilah Bacy – Democrat Houston


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