Angela Hale, Equality Texas, 512-289-2995, firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality Texas Urges the University of Texas Board of Regents to Reject the Heather Wilson UTEP Nomination
Austin- March 21, 2019- Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today urges the University of Texas Board of Regents to reject the controversial nomination of Heather Wilson to be President of the University of Texas El Paso. Heather Wilson has a decades-long history of anti-LGBTQ statements.
“Heather Wilson’s numerous anti-LGBTQ positions and votes make her unfit to lead UTEP, the only Tier One university on the US-Mexico border marked by a culture of inclusion and excellence. We urge The University of Texas System Board of Regents to reject Wilson’s nomination and re-open the selection process. UTEP serves a vibrant and diverse population, and deserves a President who welcomes all people, not someone with a well-known record of anti-LGBTQ bias,” said Samantha Smoot, Interim Executive Director of Equality Texas.
Key points in the Heather Wilson record on LGBTQ issues:
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.