The Legislative Session(s) during 2021 has been particularly brutal for our community, and courage anchored all of the powerful testimony against anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-trans legislation. Public debates for bills that would ostracize transgender youth from their peers by categorically banning them from participating in sports, or that would eliminate best-practice, medically-recommended, life-saving medical care for trans youth — and possibly include a charge of child abuse for their supportive parent — or offer religious exemptions to those who wanted to deny that care, were full of painful and dehumanizing language from equality opponents.
The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) and Equality Texas proudly partnered together to uplift the voices of trans Texans and allies who came together to fight these bills.
Please watch these videos that showcase the humanity of the trans community, dispel misinformation, show the harm that anti-LGBTQ+ bills create, and center stories of those directly impacted by the proposed legislation. Thank you to all who participated!
Let Them Play
Where Does Your Courage Come From?
Mommy and Me
Women of Color
Journey of Love