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Equality Texas wants to honor all dads this Father’s Day. June 17, 2018 at 6:30 am Frank Gonzales is the father of three precious children. His oldest daughter is transgender and here is Frank's message this Father's Day.
Visibility: guest post by Lily Pando March 31, 2018 at 8:00 am Eventually, I realized that the act of being trans in itself is revolutionary. I realized that I owed it to my past self and to all the other twelve-year olds who might be where I was to be visible and to tell my story. I realized that being trans is the hardest thing a person can do, and I want to make it easier.
People wonder why I would raise a transgender child in Texas, but I couldn’t do it anywhere else March 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm My daughter, Libby, loves her birthday. Starting the day after her birthday, she begins the countdown to her next birthday, drawing up lists of all potential plans for celebrating. This girl loves to celebrate with her friends, and this year we kicked it off with a tea party at the American Girl store with Libby's sister and her very best friends from preschool. And none of them cared in the least that the birthday girl is transgender.
TXTransKids.org Launches as Resource Hub for Transgender Youth March 30, 2018 at 8:00 am A coalition of LGBTQ rights groups announced the launch of TxTransKids.org, an online hub that will serve as a formal support network for K-12 transgender students and their families looking for resources about how to get what they need in school.
Kimberly & Kai Shappley: Then and Now March 29, 2018 at 3:07 pm After she helped defeat the bathroom bill, Kimberly Shappley packed up her family and left Pearland so her daughter could be free to be her authentic self. See how this mama bear is keeping her family safe.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Has a New Look, but Our Commitment to Take on the Enemies of Equality & Stop LGBTQ Discrimination Is Unwavering March 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm Austin, Texas – March 26, 2018 – Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today unveiled a new logo, a new look and a new effort to combat inequality. Equality Texas is recommitting to our vision of a state where all Texans have full legal and lived equality. And we’ve got a message for the enemies of equality: If you attack one Texan, you attack all Texans.
Happily never after? March 15, 2018 at 10:30 am Only a few years after the historic ruling in Obergefell that LGBTQ couples have the same fundamental constitutional right to marry as straight couples, efforts to roll back our right to marry are picking up steam.
Top 10 reasons you (YES, YOU!) have to vote in the Texas Primaries! February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm Think you don’t have to tune into the mid-term elections until November? Wrong! Primary voting to choose the candidates who will run in this fall’s mid-term elections is already underway. Here are ten reasons LGBTQ Texans and the people who care about them can’t afford to sit the primaries out.
A brighter future for Texas December 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm As we say goodbye to 2017, I want to make something very clear: Equality Texas is with you. We face 2018 with determination and hope, and we want you with us.
In this fight to win December 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm Just take a look at the movement we’re building. We are energized by a whole new generation of young activists who will never accept second-class status. We are learning from fearless trans leaders what it means to be out and proud in Texas. Our hopeful vision of the future is attracting powerful new allies to stand with us. And with every battle we fight, we change hearts—more Texans than ever before believe that everyone deserves equality and dignity, no matter who you are or whom you love.

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