Posts Tagged: Ending Discrimination
Doing right by trans victims – by Monica Roberts June 15, 2018 at 2:20 pm With violence increasingly being aimed at the transgender community, it is imperative that our police forces are aware that transgender citizens are one of the citizen groups that they protect and serve. It’s also imperative that police departments do so in a culturally competent manner.
Join the fight: Stand up to bigotry! June 11, 2018 at 5:24 pm We have come so far in our fight for equality. But with extremists emboldened by Masterpiece, we have so much farther to go. This Pride Month, join us as we stand up to bigotry. We need your help to keep fighting for LGBTQ rights.
3 Things You Need to Know About Masterpiece June 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm We’ve seen a lot of misinformation about Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The enemies of equality see the decision as a license to discriminate based on personal religious beliefs and are calling for lawmakers to pass new religious refusal laws. Here’s what you need to know about the decision:
Pride Started as a Protest May 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm Pride season is officially underway in Texas, as LGBTQ people across the Lone Star State join with their neighbors in big cities and small towns in joyous, colorful, raucous celebrations. But Pride is more than a party. It’s also a reminder of how far we’ve come and the work we still have to do.
Masterpiece: It’s not about the cake May 7, 2018 at 10:03 am The Masterpiece case is part of a coordinated strategy to roll back rights that LGBTQ people have spent decades fighting to achieve.
Equality Texas Statement on decision issued by Judge Lee Rosenthal April 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm The ruling by a federal court in Houston is the latest to acknowledge that Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex is broad enough to include discrimination based on the employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Jessica Zyrie: Love yourself and this one life we have in this world March 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm If I leave any mark on this world, I hope it is to show that you are beautiful just as you are. You deserve to be yourself, without the pressures of society forcing you into who they say you should be. Love yourself and this one life we have in this world.
What a week for equality in Texas March 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm A recap of Equality Texas news & updates for the week ending March 31, 2018
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.