Posts Tagged: Ending Discrimination
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.
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.
Trump Approves New Limits on Transgender Troops in the Military March 24, 2018 at 9:34 am Transgender troops who are currently in the United States military may remain in the ranks, the White House said March 23, but the Pentagon could require them to serve according to their gender at birth.
Nevertheless, she persisted. March 22, 2018 at 8:45 am March is women’s history month, a time for paying tribute to the accomplishments of women who broke barriers.  At Equality Texas, we’re proud to celebrate the lives and contributions of so many queer women who have led and are leading the way on our long road to equality. 
EQTX Resolutions for Democratic Party Senatorial Districts March 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm Texas Senatorial District conventions are Saturday, March 24, 2018, and Equality Texas has drafted two resolutions for the Democratic Party to consider.
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.
Podcast from SXSW: TransVisible in Texas: Develop A Media Campaign March 15, 2018 at 9:25 am Sharing personal, compelling stories can be useful tools for advocacy and social change. We will provide an overview of strategies to identify compelling personal stories, recruit storytellers, and train spokespeople. We will share resources, provide examples on how to build a grassroots storytelling project, and discuss methods on how to distribute stories compassionately and ethically.
For Immediate Release: EQTX Statement on House Economic Competitiveness Report March 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm House economic competitiveness panel releases its report today calling the bathroom bill needlessly divisive and a serious economic threat
Bexar County Updates EEO Policy to be Fully Inclusive February 27, 2018 at 1:51 pm Equality Texas praises the Bexar County Commissioner's Court who today voted to amend their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy to fully protect and equally serve every employee or potential employee of the county. Bexar County becomes the third county in Texas, after Dallas & El Paso counties, to adopt a new policy protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination.
Appeals Court Rules Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers – EQTX Statement February 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm Equality Texas today praised an en banc opinion from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes New York, Vermont and Connecticut, holding that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.