Posts Tagged: Ending Discrimination
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.
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.
Voting While Trans February 19, 2018 at 2:09 pm We all know voting matters. Our elected officials have direct impacts on our lives, especially at the local level. But being transgender can often lead to anxiety when it is time to cast your vote.
Dismayed by last night’s SOTU? It’s time to Queer the Vote, Y’all! January 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm Now is the time to act with your vote. It is your civil right and your civic duty. We cannot sit this out. It's time to Queer the Vote, Y'all!
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.