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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER SPORTS BAN, HB 25, TARGETING INNOCENT CHILDREN October 17, 2021 at 5:37 pm It’s been a long and brutal fight, but we will not stop fighting to protect our community and secure the nondiscrimination protections we need so that all young people can thrive and live out their fullest potential.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HB 25 October 14, 2021 at 11:14 pm HB 25 singles out transgender children and permanently prohibits them from the foundational opportunities that sports provide children. As the legislative process continues, and HB 25 moves to the Texas Senate, we will not stop fighting to protect transgender children.
Special Session 3 Week 3 Wrap-up: Despite overwhelming opposition, HB 25 was voted out of committee October 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm Nearly 300 Texans turned out to oppose HB 25 compared to barely 50 people who supported the bill (many from outside of Texas). These numbers reflect what we know: the majority of Texans believe discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is wrong.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS RELEASES STATEMENT ON HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF HB 25 October 7, 2021 at 11:50 am 291 Texans registered their opposition to HB 25 while only 55 registered support. These numbers reflect what we know — the majority of Texans believe discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is wrong.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Boycott of SB 3 Hearing September 20, 2021 at 3:19 pm Crisis counselors have fielded over 14,500 calls, texts, and online messages from young LGBTQ Texans looking for support in the last year. 
Special Session 3, Week 0 Update September 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm Governor Abbott added anti-transgender youth legislation to a third special session set to start September 20th. As one of only five items to be considered over the 30 days, we will have to pull out all the stops yet again to ensure that this legislation doesn’t pass.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Second-Called Special Session Adjourning Sine Die September 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm The damage SB 2 and similar bills have already inflicted is palpable—it is evident in the faces of children and families who are traumatized after a grueling second special legislative session.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on End of Special Session and Announcement of 2nd Special Session August 6, 2021 at 8:00 am In this year’s first special session, the Texas Legislature and anti-LGBTQ+ state leaders doubled down on attacking transgender children with a slate of harmful, misinformed bills. When the new special session starts tomorrow, Governor Abbott has decided that trans youth and their families should continue to struggle and face fear and harm.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Texas Senate Passage of SB2 and SB32 July 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm Transgender children participating in sports is not a national emergency; these attacks on trans kids and the ongoing trauma to the trans community certainly are.
Lege Week 14 Wrap-up: This moment calls for action April 16, 2021 at 6:03 pm The Texas State Legislature is in an all out assault on LGBTQ+ Texans. This week alone, 9 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have moved in the House and the Senate, and that’s not even including another anti-transgender amendment attempt on the House floor.