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Special Session 2 Week 4 Wrap-up: Sine Die, Round 3 September 3, 2021 at 3:40 pm The worst of the legislative session also brings out the best in our communities. This year alone we have killed 20 versions of trans sports ban bills in three separate sessions.
Special Session 2 Week 1 Wrap-up: 10 months August 13, 2021 at 4:55 pm Texas’ second special session started last Saturday and Texas elected leaders wasted no time in attacking transgender kids. Already, the Texas Senate held a hearing and passed SB 2 (Perry), the bill excluding transgender youth from their peers by banning them from participating in sports.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on Boycott of SB 2 Hearing and Alternate Press Conference August 8, 2021 at 8:41 am Equality Texas encourages our advocates to boycott today's hearing of SB 2. People should not show up to the committee hearing to plead for their safety only to be ignored yet again. Instead, we will hold a press conference at noon and elevate the voices of those who, up to this point, have survived this unrelenting assault on our community.
Special Session Lege Week 5 Wrap-up: the attacks that never seem to end August 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm Governor Abbott is making one thing clear — his priority is politics, not Texans.
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.
Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Our community mobilized with strength and heart June 4, 2021 at 4:41 pm This session we faced almost insurmountable odds but our community partners joined together virtually and in-person to create real power that held back an overwhelming attack on our rights. Visible public pressure is a core pillar of legislative strategy, and LGBTQ+ Texans and their families delivered in Texas-sized fashion.
Lege Week 16 Wrap-up: Staying vigilant April 30, 2021 at 3:45 pm It’s been another big week at the legislature. Both chambers again held votes targeting transgender Texans — and there’s still a month left in the legislative session. 
Lege Week 11 Wrap-up: Preparing for the unexpected March 29, 2021 at 5:36 pm Friday was the first all-hands-on-deck hearing at the Capitol.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Praises Filing of Nondiscrimination Legislation March 11, 2021 at 1:24 pm Equality Texas praised the filing of new modern legislation that will pro-actively protect our community and ensure that every single Texan, including LGBTQ+ Texans will be treated equally under Texas law.
Lege Week 12 Wrap-up: have you been keeping up with the Lege? March 4, 2021 at 11:23 am We’re waiting to see when Senator Perry will put SB 29 on the Senate Intent Calendar. Ask your Senator to oppose SB 29 now and then record it as video testimony.

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