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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.
I grieve for the trans family, and for my family – Rachel Gonzales May 24, 2018 at 8:30 am When people ask me about our family’s transition, I always share that I never mourned the loss of a son, because I never had a son. But I did grieve—and continue to grieve—the loss of a certain kind of privilege. The loss of my sense of safety. The loss of my peace of mind because of the exponentially higher chance that my sweet, kind, innocent, playful little girl could one day be victimized simply for being who she is. The loss of feeling insulated from people so deeply bigoted and hateful that they would kill a person—any person—because they are living the life they were born to live.
New Report Shows Epidemic of Violence Against LGBTQ Texans April 11, 2018 at 7:01 pm Equality Texas Fighting on the Front Lines with the Houston Police Department & Montrose Center to Protect LBGTQ Victims of Hate Crimes During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
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.
Justice for Kenne March 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm How many times have we had to say, “we were saddened to learn of the death of a black trans woman? Tell Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood that we expect him to take seriously the epidemic of violence against trans people.  It’s his job to protect us. We demand justice for Kenne, and for all our transgender sisters.
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.
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.
Doing the hard work in 2018 December 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm Educating, motivating, and activating the LGBTQ community and our allies in this next year is required for us to advance a proactive agenda for equal treatment. We have an opportunity to reaffirm our collective purpose to create a state that reflects our values and priorities.
#GivingTuesday – A great time for giving November 28, 2017 at 8:51 am Today is Giving Tuesday: a global day of giving fueled by people like you! A day to show your support for LGBTQ people and their families to have full equality in the hearts and minds of our fellow Texans and in all areas of the law.

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