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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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF HB 25 BY THE HOUSE CALENDARS COMMITTEE October 13, 2021 at 11:59 am The Texas Legislature’s unrelenting assault on transgender children continued today as the House Calendars Committee voted to move HB 25 to the full House without deliberation. The only word to describe this move is cruel.
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 REACTS TO THE SCHEDULING OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER SPORTS BILL HB 25 HEARING October 5, 2021 at 10:55 am For months, we have been ringing the alarm about the unequivocal harm that filing, hearing, and debating anti-trans bills has had on our community. These are real kids and real lives and should not continue to be treated as political fodder, session after session.
Special Session 3 Week 2 Wrap-up: 263 days have passed since the first day of the 87th Legislative Session — more than double expected October 1, 2021 at 3:29 pm Commit to advocacy on what will be one of the most important hearing dates in LGBTQ+ rights this year in Texas.
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.
Special Session 3 Announced: Anti-Trans Sports Bill Remains a Priority September 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm Governor Abbott announced a third special legislative session and included anti-trans legislation to try to deny trans youth the chance to play sports in his short list of priorities.