Posts Tagged: #protecttranskids
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS RESPONDS TO GOV. GREG ABBOTT ADDING ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION TO THE CALL, AGAIN. September 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm LGBTQ+ people do not deserve to live under constant threat and fear of their safety and well-being.
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 3 Wrap-up: An all-night fight against discrimination August 27, 2021 at 12:32 pm Standing on the shoulders of giants, our community is a force to be reckoned with. We proved that — YOU proved that — this week.
Special Session 2 Week 2 Wrap-up: Sports Ban Hearing on Tuesday August 20, 2021 at 6:02 pm The Texas House now has a quorum — the minimum number of legislators that have to be present in order for the legislature to do business. Immediately after quorum was met, the House referred the anti-transgender sports ban, SB 2, to committee and set the bill for a hearing in the Public Education committee this Tuesday, August 24. 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS STATEMENT ON TEXAS HOUSE MEETING QUORUM AND MOVEMENT OF SB 2 August 20, 2021 at 8:25 am Transgender kids are resilient and will keep speaking out against this dangerous bill, but the truth is, they shouldn’t have to be so resilient. They shouldn’t have to work to secure a safe childhood for themselves.
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.