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Special Session Lege Week 3 Wrap-up: Hope is on the horizon July 23, 2021 at 7:03 pm While we anticipate the upcoming threats to our community, we are encouraged by the good news and progress materializing across the nation. 
Special Session Lege Week 2 Wrap-up: Bills attacking trans kids passed the Senate July 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm This special session’s anti-trans bills, the sports bans SB 2 (Perry) and SB 32 (Perry) passed the Senate on Wednesday.
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.
Special Session Lege Week 1 Wrap-up: Nearly 50 anti-LGBTQ+ bill have been filed in Texas in 2021 July 10, 2021 at 1:07 pm The Texas legislature gaveled back in for a special session Thursday and we’re already moving at full speed with 15 anti-LGBTQ bills filed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas responds to Governor Greg Abbott adding anti-trans legislation to the call July 7, 2021 at 1:51 pm Families of trans/nonbinary/intersex children should not be creating contingency plans to leave Texas or be forced to watch their children suffer the detrimental effects of anxiety and fear associated with the debate around these bills.
Trans Kids Deserve…To NOT Be Targeted May 25, 2021 at 11:56 am These bills give bullies state-sanctioned instructions to further exclude, harass, and abuse trans youth. Even if these bills do not pass, this “debate” has made Texas less safe for my child.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Equality Texas and TENT on Representative Harold Dutton’s Decision to revive SB 29 May 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm This morning, Rep. Harold Dutton said from the dais that he knows SB 29 will hurt kids. It is an incomprehensible betrayal to see a Democrat, who heard desperate testimony from children and parents, take this incredibly harmful action out of sheer vindictiveness toward his Democratic colleagues.
For Immediate Release: Texans Deserve Better — United Against Anti-Trans Legislation April 28, 2021 at 4:09 pm Texas women from across the state of Texas — including religious leaders, mothers, grandmothers, women, lawmakers, parents, and kids from across the political spectrum — gathered on the South Steps of the Capitol to urge lawmakers to once again reject efforts to pass unnecessary, harmful and discriminatory legislation.
Lege Week 15 Wrap-Up: It’s been a marathon April 23, 2021 at 5:25 pm In this week’s update we’ll give you a snapshot of where things stand with 38 days left until the end of the 2021 Texas legislative session.
Lege Week 13 Wrap-up: Healthcare under attack April 9, 2021 at 5:28 pm This coming Monday and Wednesday, the Texas legislature will hear 4 anti-LGBTQ+ bills that restrict healthcare for transgender youth, empower healthcare providers to turn away anyone who “violates” their “moral, ethical or religious beliefs,” and further deepen the stigma for those living with HIV.