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Equality Texas Statement About Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Transgender Military Ban January 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm Equality Texas stands with the brave service members leading the fight in court against the Trump administration’s transgender military ban. There is no evidence to support a policy that bars patriotic Americans who are medically fit and able to deploy from military service.
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20, 2018 at 11:43 am Twenty years ago transgender activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith organized an event to memorialize the unsolved murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman from Allston, Massachusetts. This event has become an annual observance to remember the names of transgender and nonbinary people we have lost.
Equality Texas Welcomes Three New Team Members to Stop LGBTQ Discrimination November 14, 2018 at 10:21 am Equality Texas welcomes three new team members who are committing to our vision of a state where all Texans have full legal and lived equality.
Equality Texas Statement on Federal Lawsuit Filed by Transgender Woman November 6, 2018 at 6:16 pm Equality Texas is alarmed to learn that a transgender woman, Valerie Jackson, was allegedly forced to show her genitals to officers at the Dallas County jail. This action by jailers is contrary to the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and the Dallas County jail’s own policy.
TransFORWARD Launches Transgender Health e-Learning Module June 22, 2018 at 9:14 am According to the Journal of American Medicine, medical students receive a median five hours of instruction on LGBTQ-specific health issues, barely enough to cover the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, much less to talk about medical transition needs such as hormones or surgeries.
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
Equality Texas Statement on decision issued by Judge Lee Rosenthal April 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm The ruling by a federal court in Houston is the latest to acknowledge that Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex is broad enough to include discrimination based on the employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. 
Stepping Into the Future: Guest post by John Oeffinger April 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm Texas is home to an estimated 140,000 transgender Texans including an estimated 13,800 youth. Transgender people reside across our state—in urban, rural, and suburban areas, not just in one or two large cities. And experts tell us that many of them experience significant barriers to medical care.

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