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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.
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.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Second-Called Special Session Adjourning Sine Die September 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm The damage SB 2 and similar bills have already inflicted is palpable—it is evident in the faces of children and families who are traumatized after a grueling second special legislative session.
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.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on End of Special Session and Announcement of 2nd Special Session August 6, 2021 at 8:00 am In this year’s first special session, the Texas Legislature and anti-LGBTQ+ state leaders doubled down on attacking transgender children with a slate of harmful, misinformed bills. When the new special session starts tomorrow, Governor Abbott has decided that trans youth and their families should continue to struggle and face fear and harm.
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.
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.
Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Our community mobilized with strength and heart June 4, 2021 at 4:41 pm This session we faced almost insurmountable odds but our community partners joined together virtually and in-person to create real power that held back an overwhelming attack on our rights. Visible public pressure is a core pillar of legislative strategy, and LGBTQ+ Texans and their families delivered in Texas-sized fashion.
Lege Week 20 Wrap-up: Sine Die is within sight May 28, 2021 at 3:25 pm Change is made through speaking truth to power. We’re incredibly proud of our community and allied legislators for defeating the overwhelming attack on transgender Texans.