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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Lone Star State.


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My trans brother — and my patients — teach me about the reality they face

CNN • April 16, 2021, 1:23 pm One week before President Joe Biden signed a proclamation honoring Transgender Day of Visibility, Dr. Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate. As a physician who cares for transgender patients and the sister of a transgender man, I have celebrated these important milestones. But I also know that the freedom to be visible cannot be equally shared across the transgender community until it is equally protected.
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Don’t make me leave Texas to support my transgender child

Houston Chronicle • March 31, 2021, 1:15 pm Kai loves school. I mean, sure — on some days it’s hard to get her up and dressed for school, but I’m the mom of a 10-year-old. That comes with the territory. What really matters is that she’s excited to see her classmates and happy to be in class. As the mother of a transgender child, it is difficult to express what a blessing that is. Here in Austin, her teachers want the best for her, she has a great circle of friends, and our community supports her. That’s exactly what we hoped for when we moved here.
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Clear nondiscrimination law will send a message of safety to LGBTQN+ people

Midland Reporter Telegram • March 20, 2021, 1:01 pm Last year our country rejected politics of division and exclusion by using the American vote to elect Joe Biden as the president of the United States of America. This decisive declaration not only ousted President Trump but also put a stop to four years of his administration’s continuous removals and diminishments of protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, queer/questioning and nonbinary (LGBTQN+) people.
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Keep the momentum on LGBTQ+ rights

San Antonio Express-News • March 19, 2021, 12:58 pm As chief executive officer of Equality Texas, I have watched support for LGBTQ+ equality increase among the American public and even right here in Texas.
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American values and LGBTQ rights go hand in hand

San Antonio Express-News • February 25, 2021, 12:33 pm As the proud mother of a transgender child, I’ve felt a wide range of emotions in the past month. On the one hand, I’ve felt elation following President Joe Biden’s executive orders on LGBTQ nondiscrimination measures and the anti-transgender military ban — but I’ve also seen harmful, misguided and uneducated conversations about anti-transgender legislation percolate through the statehouse in Texas, where I live.
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Ten years since the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’ LGBTQ veterans remain vulnerable to discrimination

The Hill • January 8, 2021, 11:39 am A few weeks ago marked the tenth anniversary of one of the best days of my life — the day that the U.S. government repealed "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory policy that for decades prohibited open service for gay and bisexual people in the U.S. military. I stood behind President Barack Obama as he formally authorized the repeal.
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Texas isn’t on my son’s list of safe states. Congress should change that.

Austin American-Statesman • December 27, 2020, 11:43 am As our attention has been gripped this year by pressing news, one major development that I care about deeply seems to have flown under the radar: This year federal appeals courts in the South have ruled repeatedly that transgender students are entitled to basic dignity and equality at school.
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Nondiscrimination protection is necessary for all Americans

Laredo Morning Times • November 30, 2020, 12:09 pm As a veteran who served 30 years in the U.S. Army, I’ve spent the better part of my life defending the freedoms that all Americans hold dear. Now, I’m asking U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to ensure that my daughter Marci, and millions of LGBTQ Americans like her, can enjoy those same freedoms.
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Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violence

By Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story Collection

By Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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I’m a Texan and a Republican, and That is Exactly Why I’m Urging the Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Newsweek • November 19, 2019, 3:36 pm Former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Strauss authored this piece on why his Republican values motivate his support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination: "LGBTQ people deserve protection from discrimination. Respecting human dignity, striving for mutual respect and ensuring equal opportunity are nonpartisan values. They are goals we can all work toward together."
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Former Texas House Speaker Shares How His Republican Values Motivate His Support for LGBTQ Dignity

By Adam Polaski • November 19, 2019, 3:33 pm "As a lifelong Republican, I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to work and the freedom to go about their daily lives without the fear of discrimination."
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Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
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Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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