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Texas trans kids cry and die to give Lt Gov Dan Patrick political capitol

Texas trans kids cry and die to give Lt Gov Dan Patrick political capitol

The Texas Senate Finance committee may try to attach a bathroom bill amendment to the Education bill SB 21 this afternoon. It has become clear in the last days of Gov. Greg Abbott’s $300,000 Special Session, forced by Dan Patrick legislative manipulations he had only one real goal, to make Texas trans kids cry and […]

NC Folk Singer Jonathan Byrd Donates Weekend Profits to TLC

NC Folk Singer Jonathan Byrd Donates Weekend Profits to TLC

In an age when so many politicians are busy trying to rip us from our roots, NC folk singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd is doing his musical best to mend the damage done. Last weekend he joined with 200 other artists on Bandcamp in donating profits to the Transgender Law Center. A good friend from the North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations and […]

Massive Fail: Teespring Swastika Emblazoned LGBT Clothing Line

Massive Fail: Teespring Swastika Emblazoned LGBT Clothing Line

Clothing company Teespring has faced a massive backlash after releasing a range of clothing that tried to use the swastika to promote a line of LGBT+ apparel. The designer of the shirts, KA Design, stated that they wanted to remove the negative connotations that became associated with the swastika, which originally was a religious symbol. KA design […]

The Texas Bathroom Bill is dead as long as Speaker Straus is alive

The Texas Bathroom Bill is dead as long as Speaker Straus is alive

House speaker Joe Straus made no qualms about expressing his “disgust” with the Texas Bathroom bill during the regular session and has kept to the moral high ground during the special session. Like a ray of sunshine, we are given hope as the Speaker’s latest indicates he won’t allow himself to be bullied by religious […]

Yes, Southern Baptists, the Holy Trinity does embrace Transgender Eunuchs

Yes, Southern Baptists, the Holy Trinity does embrace Transgender Eunuchs

Known as eunuchs in the bible transgender people were welcomed by God, blessed by Jesus and saved by the Holy Spirit. But this is hard to remember while suffering from the discriminatory rhetoric being broadcast from the Texas Legislature. We must be mindful that the persecution of transgender eunuchs by cisgender Christians is nothing new. […]

Texas Senate’s midnight vote sends Bathroom Bill SB 3 to the House

Texas Senate’s midnight vote sends Bathroom Bill SB 3 to the House

Shouting “SB 3 equals death” advocates are ejected during multiple protests as the Senate gives final approval shortly after midnight sending the bathroom bill SB 3 to the House. This truly is do or die. VIDEO: Protestor escorted out of senate gallery after outburst during #bathroombill vote. pic.twitter.com/J2ux5HCLiL — MelanieTorre (@melanietorre) July 25, 2017 The […]

Trans girl Libby Gonzales gets her two minutes during Senate bathroom bill fight

Trans girl Libby Gonzales gets her two minutes during Senate bathroom bill fight

7-year-old Libby Gonzales and her parents persisted, waiting for their two minutes knowing that they were unlikely to sway a committee of Texas Republicans intent on enacting a bathroom bill. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune July 22, 2017 The doors of the Texas Capitol had been open for just about 40 minutes when Rachel […]

Texas Senate to vote on TWO Bathroom Bills Friday

Texas Senate to vote on TWO Bathroom Bills Friday

This post has been updated throughout. 7/21/2017 Bathroom bills SB3 and SB91 have passed out of Senate Committee on State Affairs 8-1. All Republicans and Sen Lucio (D) voted yes CHAIR Joan Huffman (R) YES VICE-CHAIR Bryan Hughes(R) YES MEMBERS Brian Birdwell(R)           YES Brandon Creighton(R)   YES Craig Estes(R)   […]

Genitalia Addled Texas legislature is Killing Us

Genitalia Addled Texas legislature is Killing Us

Transgender children are the most vulnerable of all, and this genitalia addled Texas legislature is exponentially adding to their grief. The Texas Legislature in special session is like a half broken horse being dragged by Dan Patrick to a hanging tree where they can drop another transgender teen in the dirt. But how did we get here? How did this […]

Choctaw Trans Texan: Dan Patrick, do not force our Pride onto the Trail of Tears

Choctaw Trans Texan: Dan Patrick, do not force our Pride onto the Trail of Tears

“For the first time, I know how my dad’s mother’s people felt when they were forced into walking the trail of tears,” Jessica Courtney wrote, “forced to leave their ancestral home to a new land in Oklahoma.” They are Choctaw. In 1830 they were the first tribe to be marched in the Trail of Tears. […]