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Texas speaker Joe Straus: “I’m Disgusted” no more Bathroom Bills

Texas speaker Joe Straus: “I’m Disgusted” no more Bathroom Bills

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus told Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick “I’m disgusted by all this” in response to Patrick’s demand for his support of a bathroom bill. “I’m not a lawyer, but I am a Texan,” Straus said. Tell the lieutenant governor I don’t want the suicide of a single Texan on my hands.” Speaker […]

Power Trips: Who should regulate access to Texas bathrooms? Give us your take

Power Trips: Who should regulate access to Texas bathrooms? Give us your take

Transgender Texans, our media partners at the Tribune want to learn how the Bathroom Bill legislative battle has affected you, the stakeholder. This will be a great opportunity especially for those frustrated at being unable to travel across the Lone Star to Austin. Links at the bottom of the article. by Alex Samuels, The Texas […]

Chicago Dyke March Bans Jewish Pride Flag, Ejects Participants

Chicago Dyke March Bans Jewish Pride Flag, Ejects Participants

The Chicago Dyke March, part of the larger Chicago Pride events happening in the city this month, has faced controversy and condemnation as it has banned participants from carrying Jewish Star of David flags at their event. Local LGBT+ newspaper, Windy City Times, reported that three people were asked to leave the celebration after flying […]

Greg Abbott meet Finn a transgender child who committed suicide due to your work

Greg Abbott meet Finn a transgender child who committed suicide due to your work

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick and Representative Ron Simmons, meet Finn a child you are at least partly responsible for murdering. Finn’s mother gave permission to her friend, also a mother of a transgender child, to publicly share the image and story of her transgender child and his tragic suicide on Facebook. “This […]

Citing religious refusal laws, California bans travel to Texas

Citing religious refusal laws, California bans travel to Texas

Saying that a new Texas law allowing child welfare providers to deny adoptions to parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” is discriminatory, California’s attorney general on Thursday banned state-funded travel to Texas. by Matthew Watkins,The Texas Tribune June 22, 2017 The attorney general’s office said in a news release that Texas’ House Bill 3859 […]

Ithaca Mayor pays Tribute to Josie Berrios, 13th transgender murder this year

Ithaca Mayor pays Tribute to Josie Berrios, 13th transgender murder this year

Transgender woman Josie Berrios burned body was found Tuesday morning at a construction site in downtown Ithaca NY. We didn’t know about her murder until now as the media not knowing otherwise, misgendered her keeping news of her murder from us. Michael Davis, 45, with whom Berrios reportedly had a personal relationship with, has been […]

In remembrance of the Rainbow Lounge a Rainbow!

In remembrance of the Rainbow Lounge a Rainbow!

A rainbow appears over the crumbling walls of the Rainbow Lounge arguably the birthplace of the North Texan LGBT rights movement. The Rainbow Lounge was destroyed Thursday morning in a blaze initially believed to have been accidental. TEXAS LGBT RIGHTS are under fire just as devastatingly with extremists igniting legislative infernos, tirelessly endeavoring to set […]

Oregon Gov Kate Brown Signs Transgender Law

Oregon Gov Kate Brown Signs Transgender Law

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 2673a which creates an alternative process for persons seeking to change name and sex on vital record for purpose of affirming gender identity. Gov Brown tweeted while signing “Proud to sign the landmark transgender equality bill into law today. Government has no business dictating personal identity.” The […]

Video Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks special session

Video Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks special session

The regular Texas legislative session ended today with republicans and democrats in a pushing match nearly coming to blows and with one Republican promising to put a bullet in Democratic Hispanic caucus member . It wasn’t pretty. In fact the whole thing stinks of the sickness of privilege and bigotry and it might continue with […]

Lawmakers Go to War over Texas Bathroom Bill

Lawmakers Go to War over Texas Bathroom Bill

Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio rejected Lt Gov. Dan Patrick’s demand for a Texas bathroom bill Friday saying it was ‘absurd’ that they waste any more time on it. Patrick responded later Friday in a press conference publicly asking Gov Greg Abbott for a special session for two issues Patrick deemed essential. Patrick blamed the […]