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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. […]

Dallas Morning News Headline Transgender Kids and Families “Strongest Together”

Dallas Morning News Headline Transgender Kids and Families “Strongest Together”

This isn’t the first article by Lauren McGaughy of the Dallas Morning News, a “moderately conservative newspaper” empathically detailing the struggle of the Texas LGBT community. But it is arguably the most timely and poignant given the bathroom bill special session begins Tuesday. McGaughy highlighted four DFW trans families and their support group in her […]

Texas legislator: Parents of trans kids are guilty of child abuse

Texas legislator: Parents of trans kids are guilty of child abuse

Texas Representative Scott Sanford made these hateful comments on CBS Facebook live ‘bathroom bill debate while denying that the proposed bathroom bills have anything to do with transgender people. Leslie McMurray, a transgender woman and member of the Dallas Mayor’s LGBT Task Force responded to a comment by Republican State Representative Scott Sanford of McKinney, […]

Texas Lawmakers File Special Session Bathroom Bills

Texas Lawmakers File Special Session Bathroom Bills

Like a modern day LGBT Paula Revere Trans women, Marissa Jayne Wolfe waves her pride flags from Michigans UP signaling us of the impending battle. We need this now. We need our LGBT people to come down on these hateful legislators like a ton of bricks and let them know in no uncertain terms KILLING […]

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 […]