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Senator Frank Artiles, Florida Bathroom Bill author, resigns after racist, sexist screed

Senator Frank Artiles, Florida Bathroom Bill author, resigns after racist, sexist screed

Florida lawmaker Frank Artiles, whose name has become synonymous with transphobia, resigned Friday in the aftermath of a racist misogynistic bar room rant on Monday. As regrettable as this is, these turn of events comes as no surprise. The LGBT community has learned that bigotry, as exhibited by Frank Artiles, is an invasive malady, not […]

Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative “bathroom bill”

Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative “bathroom bill”

Amid concerns about rolling back local protections for vulnerable Texans and dire economic fallout, a panel of House lawmakers considered a measure into the early hours of Thursday morning that some are hoping will serve as an alternative approach to regulating bathroom use for transgender Texans. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 20, 2017 […]

Texas transgender mayor Jess Herbst takes action in Austin

Texas transgender mayor Jess Herbst takes action in Austin

New Hope Mayor Jess Herbst led a group of transgender activists to the halls of the Legislative building Thursday, April 6th in response to SB6, the infamous Texas bathroom bill. Mayor Herbst was hopeful that after lawmakers had an opportunity to meet the people they are so intent on criminalizing they might have a change of […]

Texas LT Gov Dan Patrick, FRC partner attacking Transgender Lives

Texas LT Gov Dan Patrick, FRC partner attacking Transgender Lives

Dan Patrick goes off the rails partnering with the Family Research Council, a known anti-LGBT hate group to promote SB6 the Texas transgender bathroom bill. We know it’s going to be a tough fight,” Patrick said at a Capitol news conference while introducing SB6 a “Women’s Privacy Act” declaring it a ‘bipartisan’ effort supported by all. […]

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst maintain the so-called “bathroom bill” is significantly different from a similar law passed in North Carolina. But how exactly does the original wording of Senate Bill 6 stack up against North Carolina’s House Bill 2? Here’s how the “bathroom bills” in North Carolina and Texas […]

TX Gov Tells NFL “Learn Your Place” and stay away from the Bathroom Bill

TX Gov Tells NFL “Learn Your Place” and stay away from the Bathroom Bill

“The NFL needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics,” Gov. Greg Abbott told conservative radio host Glenn Beck. by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune, Feb. 14, 2017 Gov. Greg Abbott is blasting the NFL for raising the prospect that Texas’ so-called “bathroom bill” could impact future events in the […]

135+ Artists Condemn Texas Bathroom Bill

135+ Artists Condemn Texas Bathroom Bill

135+ musicians and stars have joined together to let Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick know that they stand united against discrimination specifically Bathroom Bill SB6 and HB1362. Stars from Alaska to Alabama, performers internationally renowned, to bands loved locally, all warned Texas leaders about the bills calling them ‘poison, a barrier between Texas and the future’. […]

Texas Top Cops pan Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Texas Top Cops pan Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Top Texas Lawmen expressed opposition to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s transgender bathroom bill adding their voices to those of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, teachers, Business, collegiate and professional sports, travel, media, technology, medical, entertainment and hospitality industries. Dan Patrick failed attempt to mollify professional sports teams by exempting venues while rented only served to highlight the injustice of his […]

VA Bathroom Bill Defeated

VA Bathroom Bill Defeated

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall’s bathroom bill died in committee but not before he and his supporting transphobic cabal stumbled into the unfamiliar territory we know as reality. Marshall’s HB 1612 Physical Privacy Act, one of the 12 bathroom bills introduced this year would have required people to use public restrooms and facilities that correspond with their […]

HRC to open 3 offices to Fight Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

HRC to open 3 offices to Fight Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to open Texas offices to fight “bathroom bill” by Alexa Ura,The Texas Tribune Jan. 27, 2017 With Texas Republicans working to pass their own version of a “bathroom bill,” one of the nation’s most prominent LGBT civil rights organizations is opening offices in Texas to fight it. The Human Rights Campaign […]

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