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Texas Gov calls a bathroom bill special session

Texas Gov calls a bathroom bill special session

Advocates and families of transgender Texans are preparing for a special session of the Texas Legislature that’s sure to continue the heated debate over which bathrooms transgender individuals are allowed to use. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune June 6, 2017 Among the Elder family’s dinnertime conversations last year was nailing down which sports their […]

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 […]

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 […]

A deal with the devil on discrimination Sunday advances the Texas Bathroom Bill

A deal with the devil on discrimination Sunday advances the Texas Bathroom Bill

Looks like Dan Patrick will change the Bathroom bill amendment that the Texas House attached to a school bill on Sunday in what local papers are calling a ‘deal with the devil’ on ‘Discrimination Sunday’. House speaker Joe Straus opposes bathroom bills calling it a manufactured problem allowed a bathroom bill amendment vote on a […]

Texas House passes children’s bathroom bill

Texas House passes children’s bathroom bill

Amid Republican choruses of its only children, the Texas House passed an amendment today Sunday, May 21st, 2017, requiring transgender children not use school restrooms that match their gender expression if cisgender children are present. This cowardly despicable attack against the most vulnerable of society was in response to warnings by state businesses that a wider bill […]

Dan Patrick threatens a special session to get his bathroom bill enacted

Dan Patrick threatens a special session to get his bathroom bill enacted

TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to push for a special legislative session to pass bills to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans and set new thresholds for when cities and counties must get voter approval for tax rates. by Alexa Ura,The Texas Tribune May 17, 2017 Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. […]

Dripping Springs TX Rejects Anti-Trans School Board Candidates

Dripping Springs TX Rejects Anti-Trans School Board Candidates

It’s only May but LGBTQI Texans have already defended ourselves against numerous legislative attacks. While the high-profile battles at the Legislature have garnered the spotlight one little town, Dripping Springs Texas, just quietly roared back. Yet you might not have heard about it because, in reality, it’s just what Texan do. We look after our citizens. […]

Libby was asleep by the time she was called to speak against the Texas Bathroom bill

Libby was asleep by the time she was called to speak against the Texas Bathroom bill

  Listen to what a 7-year-old transgender girl had planned to say last week during a Texas House State Affairs Committee hearing on a bill that would regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 24, 2017   By the time the Gonzales family was called up to testify, Libby […]

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 […]

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