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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. […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Affirms Marriage Equality, Texas Court Rails Against

Supreme Court Affirms Marriage Equality, Texas Court Rails Against

The US Supreme Court Monday reaffirmed Marriage Equality on the second anniversary of the Court’s decision in Obergefell while Texas continued their war on LGBT rights questioned the Supreme court ruling, opening it to debate. The Supreme Court issued a short opinion this week that reaffirms its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide and […]

Evangelical Christian Mom Takes the Stage With her trans kid at Houston pride

Evangelical Christian Mom Takes the Stage With her trans kid at Houston pride

Watch as Kimberly Shappley a cisgender, evangelical Christian Republican minister takes the stage with her daughter at Houston Pride. You might be surprised. When Kimberly was confronted with the possibility of a transgender child she turned to corporal punishment. Fortunately, her daughter’s spirit would not be broken and Kimberly eventually transitioned with her. With Kimberly’s […]

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 […]

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