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The Texas Bathroom Bill is dead as long as Speaker Straus is alive

The Texas Bathroom Bill is dead as long as Speaker Straus is alive

House speaker Joe Straus made no qualms about expressing his “disgust” with the Texas Bathroom bill during the regular session and has kept to the moral high ground during the special session. Like a ray of sunshine, we are given hope as the Speaker’s latest indicates he won’t allow himself to be bullied by religious […]

Yes, Southern Baptists, the Holy Trinity does embrace Transgender Eunuchs

Yes, Southern Baptists, the Holy Trinity does embrace Transgender Eunuchs

Known as eunuchs in the bible transgender people were welcomed by God, blessed by Jesus and saved by the Holy Spirit. But this is hard to remember while suffering from the discriminatory rhetoric being broadcast from the Texas Legislature. We must be mindful that the persecution of transgender eunuchs by cisgender Christians is nothing new. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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