Transgender Day of Visibility: How the Equality Coalition Fought for Trans Kids & Their Families Following Texas’ Most Recent Attacks

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility. This year, as we celebrate the lives of transgender people and the beauty and diversity transgender Texans bring to our state, the most recent attacks demand we take action. In February, Attorney General Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott took aim at transgender kids and their loving families, directing Texas CPS to investigate gender-affirming care for minors as child abuse. We need you to join our fight for transgender Texans! We’re holding a rally at the Capitol this Saturday, 4/2 in observance of #TransgenderDayofVisibility. Read on to learn more about the Equality Coalition’s work to show everyone that our transgender neighbors belong in Texas. […]

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“Shouting Down Midnight”: How Wendy Davis, Carole Wall, & Sadie Hernandez Found Hope, Built Movements, and Inspired Generations of Activists

At face value, Shouting Down Midnight was about Davis’ historic 2013 filibuster to prevent a vote on SB 5, which would’ve wiped out access to abortion for most Texans. The 13-hour speech, which required Wendy to have a catheter inserted the morning of, is more than worthy of the praise and space of a documentary–but this day was about so much more, and so is Shouting Down Midnight. June 25, 2013, was about the collective power we hold as a community. The movements we can power with our rage. The change that can be harnessed through hope. […]

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Why Does Abbott Need a Task Force to Understand the Teacher Shortage in Public Schools? The Reasons for Exodus Are Clear.

Gov. Greg Abbott claims to be confused about why there is a teacher shortage in our public schools. We’re not sure why he has questions, though, considering so many of the present issues teachers point to stem from his constant dismissal and undermining of public education. Nevertheless, on March 7, Abbott asked the Texas Education Agency to create a task force to address ongoing teacher shortages in public schools. Check out today’s blog to see why we think Abbott’s creation of this task force is disingenuous and politically motivated. […]

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As Texas Previews a ‘Post-Roe World,’ Abortion Providers Deserve More Than Our Gratitude.

March 10th is National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day—and as we celebrate the vital work of the medical professionals who continually show up with compassion for patients in need of health care, it’s impossible to ignore that Texans are effectively living in a post-Roe world. Abortion providers deserve more than our gratitude. They need our support. […]

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Reverend Remington Johnson: Transgender children are beloved

Transgender children are a blessing. They have always been here, just as the relationship between child and parent has always been here. The sacredness of this relationship is a given to politicians like Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott when it comes to what our children learn in school. When a parent shows their child love by navigating the private medical decisions around what gender-affirming treatments are right for them, Paxton and Abbott see this love for the family as abuse. […]

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