The Book Banners Are Coming for Optimus Prime

Now, the book banners are coming for Optimus Prime. There are many reasons why the recent surge of books banned from school libraries should concern all of us. A major one is this censorship movement’s predictable descent into something that will likely leave you scratching your head, wondering just why they banned that one. It highlights how this movement isn’t concerned with quality education, and it’s really all about control and playing politics with our neighborhood schools. […]

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Abortion Bans Harm Pregnant People Who Deserve Healthcare–Not Jail

The fear and stigma created by abortion bans like SB8 harm ALL pregnant people–people like Lizelle Herrera, a 26-year-old in Rio Grande City who was arrested and jailed for “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion.” The charges, which have now been dismissed, had no legal merit. While we’re relieved by this outcome, Herrera’s life is forever changed and the harm to her and her family cannot be undone. She deserved healthcare, not jail. […]

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What is the Texas State Board of Education & How Can You Get Involved?

Soon, revisions for the state’s social studies standards will begin at the State Board of Education, and we’re keeping a watchful eye. Especially after the political circus that dominated the last major revision in 2010. This year is already off to a worrisome start–with a conspiracy theorist appointed to the advisory board and new attacks on teachers, books, and accurate, honest education mounting each day. […]

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A Day of Joy & Community: 2022 Transgender Day of Visibility Rally

In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility, the Equality Coalition held a rally on Saturday, April 2, 2022. This beautiful day was filled with love as the transgender community and allies gathered to celebrate trans joy and trans lives. Our fight for the rights of ALL Texans endures, and we’re grateful to everyone in our community who showed up to say that trans people belong in Texas! […]

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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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