We have seen a flood of anti-LGBTQ bills filed by far-right lawmakers in the Legislature so far this session. But today Rep. Jessica González, D-Dallas, and state Sen. José Menéndez, D-San Antonio, filed legislation that would extend discrimination protections in Texas law to LGBTQ people. As we say in this press release, passage of these bills would represent a big step forward for equality for all in the state.…… Read More

The State Board of Education’s refusal even to acknowledge the existence of LGBTQ people in new health curriculum standards is a tragic failure to help ensure that Texas public schools are safe and inclusive for all students, Texas Freedom Network President Val Benavidez said today. Read More

More than 260 people signed up to testify at a public hearing today as the State Board of Education considers an overhaul of health education standards -- including standards on sex education -- for Texas public schools. Check out our press release. Read More

Just weeks after the Texas Senate passed SB17, a sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination bill, state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, has a message for fellow lawmakers: My bill is even more extreme. Read More

Our fight to stop the legislative onslaught on LGBTQ Texans moved to the state House today. TFN helped organize a Capitol press conference calling on legislators to reject a new package of discrimination bills. Check out our press release. Read More