What Pride Means to Us

It’s Pride Month, and we sat down with three Texas Rising student leaders to talk about what Pride means to them, how the work of TFN and Texas Rising fights for queer liberation, and finding community and acceptance in a state where LGBTQIA+ rights are under constant attack. Pride is still a protest–but young progressive leaders like Mireya Garcia, Ric Galvan, and José Pablo (JP) Rojas remind us that there’s so much to celebrate as well. […]

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Gender-Neutral Abortion Language: Because ALL people with uteruses need abortion care!

Everyone with a uterus can become pregnant and needs access to abortion care, as well as the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare. Using inclusive, gender-neutral language, like “people seeking abortions,” instead of “women seeking abortions,” when talking about abortion is just one way to ensure LGBTQIA+ people are represented in the reproductive justice movement and face less stigma when accessing abortion and all forms of reproductive healthcare. […]

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It’s Time to Have “the Talk” this Sex Ed for All Month

Fellow Texans, it’s time for “the talk.” May is Sex Ed For All Month, and TFN is not new to giving Texans the lowdown on sex ed in our public schools. For years, we’ve used our #TeachTheTruth: Accurate Sex Ed campaign to advocate for comprehensive sexual health education that’s medically accurate, free of shame and judgment, and addresses the needs of all young people, regardless of their race, gender identity, or the zip code they live in. […]

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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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