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. […]
The freedom to marry became the law of the land, even here in Texas, in June 2015. But the fight for equality is far from over. Texas remains a state where LGBTQIA+ individuals can be fired from their job, denied a place to live, or refused service at a business simply because of who they are or whom they love.
Today, far-right activists and politicians continue their attacks on LGBTQIA+ Texans, especially transgender children and adults. Their hate is loud. But our love is louder.
We at TFN will fight for equality at every turn because our vision is a Texas that’s truly for all.
- Resources for Transgender Youth in Texas
- Resources from the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)
- Texans Equal Under Law
- How Did the Tea Party/Religious Right Lose So Badly on LGBT Discrimination in the Texas Legislature?
- New Poll Shows Long List of Proposed Texas Bills Promoting Anti-LGBT Discrimination Contradicts What Voters Want
Meet Rev. Erin Walter, a Faith Leader Working To Bend Texas Toward Justice
Reverend Erin Walter, a minister, activist, and musician based in Austin is using her position as a faith leader to bend Texas toward justice. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]