On January 10, 2023, the Texas Legislature will begin its 88th regular session. Thanks to voter suppression and electoral map gerrymandering, Republicans control both chambers comfortably, meaning Democrats will again have to fight exceptionally hard to intercept the barrage of attacks we’re about to see the far-right inflict on LGBTQIA+ Texans, public school teachers and administrators, voters of color, disabled voters, election administrators, and, weird as it feels to say this aloud, books. […]
In the last decade, the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality has made incredible progress. Marriage equality is now the law of the land and workplace discrimination on the basis of sex includes protections for gender identity and sexual orientation. However, the fight for true LGBTQIA+ equality is far from over. Texas still has no statewide law protecting LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination meaning people can be denied a place to live or refused service at a business simply because of who they are or whom they love.
Today, far-right extremists 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 the LGBTQIA+ community at every turn, because our vision is a Texas that’s truly for all.
Rep. James Talarico is Rev. James Talarico is Rep. James Talarico
Few politicians have had the trajectory of Representative James Talarico (D-Austin). He went from being a public school teacher to passing historic progressive legislation as the youngest member of the Texas Legislature House, and now, answering the pastoral call by going to seminary. […]
Texas Freedom Network Issues Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance, “Our trans children deserve to live without fear”
November 13 – 19, is a celebratory time to uplift and empower transgender voices that ends with Transgender Day of Remembrance on Novemeber 20. […]
Honoring the Lives We’ve Lost for Transgender Day of Remembrance
TFN is amplifying resources, mutual aid groups, and LGBTQIA+ organizations in Texas to help our community actively honor Transgender Day of Remembrance. […]
The Future We Want (Part II)
This is a series of blogs in which Texans of faith, color, and LGBTQIA+ Texans add their voices to the conversation. This is the future they want in their own words. […]