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Texas Trans Wrestler Mack Beggs Speaks Out Against Bathroom Bill on YouTube

Texas Trans Wrestler Mack Beggs Speaks Out Against Bathroom Bill on YouTube

Mack Beggs, an 18-year-old trans boy on the wrestling team at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas has completed the voice-over for a YouTube video which pushes back on the anti-trans bathroom bills being debated during the state legislature’s Special Legislative Session. The video was produced by Athlete Ally, “a nonprofit organization that provides public

Mayor Nirenberg Testifies Against Bathroom Bills

Mayor Nirenberg Testifies Against Bathroom Bills

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg was among the hundreds of people who testified on Friday, July 21 before the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs, speaking out against two anti-trans bathroom bills introduced by state Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham). In his testimony Nirenberg said, “This legislation puts transgender people in the crosshairs of discrimination,

Texas Senate to Open Discussion on Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills

Texas Senate to Open Discussion on Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills

The Texas Legislature’s Senate Committee on State Affairs will hear witness testimony on two anti-trans bathroom bills introduced by state Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) for consideration during the Special Legislative Session. The Senate hearing is slated for Friday, July 21st, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Capitol Extension Room E1.036. The bills, Senate Bill 3

Gay Dallas Businessman Throws Hat into Governor’s Race

Gay Dallas Businessman Throws Hat into Governor’s Race

A gay businessman from Dallas announced on Friday, July 14 that he has filed the necessary paperwork to initiate a run for Governor of Texas as a Democrat, becoming the first candidate to challenge incumbent Greg Abbott in the 2018 race. Jeffrey Payne, owner of the the Dallas Eagle and four other businesses, told KTVT-TV

Supporting Transgender Kids Is Child Abuse Says Texas State Rep

Supporting Transgender Kids Is Child Abuse Says Texas State Rep

A state representative from McKinney, Texas says that transgender children are mentally ill and letting them express their gender identities is tantamount to child abuse. The remarks were made by state Rep. Scott Sanford during a panel discussion on bathroom privacy legislation which was produced by CBS DFW (KTVT-TV) and streamed on Facebook Live on

Anti-LGBT Bills Filed a Week Before Special Legislative Session

Anti-LGBT Bills Filed a Week Before Special Legislative Session

On July 10, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation calling members of the State Legislature to a Special Legislative Session which is set to begin on July 18. Within hours of the governor’s announcement, two lawmakers filed three bills which would affect transgender Texans’ bathroom use and threaten the protections LGBT citizens have under

In Recently-Released Video, Texas Dad Defends Transgender Son

In Recently-Released Video, Texas Dad Defends Transgender Son

A video released by Equality Texas last week features a dad from Little Elm, Texas speaking out in support for his 15-year-old transgender son during the State Legislature’s 85th Legislative Session earlier this year. In the video, which was recorded in January during the debate on the proposed bathroom bill, Ken Ballard says, “I was

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

San Antonio native and actor, playwright, director Adelina Anthony premiers her newest film this month as part of the 2017 PBS Online Film Festival. Anthony, who was born on San Antonio’s West Side and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, will unveil Amigas with Benefits, which will be available for viewing

Chris Forbrich to Head Committee that Assists County’s Small and Minority Businesses

Chris Forbrich to Head Committee that Assists County’s Small and Minority Businesses

Local gay businessman Chris Forbrich has been elected chairman of the Bexar County SMWBE Program Advisory Committee, a group that works with the county to increase small, minority and women-owned business participation and procurement in Bexar County projects. According to the Bexar County SMWBE (Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise) Program website, there are over 45,000

A Pride Weekend Message from SA City Councilman Greg Brockhouse

A Pride Weekend Message from SA City Councilman Greg Brockhouse

This weekend there will be multiple Pride celebrations across San Antonio. I want to express my support for inclusion and respect for all who call San Antonio home. As one of several new faces to City Council, we will be asked to vote on issues and begin to express our own individual views. We will

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