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Thousands of Young LGBT Immigrants in Texas DACA Program Face Deportation

Thousands of Young LGBT Immigrants in Texas DACA Program Face Deportation

There are approximately 6,000 LGBT immigrants among the 134,000 individuals in Texas who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to a study by the Williams Institute. All of these people now face deportation after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the DACA program is being terminated. The

Keeping Track of Pro and Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas Legislature

The 85th Texas Legislature opened on January 10, starting a 140-day work session with a Republican majority. So far this session, 17 pro-LGBT bills and four anti-LGBT bills have been filed. Among the bills proposed to benefit LGBT Texans is legislation repealing laws that are still on the books which punish homosexual conduct; prohibiting discrimination

Dan Patrick Denies Bathroom Bill Will Hurt Texas

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says the bathroom bill (SB6) that was introduced last week by state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, and which he is championing, will not have an economic impact as Texas business leaders have warned. SB6 bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity. In an interview with the Texas

Bernal Files First Pro-LGBT Bill of Texas Legislative Session

By Daniel Williams, Guest Contributor And we’re off! The first pro-LGBT bill of the session was filed by Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio) and it’s HB 192. The bill would prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation. HB 192 is identical to Rep. Bernal’s HB 2860 filed

Dawn Lafreeda to Receive Equality Award from HRC

The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign announced it will present restaurateur Dawn Lafreeda with the Equality Award at their annual Gala and Silent Auction on November 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Equality Award is given annually to “an individual who works toward equality for all citizens of San Antonio.” Past

SA Community Reacts to Orlando Shootings

Updated: Sun. June 12, 2016 6:48 p.m. The San Antonio LGBT community awoke on Sunday morning to the news of the horrific killing of 50 people and the wounding of 53 others at the Pulse dance club in Orlando, Florida. Investigators are classifying the crime, which is the worst mass shooting in the history of

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