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Two DFW-Area LGBT Democrats Seek Texas House Seats

Two DFW-Area LGBT Democrats Seek Texas House Seats

Two LGBT Democrats from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area have announced their candidacy for seats in the Texas House of Representatives. Jessica Gonzalez from Dallas is seeking the Texas House District 104 seat, which is currently held by fellow Democrat Roberto Alonzo. Finnigan “Finn” Jones from Arlington is hoping to capture the Texas House District 94

Lesbian Attorney from Houston Declares Run for Texas Senate

Attorney and political activist Fran Watson from Houston has filed her application to be officially placed on the ballot as a Democratic primary candidate for Texas Senate District 17. Watson traveled to Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin to file her application on November 21. If she emerges victorious in this race, she will be

State Rep. Mary Gonzalez Nominated for Victory Fund Award

State Representative Mary Gonzalez (D-El Paso) is one of six finalists nominated for the Victory Fund’s first-ever Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award. The award was created to honor an up-and-coming state or local LGBT elected official “whose promising political career will move forward equality.” The award is named after Tammy Balwin, an openly-lesbian Democrat who is

Texas Bathroom Bill Appears to Be All But Dead in Special Session

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune August 11, 2017 Despite it serving, in part, as the reason lawmakers are back in Austin for legislative overtime, the Texas Legislature could very well gavel out next week without passing a “bathroom bill.” With just days left in the 30-day special legislative session, controversial proposals to regulate bathroom

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,