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Lt. Gov. Patrick Unleashes Anti-Transgender Bill

Lt. Gov. Patrick Unleashes Anti-Transgender Bill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick began his Thursday press conference introducing a bill that would segregate transgender people from the general public by quoting Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter.” But not once during his press

Trans Prisoner Granted Parole After Years of Violent Abuse

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Passion Star, formally known as Joshua Zollicoffer, has filed more than 30 grievances for the chronic sexual and physical abuse she’s endured as a transgender women within the Texas prison system. For her past 14 years behind bars, Star’s grievances have largely been ignored by prison officials. Only

Trans Woman Released on Parole from Texas Men’s Prison

A transgender woman named Passion Star was granted parole on December 6 after serving 14 years of a 20 year sentence at all-male detention facilities, most recently at the Telford State Prison in Bowie County, Texas. “Passion’s experience in custody has been punctuated by acts of interpersonal and institutional violence,” Demoya Gordon, an attorney with

Preparing Our Community for the Trump Years

By Justin P. Nichols, Guest Contributor This election didn’t end the way many people wanted, and even more didn’t expect. I’m not one to scream “the sky is falling,” but for the LGBT community, particularly the trans community, I’m saddened to predict cloudy skies with a strong chance of thunderstorms come 2017. We don’t know

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be Observed at MCC

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio will once again play host to the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance observance on November 17.  The day honors the memory of those who have died as a result of anti-transgender prejudice. According to GLAAD, “Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the

LGBT Activists to Picket Abbott Book Signing in McAllen

Activists from seven different community organizations are planning to picket Texas Governor Greg Abbott during his “Broken But Unbowed Texas Book Tour” in McAllen, Texas on May 26. Aquí Estamos, the Texas Freedom Network, South Texans for Reproductive Justice, Curando RGV, Valley AIDS Council, PFLAG Harlingen, and Call To Action RGV will participate in the

Commentary: Obama Administration Is Right on Transgender Issues

By Guest Contributor Dani Marrero Hi, Organizer, Aquí Estamos Aquí Estamos commends the directive of President Barack Obama to recognize the right of transgender students in public schools to use the restroom that matches their gender identity. While access to public facilities based on gender identity was already protected by federal law under Title IX,

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