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TransVisible Project Introduced in Rio Grande Valley

TransVisible Project Introduced in Rio Grande Valley

A public awareness awareness campaign to introduce transgender Texans to communities all over the state was rolled-out on August 11 in the Rio Grande Valley. The campaign, the TransVisible Project, was introduced at a press conference by officials from Equality Texas, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Aqui Estamos, an LGBT activist group headquartered in

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,

LGBT Activists to March on Brownsville Federal Courthouse

A group of LGBT activists from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley are planning to march on April 17 through downtown Brownsville to the Federal Courthouse “to stand firmly against all legislative attacks currently being waged against the trans and queer communities throughout the South.” Participants say the march, which is being organized by Aquí Estamos, will

LGBT Activists to Join Border Protests

A group of LGBT activists from the Rio Grande Valley will be in El Paso on February 15 to participate in a protest demanding immigration reform just days ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to Juarez, Mexico which is just across the border. Aqui Estamos RGV, a youth-led, queer people of color organization, will

Results of survey on LGBT immigrants released

United We Dream, the national network of immigrant youth, and Aquí Estamos, an LGBT activist group based in the Rio Grande Valley, have released the results of what may be the first survey aimed at LGBT immigrants. The survey, titled No More Closets, solicited feedback from LGBT immigrants of all statuses including the undocumented, those

RGV group launches survey of LGBT immigrants

An LGBT organization in the Rio Grande Valley is conducting what may be the first survey aimed at LGBT immigrants. Aquí Estamos RGV, in cooperation with the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) of United We Dream, is initiating the No More Closets survey to “humanize and uplift the real lived experiences of LGBTQ immigrants living