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Texas House LGBTQ Caucus Opposes Appointment of Sec. Heather Wilson as UT El Paso President

Texas House LGBTQ Caucus Opposes Appointment of Sec. Heather Wilson as UT El Paso President

Members of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus have joined other groups in opposing the appointment of Heather Wilson, the Secretary of the Air Force, as the finalist for president of the University of Texas at El Paso based on her anti-LGBTQ views. From 1998 to 2009, Wilson served as a congresswoman from New Mexico and

Texas Governor Signs Bill Denying Adoption to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 3859 on June 15, allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement of foster children with same-sex couples, Jews, Muslims and others based on “the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill was authored by Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls), vice chairman of the House Human Services Committee. According

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

GLAAD Releases Media Guide to Debunk “Bathroom Bill” Myths

GLAAD has announced the release of a new media guide, Debunking the “Bathroom Bill” Myth – Accurate Reporting on LGBT Nondiscrimination: A Guide for Journalists, intended to ensure fair and accurate reporting of transgender-inclusive city ordinances. The guide discusses the importance of using proper language, the negative impact of reducing nondiscrimination ordinances to “Bathroom Bills,”

Gay dads featured in new Allstate Insurance ad

With the Supreme Court’s ruling making same-sex marriage legal in the United States, and the increasing acceptance of the LGBT community into the mainstream, 2015 has certainly been a landmark year for civil rights and advancement. On Sunday, a new ad featuring two gay dads was posted on Allstate Insurance’s Facebook page, perhaps signaling a new era that