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This Week in Equality Texas
By Chuck Smith, Equality Texas CEO
This week, the NBA decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of North Carolina, because wherever NBA events are held, LGBT fans should be valued, protected and respected. By moving the All-Star game out of a state that believes it’s ok to discriminate against the LGBT community, the NBA has shouted to the world that its values and principles of inclusiveness will not be corrupted. In 2018, the All-Star game is scheduled for San Antonio. Discrimination is not a Texas value, and we need your help to ensure that the economic harms being faced by North Carolina are not replicated here in Texas.
On Thursday, we joined forces with Kimberly Shappley, a Houston area Christian Republican mom of a transgender daughter, five-year-old Kai.
Concurrently, a groundbreaking ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms had its national television debut on FOX News Channel yesterday, during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The ad highlighting the lack of state and federal nondiscrimination protections for transgender people will air nationwide again on MSNBC during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week.
In the wake of the loss of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), Equality Texas launched a Texas-based program called the TransVisible Project. The TransVisible Project is a broad public education campaign to reduce prejudice against transgender Texans by sharing their powerful stories through media. Project participants introduce themselves through personal stories, images and shareable videos.
Visit our Share Your Story page to share your story as a transgender Texan, or as an ally of transgender Texans.
Mark your calendars for GiveOUT Day on August 2, 2016, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. GiveOUT Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event that unites donors and nonprofit organizations from across the country to raise critically needed funds.
Have a great weekend!
Equality Texas CEO
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