LGBTQ+ Rights and Politics

Mar 12, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

From 2015 to 2022, we've seen LGBTQ rights take center stage in Texas politics with an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ measures. After suffering a devastating loss with the repeal of the Houston Equal Rights ordinance, LGBTQ political organizations and advocates have mounted a strong defense against insurmountable odds. This panel will break down our response to defeat and how we’ve built our model of advocacy to push back on those efforts.

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Rebecca Marques

Human Rights Campaign

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Ricardo Martinez

Equality Texas

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Emmett Schelling

Transgender Education Network of Texas

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Jessica Shortall

Texas Competes

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