Steve Rudner, Chair of Equality Texas Board gives us a glimpse of what the LGBTQ community is facing in Texas.

imagesSince 2012, InterWaco has been very fortunate to work closely with Equality Texas. Equality Texas’ staff, especially Daniel Williams, has provided us with their time, talent, and resources. Our City of Waco LGBT employees are some of the very few Texans that have non-discrimination employment protections, this is because of the assistance InterWaco received from Equality Texas. Daniel has given many talks in Waco on legislative lobbying and advocacy, he participated in our Pride celebration, and he participated in the discussion of a local church when they were in a discernment process on LGBT issues. Lou Weaver of Equality Texas was our speaker at our 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance and led a day long workshop on Transgender 101 in Waco. On December 10, 2016 Equality Texas will be here in Waco to give us an overview of the upcoming session and give us concrete steps we can take to combat the horrific proposed legislation.

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