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How Two Texas Megadonors Have Turbocharged the State’s Far-Right Shift

Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks have quietly bankrolled some of Texas' most conservative political candidates.

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Only One Texas Republican in Congress Voted to Protect Marriage Equality

The measure passed the House, but its fate in the Senate is uncertain.

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Ted Cruz Says Supreme Court Was ‘Clearly Wrong’ About 2015 Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

His remarks come just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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Texas Trans Girl and Her Family Flee the State

11-year-old activist Kai Shappley is leaving due to political attacks.

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Op-Ed: What LGBTQ Texans Should Know About Their Rights in the Wake of Roe v. Wade

A legal explanation from attorney Ryan M. Leach.

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Texas Supreme Court Allows Child Abuse Investigations Into Families of Transgender Teens to Continue

The high court also raised questions about why the state opened these investigations in the first place, noting that the…

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Texas A&M’s Drag Show Controversially Plays to a Sellout Crowd

Despite official condemnation, students raised $10,000 to continue the LGBTQ celebration.

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Critics of Texas’ Push for a “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Say Acknowledging LGBTQ People Isn’t the Same as Teaching Kids About Sex

Republicans say they don’t want young kids learning about sex. Educators say that’s already the standard.

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Texas Judge Grants ACLU’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order on Child Abuse Investigations of Trans Children and Their Parents

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a public legal opinion last week saying gender-affirming treatments and procedures for transgender children can…

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An Interview with Rebecca Marques

HRC’s Texas State Director discusses LGBTQ rights and politics at SXSW.

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