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Texas Anti LGBT Protest

By Charlotte Robinson, May 25, 2016
Things are heating up in Texas. On Thursday May 26th lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) youth & allies will protest Texas Governor Greg Abbott for supporting anti LGBTQ legislation & spreading hateful rhetoric against the LGBTQ community. The Texas LGBT community will be protesting his disappointing ally ship with North Carolina’s governor & supporting the outrageous House Bill 2 (HB2) that targets transgender & gender nonconforming individuals from using public facilities. Aquí Estamos, a youth-led LGBTQ organization in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas will be leading the protest with Texas Freedom Network, South Texans for Reproductive Justice, Curando RGV, Valley AIDS Council, PFLAG Harlingen & Call To Action RGV will be present during the demonstration. Ruben Garza, leader of Texas Freedom Network in the Rio Grande Valley stated, “We will be protesting against Greg Abbott because has continuously worked to restrict & undermine the rights & liberties of Texans. He has become a vocal opponent of legislation & ordinances that protect the rights & liberties of the LGBTQ community & transgender people. Greg Abbott is a roadblock in the path to justice, liberty & progress. Texas deserves better leadership & he must go!” They will be gathering in front of R Communications where Abbott will be hosting an event. The protest will be followed by a short program to highlight LGBTQ lives lost because of the hate Greg Abbott is spreading.
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