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Human Rights Campaign Calls Texas a "High Priority" for LGBTQ Equality
A long way to go, but public opinion trends toward legislative action
"...card season is upon us and, according to the Human Rights Campaign, Texas still has a long way to..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Human Rights Are Indivisible
International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.
"...Austin's celebration last week of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, was small but earnest. A..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump
Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"
"...of Donald Trump and the hostile fallout from a campaign marked by misogyny, racism, and xenophobia encouraged the city's..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights
When community matters more than the law
"...of itself, is a violation of residents' Fourth Amendment rights to proper search and seizure...."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Victoria Rossi

City to Review LGBT Rights Performance
CM Riley wants Austin to be equality leader
"...Austin may lead Texas in supporting LGBT rights, but City Council wants the city to also lead..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

New Campaign Renews Pro-Choice Fight
New reproductive health policy campaign seeks to reverse damage of anti-choice laws
"...during last Thursday's unveiling of a new multiyear policy campaign coordinated by seven organizations – the ACLU of Texas,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Demling's First Campaign Win?
First win, or only win?
"...Beard and Moustache Contest," noted Demling, referring to Meeker's campaign announcement speech. "While I have not officially won this..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Wrongs and Rights
"...released its 2002 Annual Report on the status of human rights around the world. The report, which documents human..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

New Campaign Keeps Up Pro-Choice Fight
Coalition of groups unveil multiyear repro health policy effort
"...came during the unveiling of a new multiyear policy campaign coordinated by seven organizations – the ACLU of Texas,..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for taking cases..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Is Texas High Court Contaminated by Toxic Campaign Cash?
Weekley family activism leaves a plaintiff worried about her chances for justice at the Supreme Court.
"...now, after more legal wrangling -- amid some hefty campaign contributions made to the Texas Supreme Court -- Richardson..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

News Roundup: Guns, Gays, and Gaffes
Austin: It's like a whole other country (from Texas)
"...a police officer receives recognition and an investigation; the Human Rights Campaign gives Austin an perfect score for its..."

Jan. 4, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

An Imperfect Perfect Score
City could do better on LGBTQ rights
"...This week, the Human Rights Campaign issued its annual Municipal Equality Index Scorecard...."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

The National Equality March: A Recap
Tensions abound after this weekend's National Equality March. The HRC and national reps on one side, the grassroots on the other.
"...large, an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 supporters of GLBT rights arrived this past weekend, in our nation’s capitol...."

Oct. 13, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

Reps Outraged at "Inhumane" and "Dystopian" Conditions at Border
Willful neglect of human rights fuel funding effort
"...in the week, Castro said it was "clear that human rights were being neglected." He saw no working sinks..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation
Report finds “stark gap” between acceptance and lack of protections
"...a statewide political advocacy organization for queer and trans rights – urged lawmakers to take action in favor of..."

Feb. 27, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

CEO Chuck Smith Leaves Equality Texas
Samantha Smoot tapped for interim executive director position
"...Equality Texas, a statewide political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, announced earlier today that CEO Chuck Smith is leaving..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Beth Sullivan

A Shot Across the Bow
GOP releases it's 2010 party platform.
"...the National Equality March: Grass roots organizations vs. the Human Rights Campaign...."

June 25, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots
Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents
"...has experienced firsthand the impact of the current right-wing campaign against transgender rights. Buls, a psychotherapist – and the..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: The Struggle Continues
The Poor People's Campaign renews the long-term fight
"...nationally linked public actions organized by the Poor People's Campaign, reinvigorated by the Rev. William Barber from North Caro­lina...."

June 15, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...surprised too. Her friend was referring to a Mitchell campaign ad that ran in both The Texas Triangle and..."

May 9, 1997 News Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...are available to the public. In addition, the political campaign reports I file are also sworn to by me..."

April 18, 2003 Column

Off the Desk:
"...consumers. Texas Citizen Action launched its "Covenant with Constituents" campaign this week, in which residents and small business consumers..."

Oct. 4, 1996 News Feature

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
"...When we talk about the LGBTQ rights movement, so often the focus falls on the coastal..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 28-Nov. 4
"...FRACTURED SOCIETY A presentation from National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Jim Leach. 7pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W...."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Column

Pushing Forward
LGBTQ orgs and APD gather for hate crime summit
"...Tex­as, Transgender Educa­tion Network of Texas (TENT), and the Human Rights Campaign to lead a hate crime summit geared..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Postmarks
Readers react to last week's cover story on the murder of Lauryn Paige Fuller.
"...have I read such a wretched, sickening account of human morality (or lack thereof) as written in Jordan Smith's..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Column

Naked City
"...use of corporate funding to underwrite 2002 state legislative campaigns. Said Travis Co. DA Ronnie Earle, "If we have..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

After a Fashion
Bettie Naylor's got 'em … but what are they? Also learn about a culture of men who chase the AIDS epidemic in a most personal fashion. Oh! And guess who turns 4???
"...it," she says. She was a founder of the Human Rights Campaign Fund (now the Human Rights Campaign), and..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Austin Excels in LGBTQ Scorecard
Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report
"...city earned a top score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index scorecard, released this..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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