Equality Texas

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Equality Texas
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The Equality Texas logo
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U.S. State of Texas
Founded 1989
Area served
Key people
Chuck Smith, executive director
Website equalitytexas.org

Equality Texas is a statewide political advocacy organization in Texas that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, including same-sex marriage.[1]


Equality Texas was founded in 1989 as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation. Equality Texas Foundation was founded in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.[2]


Equality Texas comprises Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation engaged in research and public education on LGBT issues, and Equality Texas, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation engaged in statewide political LGBT advocacy.[2]


Equality Texas programs currently active include:[3]

The Equality Poll
Public polling on state of LGBT issues in Texas.[4][5]
Safe Schools Initiative
A public policy campaign advocating for changes in the Texas Education Code dealing with bullying and harassment.
Equality Project
A public education program on LGBT policy issues and their effect on Texas citizens.
Why Marriage Matters Texas
A program with Freedom to Marry working to legalize same-sex marriage in Texas. The program was launched in early 2014.[4][5]
Pride in Faith
A public forum for open discussion about the intersection of faith and sexual identity.
Equality Is Good For Business
Public education campaign on major employers in Texas that have adopted LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies.

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  1. ^ "Equality Texas Lobbies Lawmakers at Capitol". KUT. March 11, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Two Components". Equality Texas. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Programs". Equality Texas. Archived from the original on August 6, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Araiza, Omar (January 1, 2014). "Equality Texas Launches New Marriage Equality Project: Why Marriage Matters - Texas". Burnt Orange Report. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Wright, John (December 31, 2013). "Equality Texas launches marriage project". Lone Star Q. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 

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