Texas CROWN Act legislation moves forward at Capitol
HB 567, known as the CROWN Act, would protect Texans from discrimination based on hairstyles and hair expression.
Walt Disney World to host world’s largest LGBTQ+ conference amid criticism from DeSantis
The decision to hold the conference in Florida was made in 2019, according to a spokesperson for Out & Equal.
Texas lawmakers debating legislation on drag shows
State lawmakers are debating two bills that concern drag shows which would classify them as "sexually oriented performances" and prohibit public libraries who host drag performers from receiving state funding.
UN rights chief calls Uganda anti-LGBTQ bill 'deeply troubling'
The anti-LGBTQ bill in Uganda prescribes harsh penalties for some homosexual offenses, including death and life imprisonment.
Conservative, liberal groups testify at State Capitol over controversial legislation
Texans on all sides of the political spectrum are making their voices heard when it comes to controversial legislation that has been filed this session.
What’s the next step for Black reparations in San Francisco?
The state of California and the cities of Boston and San Francisco are among jurisdictions trying to atone not just for chattel slavery, but for decades of racist policies and laws that systemically denied Black Americans access to property, education and the ability to build generational wealth.
San Francisco board open to reparations with $5M payouts
Payments of $5 million to every eligible Black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years and homes in San Francisco for just $1 a family.
San Francisco lawmakers consider funding reparations for slavery: $5 million per Black person
San Francisco could become the first major U.S. city to fund reparations for slavery and systemic racism as the idea gains traction across the country.
Residents can take part in new CapMetro Project Connect survey
Residents can have their voices be heard by taking part in a new survey about development in the areas surrounding two big transit hubs that are in the works.
SXSW 2023: "Going Varsity in Mariachi" captures Texas high school band's state championship run
“Going Varsity in Mariachi” captures the moments leading to the final competition for state championship for the Edinburg North High School mariachi group.
Controversial Texas bill aims to give property tax relief to straight married couples with kids
There’s a part of the bill that has many doing a double-take. In order to qualify, the couple must be a man and a woman legally married to each other, neither of whom has ever been divorced.
Judy Heumann, champion for disability rights, dies at age 75
She spent the rest of her life fighting, first to get access for herself and then for others, her brother recalled.
Texas A&M system removes diversity statements from hiring, admission policies
This decision comes after a memo from Gov. Greg Abbott's office told state agency and public university leaders that the use of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives is illegal in hiring.
Blind social media star Molly Burke shatters stigmas: 'Show the person behind the blindness'
Molly Burke is challenging the way people see beauty. The blind social media star is on a mission to educate people about the common misconceptions about blindness, advocate for universal and accessible design and normalize and humanize disability.
Del Valle ISD students visit Tesla, Infineon for Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day
Groups of Del Valle ISD middle school girls visited Tesla's Gigafactory Texas and Infineon this week for Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day.
Denver councilman with wheelchair forced to lift himself onto debate stage: 'Humiliating experience'
Denver official 'incredibly disappointed and disheartened' by the lack of wheelchair access.
"We're Still Here" community photoshoot celebrates Black Austin
East Austin residents gathered together at Givens Park Saturday to take part of a historical photoshoot to celebrate Black History Month.
Pflugerville community invited to CROWN Act discussion
Efforts continue to pass CROWN Act legislation in Pflugerville. The community has been invited to a discussion on the Act on Feb. 21.
Black Austin residents asked to participate in community photoshoot Saturday
One big family reunion is how organizers hope this Saturday is going to feel like at the “We’re Still Here” citywide photoshoot to showcase Austin’s Black community.
Gov. Abbott's memo about diversity in hiring triggers call for sports boycott in Texas
The memo was a warning from his chief of staff to state agencies and universities that diversity, equity and inclusion policies cannot be used for hiring.