NOWCastSA created this resource page after a state agency removed a webpage of resources for LGBTQ youth. Check this list of LGBTQ+ resources to find the support and help you need to navigate life's challenges.
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Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 31 2021 - 11:39am
By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Hope Cozart was perplexed when she received a letter from her son Maddox’s school in April telling her he needed to cut his hair because it was too long. Even so, she obliged: She took Maddox to get a haircut, which consisted of shaved sides with a little more hair left at the top. Cozart would braid or plait her son’s hair to keep it out of his face.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 20 2021 - 12:28pm
By Allyson Waller and Kevin Reynolds, The Texas Tribune When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 8 2021 - 12:32pm
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune A San Antonio-area school district is reviewing the contents of more than 400 books that were flagged in a Republican lawmaker’s investigation into the titles that schools keep in their libraries.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 27 2021 - 2:32pm
By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Texas’ transgender student athletes will be restricted from playing on K-12 school sports teams that align with their gender identity under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 15 2021 - 11:12am
Texas’ child welfare agency removed a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth following complaints by one of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s GOP primary challengers, according to internal agency communications. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services webpage, which provides information to children in the foster care system, included information about a suicide prevention hotline, LGBTQ legal services, and questions about defining gender and sexual identity.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 17 2021 - 11:44pm
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many parts of civilization, U.S. educators, students and educational advocates have continued to battle for social equity in the classroom. Experts addressed these and other issues at South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU, the education-centric portion of the annual Austin-based SXSW festival. The pandemic’s emergence last spring caused the abrupt cancellation of all SXSW activities in 2020. This year, on March 9-11, SXSW EDU and main SXSW took place completely online.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 15 2020 - 6:42pm
By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune June 15, 2020
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 20 2019 - 6:06pm
By Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune Nov. 19, 2019 Joe Straus, the Republican former speaker of the Texas House, called on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protect LGBTQ people against workplace discrimination.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 4 2018 - 6:13pm
With the theme of “Magical Universe,” San Japan's 11th annual Labor Day weekend celebration of anime and manga attracted 18,500 people, according to organizers. The 2018 convention filled the expansive Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt and Marriott Riverwalk hotels with mainly young fans, outfitted as their favorite characters.