All Eyes on Texas: Houston, HERO, and Where We Go From Here

18-Dec-2015

The LGBT Bar hosted a webinar addressing the impact of the HERO vote on December 11, 2015. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), introduced and backed by Mayor Annise Parker, prohibits discrimination on a variety of characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity, in city employment, housing, public accommodations and other arenas. Despite widespread support from national LGBT organizations, the measure was defeated by Houston voters on November 3, 2015 in a widely-publicized and bitterly-debated referendum. To listen to the entirety of the webinar, please click on the link below. Speakers included Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Kylar Broadus, Attorney at Law and Transgender Rights Activist; and Monica Roberts, Author of TransGriot and Transgender Rights Activist.

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