Students Against Hate Rally Comes To Texas State

By Denver Donchez
News Reporter

The Texas Freedom Network’s student chapter, Texas Rising, hosted a rally Tuesday in conjunction with GLAAD, a media monitoring organization that promotes understanding and equality for the LGBTQ+ community.

Texas State students met at the stallions in the Quad and marched to The Lair to protest multiple bills currently pending in the Texas legislature. If passed, these bills would legally permit the state to discriminate against LGBTQ people in family and child welfare services, healthcare, employment, housing and in colleges and universities using a religious justification.

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Texas Rising’s co-president Jackie Ortiz speaks to students after the march from the stallions. Photo courtesy of Emma Brockway.

The Texas Freedom Network was founded in 1995 and acts as a watchdog group for far-right issues in the Texas legislature. Its mission is to promote equality and fairness in education and across social platforms for all citizens. It has various student chapters across the state. The “Students Against Hate” rally was a coordinated effort and took place across several college campuses.

The rally at Texas State began with a march across campus, and ended with impassioned speeches by multiple officers within the Texas Rising organization.

More information on Texas Freedom Network and how to get involved in local politics can be found on their website.

Featured image courtesy of Hannah Danek.

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