Resource Center’s advocacy takes many forms: from meeting with local, state and federal lawmakers about issues impacting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities, to working with local government business and schools to make more inclusive environments.
We’ve spoken and marched in demonstrations and encouraged people to write letters, send e-mails and make phone calls to their elected representatives. When it comes to advocating for the LGBTQ community as well as all people impacted by HIV/AIDS, it’s an important part of Resource Center’s past, present and future.
Examples of Past Work
- Lead the efforts to get Dallas ISD to adopt a comprehensive anti-bullying policy
- Rolled out the “Out for Safe Schools” comprehensive LGBTQ anti-bullying training with Dallas ISD and Uplift Education, reaching thousands of students across North Texas
- Worked with City of Dallas and Dallas County to add transgender employment protections and health insurance benefits
- Conducted LGBTQ cultural competency training for TABC around the state in the wake of the Rainbow Lounge raid
- Helped numerous municipalities, companies and other organizations adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies for employees and residents
The Advocacy team’s work is also widely in local, regional and national media outlets ranging from the Dallas Voice, Dallas Morning News and all five local television newscasts to the New York Times and Huffington Post. Check out some of our latest media mentions.