Texas Organizing Project celebrates 2024 PRIDE Month

As we celebrate PRIDE Month, the Texas Organizing Project stands in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ community, especially our Black and Latino, and non-binary brothers and sisters. This month is a time to honor the resilience, strength, and courage of those who have fought — and continue to fight — for justice and collective liberation. It is also a reminder of the work that remains to be done in our home state of Texas.

The following is a statement by Brianna Brown, Co-Executive director of the Texas Organizing Project. “For years now, conservatives have tried to erase the legacy and contributions that LGBTQIA+ people have made in this nation. Texas is not the first state to attempt to cancel, erase, and reduce our vibrant presence. Greg Abbott’s and Ken Paxton’s continuous attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, especially those targeting our trans community, are deeply troubling. These actions not only undermine the fundamental rights of people to live authentically and freely, but they also perpetuate a state of fear and allow room for discrimination.

“While PRIDE is a celebration of pursued liberation and progress, for Black and Latino queer people, the interwovenness of the two also illuminates the beauty and reality of their interconnected identities and continued marginalization.

“As we confront increasing white supremacy, over-policing, attacks on our freedoms, and attempts to erase our existence from this nation’s fabric. We believe that a better Texas is on the horizon, though — one where all Texans, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender identity, can thrive.

“During this PRIDE Month, let us amplify the voices of our Black and Latino LGBTQIA+ community members, ensuring their experiences and contributions are recognized and valued. Stronger together, we’re building a Texas for all.”


About Texas Organizing Project:

TOP organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris, Bexar, and Fort Bend counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.