When the Democratic National Convention kicks off later this summer, the Texas delegation to it will have a record number of rainbow community folks in the convention hall from September 3-6.
There will be 32 TBLG people representing Lone Star State Democrats either as delegates or serving on committees in Charlotte, which is an all time record.
In addition for the third straight DNC event a transperson will be part of the Texas delegation. In 2004 and 2008 it was Vanessa Edwards Foster from Houston, and in 2012 it will be Meghan Stabler, who will be representing Senate District 5. It’s a large state senate district that covers Brazos, Burleson, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon,
Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Trinity, Walker and Williamson Counties..
And yeah, trigger alert because the TransGriot is about to engage in some Lone Star bragging..
During the just concluded Democratic Party state convention in Houston, my home state of Texas became the twentieth state to add a marriage equality plank to their state Democratic Party platform.
They also voted affirmatively to add “gender identity” to the statement of principles of the Texas Democratic Rules and on platform resolutions that recognizes and allows birth certificate amendment for children of same-sex parents and the adoption of children by parents without regard to he parents gender identity or sexual orientation.
What was that I-5, I-495 and I-95 peeps about we need to ‘just leave’ our red states?
Damn, y’all make me proud to be a Texas Democrat. Now if we could just start channeling the late Barbara Jordan, the late Billie Carr and (sniff sniff) the late Governor Ann Richards and start taking our state back from those blasted Republicans and bring it back to its liberal progressive roots, things would be a lot better for everybody in the Lone Star State..
Hopefully we started that process in Houston. Congratulations to all the Texas rainbow community folks who will be representing our beloved state at the DNC convention this summer.