Community/Austin Area Events

Safe Schools Texas is looking for volunteers!

Texas Civil Rights Project offers a program called Safe Schools Texas, which is a no-cost, 60-90 minute classroom presentation focused on addressing issues of LGBTQ discrimination, bullying, and harassment, as well as encouraging positive ally action and support in schools. Seminars are offered to students in grades 6-12.

A portion of each seminar is dedicated to two guest speakers from the LGBTQ community. Volunteer guest speakers share personal life experiences to build understanding among students.

We a currently seeking guest speakers for upcoming year. Ideally, guest speakers should be:

– LGBTQ-identified

– Willing to discuss their personal experiences for 10-12 minutes in a middle or high school classroom

– Available to attend one seminar a month, during school hours

Past guest speaker topics include: coming-out stories, harassment/bullying they experienced (particularly in school), stereotypes, and how they are affected by them, stories of important allies in their lives, and ways to prevent bullying of LGBTQ youth.

If you are interested in volunteering as a guest speaker, please contact program coordinator Amanda Hill at or 51 2-474-5073 Ext. 102.


Austin LGBT Wedding Expo

You & your partner are invited to the 4th Annual ‘Same Love, Same Rights’ LGBT Wedding Expo in Austin on Sunday, Mar. 1!   Dozens of gay-friendly exhibitors will participate, eager to help you and your fiancee plan the ceremony of your dreams!  Photographers, DJs, Officiants, Wedding Planners, Venues, Jewelers, Invitations & more…  FREE Raffle Giveaways, LGBT-Planning Tips & Trends!
Sunday March 1, 2015

Lakeway Resort & Spa
101 Lakeway Drive
Austin, TX 78734
FREE TO ATTEND -Couples, singles, and allies interested in marriage rights are all invited to attend!  Please RSVP through the website!

RainbowWeddingNetwork has produced 100 Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expos throughout the nation!  Join the Celebration!  This is our 4th event in Austin!

News Release: The 7th Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit will be held July 31, 2015 through August 1, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Stephen C. Sutton, Ed.D. Assistant Vice Chancellor Residential & Student Service Programs University of California, Berkeley will be one of our keynote speakers.

Please share this information with others and mark your calendars now.

Josephine P. Tittsworth, ABD, LMSW, BSW, AA

Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit, Executive Director