Blue Flower

Since the first push for HERO by the Houston City Council, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community has come under attack by right-wing politicians and radicalized “Christian” clergy. The attacks have regularly used lies, innuendos, and out of context information to create unjustified fear and to motivate their electorate to vote against HERO. These attacks continue as these groups attempt to elect their anti-equality candidates in the runoff elections.

The majority of these attacks targeted the transgender community and, while falsely claiming that bathroom use laws were being changed, vilified members of the transgender community in print, public media, and personal appearances. These attacks were then picked up as “News” with little or no fact checking by media outlets who support these anti-equality groups.

The Transgender Foundation of America (TFA) does not believe that these lies and false accusations were sufficiently challenged and refuted by those who were defending HERO and we feel much more needs to be done. TFA has therefore initiated a series of projects designed to more fully address these lies and accusations.

For these projects to succeed, we need your help:

  • We need Volunteers to work on these projects. If you are willing to volunteer to help with these projects, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • We need to document, collect and catalog the lies that were told. To do this we need as many references, links, printed copies, photographs, audio recordings, as you have or can find. Please email electronic information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mail hard copy information to:

TFA
P.O. Box 542287
Houston, Texas 77254-2287

  • We need to know who was actively spreading these lies. Please send us pictures of the anti-HERO demonstrations and rallies. These can be photos you took, newspaper photos, links to News stories, or links to other internet resources. Please email electronic information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mail hard copy information to:

TFA
P.O. Box 542287
Houston, Texas 77254-2287

If you would like more information about these projects, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .