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Frequently Asked Questions

We would like to populate this page with common questions OUTwest Lubbock receives through this website. If you have questions related to LGBTIQ laws, policies, procedures, education, art, activism, etc. please contact us at faq@outwestlubbock.org

  1. There are currently 13 States and the District of Columbia that have some laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. 
    TEXAS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE. **

  2. There are currently 11 States that have hate crime laws that include crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 
    TEXAS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE. **

  3. There are currently 2 candidates running for President of the United States who support Transgender Inclusion in the ENDA.  **

  4. There are only 2 cities in Texas that have Gender Identity clauses in their Non-Discrimination Clauses and only 3 cities in Texas that have any law protecting discrimination against sexual orientation. 
    LUBBOCK IS NOT ONE OF THOSE.  **

  5. Only 2 states in the United States have laws protecting GLBT persons in all the areas of Public Accommodations, Housing, Employment, Education and Right to Sue:  New Jersey and New Mexico.  **

    **Statistics provided by National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. www.thetaskforce.org

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