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Bibliography | Women’s Marches

Women’s Marches: The Bibliography

From El Paso to Corpus Christi, tens of thousands of Texans gathered in solidarity marches as a part of the global women’s marches organized in the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Demonstrators marched through government districts and college campuses to call attention to the bigoted, discriminatory rhetoric and attitudes espoused by Trump’s incoming administration and the 85th Texas Legislature. Organizers looked to catalyze the widespread anger and discontent at the possibility of rights rollbacks into civic action, with local and state politicians making appearances to call on participants to increase their engagement during uncertain times. Here is an overview of events and coverage across the state’s regions.

Central Texas


Source: KXAN (YouTube)

North Texas


Source: The Dallas Morning News (YouTube)

South Texas
West Texas & Rio Grande


Source: JamPaK Productions (YouTube)

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Central Texas News | Drag/Queer

Two drag performers physically assaulted in Austin
  • The performers—Robbie “Serotonin” Foster and an unidentified friend—were attacked as they left BarGayz, a weekly queer-oriented dance night at the downtown bar Barbarella.
  • Police reported that a car pulled up beside the two and an unidentified person got out and attacked them, including breaking one of their legs with the car as the assailant drove away.
  • As of December 30th, the attacker remains at large, and police have not yet indicated if they are pursuing hate crime charges.

Read:
Drag performers attacked after leaving bar near Sixth Street” (KXAN | December 2016)

Additional:
Benefit for Serotonin and Nicholas (Facebook)
Help Serotonin’s Recovery (GoFundMe)

Related:
Transgender people hit hard by violence, depression and poverty, survey finds” (The Dallas Morning News | December 2016)
APD teaming up to launch LGBT safety initiative” (KVUE | April 2016)

(Image Credit: via GoFundMe)