Panel explores the state of LGBT policy in Texas | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

On Tuesday, April 30, the LBJ School, along with the Pride Policy Alliance and PRRI, the Public Religion Research Institute, hosted another installment of its new Civic Engagement Series: “Fifty Years After Stonewall: LGBT Rights and Policy.” Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the LBJ School’s director of civic engagement, moderated a panel that included Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., founding CEO of PRRI; Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune; and David Edmonson of TechNet.

The panel discussed what the changes in religious, racial, and ethnic demographics of Texas tell us about the future of the state’s politics and policy priorities.

Afterward, Jones joined LBJ School Dean Angela Evans to talk about LGBT rights and public policy on the LBJ podcast, "Policy on Purpose."

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Dr. Jones also presented an overview of PRRI’s recent research report, which shows Americans’ increasing support of LGBTQ issues over the last 10 years.