For the first time ever, a Texas university athletic department is hosting an LGBT “pride night.”
According to an announcement on the team’s Twitter feed, the University of Texas women’s basketball team will host a “pride” event tonight, January 25.
Join us Wednesday at 7PM for Texas WBB’s first ever Pride Night! 🤘 pic.twitter.com/OZSRa3IOUZ
— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) January 23, 2023
While the University of Texas is no stranger to the most radical forms of gender ideology, the athletic department had previously been an oasis of sanity. This might no longer be the case.
State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R–Tyler) responded on Twitter:
— Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) January 24, 2023
Texas Scorecard has previously documented how the Houston Astros’ 2022 “pride night” was used to raise money for an organization that promotes the genital mutilation of children. That does not appear to be the case in this instance. According to the team website, there does not appear to be a “charitable” component to tonight’s event.
According to the Texas Education Code, university boards of regents are appointed by the governor and approved by the Texas Senate. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to announce a new cohort shortly.