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Chuck Smith

Executive director, Equality Texas


Chuck Smith is executive director of Equality Texas, which secures full equality for LGBT Texans though political action, education, and community organizing. An Austin native, Chuck earned a BBA degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Latest Columns

Words do matter, Dan Patrick — yours included

It was quite a sight: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick admonishing President Obama at a town hall meeting on race, telling him, “Words matter — your words matter.” This from a state leader that has used words as hammers, to kick the wounded and politicize grief.