Steve Rudner

Equality Texas and the Equality Texas Foundation have announced new leadership to oversee the organizations’ boards of directors.

Equality Texas has chosen Steve Rudner of Dallas to serve as chair and Danny Ramón of Austin to serve as vice-chair.

Rudner, the former chair of the Equality Texas Foundation, is the newly-elected chair of Equality Texas. He is the founder and managing partner of Rudner Law Offices, a Dallas-based law firm that represents hotel companies throughout the world. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children. Rudner has served on and chaired the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations.

Ramón is the immediate past president of the Austin LGBT Bar Association, a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, Austin Bar Association and Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Equality Texas Foundation elected Andrés Araiza of Austin to serve as chair and Scott Green of Fort Worth to serve as vice-chair.

Araiza is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and fellow at UT’s Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies. His scholarly research examines race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and professional practices in the media.

Green, a real estate investor, lives in Fort Worth with his husband, Garrett Warren. Green is active in the community, serving on the Fort Worth Opera and AIDS Outreach Center boards, co-chairing the AIDS Outreach Evening of Hope Gala and working with various other groups in the area.

Together, both organizations envision a Texas where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and all areas of the law.