The criminalization of trans children and their parents leads to increased mental health issues and even suicide
“I think it's mainly an attack on their existence- I don't know what's the problem with someone feeling they were born in the wrong body”
Major medical groups, like the American Medical Association, generally oppose legislation that bans or criminalizes gender-affirming care
While not all transgender people want or need surgery, it can often be inaccessible or unaffordable to those that do
In Alabama and Idaho, local news outlets largely fail to check misinformation behind bills to ban health care for trans youth
At times, Texas state troopers had to physically separate pro-Trans protestors and Infowars host Owen Shroyer
"I don't think biological boys should compete in women's sports — we have to protect women's sports. That's the bottom line"
"Judge Meachum’s ruling that the policy is likely unconstitutional & may not be enforced brings welcome relief to the parents & children"
Paxton called the guidance a “misinterpretation” of the law & says that such procedures can, in fact, constitute ‘child abuse’”
The Republican sponsored legislation would make it a felony to provide minors with hormones, puberty blockers or gender-affirming surgery