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Texas Now Classifies Supportive Parents of Trans Kids as “Child Abusers”

Texas just fully declared war on trans children and their parents. Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has declared all forms of gender-affirming care not only illegal, but prosecutable. If parents attempt to access care for their trans children, they run the risk of being persecuted as child abusers.

Not only that, but citizens are encouraged to “report” parents seeking help for their child’s transition. This includes doctors, teachers, and friends.

“If you are a parent of a trans kid in Texas,” wrote Erin, “NOW is the time to get out.”

Trans writers and activists are heartbroken, angry, and calling for allyship from those who hold the highest offices in this country:

This is not a time to stay silent.

If you think it’s not a big deal, take a look at this thread and try to imagine what it’s like to be the parent of a trans child right now.

There is some good news, at least. For families looking to relocate, community support is here.

For those unable to leave Texas, a few organizations like TENT and Equality Texas may be able to help.

Most importantly, this is a time to be loud. Mainstream outlets and politicians are actively ignoring what’s going on, and it’s up to us to spread the word and fight back.

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