Greg Abbot has officially directed Family and Protective Services to begin investigating all trans children in Texas and prosecuting their parents as child abusers. He has also instructed all teachers, doctors, and caregivers to begin reporting any trans students they see.
Feb 23, 2022 · 3:44 PM UTC
If you are in Texas, the safest nearby state to go to is likely going to be Colorado and New Mexico. If you are a parent with a trans kid and are looking to escape these issues from ever popping up again in your life, any state in dark green is best.
I am heartened by the massive number of influential cis people sharing this break-glass moment against trans rights. But I am also a little upset, because this has been 3 years in the making and we've been BEGGING cis people to come to our aid and signal boost this stuff.
If you are cis, and surprised by this, ask yourself why. And then promptly go ahead and start following the accounts that will let you NOT be surprised next time. There are MANY more states planning this. @chasestrangio @Esqueer_ @GBBranstetter @PinkRangerLB @StepUp4Trans
Thank you for all of your messages, offerings of help, organizing, etc. I need to step away for a few hours. I am still recovering from surgery and I need to ensure that I have enough spoons to continue fighting on. I will read the rest of my messages later today.
If you need immediate legal help, your best bets are the following... I can't promise they will help, but I have been told that they are aware and currently organizing help: Lambda Legal: lambdalegal.org/helpdesk ACLU of Texas: intake.aclutx.org
I am going to keep a separate thread of trans gofundmes for people who need assistance relocating their trans children out of Texas here. Please feel free to post your own.
I’m going to consolidate a thread of all gofundmes of parents of trans kids who need relocation assistance out of Texas here. The first request is from Violet for Issa, her trans child. gofundme.com/f/help-us-move-…Show this thread
I need to plug Equality Texas. They are an org that has been doing the work in Texas for a while now on trans kids. equalitytexas.org/take-actio…
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Enforcement has officially begun. A CPS worker with a 16 year old trans teenager is the first to be investigated.
“Among the first to be investigated ie a state protective services employee whose transgender child is 16” They have started the process to try to take transgender kids from their parents in Texas. They are actually doing it. This is unconscionable. nytimes.com/2022/03/01/us/te…Show this thread