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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

Trans people in Texas were being gaslit all along about the possiblity of this law. When we saw it filed, everyone I know freaked out, and we got repeatedly told that it was a low priority and a messaging thing. I got a comment like this as recently as two weeks ago.

Well, here we are.

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

I knew it. As soon as I saw this bill earlier this year I knew they'd try to pass it. It might have stayed a low priority until the next legislative session, but when Missouri and Florida started going after adult transgender care, I had a feeling that the Texas Taliban wouldn't want to be left behind. My kids go to college in Texas. I really didn't want to leave until they were done. Do we know if this would affect mail order prescriptions from other states?

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Unfortunately a lot of red states are pushing stuff like this.

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Make no mistake, the blood will be on their hands... though, that's never stopped them (I mean, they've got all that other blood from gun violence covering them already). Red has never been so fitting as a choice. Blood red.

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Nothing can actually affect a mail order prescription from another state if the provider is willing to send it and you can receive it discreetly enough.

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Until they find a way to further bastardize Comstock...and let's face it, they will. :(

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Well we are going to start targeting these states with ad they want a media war they are going to get one

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

This is absolutely heartbreaking. I hadn't expected for this type of hate- and fear-based legislation to abruptly stop any time soon, but every new development in anti-trans policies just gut me. I do my best to remain grounded, but I can't help but cry for our trans siblings, their supportive families, and for those in health care who desire to help who are suffering at the hands of ignorant politicians.

I feel fortunate to live in a state where I can receive care, but that does not keep me unaffected. This hurts us all. Be well, everyone. As well as you can. <3

As always, Erin, thank you for your work.

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

Does it say when it would go into effect?

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September 1st

They can make it "upon the governor's signature" with a 2/3 majority in both houses, which they do not have in the Senate.

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Edit: September 1st 2023

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

Texas has been targeting their own transgender citizens for at least 6 years. It’s time for a major lawsuit.

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Apr 26, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

Currently in Texas and not leaving. Would have to drive to Mexico but there is already a shortage of testoerone affecting trans Mexican adults from justified panic buying from Texans. Housing expenses make it tough to move on a dime.

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I'd really suggest going to New Mexico over going to Mexico. It is a lot safer driving across a state border than an international border with a scheduled substance.

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Apr 26, 2023·edited Apr 26, 2023

Yes, but wondering if doctors in other states are going to be afraid to see patients from Texas, and prescriptions are necessary. The drive to even El Paso is pretty far. Most of Texas is 9 hours away from the western border with NM, and through quite a few racist and transphobic towns of northwest Texas if you are headed to Albuquerque. I understand being across the border + border control is another ball game, but that's for a few hours and leaving, there still is the entire drive.

Flying to Minnesota seems like the longest/expensive but best option.

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This just breaks my heart. I’m a nurse in Gyn office and see pts that have finally decided they are ready to start their transition. The joy in that decision is as exciting as our pts coming in for a new pregnancy. It feels like a birth of a new life.

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This is so depressing and scary. The current anti-trans contagion is a full-fledged conflagration at this point. Conservatives tried instigating this back in 2016 with NC’s bathroom bill, but it was quickly nipped in the bud back then. This time it’s a lot worse, and there seems to be no putting the genie back in the bottle this time. I wonder if a more aggressive early response by businesses and our political allies could have mitigated the current contagion? A bill like this would’ve seemed preposterous just a few years ago. What are the chances it becomes law? As with the Missouri situation, a prompt court challenge seems the way to go.

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I suspect the difference is the President, SCOTUS make up and the house of reps being controlled by Republicans and the Senate being effectively 50:50. Makes it difficult to fight. But I’m a UK citizen looking in and seeing the same playbook being used here and no one willing to stand up for us here.

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I’m so sad and scared for trans fam in tx.

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Would be a shame if before election there were a lot more leaked emails I mean that could cost a politician an election

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Let's hope! Here in MO the AG Bailey is trying to put in an emergency ban on transgender care effective April 27. (ACLU is trying to stop it.) Reporters found some dirt on Bailey. Guess what- seems Bailey had to withdraw from a gambling case after taking donations from the other side. Sieren (Bailey's spokesperson) did not respond to a question asking why he didn’t return the money and continued working on the case. Uh-huh. This story broke yesterday. Find the dirt and expose it.

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Yet people vote for these shitty politicians who care more about passing anti trans legislation than they do about helping their constituents with the real issues that affect them like low minimum wages, the high prices of food and gas, home owners insurance companies that are canceling their policy holders insurance plans etc... I guess their priorities are pretty much just eliminate us transgender people first and foremost.

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Need to read this, but taking pause after reading WaPo article about Zooey. :( Trying not go feel broken/defeated by all of this.

I'm not a govt expert... and dear Universe, I never expected to say such words: why didn't more dems take a more unified stand and be more like NE this session?!

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Totally feeling the same. Feeling hopeless too on top of that. The moderates in this country are all like "why should democrats die on this hill? THey are just going to turn away those of us who are 'concerned'. "

I am just exhausted of all of this. It feels like they won't stop until they see us all unalived.

The latest update on Zooey Zephyr, according to vice is that she has been totally banned at this point from the floor and from voting "in person" whatever that means.

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They did, and they cancelled committee meetings that she'd have been part of... it's a disgrace, but then again, much of this state is. Ignorance is deadly. And contagious apparently. The governor here does not believe in evolution and believes man walked the earth with dinosaurs. No lie.

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The rules are different in the Texas legislature. They can't filibuster like that here. The only thing that could happen is the house dems leave so they wouldn't have a quorum, but they did that a few years ago, so the Rs probably re-wrote the rules to prevent even that.

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Does anyone have a running list of what states have actually put laws into place banning adults from all public restrooms?

It is starting to get hard to keep up and I would rather not get arrested.

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I wonder how this would effect out of state insurance providers?

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Most insurance providers have a established entity in that state. So, United Healthcare has a Texas division I believe.

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Our local doctors hands would be tied anyway.

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But doctors from other states can and will prescribe. And there isnt a ban on shipping hormones. You tell a doctor that you are in (fill in the blank state) and there ya go. Insurance is trickier - hmos wouldnt be helpful...ppos have multi state networks. Or order out of the US, so much less expensive anyhow.

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My GP prescribes my hormones so I’ll probably use Plume.

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Truly sad to read.

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