A bill that would target most transition care in Texas was just advanced by the Texas Senate. This bill could make it virtually impossible to get gender affirming care.
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.
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?
Well we are going to start targeting these states with ad they want a media war they are going to get one
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.
Does it say when it would go into effect?
Texas has been targeting their own transgender citizens for at least 6 years. It’s time for a major lawsuit.
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.
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.
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.
I’m so sad and scared for trans fam in tx.
Would be a shame if before election there were a lot more leaked emails I mean that could cost a politician an election
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.
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?!
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.
I wonder how this would effect out of state insurance providers?
Truly sad to read.