Read This to Help Trans Kids in Texas

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Image from American Civil Liberties Union: https://www.aclu.org/blog/lgbtq-rights/transgender-rights/lawmakers-texas-are-returning-capitol-more-anti-trans

TX HB1458, “Relating to the separation based on biological sex of athletics teams sponsored by a public school or institution of higher education,” has been referred to the Committee for State Affairs.

TX HB2693, “Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children,” has been referred to the Texas State House Committee for Public Health.

TX HB3455, “Relating to separation of students based on gender for athletics teams sponsored or authorized by a public school”, has been referred to the Committee for Public Education.

TX HB4014, “Relating to the protection of children, including the definition of child abuse and the prosecution of the criminal offense of abandoning or endangering a child,” has been referred to the Committee for Public Health.

TX HB4042, “Relating to requiring public school students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex,” is pending in the House Public Education Committee.

TX HB4043, “Relating to requiring public school students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex, including a report regarding university athletic participation based on biological sex,” has been referred to the Committee for Public Education.

TX HB610, “Relating to judicial review of certain local laws applicable to state license holders,” which would allow for conversion therapy to operate much more freely, has been favorably received by the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee.

TX HB68, “Relating to the definition of abuse of a child,” would define trans-affirming actions (including social actions) in the definition of child abuse. It has been referred to the Committee of Public Health.

TX SB1148, “Relating to the required inclusion of a person’s sex on a birth certificate and prohibited change of sex on the birth certificate of certain minors,” has been referred to the Committee of State Affairs.

TX SB1646, “Relating to the definition of abuse of a child,” defines trans-affirming medical care as child abuse. It has been approved by the Senate State Affairs Committee.

TX SB29, “Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on biological sex,” has been passed in the Senate and now has been placed on the Major State Calendar for voting in the House.

TX SB373, “Relating to requiring public school students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex,” has been referred to the Committee of State Affairs.

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I am a disabled trans man who primarily writes about feminism, queer history, trans issues, science communication, healthy masculinity and public health.

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