Briscoe Cain talk canceled following campus protest Students, criticizing Cain's stance on transgender rights, said the lawmaker should not have been given a chance to speak. by Oct. 12, 2017 11 AM State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park (left), and State Sen. Borris Miles, D-Houston. By Marjorie Kamys Cotera: Cain/Bob Daemmrich: Miles The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Republish this story Find out how you can put this story on your website. Texas Southern University officials stopped an event after students came out in force against a planned appearance from state Rep. Briscoe Cain. (Houston Public Media) Hide all comments Comment Policy The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. All comments are shown in Central Time. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts. You must be logged in to leave a comment. | Login | Sign Up Your Comment Read More Comments Get The Brief Never miss a moment in Texas politics with our daily newsletter.