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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas GOP’s bills targeting transgender children have exacted a mental health toll, even if they don’t become law

GOP bills that sought to restrict or punish transition-related health care, like puberty blockers, missed key deadlines. But LGBTQ advocates say the mere specter that such measures could become law does mental health damage to transgender people.

Transgender rights activists gather outside the entrance to the House floor on May 23, 2021.
Lisa Stanton, with her daughter Maya, spoke at an event held by Equality Texas at the Capitol on April 14, 2021. The group h…

After “bathroom bill” failed, Republicans mount new efforts

State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, refutes a point of order raised by Sen. Kirk watson, D-Austin, against the "bathroom b…

A national push 

Equality Texas CEO Ricardo Martinez speaks in support of transgender rights at the Texas Capitol on April 12. Texas is one o…

Different fates in Texas Senate and House

State Rep. Bryan Slaton, R-Royse City, on the House floor during a session at the state Capitol on April 26, 2021.

Passion and community

Indigo Giles at their Houston home on May 23, 2021.

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