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Transgender Texans

After accepting her trans son’s hard-fought identity, a Texas mother is being investigated for child abuse

It took him three years to come out to his mother as trans. Now, under a new directive from the governor, the state is investigating whether she pressured him to transition.

People gather for the Trans Kids Call for HELP! rally in front of the Governor's Mansion in Austin on March 13, 2022.

A young man’s transition

A mother’s journey

“I’ve been able to talk to people more easily, like not having to worry about what they think of me [or] how I’m presenting. Like, is it too obvious? Am I gonna endanger myself?”

— Max on his experience after being prescribed puberty blockers

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