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Heather Crawford embraces Cass as they struggle through a panic attack while packing their room to move to Minnesota from their home Austin, TX on August 19, 2022.

Photos: “We don’t feel safe here.” A transgender teen and their family flee Texas.

Texas policies targeting access to health care for transgender youth forced one family to leave the state.

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Cass Crawford at fencing practice in Austin on Mar. 24, 2022.
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Cass Crawford during a going away lunch with friends in Austin, TX on August 2, 2022.
Heather Crawford begins to pack Cass's girl scout clothing as the family prepares to move out of state due to recent attacks by state officials on trans children, at their home in Austin, TX on July 14, 2022.
Cass Crawford rides their bike with their two dogs near their home in Austin on Mar. 15, 2022.
Cass Crawford, left, and their mother, Heather Crawford, right, eat dinner after fencing practice at a chain restaurant in Austin, TX, on May 19, 2022.
Heather Crawford, the parent of a transgender child, provides testimony at a DFPS Committee Meeting in Austin on Friday Mar. 11, 2022.
CPS Commissioner Jamie Masters at a DFPS Committee meeting in Austin on Friday Mar. 11, 2022.
Trans rights activists rally at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin on March 13, 2022.
Boxes are piled high in the kitchen at Cass Crawford’s home as the moving truck parks outside to transport their belongings to their new home in St. Paul, MN on August 19, 2022 in Austin, TX.
Heather Crawford embraces Cass as they struggle through a panic attack while packing their room to move to Minnesota from their home Austin, TX on August 19, 2022.
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Cass Crawford at their new home in St. Paul, MN on September 06, 2022
Cass Crawford at the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN on September 05, 2022.
Cass Crawford participates in a fencing activity at the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN on September 05, 2022.
Cass tries on a new pair of combat boots, preparing for the new school year at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN on September 05, 2022
Heather Crawford applies eyeliner to Cass Crawford for the first day of school at their new home in St. Paul, MN on September 06, 2022
Cass Crawford sits on a park bench after their first day of school at their new home in St. Paul, MN on September 06, 2022
Cass Crawford at their new home in St. Paul, MN on September 06, 2022

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