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“A death sentence”: Trans Texas teen plots his future as proposed ban on hormone therapy progresses

As Texas House members could soon vote to ban transition-related care for minors, many lives are in limbo, and trans kids like 16-year-old Randell are grappling with difficult decisions.

Randell inspects the rose bush outside of his home in Fort Worth, on April 27, 2023. He says it can be difficult for anything, or anyone, to grow in Texas.

Randell lays out the clothes, including a pair of binders, that he would take if he were forced to flee Texas, in his home in Fort Worth on April 27, 2023.

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