Texas lawmakers are making it their mission to go after trans kids. Here’s what you need to know about what’s going on in Texas, what it means for trans Texans and their families, and what you can do to help.
THE LATEST: Special session is over—without a single bathroom ban getting passed!
Here’s the latest
GREAT NEWS! On August 15, the special session ended without a single bathroom ban being passed. Congratulations to transgender Texans, their families, and their allies who spoke out and defeated these bills.
But our work isn't over yet. During the special session, lawmakers passed bills that targeted abortion access and made it harder for people to vote, and they failed to repeal SB 4, the hateful and racist anti-immigrant law they passed earlier this year. And lawmakers have vowed to come back with another anti-trans bill during the next session. We need to keep vigilant to stop any more attacks on trans Texans and keep fighting all forms of hatred and discrimination.
The rundown of anti-trans bills
What you can do now that the session is over:
In you live in Texas, find out where your rep stood on anti-trans bills and send them a message.
Take care of yourself and the trans people around you.
Fighting against hatred and discrimination can be hard. Reach out to your support network or to your trans loved ones and take all the time you need for self-care.
- Share your story with NCTE. That will help us advocate for trans p eople and their families in Texas and around the country in the future and show the nation why bills targeting trans people can be so harmful.
If you or your loved one is a trans student, visit NCTE’s School Action Center for more resources.
- Donate to organizations in Texas like Equality Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas, and donate to NCTE so that we can keep fighting harder and harder for the trans community everywhere.