I`m just a kid, I read this, and it made me wonder if my best friend, a trans man, was pulled out of school because of his medication. We`re both in the orchestra, and yesterday someone came to get his instrument, and he didn`t respond to my words, and he hadn`t been to school for almost a week. I`m afraid for him. I am afraid that the government has given him the choice to go to school or to be who he is. Thank you to everyone who read this. The lawsuit, filed in June, presented examples of that harm, including the story of a 16-year-old transgender boy who attempted suicide on the same day the governor issued his directive. „The court further notes that sex reassignment care was only investigated as child abuse by DFPS after February 22, 2022,“ she said. The order, she added, „changed the status quo“ for transgender children and their families. The „save our children“ rhetoric promoted in Texas has long been at the heart of anti-LGBTQ+ conservatism. Anti-gay activists like Anita Bryant used such language in the 1970s to demonize lesbians and gays and prevent the passage of anti-discrimination regulations. Ultraconservative groups today use similar frameworks to claim that recognizing transgender people is an „attack on gender.“ The Republican Party platform still explicitly opposes protection from discrimination for LGBTQ+ people, and Republicans support nearly all current anti-trans bills. The Texas Supreme Court recently blocked the state from investigating a family that had filed a lawsuit against the policy, but overturned a broader injunction that prevented the state from investigating other families.
The Briggle family, a staunch advocate for transgender rights, once invited Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton to dinner. Five years later, they found themselves at the center of a child abuse investigation based in part on a non-binding legal opinion issued by Paxton in February. Anti-LGBTQ+ initiatives have intensified after major legal victories over matrimonial rights and protection from discrimination in the workplace. Today, a conservative coalition of anti-trans groups is attempting to erase trans identities through laws and bureaucratic processes. The Texas order follows a decade of politically motivated anti-trans legislation in the United States. Since 2020, this policy has been aimed primarily at trans youth. In 2021, 10 states — including Texas — banned transgender youth from participating in school-sponsored track and field games, most of which were signed by governors, while Arkansas enacted a now-controversial ban on selective medical care for youth. In the first two months of 2022, lawmakers have already put forward dozens of proposals to further restrict access to sports teams, health care, and teachers discussing LGBTQ+ issues. Last week, Iowa passed a law banning trans girls from participating in girls` interscholastic sports teams; a similar bill awaits on the desk of the governor of Indiana. Research shows that sex reassignment care and family support can reduce suicidal thoughts in trans and non-binary children.
Although trans and non-binary children have higher rates of depression and suicidality than their cisgender peers, studies show that when trans teens have support networks, their rates of depression are no different than their peers, reducing their mental health risks. Holt: Before puberty begins, children usually receive non-medical care. Their care focuses on social transition [such as choosing a new name and changing clothes] and providing mental health and structural supports, such as schools that use a child`s preferred gender pronouns and allow them to use washrooms that match their gender identity. Later, a teen can pursue the more medical aspects of sex reassignment care, such as puberty blockers and hormone injections, etc. [And note that current medical guidelines state that people up to the age of 18 should not undergo genital reassignment.] Gender affirming care is recommended by all major medical associations to treat gender dysphoria, the distress a person may experience when their gender identity does not match their biological sex. Gender dysphoria can be exacerbated as puberty approaches, so doctors often prescribe reversible puberty blockers and sometimes hormone therapy. More than half of all transgender youth report considering suicide, but rates are much lower for those who have access to gender-based health care. Conservatives are making more laws and policies targeting trans children I think you should do more research on this topic, because your comment doesn`t make sense. Any kind of sex change can only be carried out after many years of medical consultation, therapy, etc. It`s not something you can just get on a Wednesday after deciding on a Tuesday. Instead, your attitude here is detrimental to children who are trans and exploring their gender identity.
The decision comes about a month after the Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender teens for child abuse while ruling in favor of one of the first families to be contacted by child welfare officials on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Friday`s hearing came after Meachum last week temporarily blocked DFPS`s investigative arm, Child Protective Services, from investigating the state employee`s family. Paxton appealed to a state appeals court, but that attempt was rejected. Paxton said the decision was based on the views of a „more liberal version of a judge“ and said he would take his fight to the Texas Supreme Court, The Texas Newsroom reported.