We, the Washington State Legislature's LGBTQ Caucus, stand with the Trans youth in Texas and condemn Texas Gov. Abbott's horrific directive to investigate gender-affirming care for trans youth. Trans, gender-diverse, and gender non-binary folks are nearly 12 times more likely to attempt suicide. This rate increases when they can’t access gender-affirming care. Gender-affirming care is suicide prevention-- it saves lives.
These new Texan rules will do nothing but harm Trans and gender diverse youth for no other reason than being themselves. A state government should help and ...Read More