DFPS Meeting Mobilization
On June 10th there will be an opportunity for the public to speak out against the recent actions of DFPS and call for the end to all investigations of transgender youth.
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the Governor cannot play politics with DFPS and now it's up to the Department to affirm what every major medical association has agreed on: providing medically necessary, life-saving health care to transgender youth is best practice medicine.
- Volunteer to read testimony - If you are able to read the testimony of an affected family and remind DFPS of their responsibility to protect kids from unnecessary investigations: Sign up here
- Share your story - If you are an affected family and want to anonymously share how these investigations have impacted you: Sign up here to provide testimony to be read at the June 10th DFPS Meeting
Although the state’s actions are not legally binding, we’re already seeing their devastating impact on transgender Texans and their families. Here’s what you can do to push back:
- Text the word Texas to 472-472 to call Greg Abbott and remind him that providing children life-saving, medically necessary healthcare is parenting at its best. Transgender youth deserve loving and affirming homes.
Send a message to DFPS urging them to listen to the consensus of every credible medical association, and protect transgender kids and parental rights.
Add joy to the world and declare your love and commitment to trans folks by writing a Love Letter to trans Texans from the Transgender Education Network of Texas
Businesses can sign the Texas Competes pledge here (for free) to promote a competitive Texas that is welcoming for LGBTQ people
Attorneys can sign up to give affordable legal help to trans youth and their families
Pledge to fight for trans youth in Texas by signing this petition
- Use the hashtag #protecttranskids on social media