SUNDAY, MARCH 13
Trans Kids Cry for HELP!
Texas Governor’s Mansion
WHAT IS HAPPENING
On February 22nd Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton put all of the families with trans children in Texas at risk by declaring that gender-affirming care was child abuse based upon Texas state law.
This threatens to take trans kids away from loving and supportive parents in order to force them to detransition in the foster care system. Additionally, this will impact the trans kids already in the states care by removing any potential support they had within the system and further traumatizing them.
This would also require mandatory reporters to out trans kids to government officials making teachers, social workers, clergy, and medical care workers to participate in state violence or face legal consequences.
In the midst of this unprecedented anti-trans state violence, hundreds of thousands of tourists will be coming into the capitol city of Texas during March 11th-19th for SXSW, bringing money and positive attention to the state and the city of Austin.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT:
On March 13th we plan to get out and get LOUD at the Governors Mansion in Austin from 2-4PM to make sure trans kids, their families, and the trans community is heard.
In addition to the protest on-site at the Governor’s Mansion we will be broadcasting the demonstration as a live stream so that participants can park their cars around the city, open their windows, turn the sound all the way up, and BLAST our cries for help into the world so that the people of Texas and the people attending SXSW can not ignore our suffering in this time of crisis and need.
WHO IS ORGANIZING THIS:
This event is being organized by a number of organizations. We will announce our partners over the next couple of days.
IS THERE A WAY TO HELP IF I CAN’T COME TO AUSTIN?
We will be posting specific calls for help and boosting fundraising campaigns on the event page, but if you want to JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION you are encouraged to broadcast the live stream in whatever spaces you can, be it from car speakers, a Bluetooth speaker, or any other way you can think of to make sure trans kids’ cry for help is heard.
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