This short Scientific American video explores how Junk Science is being used against transgender Kids.
Amber Briggle, a TX mom of a transgender child has "no more words" to say to AG Ken Paxton, who’s labeled gender-affirming care for kids as child abuse. "He broke bread with my family and now he says that families like mine should not exist."
Mrs. Briggle was afraid for the safety of her children if she left them with loving relatives while she went to the GLAAD media awards. Her main concerns weren't about whether her kids would get enough to eat or make it to school on time. But about the Texas official state criminals should they steal them while she was away.
"The more people who are brave enough like Amber to tell their stories, the more we can engage Hollywood to have stories about our families and who we are. The more that people will understand." @sarahkateellis on @HallieOnMSNBC with @mrsbriggle talking attacks against trans kids pic.twitter.com/J0t0UcaDZf— GLAAD (@glaad) April 5, 2022
'I am angry every single day because of the way the world treats my son' — Mom Amber Briggle delivered a tearful speech at the GLAAD Media Awards after being investigated for providing gender-affirming care for her trans son in Texas.
Thank you, @nowthisnews, for capturing the highlights of my speech at the @glaad awards. We need more people, orgs, and corporations to hold our elected officials accountable and stand up to #ProtectTransKids. https://t.co/TLxE5C4mz0— Amber Briggle (she/her) (@mrsbriggle) April 5, 2022
Amber's powerful testimony against anti-trans legislation in 2021:
"I’m terrified because I’m the parent of a trans child. And I’m afraid that by speaking here today, my words will be used against me should #SB1646 or #SB1311 pass, & my sweet son whom I love more than life itself, will be taken from me."
"But here I am."
Over 200 billboards in nearly every state displayed a transgender-inclusive message on the Transgender Day of Visibility. The artwork is courtesy of non-binary artist Rae Senarighi and is made possible with funding by the group Have a Gay Day.
The digital "blips" display for 10 seconds rotate with other paid messages. They are a powerfull way of reminding us and the general public that our lives truly do matter.Rae wrote on Facebook "🏳️⚧ 205 billboard locations across the United States! 🏳️⚧ A huge thank you to Have A Gay Day for fundraising and spearheading this enormous billboard effort. They will be announcing all of the locations shortly! Just in time for Trans Week of Action (happening now) and Trans Day of Visibility on March 31st. ❤"
Some of the locations:
Alabama Brighton, Double sided billboard, south and north facing, I-59 350ft N/O 18th Ave ES, N/F near 18th Ave Bessemer, Double Sided Billboard, Southbound and northbound on I-459 to Bessemer Anniston, Highway 21 at Cedarbrook Lane, N/S facing
Alaska no signs available at this time
Arizona Deer Valley I-17 North and South Facing
Arkansas Bentonville, Double sided billboard at Walton Blvd at Rainbow Curve Texarcana, double sided billboard, located on a 1-way feeder road for I30E. Excellent visibility from the Stateline overpass and I30. Beside El Chico’s Mexican Restaurant. Across I30
California San Jose -Highway 101-North Bound Facing Near 4th Street
Colorado North Washington, Double Sided Billboard on 224 with visibility also on I-76 traffic as well as the I-76 westbound entrance ramp from I-270. Monument, Double sided billboard (I-25) heading inbound into the Colorado Springs area. Near Woodmore
Connecticut West Haven, I-95 South Near Exit 43 in West Haven. Just south of downtown New Haven.
Delaware Not available at this time
Florida Orlando, on Colonial Drive West Facing Fort Lauderdale, Double Sided North and South facing, located at Florida Turn Pike (Highway 91) @ Highway 441 Intersection F/S Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze Parkway by marble court facing east bound. Navarre, Just before the light and before McDonalds and Walmart Supercenter, highway 98 east bound traffic. Freeport, highway 331 by black creek road. South Bound Facing Panama City Beach, Highway 30 just off of 98 by Promenade Shopping Mall
Georgia Atlanta I-75 North and South Facing Near Fulton Street Americus, West bound facing highway 280 and Mayo street Thomasville, highway 319 and 35 north bound facing Valdosta, On 4 lane divided highway directly off I-75 exit
Hawaii Not available at this time
Idaho Nampa, Highway 84 and east times square east bound facing, left side of the road when driving Illinois Chicago – near 55 and South Archer Chicago -near Stevenson and S. Wabash Chicago – on west 55th near 25th
Indiana Lake Station, Double sided billboard near I-80 / 94 near east 18th ave. Clarksville, Right-hand read for southbound traffic on I-65 at MM 1.10. Above Tom Stinnett RV. Iowa Dubuque, Located on HWY 20 at a major intersection, HWY 20 and Old HWY Rd, at the west end of town. Very close to the County fairgrounds
Kansas Wichita: Left Facing Right Next to Us 81 – North Bound Newton, along the I-135 between 24th and 36th Streets in Newton, KS. This billboard is a left hand read Wichita, Right read sign right next to the Road on US – 82 Wichita, Located just East Kellogg Dr just East of Rock Road. Motorist Traveling West on Kellogg to most Major businesses and Shopping areas in Wichita. Around the corner from Towne East shopping Mall.
Louisiana Lafayette I-10 Near I-49 West Facing Bossier City, Located at a 4 way stop on Pines Road @ Financial Plaza immediately off I20 E. exit. Gonzales, off highway 61 South Bound
Maine Not available at this time Maryland Not available at this time Massachusetts Not available at this time
Michigan I-75 at Waterman Ave South Facing Romulus, I-275 traveling south to Western Wayne County, and Monroe toward Toledo, Ohio. It also reaches people exiting to Detroit Metro Airport’s west entrance by being the last billboard before the exit. Allen Park, South Bound 75 near goddard Ave. Lincoln Park, South South 75 East facing Detroit: northbound I-75 Also visible to I-96, I-94, or just continuing on Northbound I-75. This digital billboard has additional bonus viewing from Fort St. and Waterman Ave, in the heart of SW Detroit, directly across from produce terminal. Bonus view: Fort St. at a traffic light. Rochester Hills, Can be seen traveling east on M-59 towards Warren, Sterling Hgts, Shelby Twp., Utica, and Madison Hgts and from I-75, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Southfield, Troy, Pontiac, Clarkston, Waterford . Auburn Hills, north bound I-75
Minnesota Grand Rapids, Located between Grand Rapids and Cohassset on US HWY 2. Blaine, double sided billboard 9002 Baltimore Street NE,Blaine Fridley, double sided S/S I-694 .6 miles E/O Hwy. 252 F/W Hastings, highway 61 and 55 east bound traffic visibility Grand Rapids, Located between Grand Rapids and Cohassset on US HWY 2. Double sided billboard Grand Rapids, Located on US 169 as entering Grand Rapids.
Mississippi Pearl Near I-20 and I-49 East Facing Magee, double sided billboard located on Hwy 49 in Magee, MS. It is located right at the intersection as you turn into Walmart, across the road from Berry’s Seafood.
Columbia, located on busy Highway 98. Located along the primary retail corridor near the entrance to the Walmart Supercenter. Florence, located on the left side of Highway 49 when traveling North. It is within clear view of Berry Seafood Restaurant and Spinners of Florence on the right. Columbus, double sided, north and south bound located on the left side of Highway 82 when driving east towards the Columbus exit, Collinsville, south bound highway 19
Missouri St. Charles, This billboard reaches eastbound traffic just east of Cave Springs. off I-70 east facing Springfield- East Side Campbell south of Battlefield, South Face
Montana Billings West bound Traffic Near I90- and 87
Nebraska Kearney, Highway 30 and North Ave East Bound facing
Nevada Las Vegas 7165 Rafael Ridge Way, Clark County, South Bound and North Bound
New Hampshire No billboards available at this location
New Jersey Pleasantville, This Atlantic City BEACH bound digital billboard is located at the very busy intersection of the Black Horse Pike and Route 9 the Garden State Parkway, Route 9 and Northfield.
New Mexico Clovis. 3018 N Prince st in Clovis, NM. Just north of the Mall and upper end restaurants
North Carolina Charlotte, highway 77 South Bound and 277 interchange Fayetteville, Highway 59, @ Highway 162, WS, N/F Greensboro, I-40 Unit Eastbound .5 Miles before HWY 68 and the Piedmont Traid Regional Airport Jacksonville, 1476 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville just W/O Old 30 Rd. SS.
North Dakota Bismark, I-277 949 Brookshire Frwy, West Facing
Ohio Cincinnati I-75 South Facing Near Ludlow Ave Cincinnati via I-71. This display is immediately adjacent to the southbound ramp from I-71 to Martin Luther King Boulevard Cincinnati via I-71 North Bound near delway street Cincinnati I-71 N Bound Facing and Edwards Road Dayton, I-75 North Facing Near Highway 35 Lorain, N Leavitt Rd. in Lorain. This north facing digital is visible as you travel south on N Leavitt Rd.
Oklahoma Oklahoma City I-40 Facing West Near S. Macarthur Blvd Woodward, Near highway 270 and 34
Oregon Klamath Falls, Washburn Way WestLine 85′ S of S 6th St North bound traffic Hillsboro, West and East Bound Double Sided, By road 8 and Aloha Milwaukee, Double sided billboard on SE Mcloughlin Blvd and SE Moores street
Pennsylvania Wind Gap, Route 33 in Wind Gap. It sits between two booming areas, the Lehigh Valley and the Pocono Mountains. Sciota, highway 209 South facing in Sciota
Rhode Island not available in this location
South Carolina Little River, Hwy 17 Byp, Little River – next to Jimmy G’s Cash & Dash and the Little River Village Shopping Center, just 2.2 miles from the NC line Conway, Conway – intersection / overpass near Christ Community Church Lexington Oak Grove, Hwy 1 at Ermine Rd, East Facing North Charleston, double sided on 642 by Patriot Blvd.
Tennessee La Vergne, TN I-24 East and West Facing Near New Paul Road Memphis- double sided billboard located along I-40 right next to Wolf River at the I-40 and I-240 Flyover Kingsport, Viewed from Stop Light at E. Stone Drive and Eastman Road. Located in the Longhorn Steakhouse Parking Lot Johnson City, Digital Board near Winged Deer Park. Near Johnson City Motor Mile. Target Piney Flats, Bluff City and Bristol State of Franklin Rd @ Walnut St. Target ETSU, Ballad Hospital, Chick-fil-a, Fresh Market and Publix Hickory, Board located in Hickory north bound facing
Texas San Antonio Texas 303 W Loop West Facing and East Facing Near Castle Hills Jarrell I-35 North Facing Near Jarrell San Benito- 802 Scott Brown Hwy 77 (69 E Access Road) Amarillo, Located across from Westgate Regional Mall Wharton, US Hwy 59 820′ N/O FM 102 West Side Carizzo Springs, Hwy 83 @ Hwy 277 Del Rio – US 277 @ US 90 Odessa- Right-hand read billboard in the center of Odessa on I-20 Burleson – Wilshire Blvd right side of the road Missouri City, Double Sided Billboard South Sam Houston Pkwy W/ W/O Fondren Alvin – Hwy 35 S/O FM 528 South Bound Facing Frisco- Double Sided Billboard Frisco & Little Elm on FM 423 n/o Lubbock, near highway 62 west bound facing
Utah South Salt Lake Along I-80 East Bound Facing
Virginia Chesapeake, VA near highway 58 and Snowden street East Facing
Washington Everett, located in North Seattle near the intersection of two major freeways: I-5 and I-405. It is in close proximity to the Alderwood Mall Tacoma, Visible on 72nd St E at Canyon Rd E intersection.
West Virginia None available at this time
Wisconsin Lake Hallie, located on I-53 north facing and south facing Rothschild, Hwy 29 at Business 51, 1/2 mile East of 39/51 – Wausau Waunakee, double sided billboard De, Pere, on highway 41 heading into Green Bay and Lambeau Field Oshkosh, I-41 north of HWY 21 – Oshkosh Oshkosh I-41, 1/4 mile north of HWY 26 – Oshkosh Fond du Lac, I-41, N of Johnson St. – Fond du Lac