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."