HRC President Alphonso David, Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), Equality Texas, The ACLU, Texas Freedom Network,  mothers, fathers, their children, and Physicians who care for them spoke Tuesday on the capitol steps. They were there to draw attention to hateful bills targeting transgender children and especially, legislation to criminalize transgender healthcare and parents.

Senate Bill 1646 and its House version HB 1414 is only one vote away from becoming law. If that happens transgender children will be refused life-saving medicine, doctors will lose their licenses, children will be taken from their parents and they will be sent to prison as child abusers.

This is the same medicine cisgender children have received for decades for the same reason. Transgender children will die, a whole generation will be erased. This is nothing less than a concerted effort by GOP lead legislatures in 20 states to end a generation of transgender people.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender