FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 24, 2022
Agency Cites Importance of Gender Affirming Care for Transgender Youth with Disabilities
AUSTIN─On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services directing the agency to investigate gender affirming care as abuse. Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) responded in a letter sent today to the Commissioner emphasizing the life-saving value of gender affirming care and the harmful impact the Governor’s directive will have on transgender youth with disabilities.