Texas Parents of Transgender Youth Fear New Anti-Trans Orders : Consider This from NPR Governor Greg Abbot has directed the state's Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate certain gender-affirming care as possible child abuse, leaving parents of transgender youth feeling caught between two choices: support their children or face a possible CPS investigation.

Annaliese and Rachel are mothers living in Texas, both have transgender children. They speak to NPR about the emotional and mental toll this order has had on their families. And Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the American Civil Liberties Union, explains the status of other anti-LGBTQ bills in other states.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Parents of Transgender Youth Fear Texas' New Anti-Trans Orders

Parents of Transgender Youth Fear Texas' New Anti-Trans Orders

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LGBTQ rights supporters gather at the Texas State Capitol in 2021 to protest anti-trans legislation. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption

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LGBTQ rights supporters gather at the Texas State Capitol in 2021 to protest anti-trans legislation.

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Governor Greg Abbot has directed the state's Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate certain gender-affirming care as possible child abuse, leaving parents of transgender youth feeling caught between two choices: support their children or face a possible CPS investigation.

Annaliese and Rachel are mothers living in Texas, both have transgender children. They speak to NPR about the emotional and mental toll this order has had on their families. And Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the American Civil Liberties Union, explains the status of other anti-LGBTQ bills in other states.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mallory Yu. It was edited by Fatma Tanis and Patrick Jarenwattananon. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.