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October 2017:

Trans children don’t always “come out,” you know (Refinery29)

 

September 2017:

What back to school is like for trans kids (Refinery29)

 

August 2017:

Mom comforts her crying son in photo that shows who transphobic legislation really hurts (Scary Mommy)
HRC sits down with Parents for Transgender Equality Council’s Amber and Adam Briggle (Human Rights Campaign)
Burgess stands his ground during town hall meeting (Denton Record Chronicle)
What nobody talks about when we talk about school “bathroom bills” (Lifetime)

 

July 2017:

Denton Business owners speaking out against bathroom bill (Denton Record Chonicle)
After a photo of her trans son crying went viral, a Texas mom is speaking out (A Plus)
Texan mother explains heartbreaking photo of sobbing transgender son (Newshub)
Texas small business owners speak out against transgender bathroom bill (San Antonio Express)
Amber Briggle and the strength of American motherhood (Huffington Post)
Here’s what Texans said about the Texas legislature regulating bathrooms (Texas Tribune)
Meet the fierce Texas moms standing up for trans kids (INTO)
The Heartbreaking Reason Why This Transgender Boy is Crying (Women’s Health)
Photo of trans boy in Texas shows exactly who is affected by ‘bathroom bills’ (Huffington Post)
The story behind the viral Express-News photo of a transgender boy crying at the capitol (San Antonio Express)
This mom comforting her crying son shows the real pain trans kids go through (Good Housekeeping)
Texas mom speaks out about bathroom bill (VIDEO: CTV News Channel)
That viral photo of my trans son crying? Here’s what really was going on (Refinery29)
Transgender Troops are fighting for this country. Will our country fight for them? (Huffington Post)

 

June 2017:

Texas lawmakers,oh”bathroom bill” opponents prepare for round two (Texas Tribune)
Mothers of Transgender Kids to Fight Against Bathroom Bill  (VIDEO: WFAA)
Bathroom Bill another way to ‘bully’ transgender kids, mothers say (Dallas News)
Roundtable conversation with Human Rights Campaign and Equality Texas (VIDEO: Facebook Live)
A Mother Writes: Dear Speaker Straus (TribTalk)

 

May 2017:

Denton ISD officials say bathroom restrictions won’t change process (Denton Record Chronicle)

April 2017:

Transgender Denton Boy Gets New Birth Certificate (VIDEO: WFAA)
Transgender Denton Boy Gets New Birth Certificate (Breitbart)

 

March 2017:

How Transgender Students and Their Families Are Fighting For Their Rights (Teen Vogue)
Cooley Submits a Powerful — and Personal — Brief in Transgender Bathroom Case (Law.com)
Supreme Court of the United States (ACLU)
Bold Celebration (Denton Record Chronicle)

 

February 2017:

Trump fears come true for LGBTQ (USA Today)
New Trump Administration Order Lets States Bully Transgender Students (Daily Beast)
Denton mom of transgender son takes on Trump administration (VIDEO: WFAA)
Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students (Washington Post)
Talking to Elementary School Kids About Transgender Identity (Huffington Post)

 

January 2017:

Texas Mother of Trans Son Feels ‘Forgotten’ After State Officials Support Anti-LGBT Bill (Out Magazine)

 

December 2016:

Local folks who made a difference in 2016 (Denton Record Chronicle)
White House Invites Family of a Local Transgender Boy to Attend Rogue One Screening (Dallas Observer)
Family at center of transgender policy debate gets White House invite (VIDEO: FOX4)
Briggle Family to Catch Flick at White House (Denton Record Chronicle)
Briggles take in ‘Rogue One’ at White House (Denton Record Chronicle)
Texas Family Pushes Back against proposed Bathroom Bill (VIDEO: TWC News)

 

November 2016

Parents of Denton transgender student join Human Rights Campaign (VIDEO: FOX 4)

 

October 2016

See who readers nominated in Week One for Texan of the Year (Dallas Morning News)

 

September 2016:

Ken Paxton meets with transgender Denton boy and his family (VIDEO: FOX 4)
Mom of transgender boy receives some hate mail but mostly support (VIDEO: NBC 5)
Ken Paxton had a completely normal dinner with the family of a transgender kid (Dallas News)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Has Dinner with Family of Transgender Boy (VIDEO: NBC 5)
Texas Attorney General dines with local mother of transgender child (Dallas Observer)
Family invites Paxton to dinner to put a face on transgender issues (Denton Record Chronicle)
Atty General Ken Paxton shares dinner with transgender boy and his family (VIDEO: WFAA)
Texas family of transgender son invites anti-LGBT Attorney General Ken Paxton for dinner (OUT magazine)

 

August 2016:
Ken Paxton agrees to have dinner with Denton transgender boy and his family (Dallas Morning News)
Family of transgender child asks Texas AG to dinner: he says yes (VIDEO: WFAA)
This Mom and Her Transgender Son Invited Ken Paxton to Dinner.  He Said Yes. (AUDIO: KUT)
This Mom and Her Transgender Son Invited Ken Paxton to Dinner. He Said Yes. (AUDIO: Texas Standard)
In Texas Transgender Suit, Who’s Facing Harm? (Texas Observer)

 

June 2016

Mom of transgender student: ‘I wasn’t going to box my child into a life of depression’ (VIDEO: WFAA)
Boyhood Found (Denton Record Chronicle)
The Tip-Off (Denton Record Chronicle)

 

May 2016

Family of Denton Transgender Student Reacts to Bathroom Debate (VIDEO: NBC DFW)

 

April 2016

Denton County Sheriff’s Candidate Clarifies Facebook Post on Transgender Community (VIDEO: CBS DFW)
Denton County GOP Sheriff Candidate Tracy Murphree Calls for Violence Against Transgender People Needing to Pee (Dallas Observer)