Flag Flown Over State Capitol Honored Transgender Texans, Denton Mom Says

AUSTIN — The Texas flag flown over the state Capitol on Tuesday recognized the transgender men, women, and children who live in the Lone Star State.Amber Briggle, whose 10-year-old son Max is a transgender boy, said she won the flag in a silent auction at the League of Women Voters State Convention earlier this year. She requested the flag fly in honor of all transgender Texans either on Max's birthday or on Tuesday, the first day of the 2019 legislative session.Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, honored her request to fly the flag. Briggle, who lives in Denton and serves as the co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign's Parents for Transgender Equality National Council, said the flag-raising was meant to the visibility of trans people across Texas.  Continue reading...

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