Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
the real-life drama facing transgender kids in Texas and turned it into a playable narrative experience that they hope will change hearts and minds.Lookout Drive Games worked with trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming creators to create “Portrait of a Texas Family: A free slice of life game about love and resilience,” now available for free on Mac and PC.In the roughly 30-minute visual novel (kinda like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” story), you play a parent of Sofia, a trans 14-year-old.
Along with your partner Martín, your family must collect family keepsakes to place inside of a “safe folder” that will serve as proof of Sofia’s insistent gender identity and her supportive family, just in case the state’s child abuse investigators come calling.In the game, players can customize their character’s skin tone, hair length, body type, and pronouns.
Players must also decide how to respond conversationally to challenging situations, such as when an old man at the beach asks if Sofia is “one of those transgenders,” the Houston Chronicle noted.The idea for the game came from a heartbreaking Twitter thread posted by Texan parent Amber Briggle after Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott ordered the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate for child abuse any parents who allow their trans children to access gender-affirming medical care.Briggle told parents of trans youth to store their child’s medical and legal records; photos documenting their child’s transition; any of their child’s creations, awards, and report cards; as well as letters from trusted community members that could help prove to child abuse investigators that a trans child’s parents are loving and supportive of their kid’s decision to.