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.
Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis has opened up about being fearful for her trans daughter Ruby in a new interview. Over the last few years, conservative politicians and lawmakers in the US have consistently targeted the rights and health care of trans citizens.
From Texas eliminating workplace protections for trans and non-binary workers to Oklahoma’s governor withholding federal funds from a hospital over gender-affirming care, the amount of hate toward the community has grown substantially.
In a new interview with the Spanish news outlet Cadena SER Radio, Curtis opened up about the alarming anti-trans attacks and her fears for her daughter Ruby. “I have a trans daughter.
There are threats against her life just [for] her existence as a human being. There are people that want to annihilate her and people like her,” she explained. “The level of hatred is as if we had not learned from fascism, as if we hadn’t learned what the result of that is: the extermination of human beings.