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.
highest-ranking transgender person in the federal government, will speak on the grave harm done by anti-trans legislation and policies when she addresses the Out for Health Conference Saturday at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.“Trans youth in particular are being hounded in public and driven to deaths of despair at an alarming rate,” Levine wrote in the speech she will deliver; she shared the prepared remarks with NPR. “Fifty-two percent of all transgender and nonbinary young people in the U.S.
seriously contemplated killing themselves in 2020. Think about how many of them thought it was better to die than to put up with any more harassment, scapegoating, and intentional abuse.”In an interview with NPR, Levine, assistant secretary for health in the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, said anti-trans bills and policies “are politically based. It’s not public health-based.