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.
Texas Republicans have been targeting transgender folks in the Lone Star State for years, especially since 2015 when the U.S.
Supreme Court handed down the Obergefell ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. It’s like, since they lost on marriage, the right-wingers decided to target the most vulnerable in our community.
Well, this weekend, as the Texas GOP holds its state convention in Houston, it is the transphobes who are being targeted … Icon Billy Porter is joining with Strands for Trans — a movement started in 2017 by Barba Grooming Salon in NYC to create trans-friendly barbershops and hair salons across the country — to “hyper-target” Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott at the convention (which started today, Friday, June 17, at Houston’s George R.
Brown Convention Center). “In response to the anti-trans legislation being passed by Texas legislators like Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, Strands for Trans is calling out these politicians for their bad hair — and their even uglier legislation,” according to a press release.