Media Contact

Matt Levin, ACLU of Texas, media@aclutx.org

October 6, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House committee voted to advance anti-trans bill H.B. 25, which would ban transgender students from participating on K-12 athletic teams as their authentic selves.

The following quote can be attributed to Adri Perez, policy and advocacy strategist at the ACLU of Texas:

“The anti-trans youth sports ban exists solely for one purpose: to erase and exclude transgender people from all aspects of public life. This cruel bill targets an already vulnerable population, who simply want to participate in school athletics as their authentic selves. Lawmakers insist on attacking children, and forcing trans youth to fight for their own relevance by testifying at the Capitol — when they should just be kids enjoying school.

This legislation goes against all medical science and solves not a single problem in the state. State leaders must put a stop to these hateful attacks against transgender children.”