By Ryan Poppe • May 31, 201
Parents Of Transgender Youth Say They Are Left Out Of Bathroom Policy Talks | Texas Public Radio
Parents of transgender children argue they are being left out of the conversation when it comes to the state’s fight against public school district changes in bathroom ordinances. A Tuesday rally followed a request for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal opinion on whether these school districts are violating state law.
Pearland mother Kimberley Shappley, the mother of a transgender child, wept as she talked about her own efforts to thwart her child identifying as the opposite sex.
“Kai would never get a single toy that she asked for, she would never have a birthday party theme that she asked for. One Monday afternoon I remember picking (up) a sobbing child from daycare and her best friend had had a fourth birthday party that we were not invited to. I remember looking in the rearview mirror and seeing her sweet face saying, ‘Her daddy said the party was only for girls and that I’m a freak,'” Shappley says.