It's also ironic in the wake of a legislative session in which the Republican controlled Texas government tried to push fear and hatred of transgender people in the regular session and spent $800,000 of our tax money during the Special Oppression Session to mess with Texas trans people for their own political gain.
But when Harvey hit the upper Texas coast, it has been the Texas trans community who has also stepped up to not only organize efforts to help our own people, but people outside of it.
And nobody cares that she's using the women's bathroom when she has to pee. It's past time to stop wasting valuable Texas legislative time aiming discrimination efforts at us.
Meanwhile here in Houston my fab sis Nikki Araguz Loyd and her husband Will went out during the deluge on their jet skis in their northeast area part of the city to help people caught in the floodwaters during Harvey. They ended up rescuing this 82 year old woman during one of their jet ski rescue runs.
They are also pitching in to help where they can to help our trans community and other quicly recover from the storm.
Other trans Houstonians and trans Texans are in unsung ways helping clean storm damage at other people's homes, volunteering at local shelters, coordinating aid and relief efforts, raising money and simply doing their part as fellow Houstonians and Texans do to pitch in and help people recover from this storm.
Harvey is giving us the golden opportunity to prove that trans Texans are an undeniable part of the fabric of the Texas community.