Kai Shappley

Roxanna Asgarian (December 1, 2017). How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child. Houstoniamag.com (Archive)

Kimberly Shappley, as told to Breanne Randall (Apr 13, 2017). I Had 4 Boys — Until One of Them Told Me She Was Really a Girl. Goodhousekeeping.com (Archive)

Nora Caplan-Bricker (March 28, 2017). Why the Face of Resistance to Texas’ Bathroom Bill Is a Little Blond Girl and Her Mom. Slate.com (Archive)

Kathryn Joyce (March 26, 2017). She was an ultraconservative Texas Christian. Then Kai was born and everything changed.. Fusion.net (Archive)

Trans Youth – VICE on HBO Season 5
Molly Redden (February 24, 2017). Parents of transgender students fear for children’s safety under Trump. Theguardian.com (Archive)

Shelby Webb (February 23, 2017). Federal reversal on transgender students highlights divisions. Houstonchronicle.com (Archive)

News Staff (August 10, 2016). Mother wants transgender daughter to be able to use girls’ bathroom in kindergarten. Click2Houston.com (Archive)

Also known as Joseph-Paul Shappley

Avery Jackson

Max Londberg (October 29, 2017). KC mom of trans girl Avery Jackson challenges Betsy DeVos to ‘provide real leadership’. Kansascity.com (Archive)

Zack Ford (September 5, 2017). The pernicious junk science stalking trans kids. Thinkprogress.org (Archive)

Laura Ziegler (May 2, 2017). Representing Transgender Kids Is Both Empowering And Annoying For This Kansas City Girl. Kcur.org (Archive)

Laura Ziegler (April 27, 2017). It’s a rollercoaster raising a transgender child in the spotlight. Newsworks.org (Archive)

Austin Huguelet (February 22, 2017). ‘Bathroom bill’ draws parade of criticism in Missouri Senate committee. Stltoday.com (Archive)

Marlo Mack (February 22, 2017). This mom was a die-hard Rush Limbaugh fan. Then her kid came out as trans. Kuow.org (Archive)

Allison Pecorin (February 21, 2017). ‘There’s many Averys’: Transgender KC girl testifies against Missouri bathroom bill. Kansascity.com (Archive)

Isabella Alves (February 21, 2017). Senate holds hearing on requiring separate school bathrooms based on biological sex. Columbiamissourian.com (Archive)

Kay McSpadden (April 22, 2016). The innocent children affected by HB2. Charlotteobserver.com (Archive)

Nicole Maines

Sentinel & Enterprise (October 28, 2017). Transgender rights to be discussed at Fitchburg State. Sentinelandenterprise.com (Archive)

Geoffrey Riley & John Baxter (June 8, 2017). Fri 8:30 | Transgender Identical Twin Brings Story To Medford. Ijpr.org (Archive)

Sarah Ditum (May 29, 2017). Can the media focus on transgender politics reveal anything larger about identity?. Newstatesman.com (Archive)

Staff Report (December 5, 2016). UMaine student Nicole Maines shares her story in HBO’s ‘The Trans List’. Pressherald.com (Archive)

Lisa Miller (November 6, 2015). ‘Becoming Nicole,’ by Amy Ellis Nutt. Nytimes.com (Archive)

Amy Ellis Nutt (October 19, 2015). Becoming Nicole: They were born identical twin boys, but one always felt he was a girl. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Chris Harnick (June 17, 2015). Nicole Maines to Guest Star on Royal Pains’ Special Transgender Episode. Eonline.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (December 01, 2014). Transgender student’s lawsuit ends with $75K award, order telling Orono schools to allow bathroom access. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Bill Nemitz (November 20, 2014). Bill Nemitz: Trailblazing Maine teenager rises to Glamour heroes list. CentralMaine.com (Archive)

Emily Burnham (November 18, 2014). Glamour Magazine names transgender Orono student as one of its 50 Inspiring Women for 2014. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Glamour (November, 2014). Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference. Glamour.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (January 30, 2014). Maine Supreme Court rules in favor of transgender girl in Orono school bathroom case. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (June 12, 2013). ‘I wouldn’t wish my experience on another trans person,’ girl denied use of school bathroom says. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (June 8, 2013). High court to hear arguments in transgender bathroom case Wednesday. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (June 8, 2013). Maine pediatricians support transgender student’s use of girls bathroom. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (November 20, 2012). Judge finds in favor of Orono schools over transgender girl’s use of bathroom. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Bella English (December 11, 2011). Led by the child who simply knew. Bostonglobe.com (Archive)

Judy Harrison (September 02, 2011). A struggle for acceptance: Gender identity disorder. Bangordailynews.com (Archive)

Previously known as Wyatt Maines

Emma Smith

Bianca London (October 18, 2017). Furious mother of six-year-old transgender girl hits out at teachers she claims BANNED her daughter from hugging other children and insisted she used the boys’ toilet. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

James Michael Nichols (September 6, 2017). This 6-Year-Old Spent A Year Of Her Life Fighting To Use Her School’s Bathroom. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive)

Tanja Rekhi (August 4, 2017). Family urges Buncombe County to adopt policy for transgender students. Wlos.com (Archive) (Archive)

John Boyle (August 4, 2017). Parents of transgender first-grader push for policy protection, board resists. Citizen-times.com (Archive)

Beth Walton (June 2, 2017). Better school support promised for transgender child, parents say. Citizen-times.com (Archive)

Beth Walton (May 20, 2017). Discovering Emma: A kindergartner’s transgender journey. Citizen-times.com (Archive)

Also known as Colton Smith

Tegan Dyason

Sophie Evans, Lucy Thornton (October 13, 2017). “It made me sick to wear a boy’s uniform”: Transgender girl aged eight ‘a million per cent happier’ after courageous decision. Mirror.co.uk (Archive) (Archive)[1].

Also known as Tom Dyason

Notable Quote: “But then, early last year, she received a phone call from school to say that Tegan had lost her temper because someone had called her gay.”

“She broke down and said, ‘I’m not gay, I want to be a girl,’ she recalled of the incident. “In her eyes, she thought she was a girl. She always saw herself as a girl.”[1].

Dexter Jones

Antonia Hoyle (September 22, 2017). Is this mother right to help her 6-year-old change gender? An undoubtedly loving mum says she knows what’s best for her child. Read her story and see if you agree. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

Previously known as Talia Jones

Toby Vargas

Phoenix O’Connor (September 22, 2017). Midland mother wants transgender son to be accepted. Newswest9.com (Archive)

Previously known as Evallen Vargas

Amber Briggle

Clemence Michallon (September 7, 2017). ‘Will my kid be able to pee?’ Mother of nine-year-old transgender son details the heartbreaking questions parents of trans kids have to ask themselves as their children return to school. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

Christian McPhate (August 14, 2017). A North Texas Father Ends Up in Jail Over Fight About 4-Year-Old’s Gender. Dallasobserver.com (Archive)

Amber Briggle (August 1, 2017). The ‘bathroom’ bill isn’t about transgender Texans. It’s about politics. Star-telegram.com (Archive)

Joshua Fechter (July 24, 2017). Texas small business owners speak out against transgender bathroom bill. Mysanantonio.com (Archive)

Amber Briggle (June 26, 2017). A mother writes: Dear Speaker Straus. Tribtalk.org (Archive)

Sarah Hoye (June 21, 2017). Mothers of transgender kids to fight against bathroom bill. Wfaa.com (Archive)

Caitlyn Jones (May 22, 2017). Denton ISD officials say bathroom restrictions won’t change process. Dentonrc.com (Archive)

Bradley Blackburn (April 07, 2017). Transgender Denton boy gets new birth certificate. Wfaa.com (Archive)

John Wright (August 13, 2016). In Texas Transgender Suit, Who’s Facing Harm?. Texasobserver.org (Archive)

Chuck Lindell (May 31, 2016). Opposing transgender views duel at Capitol. Mystatesman.com (Archive)

Max Briggle

Clemence Michallon (September 7, 2017). ‘Will my kid be able to pee?’ Mother of nine-year-old transgender son details the heartbreaking questions parents of trans kids have to ask themselves as their children return to school. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

Bradley Blackburn (April 07, 2017). Transgender Denton boy gets new birth certificate. Wfaa.com (Archive)

Bradley Blackburn (February 24, 2017). Denton mom of transgender son takes on Trump administration. Wfaa.com (Archive)

Rob Curran (September 8, 2016). Ken Paxton had a completely normal dinner with the family of a transgender kid. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

Tom Benning (August 23, 2016). Ken Paxton agrees to have dinner with Denton transgender boy and his family. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

Paul J. Weber (August 22, 2016). Judge Blocks Obama’s Transgender School Bathroom Order. Nbcdfw.com (Archive)

John Wright (August 13, 2016). In Texas Transgender Suit, Who’s Facing Harm?. Texasobserver.org (Archive)

Previously known as Mary Grace Briggle

Also known as MG Briggle

Ellie Ford

Zack Ford (September 5, 2017). The pernicious junk science stalking trans kids. Thinkprogress.org (Archive)

Maria Danilova (March 9, 2017). Transgender families press education secretary on rights. Abcnews.go.com (Archive)

Moriah Balingit (March 8, 2017). Families of transgender children plead with Betsy DeVos to protect their kids. Chicagotribune.com (Archive)

Emma Brown (February 25, 2017). Parents of transgender children request meeting with Trump, DeVos, Sessions. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Ron Ford Jr. and Vanessa Ford (June 3, 2016). Parents of transgender child: Our magnetic 5-year-old is not a threat to anyone. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)