Mack Beggs

Peter Dawson (February 24, 2018). Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs is booed after second straight state title win. Star-telegram.com (Archive)

Matt Howerton (February 24, 2018). Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals. Wfaa.com (Archive)

Katie Barnes (September 22, 2017). Transgender Texas wrestling champion Mack Beggs to be honored by Athlete Ally. Espn.com (Archive)

USA TODAY High School Sports (July 20, 2017). Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs makes video opposing proposed Texas bathroom bill. Usatodayhss.com (Archive)

Molly Evans (July 20, 2017). North Texas Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Joins Fight Against ‘Bathroom Bill’. Keranews.org (Archive)

Matthew Martinez (July 19, 2017). Transgender wrestling champ has a message for Texas lawmakers mulling ‘bathroom bill’. Star-telegram.com (Archive)

Jim Buzinski (June 28, 2017). Transgender Texas high school wrestler Mack Beggs grand marshal of Pride parade. Outsports.com (Archive)

Cam Smith (June 27, 2017). Texas transgender wrestler Mack Beggs to serve as grand marshal of San Antonio’s Pride parade. Usatodayhss.com (Archive)

Linda Harvey (June 21, 2017). Transgender men are stealing more from women than their clothes. Lifesitenews.com (Archive)

WND Exclusive (June 18, 2017). Transgender ‘girl’ Track Star With Mustache Crushes Female Competitors. Wnd.com (Archive)

Lauren McGaughy (May 26, 2017). Bill to let UIL disqualify transgender athletes for steroid use dies in House. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

Carlos Mendez (May 16, 2017). Texas wrestling coaches want fair play but fear bill would bar athletes. Star-telegram.com (Archive)

Lauren McGaughy (May 9, 2017). Transgender student athletes could be disqualified for steroid use under bill backed by Texas Senate. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

Jessa Schroeder (May 8, 2017). Texas could disqualify transgender athletes from scholastic sports under new bill. Nydailynews.com (Archive)

The Associated Press (April 27, 2017). Texas Judge Upholds Policy Allowing Transgender Wrestler to Take Testosterone. Twcnews.com (Archive)

Michael Florek (April 25, 2017). Judge dismisses lawsuit against UIL that sought to ban transgender wrestler from competing. Dallasnews.com (Archive) (Archive)

Michael Florek (April 10, 2017). Fight over transgender wrestler’s UIL eligibility headed to legislature, courts. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

WND Exclusive (March 26, 2017). Female athletes crushed by ‘women who were once men’. Wnd.com (Archive)

David Goins (March 23, 2017). New policy allows transgender teen to wrestle boys, but not in high school events. Wfaa.com (Archive)

Michael Florek (March 23, 2017). New transgender policy in USA Wrestling means Mack Beggs can compete against boys in high school offseason. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

The Associated Press (March 5, 2017). Transgender boy with girls wrestling title: ‘I don’t cheat’. Abcnews.go.com (Archive)

Katie Barnes (March 5, 2017). Chris Mosier talks Mack Beggs and trans youth participation policies in sports. Espn.com (Archive)

Michael Florek (February 28, 2017). The real story behind the transgender wrestler that became a national media sensation. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

Kent Babb (February 25, 2017). Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs identifies as a male. He just won the Texas state girls title.. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Associated Press (February 25, 2017). Transgender Boy Wins Texas Girls’ Wrestling Title. Nytimes.com (Archive)

Ross Logan (February 25, 2017). Transgender teen wrestler booed by parents who say he’s ‘cheating’ by competing with girls. Mirror.co.uk (Archive)

Jeff Caplan (February 25, 2017). Trinity’s champion wrestler credits teammates for his success. Star-telegram.com (Archive)

Associated Press (February 25, 2017). Transgender boy Mack Beggs wins Texas state girls wrestling title. Espn.com (Archive)

Isobel Frodsham (February 24, 2017). Anger as transgender wrestler who was born female breezes through tournament – triggering complaints that hormone treatment means he should no longer be fighting girls. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

Associated Press (February 24, 2017). Transgender boy wins first 2 matches of girls tournament. Foxnews.com (Archive)

Adam Coleman (February 24, 2017). Transgender wrestler reaches semfiinals in state wrestling. Chron.com (Archive)

Michael Florek (February 18, 2017). Transgender teen wins regional wrestling title despite attempt to ban him from competing. Dallasnews.com (Archive)

Jennifer Smith (February 19, 2017). Transgender teenage boy wins girls wrestling championship despite parents’ attempts to ban him from competing. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

Jess Herbst

Lourdes Zavaleta (January 5, 2018). Meet the Five Transgender Texans on the Ballot in 2018. Outsmartmagazine.com (Archive)

Emma Platoff (September 20, 2017). For some transgender Texans, bathroom bill fight spurs bids for office. Texastribune.org (Archive)

Chuck Lindell (July 21, 2017). Texas Senate committee approves transgender bathroom bill. Mystatesman.com (Archive)

Amelia Harnish (June 20, 2017). What It’s Like To Be The First Openly Trans Mayor In Texas. Refinery29.com (Archive)

Nicole Rosales (June 11, 2017). Hundreds ‘March for Equality,’ against so-called ‘bathroom bill’. Kvue.com (Archive)

Zac Crain (June, 2017). Modern Family. Dmagazine.com (Archive)

Christian McPhate (April 10, 2017). Transgender Protests at Capitol Shift Location After They Find Legislators Have Private Bathrooms. Dallasobserver.com (Archive)

Bryan Kay (March 8, 2017). Small town mayor offers different window on Texas transgender debate. Csmonitor.com (Archive)

Jonah Yokoyama

Jonah Yokoyama (December 18, 2017). Transgender: Bathrooms ‘a weight’ on daily life at school. Cincinnati.com (Archive)[1].

Gil Kaufman (January 10, 2015). After Leelah Alcorn’s Death, These Trans Activists Want You To Think Differently About Gender. Mtv.com (Archive)

Jonah Yokoyama, BSN, RN: Transition Care Services Director (Archive)

Jonah Yokoyama is the Transition Care Services Director for the Cincinnati-based Heartland Trans* Wellness Group.

Notable Quote: “There have been no recorded issues or complaints on these trans youth using the restroom or locker room that aligns with their gender identity.”[1]. See a complaint here.

Brandi Seals

Brett Buffington, KHOU (December 15, 2017). HPD Chief addresses officer’s statement on transgender murder case. Khou.com (Archive)

John Donnelly (December 13, 2017). Transgender person shot, killed in neighborhood. Fox26houston.com (Archive)

Also known as Debarione Seals

Kimberly Shappley

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

Lisa Marchiano (October 6, 2017). Outbreak: On Transgender Teens and Psychic Epidemics. Tandfonline.com (Archive)[1].

Y.C. Orozco (August 8, 2017). Pearland mom speaks out against bathroom bill in PSA. Chron.com (Archive)

Chuck Lindell (August 1, 2017). AT THE CAPITOL: Faith leaders rally against transgender bathroom bills. Statesman.com (Archive)

Ashley Goudeau (July 21, 2017). Senate Committee takes up bathroom privacy bills. Kvue.com (Archive)

Chuck Lindell (July 21, 2017). Texas Senate committee approves transgender bathroom bill. Mystatesman.com (Archive)

Mike Snyder (July 17, 2017). Teen member of Pearland school board does his homework. Houstonchronicle.com (Archive)

Stephanie Whitfield (July 17, 2017). Bathroom bill back on agenda for special session. Khou.com (Archive)

Joey Guerra (June 12, 2017). Premiere: Houston gospel singer Billy Dorsey honors Orlando victims with ‘Pulse’. Chron.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)

Emily McCombs (March 2, 2017). Christian, Conservative And Parenting A Transgender Child In Texas. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive)

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

Notable Quote: “Now Shappley has gone from the being the embarrassed mother of a gender-nonconforming little boy—who likely would have grown up to be gay—to being the heroic mother of a very pretty gender-conforming girl.”[1].

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