Meet the Houston 8-year-old standing up to Abbott, for trans kids, at Biden’s State of the Union

Meet the Houston 8-year-old standing up to Abbott, for trans kids, at Biden’s State of the Union

Sunny Bryant, 8, poses for a photograph inside her family’s home on Monday, , in Houston. Sunny and her parents, who have been outspoken for the rights of transgender children, have been invited as honored guests of U.S. Rep.

Rebekah Bryant hugs her dily’s home on Monday, , in Houston. The mother and daughter trekked to Austin multiple times to testify against proposed state legislation targeting transgender children, their parents and their medical providers.

Sunny Bryant can do tricks on her roller skates, crochet and play violin, and if she could be famous for something, she would like it to be for her jokes.

Sylvia Garcia to virtually attend President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address

But at least for now, the 8-year-old is better known as an utterly upbeat and outspoken advocate for equality and justice for transgender children like herself. She took multiple trips with her mother to Austin to address lawmakers during the repeatedly extended Texas legislative session.

On Tuesday, the Houston third-grader squealed when she was introduced by name during a session of U.S. House of Representatives and was very happy the topic of trans kids came up when she and her family virtually attended the State of the Union as honored guests of U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia.

Abbott and Paxton both refer to these parents as supporting “genital mutilation,” a notion many experts in LGBT health care have said indicates a gross misunderstanding of what medical procedures are actually offered to children

The Houston Democrat, who represents the area where Sunny and her family live, said such young leaders “inspire us all.” Garcia said she was proud to invite Sunny to attend what is generally considered the president’s most important speech of the year. Lire la suite