Carrie Jackson and her family of three fondly remember their home in Denton, Texas.
They had moved to the Dallas suburb from the tiny town of Malakoff, Texas, back in 2016. Jackson landed a job she liked as a lead counselor for the Aubrey Independent School District. Carrie said her 17-year-old high school junior, Cass, who is transgender, was thriving.
Coming out and socially transitioning at 14 had been rough, but by 17, Cass was a well-adjusted teen who identified as nonbinary and used they/them pronouns. Cass was making great grades, working a job, driving a car and starting to think about college, Carrie said.
“I hid away for a really long time,” Cass recalled. “But then I figured this out about myself against all odds.”
On the night of Feb. 22. Carrie was sitting in […]