As the third special session of the 87th Texas Legislature kicks off this week, LGBTQIA rights advocates are reminding young trans Texans: You have rights – know them. The Transgender Education Network of Texas, ACLU of Texas, Equality Texas, and Lambda Legal have collaborated to launch a digital toolkit to inform K-12 transgender, nonbinary, and genderqueer students and their advocates of their rights in Texas public and charter schools. Available to download for free at txtranskids.org, the "Free to Be Me" toolkit walks readers through how students' rights regarding bullying and harassment, names and pronouns, dress codes, school sports, and more have been applied across Texas. The initiative's candid about how some measures can be difficult for young people without the support of a parent or guardian, since there are certain legal rights that can only be exercised when somebody turns 18 (or is legally emancipated). Still, every trans student has rights, and the "Free to Be Me" toolkit is a great resource outlining the informal and formal steps students – and in some instances, their parent or guardian – can take in defending those protections... The Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services was scheduled to hear the anti-trans student-athlete Senate Bill 3 on Tuesday, Sept. 21.