A father with a transgender daughter appeared before the Missouri state Legislature recently to plead with lawmakers who want to block her from playing sports with other girls. A wave of similar bills, aimed at restricting trans kids’ lives, are now sweeping across state legislatures. AdvertisementOne of his four kids, Boulware said, is a trans girl. I’m so glad it didn’t.”Other Missouri residents, including some trans children, also spoke out against the bill during the committee hearing. In at least 17 states, lawmakers have also introduced bills that would ban trans kids from accessing gender-affirming healthcare.