How the GOP’s Anti-Trans Bills Target Children
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FEATURING JULES GILL PETERSON – Arkansas state Senators on Monday passed a bill to ban access to gender-affirming care for transgender minors. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee recently signed a bill banning transgender kids from playing sports in schools. The Alabama legislature advanced a bill outlawing hormone treatments for transgender youth. These are just a few of the disturbing efforts by GOP-dominated state legislatures to target trans youth. In the past 3 months there has been a record-breaking increase in such legislation with more than 80 bills being introduced—the largest number of transphobic bills in the history of the nation.
Jules Gill Peterson, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of the award-winning book “Histories of the Transgender Child.”