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Since ‘21 lawmakers proposed nearly 900 anti-#LGBTQ+ bills, nearly 500 of which were introduced this year in 49 state legislatures+Congress. Many bills target rights of #transgender people by curtailing “basic healthcare, education, legal recognition & the right to publicly exist
1) Many of the anti-trans bills target the rights of #transgender people by curtailing “basic #healthcare, education, #legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist” #LGBTQ thecrimereport.org/2023/05/16/a-s…
2) #NorthDakota recently enacted a statute restricting access to sex-segregated spaces apnews.com/article/transg…
3) Tennessee recently banned drag performances #Tennessee Passed the Nation’s First Law Limiting Drag Shows. Here’s the Status of Anti-Drag Bills Across the U.S. #legal #LGBTQ #HumanRights time.com/6260421/tennes…
4) Fourteen states have laws prohibiting #gender-affirming #healthcare for trans minors #legal #pediatrics #LGBTIQA+ #HumanRights abcnews.go.com/US/map-gender-…
5) These laws illustrate the increasingly hostile legislative landscape in the United States for #LGBTQ+ people.  #HumanRights #legal #discrimination cnn.com/2023/04/06/pol…
6) A variety of myths, false narratives, bad science, and misconceptions undergird anti-#trans legislation. Indeed, the common trope of predatory #transgender people is the product of decades of moral panics perpetuated by movies & other popular media splcenter.org/news/2023/03/3…
7) In a classic application of #crime–control theater, anti-#trans bills purportedly address such “dangers” in the name of protecting [cisgender] women & girls by enhancing sex segregation in public spaces in accordance with gender assigned at birth. psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi…
8) These justifications are often framed as “common sense,” but ignore the fact that both civil & criminal laws already protect such places. Framing the issue that [cisgender] women’s safety #trans rights are mutually exclusive advances a false narrative papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…
9)The notion that #trans people pose dangers 2 cisgender women & girls lacks any semblance of empirical support. There is no association between trans-inclusive policies+more crime in those places. They are more likely 2 be violently victimized. lgbtmap.org/file/bathroom-…
10) reasonable conclusion/take away from avail criminological research: trans-exclusionary laws do not protect cisgender women & girls from sexual violence or harassment, but result in dramatic increases in sexual & lethal violence 4 trans + gender-nonconforming adults/children
11) Right-wing commentator Michael Knowles clearly was not speaking for ALL people when he told CPAC this year that “transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely.” Nonetheless, Knowles is using specious concerns about women’s safety 2 achieve an eliminationist goal

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