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What’s at Stake for U.S. Trans Rights in 2023

Making sense of the rising legislative attacks on the trans community.

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2023 has already set a grim record for attacks on transgender rights. As of March 27, state lawmakers in the US have introduced at least 430 anti-LGBTQ laws—which is more than in the past five years combined.

Many of the proposed bills specifically target the trans community. From the ability to engage in youth athletics to accessing healthcare to using the bathroom of one’s choosing, all aspects of trans life are currently under attack.

In this collection, we dive into the mounting assault on trans rights, explore their origins, and hear from experts on what it all means.

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Mapping Attacks on LGBTQ Rights in U.S. State Legislature

ACLU Staff

In the last few years states have advanced a record number of bills that attack LGBTQ rights, especially transgender youth. The ACLU is tracking these attacks and working with our national network of affiliates to support LGBTQ people everywhere.