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Transgender Rights: Resources Page

What’s currently going on in 2023?

Trans Prom Proved: Trans Youth Joy Is Unstoppable

On May 22, over 50 trans and nonbinary youth from at least 18 states gathered in front the U.S. Capitol to throw a party and issue a manifesto.

 

Podcasts: 

The Weeds, Live – Anti-trans legislation, explained

Danni Askini, co-executive director of national programs for the Gender Justice League, talks about why there is such a large wave of anti-trans policies sweeping. 

 

We Need to Talk About the New York Times with Tuck Woodstock 

Tuck Woodstock joined the podcast, You’re Wrong About to talk about how transgender issues are covered in the media, especially in the New York Times. They have a podcast called Gender Reveal

 

Anti-Trans Legislation:

2023 anti-trans bills tracker - translegislation.com

This site tracks “legislation that seeks to block trans people from receiving basic healthcare, education, legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist.”

 

Mapping Attacks on LGBTQ Rights in U.S. State Legislatures - ACLU

“The ACLU is tracking 491 anti-LGBTQ bills in the U.S. Choose a state on the map to show the different bills targeting LGBTQ rights and take action. While not all of these bills will become law, they all cause harm for LGBTQ people.”

 

Minnesota to join at least 4 other states in protecting transgender care this year - NPR

“At the same time, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico and Minnesota have passed bills designed to shield transgender health care through legal protections, health care coverage and access. Friday, the Minnesota legislature passed protections for youth and parents who seek health care and for the providers that give it. Gov. Tim Walz, who championed the bill, says he will sign it.”

 

States move on trans youth care

An interactive map with different states showing which states have restrictions, restrictions that haven’t taken place, and protection for gender-affirming care for minors

 

Transgender Issues and the Intersection with Environmental Justice:

Exploring the Intersectionality Between Environmental Justice and Pride Month - NEEF

“While not always recognized for their contributions, the LGBTQ+ community has long been on the frontlines of conservation. After all, the green stripe in the pride flag, unveiled in 1979, stands for nature.”

 

Why Queer Liberation Is an Environmental Justice Issue - Earthjustice

“The first Pride march was the anniversary of the Stonewall riot led by Black and Latinx trans and gender non-confirming individuals against police brutality.”

 

“At a 2020 rally, Dr. Angela Davis said, ‘If we want an intersectional perspective, the trans community is showing us the way. The trans community has taught us to challenge that which is perceived to be normal. If we can challenge the gender binary, we can challenge prisons.’”

 

Yes, trans rights are an environmental issue, too - Grist

“Lots of transgender and non-conforming people who experience poverty, they’re exposed to dirty air and dirty water. And most of the time, they don’t realize that they’re living under the shadow of [these exposures]. It starts with poverty. (Transgender people experience poverty at a rate more than double that the U.S. population overall)”

 

“Like climate change, we can see the catastrophic effects of gender-based violence right before our eyes. (Both intimate-partner violence and sexual violence are associated with displacement and impoverishment following natural disasters.) We see the murders. We see the terrible storms. We see the dirty air and the dirty water. We see animals dying and our forests being devastated. So I think we have to see transphobia with the same kind of urgency. There were 28 murders reported in the U.S. transgender community in 2017 (the highest it’s been in at least five years). I think that it’s important that we see [trans survival] as a public health issue that has to be addressed from a systemic and environmental policy place.”

 

No Climate Justice Without Trans Rights - Atmos

“The discovery of an anti-trans group’s involvement in an Indigenous-led land defense battle highlights the dangers of binary thinking. The Frontline reminds us why the climate movement must center the voices of queer, trans, nonbinary, and two-spirit people.”

 

Queering Environmental Justice - Yale:

“Much like social determinants of health have been shown to be associated with unequal harmful environmental exposure based on race and socioeconomic status, chronic diseases associated with environmental exposure — respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, for example — are found at a higher rate in the LGBTQ+ community than in cisgender, heterosexual populations.”

 

  • Link to the full PDF here - the figure on page 80 is interesting

  • “Exclusive policies in urban planning also pushed LGBTQ+ individuals into low-income, declining neighborhoods. “Gayborhoods” often have few LGBTQ+ residents because high property values create the illusion that the LGBTQ+ population is primarily White, cisgender,affluent, gay men. This renders others in the community invisible to possible exposure and impact. Currently, 29 states have no anti discrimination housing policies, and the FederalHousing Act and Equal Credit Opportu-nity Act does not explicitly prohibit dis-crimination against sexual orientation and gender identity. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has anti discrimination policies forLGBTQ1individuals, but as of 2019 male same-sex couples still experi-enced discrimination when seeking mortgages from the Federal Housing Administration.” p.81

  • “Environmental disasters such as hurri-canes and wildfires also may dispropor-tionately affect LGBTQ+ health; this is owing to hindered access to resources and inclusion in disaster response poli-cies and protocol. Although this is understudied, the existing evidence suggests a higher burden. For example,environmental disasters were associated with increased physical violence against LGBTQ1individuals.” p.82

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