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Thank you for updating this so regularly, Erin. I’ve been using your work in discussions with people organizing conferences in Florida and Georgia. It’s a truly invaluable resource and I’m so so incredibly grateful for your work. And I’m so glad to be able to support it with my subscription to your Substack

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And I’ve cited you in two pieces that will be published this summer 🤩👸🏻

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Yay!

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Apr 3, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

Erin, my work had a Trans Day Of Visibility conference call for our PRIDE Group this past Friday. My company is very LGBTQ friendly. One of the things discussed was safe states for trans individuals.

May I share this map with the group?

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totally!

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Thank you, that’s very generous.

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Apr 3, 2023Liked by Erin Reed

Erin,

Shared the April Legislative Transgender Map, thank you and attributed you as the source, with my PRIDE group. Was so happy that several coworkers replies that they follow you and they feel you do amazing work.

This made me so happy.

Thank you.

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I think you are wrong about Michigan but it’s my State so I admit bias but when our AG and governor come out and say it’s a safe refuge for transgender people it says something this is a scary map and even though our president issued strong statements of support we need actual action in the form of executive orders

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I have a big writeup about Michigan specifically because I knew people would mention it :) Just read my rationale in the Low Risk section.

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Other than GoFundMe, are there any resources that could help trans people and their families move to a safer state, if they can’t afford to do so?

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What are your thoughts about North Carolina now that the GOP has the supermajority? I was planning to send my teen there this summer for a bit, but the new developments have me terrified to send him. We would not have even considered North Carolina an option, but things looked safe a few weeks ago.

Thank you for all of your work!!! I am so, so grateful.

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Is it time to recalculate NC already?

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Hey Erin, I am a long-time fan who's trans/non-binary and a native Texan, I currently live in Austin. My partner and I are seriously considering fleeing TX before the end of the year. I was wondering if you had any experience helping people pick cities in these states? For example, I know Colorado is a great place to move but would you suggest to a trans/non-binary person to NOT move to Colorado Springs due to their history with Focus on the Family/Christian Nationalism? Let me know if you're avaiable to talk more specifically about this because we are currently at a loss for how to begin, what to do, where to go, what we should pack, what we should sell, if we should start a gofund me, etc...

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Hi, Nova. We relocated from Austin to Portland, OR in June. We have several friends who have either relocated or are planning to relocate from TX to Fort Collins, CO. Supportive community there.

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Hey, Karen! Thank you, this is very helpful! My spouse and I don't want to leave (and I feel especially called to keep fighting since families like yours have to do what's right for you kids safety) but it's looking like we may not get to chose depending on how the lege session continues.

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Thank you for your updates, the map is helpful in ways mass data isn't. =) Joined TFP in part because of you. Keep the amazing activism going <3

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You have Arizona in the moderately safe states. Didn’t the governor sign a bill a year ago banning Trans affirming care for minors as well as a sports ban? Just checking cause someone on Reddit pointed that out.

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Surgery only, which while not great, doesn’t put it in the worst states. They’re not at high risk for the time being of the worst laws you find in the other states.

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Thanks for clarifying that.

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Friendly disagreement Erin you know how I feel about the important work you do notably you are the only account I subscribe too

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Pretty sure Missouri is going to change color next month. Never thought I’d be looking back at Kansas as a bastion of sanity.

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Your work is so appreciated! I'm hoping NJ will earn a status upgrade with the next release of the map based on the executive order giving trans folk sanctuary status. BTW congratulations on your engagement! Wishing you & Zooey a lifetime of joy.

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SB14 in Texas is basically passed now as it heads to the governor’s office, and bans youth gender affirming care.

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I just found out about you through CoyoteAnnie on TikTok. Of course I had to subscribe to your substack immediately! Thank you for doing this.

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Erin, do you have a map or a list of bills that seek to SEPARATE trans children from their parents and caregivers? These are the bills like HB 42 (Texas) that add best practice, life-saving care for trans youth to child abuse statutes. I'd also include bills like SB 254 (Florida) that allow the state to take temporary custody of children who may be receiving gender-affirming care now or in the future. Thank you!

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In Florida where I live if I’m not mistaken that bill states any person can take your child from you and turn them into child and protective services if they know you allow them to take gender affirming treatment. Legalized kidnapping allowed by Desatan, I mean Desantis.

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Yes, I think that's correct and that there's more. Even if it is suspected that you might take your trans child to receive GA care, they can take your child away from you. Child custody cases in which an affirming parent received custody can be ignored if the non-supportive parent takes the child to Florida.

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Paid subscription that is

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