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These various legislations and bans are so odious and horrible that it’s hard to know where to begin. But hopefully, the legislations defining trans people out of legal recognition could be challenged based on the equal protection clause of the Constitution? As in, not allowing updated/proper legal documents would be selectively putting trans people at a huge risk of harassment and victimization?

I’m struck at how the map of gender affirming care bans (both successful and defeated) is incredibly similar to the map of states carried by the GOP in the 2020 presidential election (except for GA)

Erin - everyone appreciates your excellent and thorough reporting, even when the news is not good.

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Thank you for providing such a cogent display of the information, especially since it’s multifaceted. Adding on to your comment about cheerleading in relation to the Texas “gesticulation” part of the bill...it would be interesting for someone to use that law to go after beauty pageants, particularly those involving children. I keep scratching my head that it’s 2023 and we’ve lost decades of incremental progress in a few short years.

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Thank you, Erin for all the information. These are dark times, indeed. However, I hope Everyone stays strong and hopeful as possible. There are currently 11 states who are strong, and more will follow. Sending lots of Love to Everyone from London, Ontario, Canada.

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I'm curious to know what the status of people is (or will be) who have already changed their birth certificates in states that have enacted (or are considering) mandates that require one's genetic complement or biological role in reproduction henceforth determine how their sex is listed. Unless this has been specifically addressed in the actual legislation, I suppose it will have to be settled by the courts.

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Their deep hate for our community is just so glaring. Thank you for doing such an amazing job of tracking all of this for us! I keep sharing and asking folks to support your work because it is so very important. I have a deep level of gratitude for you!

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Thank you for your wonderful work! Trans historian Susan Stryker has a shout-out to you on an upcoming episode of the podcast This Is Probably a Really Weird Question, which focuses on lgbtq health and history. (She is featured in our June 1 episode and in a “mini-episode,” where she mentions you, coming on June 15.) We hope you’ll take a listen if you can—-www.reallyweirdquestion.com. We are all huge fans of your work.

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There is a big federal level risk that under a conservative enough administration they may use military conscription as form of conversion therapy. That was a general practice before the national service ended in the UK. The most serious hazing cases where often relating to the sexual/gender minorities.

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We are in a really bad place. But I believe we will overcome this.

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