Anti-trans policies barrel forward as legal groups scramble to respond


The relentless stream of anti-LGBTQ bills targeting transgender people continues to flow through statehouses at a rapid pace as many states enter the home stretch of their legislative session. Legal groups supporting the LGBTQ community, meanwhile, are challenging many of the laws.

One of the most notorious hotbeds of transphobia is Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis has continued to fan the flames of bigotry to prop up his looming presidential campaign. Under DeSantis, the state has passed legislation banning trans athletes from playing sports and muzzling LGBTQ people in schools under the so-called “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill.