October 3, 2023

Prior to now 12 months, 49 states within the U.S. have proposed 556 anti-queer/anti-trans legal guidelines, of which 80 have handed, 104 failed, and 372 are nonetheless lively. Mixed with elevated violence in opposition to the LGBTQ+ group, and the weaponization of tradition by rightwing ideologues, the Human Rights Marketing campaign declared a state of emergency. Together with the declaration, HRC launched “LGBTQ+ Individuals Beneath Assault: A Report and Reflection on the 2023 State Legislative Session.”

“The sharp rise in anti-LGBTQ+ measures has spawned a dizzying patchwork of discriminatory state legal guidelines which have created more and more hostile and harmful environments for LGBTQ+ individuals, prompting HRC at this time to additionally concern a nationwide warning and downloadable guidebook for the LGBTQ+ group — together with well being and security assets, a abstract of state-by-state legal guidelines, “know your rights” data, and assets designed to assist LGBTQ+ vacationers in addition to these already residing in hostile states. This guidebook will arm LGBTQ+ individuals with assets and data to assist guarantee security in all 50 states.”

For extra, try this brief movie by Beth Sterling, “The Rising Tide: LGBTQ+ in 2023,” that includes “Shane Windmeyer/Buff Faye, CEO of Campus Delight; Whisper Moore, Engagement and Useful resource Supervisor for Marketing campaign for Southern Equality; Distinguished Human Rights Scholar Dr. Mark Gibney, UNC Asheville.”

On this PBS video from March, Imara Jones, founding father of TransLash Media, explains what’s behind the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ legal guidelines throughout the USA and the globe.

“TransLash Media is a U.S-based and globally acknowledged, Black trans-led nonprofit information group and digital group made up of trusted journalists, dialog starters, documentarians, artists, and technologists. We’re dedicated to supporting TGNC (trans and gender nonconforming) individuals via our content material and collaborations. We accomplish that with out censorship and erasure from mainstream media by remaining fiercely unbiased.”

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