Each year on March 31st, we celebrate Trans Day of Visibility, a moment to celebrate the trans people in our communities, and understand the many challenges they face.
Over the last few years an alarming number of new anti-trans bills have been put in motion with devastating effects for the trans communities in those areas.  To see the latest update and learn how you can take action to support the trans community where you live, find your state on the National Center for Transgender Equality site dedicated to combating anti-trans bills, or check out the handy map-based grass-roots tracker from The Trans Formations Project here.

In 2022 the US Trans Survey collected feedback from over 92,300 trans people living in the US and the first readout was published this week.  Key learnings from the report include:

  • Nearly half (47%) of respondents had thought about moving to another state because their state government considered or passed laws that target transgender people for unequal treatment (such as banning access to bathrooms, health care, or sports), and 5% of respondents had actually moved out of state because of such state action.
  • The top 10 states from which respondents moved because of state laws targeting transgender people for unequal treatment were (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

To learn some ways to be a better ally to the trans people in your life and community, or you want to offer guidance to someone else, the folks at GLAAD have created a useful guide.  Take a moment to read and share.