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Trans Rights: Home

This guide provides information and resources around research into trans rights, including tracking the status of current legislation.


In 2023, over 500 bills were introduced in the United States that target transgender people in public life, ranging from access to medical care, the ability to change legal names and gender markers, access to public restrooms, and the ability to play sports and perform publicly. In the first 5 days of 2024, 125 similar bills were filed. Legal processes can be complicated, and it is easy for misinformation to spread. 

In this guide, you will find: 

  • Resources for tracking anti-trans bills 
  • A guide to understanding the legislative process
  • Resources for transgender people and their allies  
  • A guide to critically evaluating information 

Maps and Visualizations

March Trans Legislative Risk Map showing both adult and youth

Erin Reed's March 2024 Anti-Trans Legislative Risk Map with adult and youth maps, as of March 25, 2024. Used with permission

Tracking Legislation

Suggested Books

To trace the history and development of trans rights, search the catalog for the subject heading "Transgender people > Legal status, laws, etc." or "Transgender people > Civil Rights > United States." Keep in mind that it can take up to 5 years or more for a book to be published, so these books will not address the most recent legislation.