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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 the first four months of 2023, over 350 bills have been 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. 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

September adult and youth map

Erin Reed's September's Anti-Trans Legislative Risk Map with adult and youth maps, as of September 6, 2023. 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.