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