By: Gillian Grant Just three months into 2023 and state legislatures throughout the country have already introduced nearly 400 anti-LGBTQ bills. Most of the bills specifically target trans communities by limiting access to healthcare, athletics, affirming school environments, and public accommodations. One particularly egregious example is Arkansas’s S.B. 270, which passed the Arkansas Senate on … Continue reading Fear and Loathing (of Trans People) in Arkansas
Are Transgender Rights Marching Towards the Supreme Court Again?
By: Angie Vertti Canto Recent developments in lower federal courts could be setting the stage for future Supreme Court intervention in several cases involving trans-centric issues. The Supreme Court last considered a case involving trans rights in 2019, ruling in a 6-3 opinion that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ban on workplace discrimination on … Continue reading Are Transgender Rights Marching Towards the Supreme Court Again?
Arizona’s City-Level Non-Discrimination Ordinances
By: Tyler DeMers I. Introduction Arizona’s 56th Legislative Session in 2023 has seen bills proposed that seek to restrict LGBTQ+ protections. These include Senate Bill 1030 that would require venues that host drag performances to be zoned as adult performance venues. There are concerns that this bill, and those like proposed in other states, are … Continue reading Arizona’s City-Level Non-Discrimination Ordinances
Education Being Branded as Sexualization
By: Julia Weiss In recent years, many states have begun introducing legislation restricting LGBTQIA+ information and educational materials from being allowed in preschools and elementary schools. This is yet another discriminatory measure in schools against people in the LGBTQIA+ community, following rules in many schools already restricting participation in sports and access to bathrooms reflecting … Continue reading Education Being Branded as Sexualization
Two Spirit People: How Native and Queer Identities Intersect
By: Rachel Carroll To this day, Native peoples and Tribes are still impacted by the long-standing effects of Colonialism. Although the LGBTQIA+ movement has been relatively recent in Western society, the concept of gender and sexual identity have been part of native cultural practices and social conventions long before the first colonizers arrived to North … Continue reading Two Spirit People: How Native and Queer Identities Intersect