Episode 104 The Dangerous Spread of Anti-Trans Policies

When bathroom bills didn’t provide the success their conservative backers wanted, a slew of new state-level laws began to target transgender people of all ages. Hosts Kimberly Brooks and Gina Brillon shed light on the landscape of proposals and laws at the state level directed at trans womxn, the pitfalls of those policies, and the potential avenues for response.

To support changing the narrative and representation of LGBTQ++ folx in the media, check out GLAAD. Support the Transgender Law Center and drive policy and attitude change work. If you are a young person or family who needs support, check out Trans Youth Equality Foundation (tyef). Are you considering running for office or supporting LGBTQ++ representation – go to the Victory Institutes page for more information. Check out Emerge America if you want to support the New American Majority, which includes LGBTQ++ folx, or are interested in attending a boot camp. 

Episode Partners

Transgender Law Center

ransgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

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Trans Youth Equality

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.



GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance. Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That’s how GLAAD accelerates acceptance for LGBTQ people.


Victory Institute

We are the only national organization dedicated to elevating openly LGBTQ leaders who can further equality at all levels of government. Through our training and professional development programs, each year Victory Institute assists hundreds of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government, business and advocacy.  Many of our trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBTQ elected and appointed officials now serving around the world.


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