R.R. Rubin and Kaitlin Smith

Ryley Rubin is a Social Media Manager at Facing History and Ourselves.

Kaitlin Smith is a Marketing and Communications Writer at Facing History and Ourselves.

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Anti-Trans Legislation: How We Got Here and Why it Matters

Posted by R.R. Rubin and Kaitlin Smith on March 25, 2022

Beginning in 2021, we have seen a wave of anti-transgender legislation sweeping the country and having a particularly strong impact on transgender youth in schools. From coast to coast, social, cultural, and institutional support systems that make it possible for transgender people to navigate our world are increasingly becoming criminalized. The impact on young trans people in schools is becoming more visible, however, and points to a crucial opportunity for educators to make space for trans students—starting with deepening their knowledge of this critical subject.

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Topics: LGBTQ, transgender

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