The State Legislative Attack On LGBTQ+ People

LGBTQ+ people are under a coordinated attack in state legislatures across the country with a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills on track to be enacted into law in 2021. The Human Rights Campaign is at the frontlines fighting back. We’re organizing nationwide, and mobilizing pro-equality voices in an effort to halt hundreds of bills from moving through legislative chambers.

So far this year, we’ve seen more than 250 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in states across the country. Check out our map below to see what is happening in your state.

Anti-LGBTQ Bills in 2021

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States with no anti-LGBTQ bills introduced

9 States & DC

States that have introduced anti-LGBTQ bills

31 States

States that have signed anti-LGBTQ bills into law

10 States

Instead of focusing on real issues like economic relief, health care or infrastructure, some politicians are targeting LGBTQ+ people.

Many of these hateful bills target transgender kids, including dozens upon dozens of bills that try to ban trans kids from playing sports or receiving life-saving health care. These bills are dangerous and discriminatory, and they have economic implications: More than 130 major corporations have so far signed a letter warning that these bills will have a negative effect on their employees, customers, competitiveness, and state and national economies.

Rebekah is a 14-year-old girl who loves school, reading, hanging out with her friends and playing field hockey. But lawmakers across the country are trying to pass laws that would prohibit Rebekah from playing sports with other girls.

Our community belongs in every state, every city, every neighborhood. These bills don’t. Help us fight back.

Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ+ State Legislation

So far, 132 companies have signed the Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ+ State Legislation stating their clear opposition to harmful legislation aimed at restricting the access of LGBTQ+ people in society.

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Our Fight Against Anti-Trans Legislation

Take action now: Add your name and join with thousands of others to defend transgender rights. Your signature will send a message that we won’t back down when these lawmakers come for our community.

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Count Me In

The Human Rights Campaign is actively working to advocate for the rights and lives of the transgender and non-binary community –– but we all must do more –– can we count you in?

Let us know we can count on you

Across the country, courageous people of all backgrounds have appeared before state legislatures to tell elected officials how these dangerous bills will impact our communities. Watch their stories, and join us in the fight.

Fight anti-trans legislation

Tell state legislators to stop attacking the transgender community NOW! Your signature will send a message that we won’t back down when these lawmakers come for our community.

This page was last updated: 6/10/2021