Fighting Anti-Trans Politics

Fighting for Transgender Equality

In 2023, HRC has tracked over 400 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state legislatures across the country, nearly half of which target transgender and non-binary people specifically.

HRC is working tirelessly with our in-state partners to prevent these bills from becoming law. From testimony in state legislatures to lawsuits against discriminatory legislation, we’re giving our all to protect transgender and non-binary people from hateful extremism. This is a cross-organizational effort with our advocates on the ground working alongside HRC Foundation to ensure equality for transgender and non-binary people in all states.

HRC is actively combatting the legislative assault on gender-affirming care for transgender and non-binary people, and has joined community partners in legal challenges to laws in Florida and Alabama which criminalize the provision of best-practice medical care for transgender minors.

Our Healthcare Equality Index
is the national LGBTQ+ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

We maintain
an a map updated weekly that shows the number of young people impacted by bans nationwide, and an interactive map of clinical care programs for transgender and gender-expansive youth.

HRC has fought back against attempts to censor LGBTQ+ people, history and culture from school libraries and curriculum.

In the wake of discriminatory legislation such as Florida’s Don’t Say LGBTQ+ law, HRC’s Welcoming Schools Program released a list of LGBTQ+ affirming books to help students have access to books that broaden their perspectives, help them learn and grow, and allow them to see themselves in literature and society.

The Welcoming Schools Program also hosts an annual National Day of Reading, where communities across the country show their support for transgender and non-binary youth by organizing readings at schools, local libraries, bookstores, places of worship and community centers.

In states across the country, HRC aired a PSA campaign to show the impact of sports bans on transgender and non-binary youth.

We partnered with transgender athlete Schuyler Bailar on a video debunking myths about transgender athletes.

And we’ve produced a resource on the real threats to women’s sports – underfunding and lack of resources, a factsheet about transgender and non-binary athletes, and a guide to holding conversations about transgender and non-binary inclusion in school sports.

Get Ready to Take Action

The Fight Continues

HRC 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? Learn how you can take action to fight for transgender and non-binary equality.