Trans communities across the country have increasingly come under attack. Families in some states have had to uproot themselves, sometimes in a matter of days, to escape policies banning care for transgender youth. Illinois recently became one of the states those families could go to, thanks to a new law in Illinois that provides protections for people who provide or receive gender-affirming care. It also protects information about gender-affirming care from being subject to court orders from other states.
To discuss how laws in Illinois and across the country are affecting transgender people, we were joined by a journalist and a panel of LGBTQ advocates.
Program Director, Taskforce Prevention and Community Services
Decatur School Board Member, LGBTQ Activist, Board Trustee, Decatur Public Library
Brian C. Johnson
CEO, Equality Illinois
LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th
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February 14, 2023 at 03:08PM