Getting to a place of respect and dignity for LGBTQ people often requires passing laws that protect LGBTQ people and doing so in ways that force important public dialogue. Our work in advocacy is first and foremost to educate the public about the disproportionate rates of harm and discrimination towards LGBTQ people.
We passed the Transgender Public Accommodations Law on July 8th. All our hard work paid off when the Governor signed a bill that overwhelmingly passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate. This means that transgender and gender non-conforming people are protected in places like hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, restrooms, changing facilities, and any other place that serves the public. That was a big win for all the organizations that helped to move it forward as well as the individuals and families that sacrificed to get it done.
We are always looking for feedback on what advocacy priorities, laws, protections, etc. our community would like us to focus on. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org