Over 100 anti-trans bills were introduced in state legislatures nationwide in 2021 – and even more have been filed this year. The majority of these cruel attacks target trans young people.
Now, more than ever, trans youth need to know there’s a loud and resounding show of public support for them. In response to the over 100 anti-trans bills filed in states across the country – the ACLU is working to rally 100,000 people pledging and showing support for trans youth everywhere. Please join us and take the pledge today.
State lawmakers are continuing to introduce wave after wave of these cruel measures – banning trans kids from school sports, denying access to gender-affirming medical care, and even unlawfully threatening to remove adolescents from loving homes solely for having parents who love and affirm them.
Imagine being a kid and having to experience adults in positions of power attacking your right to be who you are and threatening your family, health, safety, and life.
Many trans young people have loving parents, family, and support networks – but some young people are having to go through these terrifying attacks alone. And all trans young people are being subjected to ugly rhetoric, misguided policies, and other dangerous actions perpetrated against them in what is a nationwide attack on transgender rights and lives.
We know that when trans youth don’t have access to support – including gender-affirming medical care – their mental health suffers. That’s why the ACLU is fighting back with every tool in our toolbox. In statehouses and in the courtrooms, we and our nationwide network of affiliates are pushing to stop these bills.
But we also need to ensure that trans youth across the country feel loved and supported as we combat these awful attacks on their safety and civil liberties. That’s where you can make a difference.
Show trans young people that anti-trans politicians are not the only voices speaking out right now and that there are far more people out there who support who they are, who want them to grow up and thrive, and who will not stop fighting for them.
If you are a parent or a guardian yourself – or simply an adult who cares – join us and help us reach 100,000 people strong: Take our pledge to let trans kids everywhere know you’re with them.