A look at bills targeting the rights of transgender children in NC and across the country
Children and transgender rights are at the center of current culture wars in our country.
From athletics, to teaching LGBTQ issues, to the use of pronouns in the classroom, trans kids have been dragged into the middle of these debates.
According to the Washington Post, about 160 bills restricting gender-affirming care were introduced in state legislatures in 2022. That compares to just 19 in 2018. In 2023, the spike has been significant, with hundreds of bills being introduced in state legislatures across the U.S., North Carolina included.
On the next Charlotte Talks, we discuss the impact of this legislation. We also hear from advocates on the impact on kids.
Sarah Mikhail, executive director of Time Out Youth
Hannah Schoenbaum, North Carolina statehouse reporter at The Associated Press
Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, executive director of National Center of Transgender Equality