PNHP’s May forum

May 16, 2023 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

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Despite the great wins in LGBTQIA+ rights, acceptance, visibility and access to opportunities that include appropriate care, the recent years and especially months have seen an accelerated increase in attacks on our LGBTQIA+ communities. In PNHP’s May forum we will hear from activists and healthcare professionals working in LGBTQIA+ health, discussing how this urgent fight is part of a larger fight for guaranteed health care and equal rights for every body.

For more information about how widespread anti-trans laws are across the US please see a recent article from Vox. According to the Washington Post, more than 150 bills to restrict the lives of trans people were filed in state legislatures in 2022. The Guardian reports that “states  where lawmakers have aggressively pursued anti-trans legislation, including Texas and Arkansas, have extraordinarily high levels of suicide risk, though the rates are nearly as high in some progressive states, including New York, California and Oregon.” Also, “many of these bills targeted trans youth, including restricting their access to gender-affirming medical care, participation in sports, and ability to use bathrooms that match their gender identities.”

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