Submitting the following news summary including opinion about a community conversation were Susan Ryan-Vollmar, cochair of the LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission, and Christine Carney, cochair of the Human Rights Commission.
We’re only a quarter of the way through 2022, but the year has already been a tough one for LGBTQIA+ people, especially transgender children and adolescents and their parents.
Lawmakers across the country have filed a record-breaking 238 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills, with discriminatory policies put in place in Texas and anti-LGBTQIA+ measures signed into law in Tennessee, Florida and Alabama. Most of these measures aim to silence LGBTQIA+ children and families, prevent transgender kids from playing sports and block gender-diverse children from receiving medically necessary health care.
But the town of Arlington recently sent a different message altogether to its LGBTQIA+ children, adolescents and families.
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