all These types of suggestions have a chilling effect on virtually any conversation about trans or queer identity in K-12 classrooms, no matter what age group you choose. Florida’s laws and the copycat bills being pushed across the country are written in vague language, causing great confusion among teachers, students and school districts, and are rarely given clear explanations by state leaders.
For example, Florida’s “don’t say gay” law requires all education about LGBTQ+ to be “age-appropriate” without defining what that means, and school districts has interpreted it broadly to avoid potential litigation.part of Florida Banned trans inclusive children’s books call me max and i am jazz From the school library so as not to violate Florida law.others have been reported ordered the teacher to remove all Book From a private classroom collection.
Other states are trying to prevent transgender students from using restrooms and changing rooms on campus to match their identities. At the same time, lawmakers continue to restrict the participation of transgender and nonbinary youth in sports. In addition to the 18 trans-sport bans already installed25 states have compromised a total of 56 bills to try to prevent transgender students from competing on gender-matched sports teams, said a spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), SELF. told to
Pass a restrictive drug ban that threatens the public presence of transgender people
In 2023 alone, at least 35 bills will be introduced in 16 states to limit drug performance, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign told SELF.
Tennessee this month became the first state in US history to restrict drag shows. LGBTQ+ people and their advocates fear that mandates could have devastating consequences for transgender people.of Tennessee SB3The bill, signed by Republican Governor Bill Lee on March 3, bans “adult cabaret entertainment” on public property or in places where minors are believed to be present. A person faces a class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a class E felony for subsequent offenses. In other words, the drag entertainer could be fined up to $3,000 for performing at an all-ages drag brunch or reading to children at her Drag Story Hour event, plus a one-year ban on her. You can be sentenced to six years in prison. It faced violent threats from far-right and white supremacist groups.
The laws specifically target drug performance, but critics warn these bills could be used to punish gender nonconformity. LB371defines drag as any performance in which an individual exhibits a gender expression “different from the performer’s gender assigned at birth using clothing, makeup, or other physical markers.” Mrs. Doubtfire, would make it illegal for transgender people to sing karaoke in bars and make it virtually impossible to hold pride parades as we know them. , playgrounds, public libraries, recreational areas or facilities, residences, schools, or boardwalks” to prohibit the holding of drug events within 1,000 feet. Community spaces are very difficult for LGBTQ+ people to find.