The National Network for Youth is deeply troubled by the increasing anti-LGBT legislation that is being introduced in various states.
All LGBTQ young people need to be heard. We know that LGBTQ+ youth and young adults experience homelessness at more than twice the rate as their peers and that they were more likely to experience adversities both before and during homelessness. LGBTQ+ young people should be protected from discrimination, especially those impacted by homelessness. Learn more about the prevalence of youth homelessness and LGBTQ+ homelessness on our website.
According to Human Rights Campaign:
- In 2021, 25 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were enacted in states across the country — 13 of which were anti-transgender laws across 8 states — making it the worst year on record for anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
- More than 290 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced across 33 states in 2021, including more than 140 specifically anti-transgender bills. Each of these marks set a new record for anti-equality legislation being introduced and enacted in a single state legislative session since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking legislation.
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