Statewide: Illinois is becoming a destination for trans individuals
Policies here that support transgender people, coupled with some in other states that target them, have led to more individuals considering Illinois as their home.
The Anti-Trans Legislation Tracker reports 85 anti-trans bills were passed in statehouses this year. Many of those limit or ban access to gender-affirming care for minors.
On this episode, we hear about Illinois' efforts to protect trans rights.
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