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Title

Spreading Awareness of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills

Document Type

Presentation

Type

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UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #10: Reduced Inequalities

Start Date

27-4-2022 10:20 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 10:40 AM

Abstract

In 1952 Christine Jorgenson completed a sex-reassignment surgery and became known as the first person in America to undergo the transition. This was simply the beginning of a movement to fight for the rights of transgender individuals. Today the struggle for transgender persons continues, most commonly seen with medical restrictions and in high-school sports. Since the beginning of 2021, an accumulative 162 bills have been proposed throughout the United States posing a harmful effect on the LGBTQ+ community. 29 of the aforementioned bills passed with more than half of the remaining 133 bills either postponed to 2022, sent to committee, or still passing through the state's house. Younger generations have already begun the process of teaching and understanding, especially through social media. Sharing and spreading information on bills that are damaging to the LGBTQ+ community, can educate students and be the starting point for activists at IMSA, and eventually beyond the school community.

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Apr 27th, 10:20 AM Apr 27th, 10:40 AM

Spreading Awareness of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills

In 1952 Christine Jorgenson completed a sex-reassignment surgery and became known as the first person in America to undergo the transition. This was simply the beginning of a movement to fight for the rights of transgender individuals. Today the struggle for transgender persons continues, most commonly seen with medical restrictions and in high-school sports. Since the beginning of 2021, an accumulative 162 bills have been proposed throughout the United States posing a harmful effect on the LGBTQ+ community. 29 of the aforementioned bills passed with more than half of the remaining 133 bills either postponed to 2022, sent to committee, or still passing through the state's house. Younger generations have already begun the process of teaching and understanding, especially through social media. Sharing and spreading information on bills that are damaging to the LGBTQ+ community, can educate students and be the starting point for activists at IMSA, and eventually beyond the school community.