Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2023 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WAPR is operating at limited power. Thank you for your patience while we look into the issue.

VIDEO: A look at efforts targeting LGBTQ youth around the country

Because attacks against transgender kids are increasing across the country, Minneasotans hold a rally at the capitol to support trans kids.
UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Because attacks against transgender kids are increasing across the country, Minneasotans hold a rally at the capitol to support trans kids.

In just the first 3 months of 2022, lawmakers in more than 20 states brought forward legislation targeting LGBTQ youth. Most of these bills place restrictions on transgender athletes competing in school sports, and several outlaw certain medical treatments for trans minors.

In Florida, legislation that opponents call the "Don't Say Gay" law limits classroom instruction about both sexual orientation and gender identity.

Many of these laws will be challenged, but it's not just about the threat of legal action. Studies have shown that LGBTQ youth already face higher health and suicide risks than their cisgender or straight peers.

NPR's Korva Coleman has more in this video report.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by NPR (@npr)

Video by Korva Coleman and Elizabeth Gillis. Additional reporting by Wynne Davis and Julián Aguilar of member station KUT in Austin, Texas.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.
Elizabeth Gillis
News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.