The Umbrella ep. 06 — Anti-transgender healthcare bills and their implications

This episode will mention self-harm and suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling, you can call 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. The Trans Lifeline is (877) 565-8860.

2021 has already beat 2020 when it comes to the number of anti-trans laws proposed on the state level. Anti-trans healthcare laws would ban access to gender-affirming healthcare for trans youth, and one of these in Arkansas, after a little over a month long battle, just passed. The debate over trans healthcare is a grave one because, for a lot of teenagers affected, this is a life or death issue.