Body bags were left outside of Arizona's capital to protest anti-LGBT laws, and some Texans are ready to fight the anticipated laws that will harm LGBT people.

180 Body Bags Left Outside State Capital in Protest of Anti-LGBT Laws

Dawn Shim, 17, the leader of Support Equality Schools Arizona, orchestrated an event outside of the Arizona Capital to show lawmakers that their vote has an effect on people.

The demonstration showed 180 body bags of Arizona students while lawmakers were in session.

The Republican majority has proposed an onslaught of anti-LGBT bills since 2020. Laws like barring trans student-athletes from playing on a sports team with those of the gender they identify as to forcing teachers “to hand over all student records to parents, even if they contain sensitive personal information.”

“Whether they pass or not is not the problem. It’s the fact that our legislative areas are becoming more and more restrictive, they’re becoming more oppressive, and that’s not something we want as Arizonans for our future,” Shim said to the AZ Mirror.

 

 

Anticipated Anti-LGBT Laws Have Some Ready to Fight

Texas

Photo courtesy of equalitytexas.org.

Three dozen bills have been proposed by Texas Republican lawmakers against LGBT people recently.

The GOP has reverted back to adopting party platform language like being queer is a “lifestyle choice” and “little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation,” according to The Texas Tribune.

“This is not the first time that we’ve been villainized,” said Ricardo Martinez, CEO of Equality Texas. “It won’t be the last time. We just have to fight.”

Before the 2016 election, the LGBT community saw big wins on the local, state, and federal levels. Those include marriage equality, being protected under Title IX, and more, in the post-Trump era, the conservative party has been diligent about overturning rights.


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