University of Wisconsin–Madison

An Ally’s Guide to Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Public Spaces
Over the years, more and more cities and states have extended essential protections to LGBT people via non-discrimination laws. In response, anti-LGBT activists have attacked these laws by attempting to incite "bathroom panic"-an irrational fear that non-discrimination laws will compromise the safety of women and children in public restrooms. Because these claims can confuse those who favor non-discrimination protections, this guide provides ways in which individuals can remind people of the values that lead them to support non-discrimination laws and ways that they can correct these falsehoods quickly and factually.

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