The Human Rights Campaign issued a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people living in the USA.

More than 525 bills were introduced in 41 states. Over 76 bills have been signed into law in various states as of June 5 – already more than double last year’s number, which was already the worst year on record.

“The multiplying threats facing millions in our community are not just perceived — they are real, tangible and dangerous,” the president of the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement. The organization also released a guidebook summarizing state-by-state anti-LGBTQ laws, as well as a “know your rights” guide for LGBTQ+ travelers and those living in hostile states.

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Hundreds of anti-transgender bills proposed in state legislatures are sold as measures to protect minors—such as Idaho’s Vulnerable Child Protection Act and Montana’s Youth Health Protection Act—but advocacy groups and doctors warn that the effect is exactly the opposite.

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