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Transgender Rights Targeted by Multiple Ballot Measures Across the United States

February 13, 2018

The Seattle Lesbian,


February 12, 2018-

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement along with Fair Anchorage and Freedom for All Massachusetts calling attention to the alarming ballot measures targeting transgender rights across the United States. “Transgender people are part of our workplaces and our neighborhoods, and they need to be able to access public spaces just like everyone,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD. “The anti-transgender ballot initiatives showing up across the country are rooted in the insidious goal of blocking the rights of transgender people to exist in public space and they must be exposed and defeated.”

Most urgently, voters will consider Proposition 1 in the city of Anchorage, Alaska, which would repeal portions of the city’s 2015 nondiscrimination ordinance that protects transgender people from discrimination and would require everyone in Anchorage to use the public restrooms and locker rooms that match the sex assigned to them at birth. The vote is taking place via mail-in ballots being sent out on March 12th and due by April 3rd.

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