The Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, has issued a state of emergency for the LGBTQ+ community in the United States. The group cites a troubling increase in discriminatory legislation at the state level, which has put LGBTQ+ individuals and their rights in danger.
To combat this trend, the Human Rights Campaign has released a guidebook entitled “LGBTQ+ Americans Fight Back.” The comprehensive resource provides crucial information on discriminatory laws in each state and helpful tips for filing civil rights complaints and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights on a local level.
This declaration of emergency is a historic first for the Human Rights Campaign, which has been fighting for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals for over 40 years. The declaration comes as Republican-dominated legislatures across the country pass bills targeting individuals based on their identities, including laws that restrict various aspects of transgender existence, from pronoun usage to medical care. The Human Rights Campaign hopes that the release of its guidebook will empower members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to take action and fight back against discriminatory legislation. They urge lawmakers to listen to the voices of their constituents and work towards a more inclusive and equitable society for all.