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Your Call: What's at stake for transgender rights?

Seven transgender women of color killed in 2017

How are the lives of transgender people under increasing threat?

The National Center for Transgender Equality Center reports state legislatures have filed 42 bills explicitly targeting transgender people. Bills range from permitting discrimination based on religious beliefs to prohibiting access to bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with one’s gender identity. The murders of seven transgender women of color so far this year is also raising alarm bells.


Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center

Clair Farley, director of economic development at the SF LGBT Center

Web Resources:

Transgender Law Center

National Center for Transgender Equality Center: Anti-transgender state laws

Mother Jones: Members of Congress Urge Sessions to Investigate Violence Against Trans People

The Atlantic: What's Behind the New Wave of Transgender 'Bathroom Bills'

ThinkProgress: Trans women of color are missing from the conversation about transphobia

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.