They Shoot Trans Kids, Don’t They?

Source: exile in happy valley
by Nicky Reid

“It’s official dearest motherfuckers, those goddamn Jesus freaks have declared war on trans kids, my kids. As I gaze upon the legislative wreckage from the tsunami of hate laws that have washed over the Bible Belt and beyond, I can find no less histrionic conclusion to come too. In this year alone, over 100 anti-trans bills have been introduced in 33 states trying to regulate everything from children’s sports to public restrooms. The very worst among these laws ban trans youth from access to hormone treatment that has been clinically proven to reduce the risk of suicide in a notoriously vulnerable population by double digit percentages. … The damage of these laws can’t be overestimated. Denying trans youth autonomy over their own biology is an assault against their very existence.” (06/06/21)