Oklahoma Joins The Ranks Of Anti-Trans States
In a disappointing but not surprising turn of events, Oklahoma has joined the ranks of states considering legislation that would ban transgender youth from participating in sports in teams matching their gender identity.
Oklahoma Bathroom Law Hurts Transgender Children And Students
Across the country, there has been an alarming trend of states passing so-called "bathroom bills." These laws force students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender on their birth certificate, rather than the gender with which they identify. This is an attack on the LGBTQ community, and it has sparked protests from civil rights groups.
Though the situation for LGBTQ rights is difficult in Oklahoma, advocates are fighting for change. In Arkansas, things are even more challenging, with few legal protections in place. However, progress is being made and we must continue to fight for equality. To learn more about the challenges facing LGBTQ people in Arkansas and what's being done to help them, check out our blog on LGBTQ rights in Arkansas.