Crystal Ball Gazing: Global LGBTQ+ Rights in 2022

DON’T EXPECT

US. Federal level: passing the Equality Act. The US Senate: where LGBTQ equality legislation (and social expenditure bills for that matter) goes to die. While organizations like ours will try to win over Senator Joe Manchin and ten Republicans before the midterm elections, chances to pass the Equality Act feel more elusive by the day. Read the proposed bill here. Local level: an end to anti-LGBTQ+ bills. The wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation nationwide, especially bills targeting transgender young people, will continue in 2022 as a result of extreme political polarization in the country.

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