Kentucky has passed an archaic new bill banning gender-affirming care for trans youth. Over the last few years, Republican lawmakers have ruthlessly targeted the rights of trans individuals across the United States.
Since the start of 2023, over 300 anti-trans bills have been introduced across 43 states. According to Track Trans Legislation, Arkansas, West Virginia, Utah and Wyoming have already passed laws banning trans people from life-saving health care, sports participation, and using bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.
On 17 March, Kentucky joined the aforementioned states after passing Senate Bill 150 – which LGBTQ+ activists have labelled as the “worst anti-trans bill” in the US.
Under the horrific legislation, gender-affirming care for trans youth, including hormone therapy and surgical procedures, would be banned.