Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee approved an archaic anti-LGBTQ+ bill banning trans athletes from collegiate sports. Throughout 2021 and 2022, states across America have either enacted or introduced laws targeting trans youth and the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.
From Alabama and Iowa to Arizona and Tennessee, the amount of hate and bigotry has steadily increased over a short period of time.
One of the most notorious places to attack the rights of trans people has been the state of Tennessee. Back in 2021, the governor banned transgender athletes from playing school sports in middle and high school.
Under the legislation, students are required to prove that their sex aligns with that listed on their “original” birth certificate.