Activist Erin Reed on the 'sustained fear campaign' behind US anti-transgender laws

Since the start of the year, Republican lawmakers have put forward hundreds of bills in dozens of US states targeting transgender people and other members of the LGBT community. Many of them restrict access to gender-affirming healthcare, which research shows is crucial to the wellbeing and survival of trans people. According to activist and researcher Erin Reed, the current wave of anti-trans legislation is the result of a "sustained fear campaign" led by far-right groups. She joined us for Perspective to discuss the importance of gender-affirming care, the main reasons that people detransition, and problems with media coverage in outlets like The New York Times.

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