LGBTQ+ Youth

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LGBTQ+ Youth

Don't say gay laws

Anti-LGBT curriculum laws, sometimes referred to as don't say gay laws[1] or no promo homo laws,[2] are laws approved by various U.S. states that prohibit or limit the mention or discussion of homosexuality and transgender identity in public schools. In theory, these laws mainly apply to sex ed courses, but they can also be applied to other parts of the school curriculum as well as to extracurricular activities such as sports and organizations such as gay–straight alliances.[3]

Transgender youth in sports

19 U.S. States have banned transgender people from sports under their gender identity in various capacities. These states include Texas,[7] Arkansas,[8] Florida,[9] Alabama,[10] Oklahoma,[11] Kentucky,[12] Mississippi,[13] Tennessee,[14] West Virginia,[15] South Carolina,[16] Utah,[17] South Dakota,[18] Montana,[19] Iowa,[20] Arizona,[21] Idaho,[22] Indiana,[23] Louisiana,[24] and Georgia.[25] The US Department of Education has said transgender students are protected under Title IX.[26]

A solution in search of a problem
State Effected kids on day 1 of law
Texas N/A
Alabama N/A
North Carolina N/A
South Carolina 1 [27]
Kentucky 1 [27]
Tennessee 1 [27]
Idaho 0 [27]
Florida N/A
Louisiana 0 [27]
Mississippi 0 [27]
Oklahoma 0 [27]
West Virginia 0 [27]
Utah N/A
Montana N/A
Georgia N/A
Arkansas N/A
South Dakota N/A
Iowa N/A
Indiana N/A


  1. "10 anti-LGBTQ laws just went into effect. They all target schools.", Washington Post. (in en-US) 
  2. Review, Columbia Law. ANTI-GAY CURRICULUM LAWS (en).
  3. "No Promo Homo" Laws.
  4. Hacke, Ray D. (2018). "'Girls Will Be Boys, and Boys Will Be Girls': The Emergence of the Transgender Athlete and a Defensive Game Plan for High Schools That Want to Keep Their Playing Fields Level – For Athletes of Both Genders". Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law 18 (2): 131–153. 
  5. "Florida governor bans transgender women and girls from school sports", (in en) 
  6. "How Should High Schools Define Sexes for Transgender Athletes?", The New York Times, 8 November 2017. 
  7. Trans kids and supporters say new Texas law will keep them out of school sports (January 18, 2022).
  8. Arkansas governor signs transgender sports ban into law.
  9. On the First Day of Pride Month, Florida Signed a Transgender Athlete Bill into Law (June 2, 2021).
  10. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Anti-Trans Sports Bill into Law.
  11. Oklahoma governor signs transgender sports ban.
  12. Kentucky Legislature overrides governor's veto of transgender sports ban.
  13. Mississippi governor signs bill banning trans athletes from school sports.
  14. Tennessee Governor Signs Legislation Banning Collegiate Transgender Athletes.
  15. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Signs Anti-Trans Sports Bill into Law.
  16. South Carolina becomes the latest state to enact a transgender sports ban (May 17, 2022).
  17. Utah bans transgender athletes in girls sports despite governor's veto (March 25, 2022).
  18. South Dakota governor signs 2022's first trans athlete ban into law.
  19. Montana governor signs bill banning transgender students from sports teams (May 8, 2021).
  20. Kim Reynolds bans transgender girls from female sports, signing Republican-backed law.
  21. Arizona Governor Becomes Second Official to Sign Anti-Trans Sports Bill Wednesday.
  22. Idaho's Transgender Sports Ban Faces a Major Legal Hurdle.
  23. "Indiana Lawmakers Override Transgender Sports Veto", 24 May 2022. 
  24. Louisiana Becomes Latest State to Ban Transgender Athletes in Schools (8 June 2022).
  25. Georgia High School Association Chooses to Discriminate Against Transgender Student Athletes, Issuing Ban Against Competing in High School Sports.
  26. Trans Students Protected Under Title IX, Biden Administration Says (June 17, 2021).
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 These States Had Few, If Any, Trans Student Athletes. They Passed Sports Bans Anyway

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