AIDS Drug Program Funding in Texas - Anti Trans Legislation
We speak with Januari Fox about the current Texas Legislative session and the threat to the ADAP (AIDS drug assistance program). We also discuss the general legislation that is being pushed forward in this session.
Then, we speak with Alexis Melvin about the bills threatening the trans community in the Texas legislature. There are so far more than 240 anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the country. Of those, more than 115 directly target transgender people and about half of those (more than 60 bills) would, like SB 29, ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity.This week alone, the Texas Legislature moved a total of five anti-LGBTQ bills including SB 29.
Guest: Alexis Melvin