February 22, 2022 / Modified feb 25, 2022 3:17 p.m.

Transgender Arizonans and the 2022 legislative session

The state Capitol this year has seen a flurry of legislation that would impact transgender Arizonans, particularly children.

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The state Capitol this year has seen a flurry of legislation about transgender Arizonans, particularly children.

For example, there is legislation to stop transgender students from participating in school sports.

There is a bill to ban state agencies from offering anything more than two choices for gender on government forms.

Another bill would prohibit health care professionals from providing certain care to transgender youth under age 18.

For more on how these bills would impact Southern Arizonans, AZPM's Andrew Oxford spoke with Lizette Trujillo. Her son is transgender and she works with the Human Rights Campaign as well as the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance to advocate for trans youth and their families.

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