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Learn more about the work of our allies at MAP (Movement Advancement Project)

is an independent, nonprofit think tank working to create a thriving, inclusive, and equitable America where all people have a fair chance to pursue health and happiness, earn a living, take care of the ones they love, be safe in their communities, and participate in civic life.

One of the many topics MAP devotes time and resources towards is transgender people's access to best-practice health care -- sometimes called gender-affirming care.

As we are well aware, gender-affirming care is vastly misunderstood and too often under attack. There are, however, a growing number of states taking action to protect access to this medically necessary health care.

These “shield” or “refuge” laws can vary from one state to the next, but their primary goal is to protect transgender people, their families, and their medical providers against these ongoing attacks and to protect access to transgender-related health care.  For example, if a person travels from a state where transgender healthcare is banned and receives that care in another state, a "shield" law can protect the recipient and/or provider of that healthcare against civil or criminal charges from the state where healthcare is banned. Click here for a state by state comparisons and note the rating system.

Three cheers to our neighbors in Minnesota and Illinois for their high scores!

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