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Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh has backed away from his initial attempt to regulate bathroom usage by transgender people which would have criminalized trans people using the correct bathroom, and is now instead trying to take away the protections for transgender people that were granted by the Phoenix City Council last month on a statewide basis.
Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a Change.org petition asking Coy’s school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy’s school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls’ bathroom, because she is transgender.
We love this letter from Sadie, an 11-year old trans child. In the letter, Sadie writes, “It would be a better world if everyone knew that transgender people have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else… It really isn’t that hard to like transgender people because we are like everyone else.”