Some Trans Activists Seek To Leave U.S.

A drag transgender community member dances during the annual 'Yo Marcho Trans' protest where Transgender females and males protest for the right to live, equalities and to stop crimes against the community in Bogota, Colombia on July 16, 2021. (Photo by: Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rynn Azerial Willgohs, a 50-year-old transgender woman, has been rapidly researching ways to flee the United States.
  • She’s from the U.S., but with physical attacks against transgender and nonbinary people on the rise and lawmakers targeting transgender people with increasingly draconian legislation that criminalizes their very existence, Willgohs is worried.
  • “There’s like 30 states right now I wouldn’t even drive through,” Willgohs said.

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