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On the origin and persistence of misinformation around transgender people.


Trans people are certainly painted as deceptive, and we have these ideas that trans people are going to attack other people, especially in bathrooms - but we have no evidence that there's been a reported attack of someone in a bathroom by a trans person, and we have lots of evidence that trans people are assaulted and killed in very high numbers, and we have a hard time doing anything about that as a society because we view these people as deceptive.

Psychiatrist Laura Erickson-Schroth and psychotherapist Laura A. Jacobs discuss the origin and persistence of misinformation around transgender people - from the reactionary bathroom laws enacted as trans people gain visibility in our culture, to the real barriers they still face around equal access to education, employment, safety and healthcare.

Laura and Laura wrote the book “You're in the Wrong Bathroom!” And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People for Beacon Press.

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Laura A Jacobs

Laura A. Jacobs is a trans and genderqueer-identified psychotherapist, writer, activist, and public speaker.


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Laura Erickson-Schroth

Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth is a psychiatrist working with LGBTQ people in New York City.


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