Defeat Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

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When LGBTQ+ young people feel support from their family or community, they have much better mental health outcomes. In fact, LGBTQ+ young people who had access to affirming homes, schools, community events, and online spaces reported lower rates of attempting suicide compared to those who did not.  

However, nearly 1 in 3 LGBTQ young people said their mental health was poor most of the time or always due to anti-LGBTQ policies and legislation.

Despite this, a series of 2024 bills in New Hampshire targets LGBTQ+ youth and families. Learn more and take action below. 

The Areas Under Attack


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Learn more and spread the word about the bills introduced this legislative session that target LGBTQ+ Granite Staters.

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Bills Not Advancing

The following bills have been defeated this legislative session and will not be advancing. However, certain language and terms from some of these bills have been incorporated into other bills that are currently progressing.

SB 562

SB 562 is a bill that would have allowed for discrimination against transgender people by banning them from using restrooms or locker rooms and participating in sports that align with their preferred gender identity. The Senate voted to table the bill, meaning that it will likely not advance this session. However, HB 396 is a similar bill that is currently advancing. 

SB 524

SB 524 proposed to ban transgender student-athletes from playing on school sports teams that align with their gender identity at both the interscholastic and intercollegiate level. The Senate referred SB 524 to Interim Study, meaning it will not move forward this session. However, some elements from this bill were added to SB 375, which is another bill that would ban sports participation for transgender student-athletes.

HB 1356

HB 1356, the bill that would ban public school employees from using students’ preferred names and pronouns without written permission from the students’ parents or guardians, was defeated in the House. In the House vote, the committee recommendation of Inexpedient to Legislate was upheld, meaning that the bill will not advance this session.

HB 1419

HB 1419, the bill that would limit a school’s ability to have materials regarding gender identity or sexual orientation, was defeated in the House. The House voted to Indefinitely Postpone the bill, meaning that it will not move forward this session.

HB 1011

HB 1011, the bill that criminalizes medically necessary care for transgender youth, was defeated in the House. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted on a recommendation of Inexpedient to Legislate on this bill. In the full House vote, the committee recommendation was upheld, meaning that the bill will not move forward this session.

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