Being transgender is a crime in 13 UN nations, but anti-trans laws target individuals in ‘many more countries,’ says new report

Being transgender is a crime in more than a dozen nations around the world, but anti-trans laws targeting the community are found in many other countries, according to a new report.

Being transgender is a crime in more than a dozen nations around the world, but anti-trans laws targeting the community are found in many other countries, according to a new report.

The research looked at how trans people are legally recognized in countries around the world, as well as their experiences of being criminalized just because of their gender identity.

The report analyzed legislation used to recognize and to persecute transgender people in 143 UN member states as well as 19 other jurisdictions around the globe.

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