By Keely Larson
KFF Health News-UM Legislative News Service 

Tension Builds in Transgender Policy Debate in Montana

Two transgender lawmakers are trying to lay the groundwork for LGBTQ-friendly policies in a conservative state, but tensions are running high as the legislative session nears its end.


Last updated 4/25/2023 at 3:55pm

Keely Larson/KFF Health News

Montana state Rep. Zooey Zephyr (front left), a Democrat, questions state Sen. Carl Glimm, a Republican, about an anti-LGBTQ+ bill he is sponsoring in Helena, Montana, on April 13, 2023.

On April 13, Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr was sitting in the basement of Montana's Capitol building reflecting on her time as one of the state's first two openly transgender legislators. She wondered whether she needed to display more anger over anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, or whether she should focus on promoting more of what she called "transgender joy."

"The thing that keeps me up at night is, a...

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