Estate planning attorney Breanna Young presented “Current Legal Issues Affecting Transgender and Nonbinary Iowans,” at One Iowa’s 8th Annual LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference.
In her presentation, Breanna reviewed current Iowa law protecting transgender and nonbinary individuals in the state from discrimination, bills that were proposed at the legislature in 2020 and their status after the first funnel, federal protections, and recent law changes removing protections. Breanna also offered attendees resources from the ACLU and a guide from the University of Iowa on changing legal identity documents and tips on how to most easily do so.
The audience included trans and nonbinary individuals as well as medical professionals and students from Des Moines University. Breanna also discussed how medical professionals can better welcome trans and nonbinary patients in their practice and how the laws impact their medical practice.