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Alison Gash

Alison Gash

Alison Gash is an associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon. She is the author of "Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights" (Oxford University Press, 2015). Her research focuses on advocacy strategies used to advance civil rights and the legal and social limbo that stems from civil rights struggles in transition.

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Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally their base

By: - May 9, 2021

On April 6, 2021, despite Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto, Arkansas became the first state to prohibit physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care like hormone treatments designed to delay puberty in transgender youth. So-called “puberty blockers” are used to delay the physical changes associated with puberty and provide time for transgender young people to consider […]