Katelyn Burns is a freelance journalist and columnist for Xtra and MSNBC. She was the first openly trans Capitol Hill reporter in U.S. history.

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The ‘trans debate’ isn’t just about wonky policy issues, it’s about families

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Ohio Republicans are trying to limit the power of ballot measures—and using transphobia to circumvent democracy

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