AN ACT (2023) & What Is Sex? (2023)

Two eight-page zines collecting phrases excerpted from anti-transgender legislation proposed in 2023, preserving the plain formatting of the bill text itself.

AN ACT compiles titles of legislation as an overview of the many fronts of attack (healthcare, education, public life, etc). It was created by searching the text of 365 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in state and US legislatures from Jan 1, 2023 to Feb 25, 2023 (partway through 2023 legislative sessions) for the phrase “AN ACT” and collecting the remainder of the sentence. This is a selection of those sentences.

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What Is Sex? compiles definitions related to "biological sex" in the same corpus to point out their reductiveness and absurdity. It was created by searching for all unique definitions of "sex" and "female".

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