Here's some good news: despite the feeling of doom and gloom in 2018 under the Trump administration, no anti-LGBT bills have been passed yet for this year.
Anti-LGBT state bills like bathroom bills are on the rise for this year despite legal progress over protections at the federal level made in the past years.
With Trump revoking the federal status of transgender protections after weeks of speculation, it's now up to the states to protect the trans community.
Incumbent NC Governor Pat McCrory lost his re-election bid as North Carolina voters showed their unhappiness over his support of the anti-LGBT law HB2.
A survey indicates that more Americans are supportive of LGBT rights in the US that they'll vote against candidates who are anti-LGBT in the 2016 polls.
Here's a quick look at the prominent anti-LGBT laws and bills being used against the LGBT community in a number of US states in the South.