Great article Natasha! Thank you for taking the time to write it and share your thoughts. I did a radio interview this week where I was told laws like HB2 protect girls from rapists in bathrooms. To which I replied: what about little boys? You don’t see rules that protect them from older male predators by creating a bathroom for young boys and one for adult men. It has so little to do with any of that, it’s just the thing people cling to for justification, as your stats point out. The whole idea about keeping transgender people from the bathroom they identify with makes me a bit crazy. A little education and a willingness to listen goes a long way. You bring up many great points in your article and I hope its reach is far and wide. Sincerely, Cheryl B. Evans (Author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child).