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Many Workers Leaving States That Pass Anti-LGBTQ Laws

September 18, 2023


Robin Witt spent the majority of her life in Florida, most recently working as a contract engineer at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. But after the state legislature passed a spate of laws impacting the LGBTQ+ community, including restrictions on the ability to receive gender-affirming care, Witt and her partner quit their jobs and moved to Chicago.

“I left my entire network behind for my and my partner’s safety,” said Witt, who is transgender.

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