Progress is about to be reversed. Many transgender people have only seen an upward trajectory toward visibility and equal rights during President Obama’s tenure. But with added visibility comes the potential for backlash, and trans people are bracing themselves for hostility and legal discrimination under the next administration. This week lawmakers in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky filed “bathroom bills” similar to North Carolina’s controversial HB2. Meanwhile, administrative routes to changing gender on federal documents may be increasingly difficult, leaving many trans people scrambling for vital paperwork and medical treatment before the inauguration.