Anne Branigin

Washington, D.C.

Reporter, Features

Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, BFA, Creative Writing; University of Southern California, MS, Journalism

Anne Branigin is a staff reporter in Features focused on gender coverage. Previously, she worked at the Root covering news, politics, health and social justice movements through the lens of race and gender.
Latest from Anne Branigin

Couples share the abortion decisions that shaped their lives

Four couples told The Washington Post about making that choice — to abort or not — and how it affected them.

May 20, 2022

Track team was suspended for sports bras at practice. They fought back.

A disagreement over sports bras between the Albany High School girls’ track team and the school district’s athletic director sparked a protest, a flurry of suspensions and accusations from the student-athletes of “blatant” discrimination.

May 20, 2022

Alabama’s ban on medication for trans youths is blocked by judge

In a first for the nation, the ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors had been in effect for a week.

May 14, 2022

These LGBTQ lawmakers want to make their states a refuge for trans kids

On Tuesday, lawmakers introduced a plan to create what some are calling a “rainbow wall.”

May 7, 2022

Memories of pre-Roe America, from people who were there

The period was defined by stigma around sex, as well as limited access to contraception and abortions for women.

May 5, 2022

Florida memo on gender dysphoria contradicts leading medical guidance

The memo directly contradicts guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on gender transition, as well as best practices as outlined by the country’s largest medical organizations.

April 20, 2022

For Ala. families with trans kids, a countdown to decide their futures

For some families of trans youths in Alabama, the legal risk of continuing gender-affirming care is too great to stay.

April 19, 2022

Who can access IVF benefits? A gay couple’s complaint seeks an answer.

The complaint alleges that the City of New York’s denial of IVF benefits constitutes discrimination.

April 13, 2022

Mississippi’s equal pay bill could worsen the wage gap, critics say

Mississippi is the last state in the country to pass such legislation, but some critics say it could be worse than having no equal pay law at all.

April 11, 2022

Alabama lawmakers pass bills curbing rights of trans kids

The bills criminalize affirming care for trans minors and enact other restrictions.

April 7, 2022