gender-affirming care

A transgender Pride flag is covered with the words “Hands Off Trans Youth.” (Photo by Greg LaRose/Louisiana Illuminator/States Newsroom)

Lawmaker behind bill blocking gender-affirming care believes care is ‘child abuse’

BY: - November 16, 2023

A Republican lawmaker who introduced a bill that would prevent doctors from providing gender-affirming care to trans youth said he believes that type of care is child abuse. “(Gender-affirming care) is not best medical practice,” Rep. Gary Click, R-Vickery, said to the Senate Government Oversight Committee Wednesday morning. “I do believe it is child abuse.” Click […]

Sean Woolley, 15, right, and his mother, Ashley Moore, hold hands as they attend a protest of transgender youth, their families and supporters at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in January. The protest was against a measure to ban gender-affirming care for trans children that eventually became law. Health care providers in Mississippi and other states that have banned gender-affirming care are shying away from offering other services. Rogelio V. Solis/The Associated Press

Laws banning gender-affirming treatments can block trans youth from receiving other care

BY: - July 31, 2023

In some states, new laws banning gender-affirming care for transgender youth are dissuading health care providers from offering mental health services and other medical care that isn’t explicitly banned by those laws. In the first few weeks after Mississippi’s law went into effect in February, nurse practitioner Stacie Pace said she was fielding calls and […]

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A transgender Pride flag is covered with the words “Hands Off Trans Youth.” (Photo by Greg LaRose/Louisiana Illuminator/States Newsroom)

Anti-LGBTQ laws in the US are getting struck down for limiting free speech

BY: - July 14, 2023

Nearly 500 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures in the U.S. in 2023. Many of those bills seek to reduce or eliminate gender-affirming care for transgender minors or to ban drag performances in places where minors could view them. Most of those bills have not become law. But many of those that have […]

Sponsor of Ohio trans youth health care ban claims no religious motive. Sermon suggests otherwise.

BY: - May 24, 2023

A four-year-old recorded sermon given by Ohio state Rep. Gary Click, R-Vickery, may shine a light on the religious motivations behind Ohio’s proposed health care ban for trans youth. The sermon, which was posted on the YouTube channel of Fremont Baptist Church, where Click is a pastor, shows Click defending conversion therapy and suggesting that […]

Fact Check: Michigan law similar to Ohio’s abortion amendment didn’t get rid of parental consent

BY: - April 26, 2023

Michigan may provide the greatest proof that the anti-abortion ads claiming that Ohio’s abortion amendment will cause mass “sex changes” is utterly false. As more experts weigh in on the false anti-abortion ads, the similar Michigan law didn’t lead to health care without parental content. This is the second installment in Statehouse Bureau reporter Morgan […]

Fact check: No mention of transgender, parental rights in abortion amendment

BY: - April 12, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio’s abortion amendment says nothing about transgender or parental rights, contrary to […]

Amended anti-LGBTQ resolution headed for full Ohio board of education vote

BY: - November 15, 2022

A resolution urging the removal of a federal rule change seen as supporting of trans and other LGBTQ+ individuals is headed back to the Ohio State Board of Education after committee approval on Monday. The resolution went through proposed amendments in the board’s executive committee, one of which, authored by board chair Charlotte McGuire, shifted […]

Akron Children’s Hospital is latest gender-affirming care provider to face online threats

BY: - September 23, 2022

Akron Children’s Hospital is the latest institution to be targeted for providing health care for transgender youth. The hospital provides gender-affirming care, such as hormone blockers and counseling services, to trans youth. But Akron Children’s had to temporarily take down the gender-affirming care section of its website after social media users started flooding the hospital […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene leads GOP drive to criminalize gender-affirming care for transgender youth

BY: - September 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to commit to bringing legislation to the floor that would make it a felony to perform gender-affirming care on transgender youth, should the GOP take control of the U.S. House following the November midterm elections.  “How on earth can this be happening in America? […]

Fact checking claims about gender-affirming care

BY: - May 24, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A controversial bill in the Ohio House would prohibit LGBTQ+ youth […]