Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Where I Am Today

Today, I am at the Legislative Office Building attending the hearing for the bill to block conversion therapy for children under 18 (HB 6695 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF YOUTH FROM CONVERSION THERAPY).

In the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey some of their findings were,
Participants who had a professional try to stop them from being transgender were:
  • Far more likely to currently be experiencing serious psychological distress (47%) than those who did not have the experience (34%).
  • More likely to have attempted suicide (58%) than those who did not have the experience (39%).
  • Nearly three times as likely to have run away from home (22%) than those who did not have the experience (8%).
  • More likely to have ever experienced homelessness (46%) than those who did not have the experience (29%).
It is going to be a long, long day.

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