Texas law could remove transgender children from their parents' homes for receiving gender-affirming careHow sick is this?
The legislation would classify gender-affirming care as child abuse.
By Anagha Srikanth
April 13, 2021
The bill, written by Senator Charles Perry, would add "administering or supplying, or consenting to or assisting in the administering or supplying of" gender reassignment surgery or puberty blockers for the purpose of gender transitioning or gender reassignment to the list of punishable offenses under the state's child protection laws. Parents, as well as medical providers, who provide gender-affirming care to transgender children could lose custody and face criminal charges.
Medical professionals and the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender advocates, argue that if transgender children don't receive gender-affirming health care, they are at higher risk for mental health conditions and even suicide. Studies show that access to puberty blockers can decrease the risk of suicide in transgender teens, who are already at higher risk for suicide than their cisgender peers.
This is the worst bill proposed by the Republicans, can they get anymore sinister?
LGBTQ Nation wrote this…
“The care provided to children and youth with gender dysphoria is tailored to their specific needs by a team of highly trained providers, including pediatricians, mental health specialists, endocrinologists, surgeons, and allies and supporters including parents and guardians,” they wrote. “Each provider plays a role in ensuring the health of the child based on established standards of care and the peer-reviewed medical literature.”The Republicans are SICK!
“In our experience, affirmation and acceptance from parents, guardians, physicians, and all other important adults in a child’s life is extremely beneficial to the child’s health outcomes and happiness. These benefits are also supported overwhelmingly by the medical literature and highly respected pediatric organizations including the Texas Pediatric Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Endocrine Society.”
Meanwhile at the opposite end of the spectrum, here in Connecticut the Department of Children and Families…
The Safe Harbor Project guarantees fair and equal treatment, services and resources for LGBT youth and families. The State of Connecticut child welfare system (DCF) is responsible for providing a safe living environment free from harassment, humiliation, abuse and neglect. DCF understands that children who unfortunately find themselves in horrible situations, through no fault of their own, need love and attention in order to flourish and succeed in life. In accordance with Connecticut laws and DCF's mandate, LGBT youth-in-care should never be placed in a setting where they will be subject to acts of violence or abuse, bigotry, bullying, condemnation, harassment, intolerance, indoctrination, proselytizing or prejudice. If you are being abused, beaten, bullied, harassed or neglected because of your inherent sexuality, let us know. The State of Connecticut and DCF has a mandate to protect you! In keeping with Connecticut's laws, regulations and ethics, DCF actively recruits LGBT foster and adoptive parents and mentors. DCF has been working with True Colors to ensure that all LGBT staff, providers, youth and their families receive appropriate, non-discriminatory and professional care.The Republicans are on a power trip and they don’t care who they hurt or kill, they fly in the face of proven medical care and instead rely on the hate of the evangelical Christians.
You deserve a family who......Loves you, unconditionallyIf you are a youth under the age of 18, who is being abused, beaten, bullied, harassed or neglected because of your inherent sexuality, let us know. The State of Connecticut and DCF has a mandate to protect you! CALL 1-800-842-2288
...Treats you with respect
...Doesn't abuse you, make fun of you or disown you
...Supports your gender identity and expression
...Supports your inherent sexuality
...Helps you make connections with other LGBT youth
...Stands up for you
...Allows you to be yourself
...Is proud of who you are!
I wouldn’t be surprise if sometime in the near future the Republicans will attack lesbian and gay parents on adoption or if a child from a previous marriage is now living with same-sex parents and label them also as child abuse.