Legislators in Tennessee are quietly working overtime to permanently institutionalize anti-LGBTQ bigotry and are deliberately targeting those in the most need of protection and care — trans children.
In an appalling show of cruelty, Republicans in Tennessee have introduced a slew of bills designed to ostracize, demean, and deny healthcare to trans kids. The worst offender is SB 657, a monstrous piece of legislation which would criminalize life-saving gender-affirming healthcare for trans kids as child abuse, punishing supportive parents and medical providers with fines or even jail time.
Add your name to demand the Tennessee legislature drop this discriminatory bill!
Just proposing this bill is going to heap psychological trauma and hardship upon trans kids. But when they become law, lives will be lost. Surveys show that 14% of trans youths have tried to commit suicide, including over half of all transgender male youths. Young people shouldn't have to feel like they're being oppressed, harassed, and rejected by their own state government.
These bills are nothing but a deeply cynical and morally reprehensible attempt to rile up the GOP's voting base and fuel the ferocious culture-war hysteria that the GOP is hoping to ride to victory in the 2022 midterm elections — and they're bullying kids to do it.
Unfortunately, nobody seems to be paying attention. These discriminatory bills are advancing through legislatures all across the country, but the mainstream media has barely covered the issue at all, preferring to chase ratings and ad revenue instead of keeping the public informed.
Sign your name to tell the Tennessee GOP to leave trans kids alone and share this petition on social media to raise awareness!