The Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine have officially banned
gender-affirming care for kids. This is despite the fact that there is widespread agreement on the importance of gender-affirming healthcare access for trans and gender non-conforming children. LGBTQ+ youth have had to suffer enough: we cannot let two undemocratic boards strip children of their rights to medical care! Sign now to demand the Florida legislature pass a law to restrict medical boards' ability to deny kids life-saving gender-affirming care!
There is widespread agreement among the medical community that gender-affirming care is crucial for children's health and well-being. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, and the American Medical Association all agree that this care is vital to protecting the health of young people who identify as LGBTQ+.Despite this -- and the fact that LGBTQ+ youth are more than four times as likely to commit suicide as their cis, straight peers -- the Florida medical boards decided to ban life-saving care anyway.
But if we act quickly to put pressure on legislators, we can stop this atrocity.
To make matters even worse, the two boards in question which made this terrifying decision are either partially or entirely appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. It comes as no surprise, then, that these boards and their members would enforce the same archaic, transphobic, hateful ideologies as those of the GOP lawmakers who appointed them.
There is no reason for these medical boards to deny all scientific evidence and basic human compassion
by banning gender-affirming care for kids. The Florida state legislature must act quickly to reverse this terrifying precedent this bans set and literally save the lives of queer kids across the state. Sign the petition now if you agree!