Florida has banned gender affirming care for trans youth as well as Medicaid coverage for trans adults. New information in court findings shows how they manipulated research to support this.
People think I am spouting hyperbole when I label this as fascism. Yet these are classic fascist tactics: making up science and even scientific agencies to promote an agenda. And it's not just transgender issues. In Florida they label it a war on 'wokeness' when actually it is a war on freedom. They are attacking abortion rights, voting rights, black history, diversity, transgender rights and have just passed a resolution to make their Governor's travel activities secret from the public. If people don't start reacting with the alarm it deserves we can surely lose our democracy. Do we need to see bonfires of their banned books? This is deadly serious.
This does not surprise me and the fact that it doesn't just goes to show how bad things have gotten. It's disgusting, unjust, cruel, and so much more. My heart goes out to all trans Floridians.
Here’s to hoping that the lies will help overturn these gross misuse to legislative power and a huge shoutout to the ppl who spend their time analyzing all of this data in order to support the community!
Why do I have abide by other’s religious interpretations? Leave everyone be. I really don’t care about any expert medical opinion. I only care what my trans son thinks.
(Reads headline) Of course they did. Would any reasonably intelligent, informed, non-ignorant person be shocked by this? This then begs the question: does any such person, in any position of power or means, exist in FL? :( ie: "does it matter?" Guess we'll see what the Courts say... then again, looking toward SCOTUS even does not bring hope.
Just as I expected.
So glad this has been exposed. I watched the whole embedded video. So deeply disturbing 😦.
Thank you. Very interesting. I follow you on twitter. I like to be informed. Thank you. Love will win. The people violating our safe spaces are not trans people.
I really worry as a transgender woman who was born in Florida, changed my name there, and was married to a man there. I am in Maryland now, but I worry about what DeSantis could do to my records.
Could he nullify my marriage since I got married before the LGBTQ changes of 2015? Could he reverse my name change? If I go into the state (my parents are still there for now), could he deny health care if something happens? Could I get arrested for going into a women's restroom?
I know all of this is unlikely, but DeSantis is legitimately crazy and if he believes he can do these things, or the Florida legislature allows him to, he would.
The same people also falsified research to make the COVID vaccine appear dangerous. Their lies are killing people, and not just in Florida.
It's not manipulation if Jesus tells you to do it smh
Yeah, I've been following this from the very beginning, and I knew that the data gathering process was politically driven and unnaturally skewed, but knowing and having the backing data to prove it are two different things. This is good, though I fear that our courts are stacked so much by two decades of judicial appointments by conservative governors that it might not matter. Watching this on the ground as it was happening, and having read all of the documents produced by AHCA for the Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine meetings, and all of the documents produced by medical organizations against these documents, and most of the sources cited in either one, and additional, newer research as it came out, it was absolutely clear that the data had been deliberately distorted for ideological reasons, and I'm glad that there is now proper proof of this. I just hope these challenges to the Florida "medical standards" (I say in deliberate quotes because they are not in line with actual medical standards) are successful in overturning them. As a trans person in Florida, I really, really hope this will overturn them, sooner rather than later.
Great job reporting on this, Erin. Congratulations on your engagement to another outstanding member of our community. When I saw Zoey propose to you it filled my heart with joy and hope not felt in a long time. Sending love to you both every day. Valerie in Boston.