In a blow to trans rights, a Florida medical board committee has moved forward with a ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.
Over the last year-and-a-half, the state’s lawmakers and its Republican governor Ron DeSantis have targeted the trans community with harmful legislation and rhetoric.
Back in June, the conservative governor’s surgeon general Joseph Ladapo asked the state’s board to ban medical care for trans youth. “I recommend against certain pharmaceutical, non-pharmaceutical and surgical treatments for gender dysphoria,” Ladapo wrote.
The horrific letter also cited the state’s Department of Health and their transphobic guidance report from April – which condemned the social and medical transition of trans youth.