The colorful LGBTQ community has brought new life into American culture with a rejection of traditional norms. They promote acceptance, openness and free-spiritedness.
In the shadows of pride parades, older conservative eyes glare with disdain. Their world only consists of men and women. God willed it, after all.
We must not allow this systemic damnation on transgender people as individual freedoms are stripped. It’s no different than Jim Crow segregation or illegalizing abortion.
According to Time, Arkansas passed Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act on April 6. It bans all physicians from performing gender-affirming procedures on transgender youths.
Alan Clark, Arkansas senate sponsor of SAFE, claimed transgender procedures were “at best experimental and at worst a serious threat to a child’s welfare.” Countless scientific studies say otherwise.
Many organizations approve gender modifications such as the American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association and Endocrine Society.
Drug and hormone therapies have been used for decades. Scientific American cited a Netherlands study emphasizing this.
Therapies lowered suicide risks, improved mental health and psychological functioning in 178 trans youths compared to 272 who didn’t receive treatment.
What exactly are these gender-affirming procedures? Mayo Clinic lists bodily surgery, hormone and behavioral therapy.
Hormone therapy includes testosterone or estrogen injections. This can minimize or maximize desired gender qualities. Behavioral treatments are meetings to help someone feel comfortable with their identity.
Throughout American history, religion and politics have become sewn together—an unholy Frankenstein’s monster. Christianity is the heart of this beast.
Colorado-based Christian organization, Focus on the Family, clearly states its position on transgenderism.
“The modern transgender movement is systematically working to dismantle the reality of two sexes as the Bible and the world have always known this to be,” their website said.
Family Research Council, a right-wing organization, pointed to transgenderism as one of three “assaults” on the traditional male and female sexes—the others being feminism and homosexuality.
SAFE has another 90 days before officially becoming law of Arkansas. American Civil Liberties Union criticized SAFE and hopes to prolong the fight against it. You can show support by sending a message to the legislature through ALCU’s website.
—the others being feminism and homosexuality.
SAFE has another 90 days before officially becoming law of Arkansas land. American Civil Liberties Union criticized SAFE and hopes to prolong the fight against it. You can show support by sending a message to the legislature through ACLU’s website.