Category Archives: Rhetoric

The far-right law firm Alliance Defending Freedom offered a Florida anti-trans hate group $15,000 to “refute” the WPATH Standards of Care “for use in litigation”

A wider lens on the American College of Pediatricians. Recent subpoenas by Republican state governments against trans-supportive professional and medical organizations In 2022 and 2023, professional organizations endorsing gender-affirming care received extensive subpoenas from the states of Alabama and Florida … Continue reading

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What we learned in April about the Florida AHCA’s Medicaid transition care exclusion Rule 59G-1.050(7) and subsequent litigation in Dekker v. Weida: Summary

Summary In August 2022, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) enacted rule 59G-1.050(7) revoking state Medicaid coverage for treatment of gender dysphoria, including puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming surgeries. This rule and the Florida Boards of Medicine’s … Continue reading

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Florida’s newest Boards of Medicine appointees wrote an anti-trans letter calling for gender “exploratory” therapy, citing a report of a trans teenager being involuntarily hospitalized for nearly two years

Previously: Gender Analysis calls for a hearing on the Florida Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine proposed trans youth care bans 64B8-9.019 and 64B15-14.014 F.A.C. Anti-trans group SEGM’s cofounder Stephen Beck is an executive at Bon Secours Mercy … Continue reading

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CMA against Florida: Catholic Medical Association members Hruz, Van Meter, and Lappert have worked with Alliance Defending Freedom since 2017 to develop a group of anti-trans expert witnesses

Previously: Catholic Medical Association members wrote a majority of Florida Medicaid’s anti-trans expert reports. Last year, CMA declared a faith-based commitment against approving of any transition care. (August 2022) Paul W. Hruz, Quentin L. Van Meter and Patrick W. Lappert, … Continue reading

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Florida’s anti-trans expert Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter was discredited on trans youth care in court, believes trans people are “delusional”, and promotes anti-gay conversion therapy

Summary and key points Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist practicing in Atlanta, Georgia, has served in leadership roles at the anti-LGBT American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) hate group since 2008. During his time at ACPeds, the group … Continue reading

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