Photo Friday: #ProtectTransKids Washington, DC USA

2017.02.22 ProtectTransKids Protest, Washington, DC USA 01142
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I’m 100% sure I was watching history when I took this photograph, outside of the White House, in Washington, DC (of course).

It features the leaders of the health issue of our time – equal opportunity to exist in society for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and in this case transgender.

Leaders present included Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) Mara Keisling (@MaraKeisling) Raffi Freedman-Gurspan and Gavin Grimm (@GavinGrimmVA) + parents, families, doctors, lawyers, nurses, therapists + many community colleagues in the capital of a world learning to love better.

Rest of the series is below. Thanks to the dozen plus professional medical organizations who we now know were there with us, too.

It’s a fact – Equality Equals Health.

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G – American Academy of Pediatrics, et al.

Putting this here for the record. Remember.

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, AND 17 ADDITIONAL MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT

Source: Gloucester County School Board v. G.G – American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. | American Civil Liberties Union

2017.02.24 Dance Protest Celebrating Trans Youth, Washington, DC USA 01157
2017.02.24 Dance Protest Celebrating Trans Youth, Washington, DC USA 01157 (View on Flickr.com)

Excluding Transgender Individuals From Facilities Consistent With Their Gender Identity Endangers Their Physical And Mental Health, Safety, And Well-Being.

  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (“AACAP”)
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians (“AAFP”)
  • The American Academy of Nursing
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants (“AAPA”)
  • The American Medical Student Association (“AMSA”)
  • The American Medical Women’s Association
  • The American Nurses Association (“ANA”)
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • The American Public Health Association (“APHA”)
  • The Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
  • The Endocrine Society
  • GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (“GLMA”)
  • Mental Health America (“MHA”)
  • The National Association of Social Workers (“NASW”)
  • The Pediatric Endocrine Society (“PES”)
  • The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • The Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics (“SPAP”)