The LGBTQ+ community continues to face discrimination. In particular, LGBTQ+ youth decisions that were previously made by parents in consultation with medical and licensed mental health professionals are being shifted to States.
How and even whether to provide support and treatment to these young people has become a highly charged political issue with battles in political campaigns and courthouses around the country.
What is the impetus for the wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that we have been seeing across the U.S.?
To bring clarity to this complicated topic, joining Host Jim Falk are three experienced experts in the medical, legal, and psychological professions:
Dr. Michele Hutchison, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of New Mexico, Previously she was the Medical Director of the Gender Spectrum Transgender Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
Dr. Megan Mooney, a licensed psychologist in private practice in Houston, specializes in serving traumatized children and families, particularly LGBTQ+ youth, and
Shelly Skeen, a Senior Attorney with Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund, a national civil rights organization devoted to achieving and protecting the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
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