Biden Just Signed an Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ+ Youth – Read it Here

On June 15, 2022, President Biden signed the Executive Order “Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals.” This order is intended to counteract the wave of discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that has been sweeping across conservative parts of our country in the past year.

School Board Candidates for Brevard County

Recently at a candidate forum held by Families for Safe Schools, in Brevard, I had the opportunity to speak with three school board candidates about how they would protect LGBTQ+ students in Brevard schools. Hear Erin Dunne, Kim Hough, and Misty Belford discuss that and other issues pertaining to Brevard’s schools and students.

Democratic Candidates for Congressional District 8

Recently Families for Safe Schools held a forum for candidates in Brevard County. I was able to briefly interview two Democratic candidates for Congressional District 8, a seat currently held by Bill Posey.

I spoke with Joanne Terry and Danelle Dodge about what they would offer to the district, as well as how they would work at the federal level to protect LGBTQ+ kids.

LGBTQ+ in the News

Here’s some of what I found in the news in the past week concerning LGBTQ youth. A photographer highlighting trans kids and their supportive families – a pamplet for talking with your kids about gender identity – and why it’s illegal for schools to remove books solely due to LGBTQ content.

Study Finds that Trans Youth are Unlikely to “Detransition”

According to a new study (prepublication peer-reviewed article) just released by the journal Pediatrics (the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) (access the article in the blog post), it is unlikely that children who socially transition will have “detransitioned” 5 years after their transitioning.