Watch Sebastian Cook speak at Spektrum Health’s Trans Day of Visibility Rally, March 31 2023. After the rally, the 250 people who attended marched over the causeway to express support for the trans community.
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SPEKTRUM Health Trans Day of Visibility 2023: Joey Knoll, APRN
On March 31, 2023, SPEKTRUM Health sponsored a Transgender Day of Visibility Rally and March in Brevard Florida. SPEKTRUM has made it a mission to care for the LGBTQA+ community, and that care includes advocacy for the community – especially the trans community in this time of relentless legislation targeted at harming the trans community.
Happenings … In the News
Brief rundown of something good, and something terrible, in the news of late.
Candidates for Brevard County School Board
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.
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.
#BrevardSayGay Rally & March ’22
On May 1, 2022, multiple groups in Brevard County, Florida came together to celebrate our LGBTQ+ youth and community. The #brevardsaygay rally and march, held at the Front Street Park off of the 192 causeway, gathered hundreds of LGBTQ+ families and supporters.
Parents’ Rights and the Don’t Say Gay Law in Florida
In this podcast I explore what rights students and parents have in school, and why the Don’t Say Gay law is not actually about parents’ rights to protect their children, but rather is their attempt to erase discussion of LGBTQ families, history, and risk factors (such as bullying).