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The fight for gender-affirming health care

June 22nd, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Transgender health care is under attack. Numerous states have passed or are considering bans and limitations on gender-affirming care for youth—and in some cases, for adults. The bans have put trans youth at the center of a culture war in which their physical health, emotional wellbeing, and sense of self hangs in the balance. And legal restrictions are just the most visible of the many barriers that transgender people face. Our panelists will explain how doctors, policymakers, activists, and allies are responding in this critical moment and will describe measures to protect access to safe, effective, and medically necessary care.  Register for free to submit your questions.   


Arli Christian, Campaign Strategist, Trans Justice, National Political Advocacy Department, ACLU 

Andrea Jenkins, President, Minneapolis City Council  

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer and Medical Director of Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program 

Elana Redfield, Federal Policy Director, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law 


Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Correspondent and Podcast Host, VICE News, and Host of Queer Sports, VICE News


Date: June 22nd, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calendars: Heritage & Identity, Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums




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