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Transgender youth being targeted by lawmakers with new bills in 12 states, LGBT+ activists say

Republican lawmakers in a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on young transgender people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups, LGBT+ advocates say. These bills include barring doctors from providing certain gender-related medical treatment to young trans people and banning young trans people from playing school sports. If the bills become laws, they “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union. Strangio warned that a ban on doctors giving trans youth certain treatment – currently proposed in...
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Facebook refuses to remove ads claiming PrEP is dangerous, even though it banned PrEP awareness campaign weeks ago

Facebook has been criticised by more than 50 LGBT+, HIV and public health groups after it refused to remove adverts claiming that PrEP usage carries a risk of harmful side effects. The Facebook adverts in question allege that PrEP has been linked to bone disease and kidney disorders, and purport to be from personal injury lawyers and groups with names such as “Help for PREP & TDF Victims”. GLAAD and its allies have debunked the ads as “factually inaccurate”, but it is feared that they “are convincing at-risk individuals to...
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Facebook refuses to remove ads claiming PrEP is dangerous, even though it banned PrEP awareness campaign weeks ago

Facebook has been criticised by more than 50 LGBT+, HIV and public health groups after it refused to remove adverts claiming that PrEP usage carries a risk of harmful side effects. The Facebook adverts in question allege that PrEP has been linked to bone disease and kidney disorders, and purport to be from personal injury lawyers and groups with names such as “Help for PREP & TDF Victims”. GLAAD and its allies have debunked the ads as “factually inaccurate”, but it is feared that they “are convincing at-risk individuals to...
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