These moves go beyond regressive; they're outright targeting the safety, health, and human rights of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their families in Alberta.
Plainly, Premier Smith's agenda will harm trans kids; trampling over medical experts and forcing doctors and psychiatrists to betray their professional ethics; removing access to resources, information, and the support of the community in schools and burying teachers in bureaucracy; and further exacerbating the transphobia already so prevalent in sports.
These policies don't just restrict essential care; they perpetuate damaging myths. This amplification of toxic disinformation against trans kids paves the way for a surge in mental health crises among youth who are already among the most vulnerable populations in our province.
It's an egregious attack on their well-being, the services they need, and their lives overall.
Contrasting sharply with these policies is the remarkable bravery of transgender youth. Their unparalleled courage in facing societal challenges, standing firm in their identity. Despite the shadow of erasure, it demands recognition and action.
We must demand Premier Smith retract these policies.
Alberta needs laws that uphold the health and dignity of every child. Speak out now to safeguard trans kids from these destructive policies.
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