The Human Rights Campaign has declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ Americans due to legislation that they say amounts to “real, tangible and dangerous threats.”
What they are referring to is legislation that prevents the medicalization of youth through hormones and surgery. The HRC is funded by the very biopharmaceutical industry that benefits from these procedures. We looked at their financial backers and inherent conflict of interest on this episode of Redacted in May. HRC is a biopharmaceutical lobbying group masquerading as a social rights campaign. So is it for them to declare a state of emergency? And what does that mean exactly?
As the HRC speaks out against legislation that prevents young people from accessing medical procedures, the Wall Street Journal has published this piece detailing the harms of puberty blockers. I’m quite honestly shocked that they did so since the mainstream media tries so hard to ignore these harms.
Studies show that puberty blockers, which the HRC wants children to access freely, can cause “thinning and brittle bones, teeth that shed enamel or cracked, degenerative spinal disks, painful joints, radical mood swings, seizures, migraines and suicidal thoughts,” in addition to fibromyalgia, fertility problems and cognitive issues. I would say that constitutes a greater emergency.