Dr. Levine is on track to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Statement from Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project:
“Dr. Rachel Levine is an exemplary public servant who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position of Assistant Secretary of Health. Dr. Levine has dedicated much of her career to improving mental health and advocating for LGBTQ youth, and her fearless leadership of Pennsylvania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has impressed the nation.”
“The Trevor Project congratulates Dr. Levine on this historic nomination and urges the U.S. Senate for a swift confirmation. It will make a world of difference to have a leader at HHS who intimately understands the unique mental health challenges that LGBTQ youth face, as well as the harmful impacts of anti-transgender discrimination in health care and human services.”
Whether through legislation, litigation, or public education at the federal, state, and local levels, The Trevor Project is a leading advocate for LGBTQ young people’s mental health and wellbeing across the country. Trevor Project Advocacy Campaign Manager Gabby Doyle (she/her) is focused particularly on advocating for LGBTQ students, young people at risk of finding themselves in unsafe, phobic environments. I came to The Trevor Project after serving as State Partnerships Manager at SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change, advocating for comprehensive sex education policies across the country. Now, I work with The Trevor Project on suicide prevention policies in schools.…
The bill bans doctors from providing best-practice medical care to transgender and nonbinary youth February 13, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, condemned the signage of HB 1080 into law, a bill banning doctors from providing best-practice medical care to transgender and nonbinary youth. South Dakota is now the fourth state in the U.S., and the second this legislative session, to implement this type of medical care ban. “This ban denies transgender and nonbinary youth crucial support and care. Even in the face of professional guidance from every major medical and mental…
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