Legislative testimony

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Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

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The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is an American anti-transgender conservative think tank headquartered in New York City. It is best known for issuing policy …

Partners for Ethical Care

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International Partners for Ethical Care (PEC) is a 501(c)(3) charity and anti-trans activism group in Chicago, Illinois. Operating under the umbrella of parental rights, the …

Cooper v. USA Power Lifting

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Cooper vs USA Powerlifting, also known as Cooper vs USAPL, is a Minnesota lawsuit concerning the participation of transgender women in the women’s division of …

Tracy Shannon

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Tracy Shannon is a Texas anti-trans activist who has protested Drag Queen Story Hours at Libraries in her home state and across the country, successfully …

James Cantor

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Dr. James M. Cantor is a Canadian-American psychologist based in Toronto, Canada who is best known for his academic work on pedophilia and his involvement …

Abigail Shrier

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Abigail Shrier is a conservative activist, attorney, writer, and contributor to Bari Weiss’ Free Press based in Los Angeles, CA. She is best known as …

Women's Liberation Front

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Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that opposes transgender rights and gender identity legislation through litigation and public activism. They identify themselves …

Brandt et al vs. Rutlege et al

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Brandt et al v. Rutledge et al is a court case challenging the legality of an Arkansas state bill, Act 626, that seeks to restrict …

Prisha Mosley

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Prisha Mosley is an political detransitioner activist living in Michigan who has been used as a spokesperson for the restriction of gender-affirming care for trans …

Tiffany Justice

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Tiffany Justice is an anti-trans activist in Indian River County, Florida. She is primarily known as one of three co-founders of Moms for Liberty, an …

Candice Jackson

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Candice Jackson is a lawyer, former Trump administration staffer, and anti-trans activist. In association with Jackson Bone LLP (site now private) she worked with the …

Jeannette Cooper

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Jeannette Cooper is an anti-trans activist in Chicago, Illinois. She is the parent of a transgender child who lost custody and visitation rights after refusing …

Patrick Lappert

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Patrick Lappert is a plastic surgeon who provided expert testimony in opposition to transgender healthcare in multiple cases despite the fact that he has never …

Vernadette Broyles

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Vernadette Broyles Vernadette Broyles is an American attorney in Georgia, and the president, general counsel and founder of the Child and Parental Rights Campaign (CPRC), …

Billy Burleigh

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Billy Burleigh is an anti-trans activist in Lompoc, California, known for having struggled with his gender identity for large periods of his life. His testimony …

January Littlejohn

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January Littlejohn is an anti-trans activist who is best known for suing her child's Leon County, Florida middle school school for not informing her that …

Quentin Van Meter

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Dr. Quentin Van Meter is a pediatrician and anti-trans activist in Atlanta, Georgia, who is most known for his work as the ex-president for the …

American College of Pediatricians

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The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a group of fringe medical professionals that is listed as a  hate group by the Southern Poverty Law …

Miriam Grossman

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Dr. Miriam R. Grossman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, author, and anti-trans activist based in New Hampton, New York. She is a senior fellow …

Jill Glover

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Jill Glover is a committeewoman for the governing board of the Republican Party of Texas for senate district 12. She supports conversion therapy and opposes …

Roberto D’Angelo

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Roberto D’Angelo is an Australian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and, at least as of 2020, the president of the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine (SEGM), …

Family Research Council

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Family Research Council (FRC) is an evangelical Christian lobbying group and Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group. Emerging as a central figure in anti-LGBTQ+ and …

4thWaveNow

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4th Wave Now (stylized 4thWaveNow) began as an anti-trans blog in the radical feminist tradition and became an anti-trans community website. Focusing on the supposed …

Do No Harm

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Do No Harm (DNH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by Stanley Goldfarb and incorporated in Virginia. Originally founded to oppose diversity initiatives in the …

Abel Garcia

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Abel Garcia is an anti-trans activist in Texas, known for his vocal opposition to gender-affirming care for minors after his struggles with his gender identity. …

Alix Aharon

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Alexandra Hecht, known by the pseudonym Alix Aharon, is a Scottish anti-transgender activist. She is best known for reposting a map of American clinics and …

Alliance Defending Freedom

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The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund, is a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization considered a hate group  by the Southern …

Chloe Cole

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Chloe Cole is the chosen name of Chloe Brockman, a California-born anti-trans activist who is notable for detransitioning before the age of eighteen. Her activism …

Roger Hiatt

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Roger Hiatt is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has provided testimony in court in favor of bills that ban gender-affirming care to minors. He …

Stephen B. Levine

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Stephen Barrett Levine is a psychiatrist and researcher on sexual dysfunction who has been practicing with trans individuals as part of that rubric since the …

Lynn Meagher

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Lynn Meagher is a conservative activist primarily dedicated to opposing gender-affirming care for minors. She gained attention when she was interviewed for an article about …

Mark Regnerus

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Dr. Mark Regnerus is a sociologist and professor of sociology at the University of Texas, in Austin. His work is focused on sexual behavior, marriage …

Steven Hotze

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Steven F. Hotze is a conservative physician, political activist, and talk radio show host. He has been responsible for funding many anti-LGBTQ+ candidates across his …

Ilya Shapiro

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Ilya Shapiro is a Canadian attorney and the director of constitutional studies at anti-transgender conservative think tank Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He is best …

Michael Laidlaw

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Michael Laidlaw is an American endocrinologist, a former member of the conservative group American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and a member of the defunct Pediatric …

Laura Perry Smalts

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Laura Perry Smalts is an anti-trans activist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Smalts’ nearly decade-long struggle with her gender identity and conversion to Christianity have been …

Paul Hruz

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Paul Hruz is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and a member of The American College …

Stephanie Winn

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Stephanie Winn is a therapist and anti-trans activist in Portland, Oregon. Winn describes her approach to therapy as being limited to adults and parents, but …

Lauren Adams Bone

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Lauren Adams Bone, of Adams Bone Law and formerly with Jackson Bone Law, is a lawyer and especially anti-trans women’s rights activist. She has written …

Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine

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The Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine (SEGM) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt political organization that promotes medical misinformation surrounding gender-affirming care. Many of those associated …

Institute for Research & Evaluation

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The Institute for Research & Evaluation (IRE) is an organization that is primarily dedicated to promoting abstinence-only sex education. Director Stan E. Weed of IRE …

Independent Women's Forum

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The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit and conservative anti-transgender think tank who describe themselves as promoting “a conservative alternative to feminist tenets,” while …

Soren Aldaco

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Soren Aldaco is an American detransitioner who claims to have undergone serious medical harm as a result of her prior attempts at transitioning. She has …

Corinna Cohn

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Corinna Cohn is a gender critical activist that considers herself to be “transsexual” based on the medical treatment she has received. Coming from a background …

R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes vs EEOC & Aimee Stephens

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R.G & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes vs EEOC & Aimee Stephens, known colloquially as Harris vs EEOC, is a court case that was escalated to …

Riittakerttu Kaltiala

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Riitakerttu Kaltiala, also known as Riitakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, is a Finnish professor of adolescent psychiatry who opposes gender affirming care for minors. She is most known …

Parents’ Rights in Education

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Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE) is a conservative parents advocacy organization and Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group. Their advocacy is focused primarily on …

William J. Malone

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William J. Malone is an endocrinologist who is most known for being the founder of the anti-trans Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine (SEGM). He has …