Gender-affirming care

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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 …

Rethink Identity Medicine Ethics

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Rethink Identity Medicine Ethics (ReIME) is an anti-trans 501(c)(3) charity based in Dover, Delaware. Founded by Jane Wheeler, previously a human rights lawyer, the organization’s …

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 …

Jennifer Lahl

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Jennifer Lahl is an activist and documentarian based in Pleasant Hill, California. For much of her filmmaking career, Lahl has focused on the subject of …

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 …

The Kelsey Coalition

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The Kelsey Coalition (TKC) is a mostly-defunct anti-trans activism group in the United States. Primarily active between 2019-2020, the organization operates under the umbrella of …

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 …

Transgender Trend

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Transgender Trend (also known as Transgender Trend Ltd) is an anti-trans organization that presents itself as feminist, based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2015 …

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 …

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 …

Jesse Singal

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Jesse Singal is an American journalist and podcaster, most known for a 2018 article about detransitioners in The Atlantic which was heavily criticized by prominent …

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), …

Madeleine Kearns

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Madeleine “Maddy” Kearns is a Scottish-American journalist working at National Review and as a contributor to The Spectator. She has been publishing with National Review …

Gender Health Query

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Gender Health Query (GenderHQ) is an anti-trans activism group with a primarily digital footprint. As an organization, the group presents itself as a collection of …

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 …

Walt Heyer

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Walt Heyer is California-born Christian detransition activist, one of a very small number of detransitioned people who politically oppose transgender rights. Heyer originally transitioned in …

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 …

Ron DeSantis

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Ron DeSantis is an American politician and the Republican 46th governor of Florida since 2019. He was previously the representative of Florida’s 6th congressional district …

John Ketcham

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John Ketcham is the American director of state and local policy for the conservative think tank Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He has frequently published …

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 …

Lisa Marchiano

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Lisa Marchiano is an American psychotherapist, author, and one of the co-hosts of podcast This Jungian Life. She is a self-described “Jungian analyst,” and early …

Kenneth Zucker

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Kenneth Zucker is an American psychologist and the Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Sexual Behavior (ASB), a sexology journal published by the International Academy of …

Jeff Younger

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Jeff Younger is a former political candidate in Dallas, Texas who ran for the Texas State House of Representatives in 2022 as a Republican. The …

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), …

Jamie Reed

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Jamie Reed is a former employee of the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is most known for making unsubstantiated allegations …

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 …

David Arthur Kendall

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David Arthur Kendall is an anti-LGBTQ+ activist and convicted sex offender in Hancock, Maine. As an activist, Kendall’s life story of hardship and struggles with …

Amy E. Sousa

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Amy E. Sousa is an educator and anti-trans activist in Washington. Most of Sousa’s public-facing activism revolves around opposition to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals …

Stanley Goldfarb

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Stanley Goldfarb is a conservative nephrologist who has begun building a career opposing transgender care through his organization, Do No Harm, which opposes critical race …

Michelle Cretella

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Dr. Michelle Cretella is an American pediatrician, conservative activist, and peer reviewer for the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. She is best known as …

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. …

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 …

Keira Bell

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Keira Bell is British anti-trans activist, known primarily for her involvement in a 2020 UK court case pertaining to the prescription of hormone blockers to …

Tucker Carlson

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Tucker Carlson is an American conservative political commentator and media personality. He is best known for hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News from November …

Kevin Whitt

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Kevin Whitt is an anti-LGBTQ+ activist in Texas, primarily known for identifying as an “ex-gay” drag queen. Whitt is a Christian convert whose life story …

Gender Identity Challenge

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Gender Identity Challenge, (GENID) also known as Gender Identity Challenge Scandinavia, Gender Identity Challenge Norway, and (currently) Gender Identity Challenge Sweden, is a Sweden-based organization …

Susan Evans

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Susan Evans is an English psychotherapist, a prominent member of the anti-trans organization the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine (SEGM), and co-author of the …

Genspect

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Genspect is a gender critical organization known for promoting anti-trans causes in many different countries’ legislative processes, and for spearheading or supporting many anti-trans projects …

André Van Mol

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André Van Mol is a family physician employed at Dignity Health Medical Group—North State and co-chair of fringe conservative doctor’s group American College of Pediatricians’ …

Chris Beck

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Chris Beck is an ex-Navy Seal, activist, and unsuccessful political candidate from Long Island, New York. Beck entered the public eye in the 2010s after …

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 …

Marcus Evans

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Marcus Evans is an English psychoanalyst and co-author of the 2021 book Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, …

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 …

Jon Uhler

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Jon Uhler is an American Licensed Professional Counselor and conservative anti-transgender activist. He is the founder of self-help website SurvivorSupport.net and church outreach organization Church …

Matt Walsh

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Matt Walsh is an American conservative podcaster, anti-transgender activist, author, and self-described theocratic fascist from the Nashville, Tennessee area. He is best known as the …

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 …

Fred Deutsch

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Fred Deutsch is an American Republican politician, a member of South Dakota’s House of Representatives. He is best known as the author of one of …

Faith & Freedom Coalition

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Faith & Freedom Coalition (FFC) is a conservative Christian non-profit dedicated to political advocacy. Their work consists of mass voter calling campaigning for prominent conservative …

Stella O'Malley

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Stella O’Malley is an Irish conversion therapist, anti-transgender activist, and founder or co-founder of multiple anti-transgender groups who has written against conversion therapy bans. She …

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 …

Leor Sapir

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Leor Sapir is an Israeli academic and fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, an American conservative think tank. He is best known for …

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 …

Lisa Littman

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Lisa Littman is a physician, researcher, and current President and Director of the Institute for Comprehensive Gender Dysphoria Research (ICGDR). She is also a former …

Andrew Bailey

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Andrew Bailey is the 44th Attorney General of Missouri. Appointed to office in January of 2023, Bailey has been active in using his office to …

Advocates Protecting Children

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Advocates Protecting Children (APC) is a Christian non-profit working to oppose “gender ideology” within institutions such as schools and churches. They share a variety of …

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 …

Helen Lewis

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Helen Lewis is a British journalist who is currently employed as a staff writer for The Atlantic and formerly as an editor for The New …

Medical Institute for Sexual Health

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The Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MISH) is an abstinence education group in Dallas, Texas. Founded by Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr. in the early 1990s, …

International Perspectives Conference

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The International Perspectives Conference was an event from the Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine that took place from October 9, 2023, until October 12, 2023 …

Avi Ring

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Avi Ring is a former Norwegian academic with ties to various medical misinformation and anti-trans political organizations, including the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine …

Margaret Clarke

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Margaret Clarke is an American attorney, Christian right activist, and the volunteer general counsel for anti-transgender conservative interest advocacy group Eagle Forum. She is one …

Michael Artigues

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Michael Artigues is a pediatrician, anti-transgender activist, and the current president of anti-transgender activist organization the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), not to be confused …

G. Kevin Donovan

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Gerard Kevin Donovan, known publicly as G. Kevin Donovan, is a Catholic pediatric gastroenterologist and bioethicist who has testified against transgender healthcare in the Florida …

Stephanie Davies-Arai

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Stephanie Davies-Arai is a British communicator and activist most known for founding the gender critical website and organization Transgender Trend. She is also a clinical …

Julia Mason

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Julia Mason is an American pediatrician who opposes some of the mainstream consensus on gender-affirming care but does not support full bans on gender-affirming care. …

Parents of ROGD Kids

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Parents of ROGD Kids (PROGDK) is an anti-transgender activist organization that presents itself as both an advocacy and support group for the non-affirming parents of …

Youth Trans Critical Professionals

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Youth Trans Critical Professionals (YTCP) was a blog website founded by psychotherapist Lisa M. Marchiano on March 14, 2016 to gather the perspective of professionals …

Institute for Comprehensive Gender Dysphoria Research

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The Institute for Comprehensive Gender Dysphoria Research (ICGDR) is a group in Providence, Rhode Island founded by Lisa Littman. Its membership suggests close ties to …

Gender Exploratory Therapy Association

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Gender Exploratory Therapy Association (GETA) is a non-profit organization that promotes gender exploratory therapy, an alternative to the affirming model of treatment that seeks to …

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 …

Biological Integrity Initiative

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The Biological Integrity Initiative is a subgroup and website of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) that collects and distributes anti-trans misinformation about trans related …

Family Policy Alliance

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Family Policy Alliance (FPA) is a conservative Christian nonprofit that acts as the lobbying arm of the group Focus on the Family. Oriented around promoting …

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 …

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull

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Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known by the alias Posie Parker, is an anti-trans activist with ties to some anti-trans feminist organizations, although she does not consider …

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 …

Statesmen Academy

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Statesmen Academy is an educational program hosted by the conservative Christian Family Policy Alliance through their sister organization Family Policy Alliance Foundation.  This Academy is most …

Parents Defending Education

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Parents Defending Education (PDE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2021 that self-describes as a “national grassroots organization” who say they are “working to …

Bigger Picture Conference

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The Bigger Picture Conference and the Bigger Picture Continues were events hosted by Genspect, opposing gender affirming care and “gender ideology”. The original was hosted …

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 …

Courage is a Habit

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Courage is a Habit (CiH) is a conservative advocacy organization founded by Alvin Lui in 2022 in order to oppose “gender ideology” and “critical race …

Environmental Progress

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Environmental Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2016 in Berkeley, California. They claim their mission is “achieving nature, peace and prosperity for all,” …

LGBT Courage Coalition

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LGBT Courage Coalition is an advocacy group that aligns conservative and gender critical voices to oppose transgender care for minors. The group was founded by …

Michael Shellenberger

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Michael Shellenberger is an American nonfiction author and journalist, whose published work is mostly climate change denial. He is also the founder and president of …