Call and Response to Georgia’s Proposed “Vulnerable Child Protection Act”

Call and Response (Ehrhart) by Roland J. Behm, Esq.

Roland J. Behm, Esq. with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has authored this CALL AND RESPONSE (link above) commentary on the recent press release issued by Georgia State Representative Ginny Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs.

This is an excellent critique and counter to help understand how this proposed legislation would harm our trans children and families. Furthermore, it’s excellent insight for trans families about the misinformation and false claims that exist in the medical field, political arena, and in the public sphere.

Many of you are aware that Rep. Ehrhart has announced she will introduce legislation that would make it a felony to provide a transgender child (under 18) the medical care they need to transition. This would include surgery and medications, including hormone therapy or puberty blocking therapy. She plans to introduce her “Vulnerable Child Protection Act,” in the Georgia General Assembly. Her press release specified that this was about children who are being abused by adults. This proposal was littered with misinformation and false claims. See PFLAG Johns Creek’s response: http://bit.ly/2QirqmK.

In an effort to educate and inform our PFLAG community, and also our legislators, PFLAG Johns Creek is working diligently with Georgia Equality and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Both of these fine organizations have vast experience in the political process in Georgia.

It’s not too late! Join us at 7 PM tonight. JOHNS CREEK Location – Support Group Meetings WHEN: Tuesday, May 15 (Third Tuesday of Each Month) 7 – 8:30 PM WHERE: Johns Creek United Methodist Church 11180 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 3rd Floor – Room 322 * Enter the building via the smaller portico entrance on the Bell Road side of the building. Look for the PFLAG signs and/or greeters outside or just inside the building. Take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor, room 322. Look for the signs and/or greeters in the 3rd floor hallway. * — PFLAG Johns Creek is here for you! Providing free and confidential support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, and their parents, families, and friends in the North Atlanta metro area. PFLAG Johns Creek support groups meet on the third Tuesday of each and every month. We know it can be intimidating, if not frightening, at first to share personal, real life struggles with strangers. Please know that you do not have to speak unless and until you feel comfortable. Some people just come and listen to others’ stories. Sometimes part of the process, especially in the beginning, is to just listen to others who have been where you are. This is a safe space! And it’s o.k. to cry. (We have plenty of tissues on hand!) We have two separate groups, each led by PFLAG trained facilitators, and each room has a sign identifying which group is meeting in that room. Choose the group that is best for you: • TEENS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies (8th grade and up). • ADULTS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ adults and parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ adults or youth. — Questions? Want to know more? CONNECT WITH US! Phone: 470.207.3524 Email: PFLAGJohnsCreek@gmail.com Web: PFLAGJohnsCreek.org Facebook: Facebook.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek Twitter: Twitter.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek Instagram: Instagram.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2L3YMQV It’s not too late! Join us at 7 PM tonight.
JOHNS CREEK Location – Support Group Meetings

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 15
(Third Tuesday of Each Month)
7 – 8:30 PM

WHERE:
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
3rd Floor – Room 322 * Enter the building via the smaller portico entrance on the Bell Road side of the building. Look for the PFLAG signs and/or greeters outside or just inside the building. Take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor, room 322. Look for the signs and/or greeters in the 3rd floor hallway. * — PFLAG Johns Creek is here for you! Providing free and confidential support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, and their parents, families, and friends in the North Atlanta metro area.

PFLAG Johns Creek support groups meet on the third Tuesday of each and every month.
We know it can be intimidating, if not frightening, at first to share personal, real life struggles with strangers. Please know that you do not have to speak unless and until you feel comfortable. Some people just come and listen to others’ stories. Sometimes part of the process, especially in the beginning, is to just listen to others who have been where you are. This is a safe space! And it’s o.k. to cry. (We have plenty of tissues on hand!) We have two separate groups, each led by PFLAG trained facilitators, and each room has a sign identifying which group is meeting in that room. Choose the group that is best for you: • TEENS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies (8th grade and up). • ADULTS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ adults and parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ adults or youth. — Questions? Want to know more? CONNECT WITH US!

Phone: 470.207.3524
Email: PFLAGJohnsCreek@gmail.com
Web: PFLAGJohnsCreek.org
Facebook: Facebook.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek
Twitter: Twitter.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek
Instagram: Instagram.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek

Here for YOU tonight! 7 PM JOHNS CREEK Location – Support Group Meetings WHEN: Tuesday, May 15 (Third Tuesday of Each Month) 7 – 8:30 PM WHERE: Johns Creek United Methodist Church 11180 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 3rd Floor – Room 322 * Enter the building via the smaller portico entrance on the Bell Road side of the building. Look for the PFLAG signs and/or greeters outside or just inside the building. Take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor, room 322. Look for the signs and/or greeters in the 3rd floor hallway. * — PFLAG Johns Creek is here for you! Providing free and confidential support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, and their parents, families, and friends in the North Atlanta metro area. PFLAG Johns Creek support groups meet on the third Tuesday of each and every month. We know it can be intimidating, if not frightening, at first to share personal, real life struggles with strangers. Please know that you do not have to speak unless and until you feel comfortable. Some people just come and listen to others’ stories. Sometimes part of the process, especially in the beginning, is to just listen to others who have been where you are. This is a safe space! And it’s o.k. to cry. (We have plenty of tissues on hand!) We have two separate groups, each led by PFLAG trained facilitators, and each room has a sign identifying which group is meeting in that room. Choose the group that is best for you: • TEENS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies (8th grade and up). • ADULTS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ adults and parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ adults or youth. — Questions? Want to know more? CONNECT WITH US! Phone: 470.207.3524 Email: PFLAGJohnsCreek@gmail.com Web: PFLAGJohnsCreek.org Facebook: Facebook.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek Twitter: Twitter.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek Instagram: Instagram.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek

from Instagram: https://ift.tt/2wIkLdg Here for YOU tonight! 7 PM

JOHNS CREEK Location – Support Group Meetings

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 15
(Third Tuesday of Each Month)
7 – 8:30 PM

WHERE:
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
3rd Floor – Room 322 * Enter the building via the smaller portico entrance on the Bell Road side of the building. Look for the PFLAG signs and/or greeters outside or just inside the building. Take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor, room 322. Look for the signs and/or greeters in the 3rd floor hallway. * — PFLAG Johns Creek is here for you! Providing free and confidential support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, and their parents, families, and friends in the North Atlanta metro area.

PFLAG Johns Creek support groups meet on the third Tuesday of each and every month.
We know it can be intimidating, if not frightening, at first to share personal, real life struggles with strangers. Please know that you do not have to speak unless and until you feel comfortable. Some people just come and listen to others’ stories. Sometimes part of the process, especially in the beginning, is to just listen to others who have been where you are. This is a safe space! And it’s o.k. to cry. (We have plenty of tissues on hand!) We have two separate groups, each led by PFLAG trained facilitators, and each room has a sign identifying which group is meeting in that room. Choose the group that is best for you: • TEENS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ teens and their teen friends/allies (8th grade and up). • ADULTS – Support/discussion for LGBTQ adults and parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ adults or youth. — Questions? Want to know more? CONNECT WITH US!

Phone: 470.207.3524
Email: PFLAGJohnsCreek@gmail.com
Web: PFLAGJohnsCreek.org
Facebook: Facebook.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek
Twitter: Twitter.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek
Instagram: Instagram.com/PFLAGJohnsCreek