Report details online harassment of trans health care providers – Axios

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Anti-transgender campaigns resulted in the online harassment of 24 different hospitals and health care providers in 21 states over a recent four-month period, according to a report from Human Rights Campaign shared first with Axios.
The big picture: Despite being uniformly recommended by major medical organizations including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, gender-affirming care has been under fire from a variety of directions, including via legislative attacks and online threats.
Driving the news: The report finds that the process of transforming online threats into real-world harm typically follows five steps.
What they're saying: “As threats against the transgender community continue to rise — especially impacting Black, Brown and young transgender people — it is crucial that we look at who are the major players fueling this campaign of hatred,” said Kelley Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, in a statement to Axios.


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