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American Psychological Association approves policy supporting Trans youth
On February 28, the American Psychological Association announced in a historic policy resolution opposing gender-affirming care bans for Transgender youth.

The association, the largest psychological organization in the world, with 157,000 members, declared, "Government bans on gender-affirming care disregard the comprehensive body of psychological and medical research supporting the positive impact of gender-affirming treatments," and affirms the organization's support for the necessity of that care for Transgender youth and adults.

The policy, which passed 153-9, is the strongest yet from the organization in support of gender-affirming care and represents a major consensus among leading psychologists on its importance.

While the APA has previously passed resolutions supporting Trans individuals, Wednesday's resolution goes further by directly supporting gender-affirming care as medically necessary and opposing misinformation that emerges in legislative hearings targeting it. Few medical organizations have rebutted anti-Trans talking points as comprehensively as the APA's recent policy.

The document will be an important response to increasing misinformation around Transgender care. Other professional organizations are similarly in the process of releasing updated policies.

Court rules against Texas AG attempt to obtain data on Trans members from PFLAG
A judge has temporarily blocked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's demand for information on Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays National's work on behalf of Texas families with Transgender children seeking gender-affirming medical care.

PFLAG National is a plaintiff in a lawsuit opposing two Texas laws banning gender-affirming care for Queer youth. Paxton issued a demand in early February for the organization to turn over documents, communications, and other information related to its work with these families, including the names and addresses of Trans youth members.

In response, PFLAG National filed a separate lawsuit against the AG and sought a temporary restraining order to keep him from obtaining the information. Travis County District Court Judge Maria Cantú Hexsel granted the order Friday.

"It clearly appears to the Court that unless the Defendants are immediately restrained from abusing the Deceptive Trade Practices Act by enforcing or otherwise requiring PFLAG to respond to the Civil Investigative Demand and Notice of Demand for Sworn Written Statement, immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result to PFLAG and its members from the Defendants' wrongful actions," she wrote.

"Such injury includes, but is not limited to: harm to the ability of PFLAG and its members to exercise their rights of free speech and association under the First Amendment; harm to the ability of PFLAG and its members to be secure against unreasonable searches under the Fourth Amendment; harm to the ability of PFLAG and its members to avail themselves of the courts when their constitutional rights are threatened; and gross invasions of both PFLAG's and its members' privacy in an attempt to bypass discovery stays entered in both Loe v. Texas and PFLAG v. Abbott."

Paxton has previously sought information on gender-affirming care from a hospital in Austin and some outside of Texas.