Groups gather in Orlando to expand Florida’s LGBTQ+ health coverage – WFTV

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Video: Groups gather in Orlando to expand Florida’s LGBTQ+ health care Groups rallied in downtown Orlando on Sunday to urge expanded healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community. (WFTV)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Groups rallied in downtown Orlando on Sunday to urge expanded healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Advocates said potential reporting changes in Florida will be harmful to transgender youth.

Most of the signs and T-shirts in this crowd of about 100 people mentioned child protection.

Photos: Groups gather in Orlando to expand Florida’s LGBTQ+ health care

On August 5th, the Florida Board of Medicine will meet to discuss gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

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This comes just weeks after the Health Administration Board proposed suspending Medicare coverage for several transgender treatments.

Protesters said the suicide rate among transgender youth is much higher than that of other children.

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They claim that not having access to care will only increase this statistic.

A group of about five people opposed to the protest also showed up. But after they began engaging with protesters, police quickly pushed them back.

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