Kansas City Trans Life Documented Vs. Missouri Conservative Perspective

Credit where it's due . . . This documentary humanizes a policy issue and offers a glimpse at REAL PEOPLE who will be impacted by Missouri policy.

So often the discourse forgets that hateful rhetoric and the will to dominate impacts the opposition in ways that aren't always apparent. 

Of course . . . Some of our more thoughtful conservative friends remind us that the heart of "crackdown policy" is to PROTECT ALL PEOPLE from medical threats . . . And the reality is that Missouri is a conservative red state that ACTUALLY didn't restrict trans people as much as other places despite all the tough talk.

Still . . .This documentary proves successful in portraying the losing side of the issue with compassion:

"Transgender rights continue to dominate headlines as legislatures across the country push restrictive laws. Those most directly affected by these measures must look at how they will access medical care, who will legally provide it and where they can find sanctuary. This month, "Flatland In Focus" examines these issues with members of the trans community and those who provide care and support."

Check the clip www.TonysKansasCity.com embed . . .

The other side of the story . . . An important quote from Guv Parson offers an important perspective and motivation & logic of GOP legislation . . .

“What we’re doing is protecting children, which we have always done in this state, and we’re going to continue to do that,” Parson told Missourinet affiliate KCMO. “What do you do when you’re an adult, you’re an adult. Have at it. (But) you can’t be going out there doing things to children in different areas. I mean, you know, there’s all kinds of regulation. We don’t let the kids smoke. We don’t let them drink. We don’t let them go where they want to go. And for a person that maybe has that done (and afterwards changes their mind), what’s their recourse?”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Parson on Kansas City's sanctuary city status regarding transgender treatment for minors - Missourinet

The state of Missouri and Kansas City are heading for a showdown over two pending new laws strongly opposed by the LGBTQ community. Senate Bill 49 would charge medical providers for "coercing" anyone under 18 years old to undergo a gender transition, and Senate Bill 39 would ban transgender athletes from competing in female sports.