The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a fringe anti-LGBTQ hate group that masquerades as the premier U.S. association of pediatricians to push anti-LGBTQ junk science, primarily via far-right conservative media and filing amicus briefs in cases related to gay adoption and marriage equality.
Did you read this headline and think I was accusing The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) of opposing the LGBT community? That’s the problem. A small anti-LGBT group called the “American College of Pediatricians (ACP)” created a name that is easily confused with the AAP, the largest pediatrics organization in the country.
A fringe group of pediatricians, the American College of Pediatricians promotes misleading information based on the ideology of their very small group of members. Every time you hear about or read something and quickly think to yourself, “did the American Academy of Pediatrics really say that?”
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) has a perfect name. It sounds weighty and significant. It connotes expertise. It looks good in print. But in reality, the name functions as a façade of respectability for a small association of pediatricians that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has labeled “an anti-LGBT hate group.”
On 16 May 2016, talk show host Glenn Beck published a tweet reporting that a pediatricians’ group had said that promoting or tolerating gender dysphoria (i.e., the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite of one’s biological sex) in children constitutes “child
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