Share Your Story to Protect the Health Care of Transgender and Non-Binary Ohioans

Equality Ohio is working hard to protect the rights of transgender Ohioans. Lately, anti-LGBTQ+ groups have started attacking the medical care of transgender youth.

Use the form below to share your story, opinions, & experiences on the importance of affirming medical care for Ohio’s youth. Your words will be shared with lawmakers as written testimony when the time comes.

Here’s a basic testimony template to get you started: 

Chairman ____, Vice Chair _____, Ranking Member _____, and members of the House/Senate ______Committee, (Don’t worry about this part)

Thank you for allowing me to testify today. My name is ________. I am [basic bio about yourself, pronouns]. I am strongly opposed to House Bill 454, preventing transgender youth from receiving proper medical care. 

[Then tell them why HB454 is so bad! Tell a personal story. Or explain why your job experience gives you perspective on the bill. Maybe cite statistics or studies to back up your claims]

I ask you to consider my testimony and vote NO on this [harmful / dangerous / embarrassing / etc.] bill. Thank you again for the opportunity to testify.