Freedom For All Massachusetts, the campaign to defend #TransLawMA at the ballot this November, has picked up the important endorsement of Boston Children’s Hospital, the latest in a long line of healthcare provides and associations to support defending transgender dignity in this fall’s election.
Jeremi M. Carswell, M.D., the director of the hospital’s Gender Management Service, offered in a statement:
“At Boston Children’s, we are committed to providing comprehensive and affirming treatment to our LGBTQ+ patients and families. We are proud to stand with Freedom for All Massachusetts to defend dignity and respect for transgender people across the Commonwealth. As the largest freestanding acute pediatric hospital in the state and large employer, we are committed to protecting the wellbeing of all children, families, and staff in our community and to creating a safe, welcoming and respectful environment for all who come through our doors.”
Boston Children’s Hospital has consistently been ranked among the top children’s healthcare facilities by U.S. News and World Report, and is the largest pediatric hospital in the state.
The hospital also provides a unique program for children experiencing issues regarding gender identity. The Gender Management Service program (GeMS) specializes in providing comprehensive care to transgender and gender nonconforming children. Multiple departments coordinate with families to consult, answer questions, and provide services and solutions to best treat these children and adolescents and support their medical and emotional needs.
Boston Children’s joins many other health groups who have already signed on to our coalition, including the Cambridge Health Alliance, Athena Health, and Fenway Health, who this week offered a $10,000 match to all donations to the campaign.
Freedom For All Massachusetts thanks Boston Children’s Hospital for adding their influential endorsement to our ever-growing coalition.