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Major medical organizations approve the treatments for transgender youth known as gender-affirming care, but a growing political movement seeks to ban such care in many states—applying criminal penalties to physicians and parents. Rachel Monroe, who has been following the battle in Texas, spoke with one specialist who could not remain silent, despite the risk of harassment and worse. And the singer-songwriter Florence Welch speaks with John Seabrook at the 2019 New Yorker Festival, and performs an acoustic set with her band, Florence and the Machine.
The Attack on Gender-Affirming Medical Care
Physicians caring for transgender youth are at the center of a political storm. Many have remained silent, but one pediatrician goes on the record with the reporter Rachel Monroe.
Florence and the Machine, Live at The New Yorker Festival
Florence Welch talks with John Seabrook about finding her voice as a songwriter and her struggles with alcohol. She also plays an acoustic set with Florence and the Machine.
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