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Our Mission

The LGBT Courage Coalition is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults who are concerned with the current state of gender medicine for children & adolescents in the United States and Canada. 

We are even more concerned with the current political and media environment that is actively censoring dissent, even and perhaps especially when it comes from Democrats, liberals, and progressives. This censorship promotes the false narrative that the only people to question medical transition for minors are "right wing" and conservative. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

We are speaking out from within the LGBT community and we will no longer be silent. We seek to give voice to the many more lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who share our concerns but who may be afraid to speak out.


Our primary mission is to support whistleblowers from within paediatric gender centres, most of whom are LGBT.

Meet The Leadership Team


Jamie Reed
Executive Director

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BA, MS Clinical Research. Whistleblower from the pediatric gender industry.

Gay woman, married to a trans man.


Derek Turner
Strategy Director

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Derek Turner is a gay man and Democratic Party campaign consultant. He's a technologist and graduate of Stanford University.

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Aaron Kimberly
Public Engagement Director

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Aaron is a lesbian who was medicalized in 2006. She is a mental health nurse, a gender dysphoria specialist and former Director of the Gender Dysphoria Alliance


Ben Appel
Communications Director

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Ben is a gay man. He earned his BA from Columbia University. He is a skilled and compassionate author and journalist.

Meet The Board


Dr Julia Mason

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Julia Mason MS MD is a board-certified pediatrician, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and founding board member of the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine.


Moti Gorin
Vice Chairperson

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Moti Gorin has a PhD in philosophy from Rice University and a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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