PA Physician General speaks about House Bill 2 in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN)  – The nation’s first openly transgender Physician General spoke in Durham on Thursday.

Dr. Rachel Levine was invited to talk about eating disorders, but the advocate for transgender community also addressed the controversial House Bill 2 legislation.

“LGBT individuals and particularly transgender individuals have more depression, anxiety, and perhaps eating disorders,” Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said, “and a lot of that is because of victimization and harassment and discriminatory legislation worsens that.”

Levine spoke at the Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders at the Durham Convention Center.

She is one of only a few transgender individuals to hold elected or appointed offices across the country.




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