‘Why are we going after children?’: Sen. Victor Torres blasts Florida bill to block care for trans youths

As Florida remains embroiled in legislative debate and fear, lawmakers continue to advance contentious bills seemingly aimed at attacking LGBTQ+ communities. But not without emotional pleas. During a Florida Senate committee meeting Thursday, Sen. Victor Torres, D-Orlando, called for opposition to the state’s bill (SB 254), which ultimately passed, aimed at criminalizing and blocking gender-affirming care for trans youth.