Eli Erlick, who identifies as “[e]xtremely queer & incredibly trans,” is openly confessing to distributing gender-transition prescriptions to minors. “I order 4 times more estrogen & testosterone blockers than I actually take. You should, too. Several states have now banned trans medicine for minors but we won’t let a single young person go without medication. We’ll provide care ourselves if youth can’t access formal medicine,” Erlick stated in a tweet. Erlick proudly declared themselves a criminal in Mississippi for “aiding and abetting” life-saving medicine for trans youth after sharing a screenshot of the text of a new Mississippi law that prohibits providing gender-transition measures to minors. “I realize the risks of posting this, but it’s more important to encourage others to share life-saving medications than guarantee one’s safety (granted I’m in little danger in NY),” Erlick wrote.
I'm now a proud criminal in Mississippi for "aiding and abetting" lifesaving medicine for trans youth. I realize the risks of posting this but it's more important to encourage others to share lifesaving medications than guarantee one's safety (granted I'm in little danger in NY). pic.twitter.com/wf6JoOnxyR
— Eli Erlick (@EliErlick) March 7, 2023
Conservative commentator Matt Walsh and Libs of TikTok, which is a Twitter account run by Chaya Raichik, both indicated last year that they contacted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regarding Erlick’s prescription-distribution scheme.
“Sharing prescription hormones is technically illegal but such a minor offense law enforcement doesn’t care,” Erlick tweeted.
According to Erlick, however, they have not faced any consequences for their actions. “Sharing prescription hormones is technically illegal but such a minor offense law enforcement doesn’t care,” Erlick tweeted. “Tens of thousands of people have reported me to the DEA, FBI, etc. Nothing happened.” This claim is alarming, as it suggests that individuals who engage in such activities may feel they can act with impunity. It remains to be seen whether law enforcement agencies will take action against Erlick and others involved in similar activities to enforce the law and protect public health and safety.
Erlick has argued that they should be considered “natural women” and “biological women.”
Erlick’s views on transgender women have been met with controversy and criticism. Despite the fact that transgender women are biologically male, Erlick has argued that they should be considered “natural women” and “biological women.” According to Erlick, the only difference between cisgender women and transgender women is the gender assignment given at birth. Erlick goes on to claim that “trans” is simply an adjective that describes this assignment.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2022
“If you need hormones, I’m working with a distribution network to get you access. Everything is free, no questions asked.” Erlick proclaims.
However, many experts in the medical and scientific fields disagree with Erlick’s claims, arguing that biological sex is an essential factor in understanding gender identity. Erlick’s statements have sparked debate and raised questions about the definition of gender identity and the role of biology in shaping it.