On April 20 2023, a popular post to Reddit’s r/TwoXChromosomes claimed that the state of Missouri had created a “transgender concern” submission form:
Another account shared the post to the Missouri-centric subreddit r/StLouis:
A similar plea appeared on r/WitchesVsPatriarchy on April 18 2023:
All three posts included a URL: ago.mo.gov/file-a-complaint/transgender-center-concerns. We visited the link on April 21 2023, and it looked like this:
While the page rendered largely blank, vestigial text at the top read:
Home / File a Complaint / Transgender Center Concerns
The specified form no longer exists or is currently unpublished.
A section was titled “your contact information,” and it contained fields for the submitter’s name, address, phone number, and email address. A larger box was labeled “concern details.” Text prefacing the form read:
Transgender Center Concerns Form
Complete this form to submit a complaint or concern about gender transition intervention you have experienced or observed in Missouri. The Attorney General is not a private attorney, but enforces the laws of the State of Missouri as written. By submitting this form, you agree that you may be contacted by the Attorney General’s Office about the facts stated in this complaint or concern. Please complete this form in as much detail as possible.
On April 20 2023, PolitiFact.com examined claims about the Missouri “transgender concern” form, reporting:
Attorney General Andrew Bailey said [on] March 23  he was launching the “Transgender Center Concerns Form,” which he described as a “tip line” on his office’s website. Bailey said the form stems from his office’s investigation into a St. Louis pediatric transgender center.
But the form’s wording is not limited to the previous investigation. It broadly invites any “complaint or concern about gender transition intervention,” that anyone has experienced or observed in the state.
PolitiFact.com’s story linked to a March 23 2023 press release on ag.mo.gov, “Attorney General Bailey Launches Tip Line for Reports of Questionable Gender Transition Interventions.” It explained the purpose of the form, and cited “those who have experienced harm from gender transition interventions or witnessed troubling practices at transition clinics in Missouri”:
Mar 23, 2023, 11:26 AM by AG Bailey
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an effort to protect children, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced today that his office has launched an online form where those who have experienced harm from gender transition interventions or witnessed troubling practices at transition clinics in Missouri can submit their concerns. This tip line stems from an investigation that Attorney General Bailey launched into a St. Louis pediatric transgender center that has been accused by a whistleblower of using experimental drugs on children, distributing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones without individualized assessment, and even giving children these life-altering drugs without parental consent.
“As Attorney General, I want Missouri to be the safest state in the nation for children. After receiving an alarming affidavit from a credible witness on child abuses allegedly occurring within a pediatric transgender clinic in St. Louis, I knew we had to take action and look into these allegations,” said Attorney General Bailey. “To that end, I have set up a tip line that parents can use to tell their stories as my office continues to investigate whether the Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital has broken the law. No stone will be left unturned during the course of this investigation.”
Victims or their parents are encouraged to reach out to the Attorney General’s Office if they believe that they or someone they know have been subject to illegal or abusive behavior surrounding gender transition intervention procedures.
The form to submit concerns can be found here: https://ago.mo.gov/file-a-complaint/transgender-center-concerns
Information on Attorney General Bailey’s ongoing investigation into the St. Louis transgender pediatric clinic can be found here: https://ago.mo.gov/home/news/2023/02/09/missouri-attorney-general-andrew-bailey-confirms-launch-of-multi-agency-investigation-into-st.-louis-transgender-center-for-harming-hundreds-of-children
In April 2023, several Reddit posts referenced a Missouri “transgender complaint form.” We visited the link, and found a message indicating the “specified form no longer exists or is currently unpublished.” We located archived copies of the form as it existed between March 23 2023 and April 21 2023, validating the form existed. A March 2023 press release confirmed the purpose of the form, for “those who have experienced harm from gender transition interventions or witnessed troubling practices at transition clinics in Missouri.”