They care about social signaling and their own money.
"Look at us, we care about LGBT youth! Give us research money please!"
Decades ago, David Finkelhor, the current director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, was one of several experts who criticized Dr. Sandfort’s research as “unrepresentative.”
Let's reveal the true criticism "It went against my own bias and preconceived notions so I didn't like it"
Mark Courtney, a University of Chicago professor and child welfare expert, said Dr. Sandfort’s work in the 1980s was problematic and “out of touch” with broader research on sexual trauma in minors.
Oh here we go, a child welfare expert, aka one of the worst enemies of children these days. Again, his opinion can be summed up as "I didn't like it because it doesn't fit into my worldview thus it is problematic".
These people DO NOT care about children. Never forget that.