Also of interest:
Children and Families
Fresh Takes on ‘Drag Queen Story Hours’
Not “groomers” and shouldn’t be outlawed. But let’s not pretend activists don’t have an agenda for promoting DQSH.
Gays and Lesbian Kids Encouraged to Jump on the Trans Train
The gay to transgender pipeline amongst people under 25 is wild.— Fredward (@Fredward_III) December 21, 2022
Yup. I was one of two in my class’s “LGB”T+ pride club who graduated as just LGB. To my knowledge, only 1 entered the club as a T. It has been wild – so wild I had to write a book discussing it.— Margaret Wetzel (@MargaretJWetzel) December 22, 2022
Or maybe the tide is turning, and least in some places:
Exposing the Fallout of Medically Transitioning Minors
As the evidence of destroyed lives keeps mounting, woke LGBTQ+ activists choose not to see or hear what’s happening, secure in the destructive narrative they continue to promote.
Jamie Reed provides deeply disturbing examples of “how little patients understood what they were getting into,” for example:
Three months later she called the surgeon’s office to say she was going back to her birth name and that her pronouns were “she” and “her.” Heartbreakingly, she told the nurse, “I want my breasts back.” The surgeon’s office contacted our office because they didn’t know what to say to this girl.
My colleague and I said that we would reach out. It took a while to track her down, and when we did we made sure that she was in decent mental health, that she was not actively suicidal, that she was not using substances. The last I heard, she was pregnant. Of course, she’ll never be able to breastfeed her child.
She also writes:
Then I came across comments from Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who is a high official at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The article read: “Levine, the U.S. assistant secretary for health, said that clinics are proceeding carefully and that no American children are receiving drugs or hormones for gender dysphoria who shouldn’t.”
I felt stunned and sickened. It wasn’t true. And I know that from deep first-hand experience.
So I started writing down everything I could about my experience at the Transgender Center. Two weeks ago, I brought my concerns and documents to the attention of Missouri’s attorney general. He is a Republican. I am a progressive. But the safety of children should not be a matter for our culture wars.
The Trans Project’s Internal Contradictions
If I was born about 5 years earlier, I’d probably still have my breasts. I would’ve been nothing more than a tomboy.— Chloe Cole ⭐️ (@ChoooCole) December 21, 2022
If you “don’t need surgery and hormones to be trans” then why is the regressive left so hell-bent on getting kids to get those very same things?— Arielle Scarcella (@ArielleScarcell) December 20, 2022
Stand Up to Insanity Destroying Gay Kids and You’re a ‘Hater’
Britain Rethinks ‘Transing the Kids’
Sanity returns to Britain.
Revised guidelines from the UK on gender-dysphoric and gender-incongruent children: no puberty blockers outside clinical trials; new emphasis on full psychological exploration. @iamjohnoliver @TheProblem https://t.co/2xqDMBBO0A— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 27, 2022
But here in the U.S.:
My 12 year old niece is currently going in and out of depression and anxiety because she thinks she might be asexual, but a girl, and her friends are trans or bi.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 27, 2022
She feels left out and broken.
She’s 12 and panicking over which identity combination she’s supposed to pick.
Castration of Gender-Nonconforming Boys – Why Aren’t Gay People Condemning This?
Because big LGBTQ tells them they’re bigots if they raise objections.
“Playing with the opposite gender toys” is a sign your child is transgender.— Billboard Chris 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@BillboardChris) August 13, 2022
That’s exactly what Boston Children’s Hospital says. pic.twitter.com/pYXV0kdSBi
Almost all of society is unaware we have a cult in our midst cutting off organs of children and calling it ‘gender-affirming care.’— Billboard Chris 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@BillboardChris) August 15, 2022
This is not limited to @BostonChildrens.
Kaiser Permanente in Oakland did a mastectomy on a 12-year-old girl, and castrates 16-year-old boys. pic.twitter.com/ln8vmHwJvB
To repeat, children who don’t conform to gender stereotypes may experience gender dysphoria but overwhelmingly come to accept their biological sex post-adolescence and by the end of their teens, typically by accepting that they’re gay, if they’re not lead to begin puberty blockers and proceed to surgery.
Gay people have been cowed by trans activists and their woke allies, including liberal media—yes, call it the trans cult—to think this is somehow right instead of protecting gay kids.
[Update: Boston Children’s Hospital, facing backlash, reportedly added language to its website in August saying it performs genital-transition surgery—phalloplasty, metoidioplasty and vaginoplasty—for those 18 and older and deleted an earlier revision that set the age to qualify for “gender-affirmation” vaginoplasties (creation of an artificial vagina) at 17. The hospital apparently still performs mastectomies on children as young as 15 who identify as transgender.]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds ) has failed to put science ahead of politics, @JuliaMasonMD1 and I argue in the Wall Street Journal today (@WSJopinion).— Leor Sapir (@LeorSapir) August 17, 2022
@AAPPres @lewis_first https://t.co/nuawOvOYtb
Boston Children’s Hospital is promoting a program called HOTT, in which adults teach minors how to “tuck” a penis with medical tape so it looks like a vagina.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) August 19, 2022
“After you have been on hormones for a while, things will shrink and become more comfortable.”https://t.co/frobGaLx1k pic.twitter.com/rvWUX7PGce
In fact, according to research published last year, “over half of the surgeons practicing in this area have performed vaginoplasty on an individual under 18.” Hospitals can make their case for this policy, but they can’t say that it’s not happening.https://t.co/LzLsZpeeRU pic.twitter.com/R5Zzg7ejvN— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) August 19, 2022
I am left wing, pro LGB, pro diversity and have nothing in common with people like Matt Walsh (i mention him because he's trending). I work with thousands of people fighting the gender lobby and gender identity ideology for the harm it does to women, LGBs, and LGB youth— Friend to sanity (@NewestALT) August 19, 2022
Puberty Blockers as Woke Conversion Therapy
Here’s the video posted August 11. Two days later they changed their website https://t.co/oFlXZkrPrW— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 14, 2022
Biden Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine: We need to “empower” kids to go on puberty blockers and get sex reassignment surgery. pic.twitter.com/CRPRaFYtzK— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 18, 2022
Who Will Protect Gender-Nonconforming Kids?
Hint: Not Big LGBTQ+.
More: This study found that almost a fourth of gender detransitioners cited homophobia or difficulty accepting themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual as a reason for transitioning.
I am hetero, but at that age I wanted to be a boy. I dressed like a boy, I had the mannerisms of a boy, and I wanted to be the Marlboro Man when I grew up. By 15, I was “all girl.” They are going to be messing up a lot of kids with this stuff.— BlueSkies (@KeepToTheLight) April 9, 2022
Under this definition wouldn't all of us who are gay men and lesbians be considered transgender? Some of the stuff we do often (like gay sex) does not conform to what is "typically associated" with our sex which was determined at birth. pic.twitter.com/qQyqCeNxuL— Luke Neil (@DougMur76223199) April 19, 2022