Born in Your Own Body – New Book On Transgender Children and Young People

Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body is an important new book edited by Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore and published by Cambridge Scholars. It brings together a diverse selection of writers, all concerned about the current trend to medically transition children and adolescents. Each author – parents, academics, activists, professionals, an […]

We must not change the meaning of the words ‘boys’ and ‘girls’

Yet more advice to schools to stop using the words ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ has been issued, this time from Natasha Devon, a former government mental health adviser. According to Devon it is “important for ‘heteronormative assumption’ not to filter down into language and behaviour in schools.” She explained: “To give you an example, I never […]

The Scottish transgender schools guidance caused controversy but it is nothing new

The new official Scottish schools guidance published recently by LGBT Youth Scotland with the support of the Scottish government has gained a lot of attention throughout the press and broadcast media over the past week. There has been quite a discussion. These are the points in the guidance which caused the most concern: Children ‘should […]

Transgender Law Concerns

Transgender Law Concerns was a meeting held in the House of Commons on October 31st, hosted by David Davies MP, on the impact of self-declared gender legislation on women and girls and children. Many more people had the opportunity to speak during the event, which was well-attended by cross-party MP’s, members of the press and […]

Children Left Unprotected By New Memorandum Of Understanding On Conversion Therapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy has launched a new Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy to include ‘gender identity,’ leaving therapists, counsellors, GPs and clinical professionals in a position where they may be afraid to do anything but agree with a patient’s self-diagnosis as ‘transgender.’ Anything other than ‘affirmation’ could lay a professional open to the charge […]

Our Sons: A Mother’s Correspondence About Her Trans Identified Autistic Son

In early January this year we received an email from a mother asking for advice about her trans identified autistic son.  Our advice to parents is always “trust your instincts, you know your child best” but in this case we also asked two other mums whose situations were very similar if they would be willing […]

NHS Public Consultation

An NHS Public Consultation on specialised gender identity services was launched in July and remains open for public response until October 16th, through their online survey here. The new specification which alarms us is the proposal to lower the age of acceptance into adult services to 17 years. Currently young people can be referred from the […]

Transitioning In Kindergarten

A school in California was in the news this week for teaching kindergarten children gender identity ideology in support of a pupil who was ‘transitioning,’ leading to complaints from parents of distressed children who understandably became frightened that they might change sex too. The latest episode in this story involved a little girl who called the transgender-identified child […]