What Qualifies A Doctor To Be A Paediatric Gender Specialist?

The private GP who has administered cross-sex hormones to twelve-year-olds, Dr Helen Webberley, was recently featured on Channel 4 News in an item which included an interview with her at the ‘online transgender medical clinic’ which she runs from her home in south Wales. The doctor, who communicates with her patients via Skype, gave an account of her online […]

A Response To “Detransition, Desistance And Disinformation” by Julia Serano

An article was published recently on the subject of ‘transgender children’ by Julia Serano, entitled “Detransition, Desistance and Disinformation: A Guide For Understanding Transgender Children Debates.” As author of ‘Whipping Girl’ Serano is one of the most influential voices in trans activism so we felt it important to respond to the points made in this […]

Breast Binders In UK Schools

The Sun has reported on new guidelines issued from local authorities in Cornwall, Lancashire and Scotland to “properly accommodate transitioning pupils in school” by allowing transgender pupils extra breaks during physical education lessons. And why would transgender pupils need breaks during P.E? Because: “some youngsters who choose to bind their chests may suffer from “breathing […]

UK Schools: Trans-Compulsory, Homophobia Optional?

Two schools stories were published last week on consecutive days, one from a gay teacher in, presumably, a state secondary school and the other reporting on new guidelines for the treatment of transgender pupils at boarding schools. On July 16 the Guardian Teacher Network, as part of their Secret Teacher series, published a piece entitled […]

UK Doctor Prescribes Cross-Sex Hormones to Twelve-Year-Old

The news this week that a doctor running a private gender clinic in Wales is prescribing cross-sex hormones to children as young as twelve unfortunately comes as no surprise; if we are intent on diagnosing pre-pubertal children as transgender it is an inevitable development in their treatment. The child in question has been on puberty […]

Girls’ Schools Association: Stop Saying “Girls”

This week newspapers published a report that “leading headmistresses” have suggested that teachers at girls’ schools should consider using gender neutral language such as “pupils” or “students” in place of “girls” in their assemblies. Their recommendation came after Gendered Intelligence, a transgender activist group which runs “trans awareness training” sessions in schools, was invited to […]

Mermaids CEO Reveals Her Views

Mermaids is a registered charity and the UK’s main support group for “gender variant young people” up to the age of 19, plus their families and the professionals involved in their care. Mermaids also provides resources and gives advice to schools, social services, local authorities, police forces, the NHS, Childline, Scouts and ‘many more.’ CEO […]