Trans Kids On The Today Programme

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday (May 13th) ran a feature on “trans kids” as part of their news item on President Obama’s letter instructing schools in the U.S. to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. You can listen here (from about 02.10): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07b2lw5#play and the full transcript can be seen here. […]

BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire

BBC 2’s morning news and current affairs show, Victoria Derbyshire, anounced last Tuesday morning (May 3rd) that the number of under 10’s presenting to gender clinics in the UK has almost doubled over the past year, from 87 to 167, of which three children are under three years old. Along with this announcement came follow-up […]

Why Brighton Council Is Wrong

Brighton Council defended its “choose your gender” school registration form last week in terms which revealed their complete misunderstanding of parents’ concerns and provided some insight into the confused thinking behind these policies. In this statement, for example, Councillor Emma Daniel, Head of Brighton Council Equalities Committee, completely misses the point: “We will review this to see […]

Media Triumph For Brighton Mothers

We’ve got a really positive and inspiring story for you this week, one which I hope will encourage everyone to take some action when faced with ridiculous examples of gender identity politics such as the one above. This is a pupil registration form which was sent out from Brighton & Hove City Council to parents […]

‘I Am Leo’ A Response To CBBC

Many thanks to Helen Saxby for writing this post in response to the BBC regarding their reply to her complaint about the CBBC programme ‘I Am Leo’ (previously written about here). It seems that everyone received the same reply from the BBC and we’re grateful to have Helen’s permission to repost here her brilliant responses […]

NHS Public Consultation on Gender Identity Development Service

We were recently informed of the NHS public consultation on Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and adolescents. The consultation ends on April 20th. There are two new documents open to public consultation: a Policy Proposition which concludes that cross-sex hormones should not be prescribed to children under the age of sixteen, and a […]

Woman’s Hour On Teenage Girls At Tavistock Clinic

Our thanks to Woman’s Hour today for broadcasting a thoughtful and informative item about the recent unprecedented spike in teenage girls presenting to the Tavistock gender clinic in London. We are very glad to see this subject covered, when usually we only hear an unquestioning positive account of “transgender kids” throughout the mainstream media. 1,398 […]

UK: Treatment Dilemmas in Puberty Suppression Seminar

We attended a seminar at Cambridge University entitled ‘Gender Non-Conforming Children: Treatment Dilemmas In Puberty Suppression’ presented by Bernadette Wren, Head of Psychology, Gender Identity Development Service, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. This post attempts to sum up her presentation, with our comments added under each section. There is much more to say, so we […]

UK CBBC Children’s TV: I Am Leo

Thanks to Newsround Blog for drawing our attention to the above video, My Life: I Am Leo, which airs on CBBC, the BBC channel aimed at children aged 6-12 years old. The documentary was first shown in November 2014, again in early 2015 and is repeated today. It is part of the Bafta award-winning My […]