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 […]

Professor Robert Winston joins the transgender debate and shares his concerns for young children

We very much welcome the considered and authoritative views expressed by Professor Robert Winston that children who question their gender identity are potentially being put at risk by doctors intervening too early.     In an interview on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 (and also reported in the Telegraph) Professor Winston expressed his concerns […]

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 […]

Hot Topics In Child Health – A Medical, Political And Ethical Debate

The Hot Topics in Child Health conference on June 12 brought together leading professionals from across Europe to share their expertise and research in the area of ‘transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents.’ Given the recent publication of rising child referral figures from the Tavistock clinic this year, this was a timely and important […]

Trans 101 – A ‘How Not To’ Parenting Guide

 The BBC Social   On May 17 BBC The Social, a social media platform for ‘creative people across Scotland’ posted the above video in a tweet in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT2017). In contrast, here’s an example of The Social’s attitude towards women: Shake your tits it’s Friday ?? pic.twitter.com/ctz4mLqDl2 […]

A Trans Adult Speaks Out Against Gender Indoctrination Of Children

The transgender/transsexual community is not one homogeneous group whose members believe unanimously in the new ‘gender identity’ ideology, although these have been the loudest voices and the ones which have been listened to in the shaping of policy. It’s important to know that there are also many in the community itself who are in fundamental […]

Is It Surprising That Referrals Of Children To The Tavistock Clinic Continue To Soar?

Referral figures for the Tavistock clinic Gender Identity Development Service, just announced, have risen from 1,419 last year to a total of 2,016 this year, an increase of 42%. The number of children who feel they are ‘trapped in the wrong body’ and need to transition to the opposite sex continues to soar year on […]

Teaching Kids About Trans: The Australian Safe Schools Programme

Three years after it was launched in Australia, the ‘Safe Schools’ programme has been scrapped in New South Wales by the Education Minister Bob Stokes and funding has been allocated for a new anti-bullying programme to take its place. Safe Schools is the equivalent of UK organisations such as Gendered Intelligence, GIRES and the government-backed […]

Gender Identity And The Rights Of The Child

On February 24th the Gender Identity (Protected Characteristic) Bill 2016-17 is expected to have its second reading debate in the House of Commons. The purpose of the Bill is “to make gender identity a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 in place of gender reassignment and to make associated provision for transgender and other persons; […]