The Education Department Officially Won't Deal With Transgender Students Experiencing Bathroom Discrimination

The Trump administration’s Education Department will no longer investigate complaints filed by transgender students who are kept from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, a department official told BuzzFeed News.

HuffPost previously reported that the Department of Education had already started telling students who submitted these complaints that the issue no longer fell within its jurisdiction, but this marks the first time an official has referenced a concrete policy change. The news comes almost a year after the departments of Justice and Education rescinded joint, Obama-era guidance that any school receiving federal money must treat a student’s gender identity as his or her sex, which included allowing individuals to use the bathroom conforming to their identity. 

However, since that time, the Trump administration has been mum on information about how the Education Department’s civil rights division would officially handle these cases. In June, an internal memo from the department’s Office for Civil Rights told attorneys that these cases could be dismissed, but it was not necessarily a requirement. But a spokeswoman for the Department of Education told BuzzFeed that the administration does not interpret Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination, to cover these types of cases.

“Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX,” Liz Hill told BuzzFeed. “In the case of bathrooms, however, long standing regulations provide that separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”

Hill told the outlet that transgender student complaints could still be investigated, just not those centered around the use of intimate facilities. 

The Obama administration interpreted Title IX to include discrimination based on gender identity. Notably, a wave of recent court decisions have also interpreted the law this way.

In January, HuffPost learned of at least three recent cases in which the Office for Civil Rights dismissed complaints filed by transgender students regarding access to bathrooms, locker rooms and gender specific sports teams. The Office for Civil Rights wrote back to complainants and said their office was no longer required to deal with this type of discrimination.

HuffPost also previously learned that the number of complaints filed with the Department of Education related to the treatment of transgender students dropped precipitously, by about 40 percent, between January 2016 through January 2017, and January 2017 through January 2018. At the time, advocates for LGBTQ students told HuffPost they worried that the Trump administration was having a chilling effect on the students who would otherwise submit complaints of discrimination.

Upon rescinding the Obama-era guidance last year, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with a small group of transgender children and families to discuss issues facing this group of students. Vanessa Ford attended the meeting with her six-year-old transgender daughter, Ellie. During the meeting, DeVos mentioned that she had a young granddaughter, just like Ellie.

Ford told HuffPost that she found the news today “mind boggling.”

“We put our family at risk meeting with her in hopes it would make change. She now made the decision for the Department of Education that my daughter and thousands of daughters and sons shouldn’t have the protection her grandchildren should be afforded,” said Ford.

Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, said that after the Trump administration first rescinded the student guidance last year, they saw school districts who had been supporting transgender students suddenly change course. She is now focused on making sure they feel supported and affirmed across the country.

“They are not alone,” said Byard. “It is ultimately most important right now every transgender student understands right now that this is wrong.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Bozell & Graham Column: The Book Against Transgender Extremism

When secular leftists express frustration at how practicing Catholics (your humble servants) and evangelicals could ever vote for Donald Trump, the first thing they refuse to concede is the horror of the alternative.

They refuse to admit that Hillary Clinton clearly, forthrightly stood for abortion on demand, at any time, for any reason and even supported it having it funded by pro-life taxpayers. It’s what she and her husband called “safe, legal and rare.” Hillary and her crew even dismissed the videotaped baby-organ-selling grotesqueries of Planned Parenthood as somehow fictional. And they refuse to admit that Hillary Clinton represented the creeping extremism of the LGBT movement, with its emphasis on redesigning all the nation’s bathrooms, not to mention human nature.

Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation has a new book called When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. He explains that you can see the swift descent into the denial of reality by reviewing tracts of the Human Rights Campaign. In 2005, they declared that transgender people “identify” as something that “does not match their physical sex.” And with that the bottom fell open.

By now, the HRC (not to be confused with Hillary Rodham Clinton, though HRC is HRC’s best spokeshuman) expresses an intolerance for the idea that we should speak of “real” or “biological” men and women. “Contrasting transgender people with ‘real’ or ‘biological’ men and women is a false comparison. They are real men and women, and doing so contributes to the inaccurate perception that transgender people are being deceptive when, in fact, they are being authentic and courageous.”

There is so much Orwell packed into that last sentence. Hiding your penis or your breasts is not “deceptive,” it’s “authentic”? Christians see all this as pretzeled logic. You simply cannot deny the reality of the Creator’s design without going into tortured explanations like that. There’s an easier out, of course. Just deny His existence — and it all falls into place. So they become their own God and redefine humanity according to their own whims. Those whims then become “authentic.”

The denial of gender reality frightens people — yes, even many liberals — and it should. Anderson suggested in a Weekly Standard interview that his liberal friends are suggesting the LGBT folks are walking into a backlash because their deconstructionist agenda is just… that.

One pointed out a viral video in which someone who describes herself as an “queer girl” and “intersectional feminist” declared that having “genital preferences” is transphobic, and that “preferences for women with vaginas over women with penises might be partially informed by the influence of a cissexist society.”

We don’t really know what that means. Anderson added: “This was not satire.”

His liberal friend objected to being judged as “transphobic” because he only dates biological women. The folks who fought for “sexual freedom” now say you can’t have a “genital preference”? You can’t just tolerate transgenders, you must date them? Lecturing lesbians that they’re bigots if they don’t want “women with penises” doesn’t exactly bode well for keeping the “LGBT” together.

Anderson’s book is dismissed as “hate speech,” and let’s not kid ourselves: the LGBT folks would like to ban a book like this, especially when he discusses that which they wish silenced. He writes that 41 percent of people who identify as transgender attempt suicide. People who have had the “joy” of transition surgery are 19 times more likely than average to die by suicide. They have gender dysphoria, and Christians should respond with compassion

But the LGBT crowd sees it otherwise. They define “compassion” as meeting all of their demands, including requiring every insurer to pay for “gender confirmation” surgery and every Catholic hospital to perform it. Worse yet, they demand their ideology be taught to children, confusing and scaring millions of them about the simplest, undeniable facts about who they are.

That’s a strong reason for the church-going conservatives to look past the Access Hollywood braggadocio and Trump’s affairs before he became a politician and vote against the extremism — the evil extremism — that Hillary Clinton endorsed.

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‘Science Says He’s Male:’ Transgender Teen Confuses Autistic Doc on ABC Med Drama

It was only a matter of time before Dr. Shaun Murphy received his first transgender patient. In the February 5 episode of ABC’s The Good Doctor titled “She,” like most of us would, the autistic surgical resident had some difficulty understanding transgenderism. The story concentrates on how the doctors at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital deal with the patient’s family.

A teenager is brought to the emergency room for internal pain by a grandmother but, unbeknownst to her, the teen is on puberty blockers. By outward appearances, the patient, Quinn (played by trans child actor Sophie Giannamore), is a girl, so imagine the doctors’ surprise when a penis is discovered. Naturally, Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is confused as to why a biological boy would claim to be a girl. “Quinn has XY chromosomes like Jared and me, not XX like you. Science says he’s male,” he reasonably insists.

Quinn challenges, “Other than biologically, how do you know you’re supposed to be a boy?” Dr. Murphy replies, “Your question doesn’t make sense. I’m not supposed to be anything. I am a boy. Biologically, that’s it.” Hollywood being Hollywood, though, they use the autistic doctor to teach us all understanding about transgenders while the other docs act as though this is normal and happens every day. Funny how the “party of science” rejects this basic biology.

The script tries to make the real villain in this episode the grandma, Ruth (JoBeth Williams), because she insists at first that Quinn is only going through a phase. Ruth is shocked to learn that her daughter and son-in-law have not bothered to let her know Quinn is taking puberty blockers.

The diagnosis for Quinn is testicular cancer. His left testicle has a mass that must be removed. A puberty-blocking drug is the cause of the mass and the doctors tell him he must stop taking the drugs. Since the left testicle should be removed, Quinn demands that both be taken since he wants “gender confirmation” surgery anyway.

When Quinn’s parents arrive on the scene, they are just fine with this young teen making the drastic decision to castrate himself. Ruth, however, files charges against the parents with Child Protective Services in hopes of stopping any drastic action. At this time, Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) tells the anguished parents that she will testify in court that they are not bad parents.

When mediation with Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) doesn’t go too well, Quinn’s mom throws the ultimate guilt card – they insisted Quinn dress as a boy outside of the house and this brought on depression. Quinn tried to commit suicide a year ago. Poor Ruth. She explains that she wants Quinn and the parents to consider the possibility that Quinn may change his mind and want children in the future. Reasonable, right?

Quinn’s symptoms worsen and emergency surgery forces a final decision to be made – do the parents let a child make a life-changing decision about his developing body or do they finally come to their senses and be the adults in the room?

Fortunately, the parents tell Dr. Lim to only do what is necessary and not to amputate both their son’s testicles. And Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper), Chief of Surgery, at first takes credit for the surgical decision instead of the parents taking responsibility. Then, finally, the parents step up. A disappointed Quinn despairs that he is “going to turn into a boy,” but is told he can take hormone treatment instead of puberty blockers until he has surgery at 18, if he chooses.

 

 

Quinn: Did you do it? Did you remove both?

Dr. Lim: No. Just the cancerous one.

Quinn: What? Why not?

Dr. Andrews: That’s on me. I couldn’t, in good conscience, remove a healthy organ.

Mom: Quinnie. This was our decision.

Quinn: No! You said you were on my side!

Dad: Hey, we are. Always. We haven’t had enough time to talk, not with each other, with your therapist, with your doctors.

Quinn: So I’m gonna turn into a boy.

Dr. Lim: Well, not right away. Your endocrinologist will talk to you about the right timeline for starting feminizing hormones.

Dr. Andrews: You know… the thought of having your own kids someday is a big decision, but you never know what you will or will not want once you get older.

Quinn: Cis people are always so worked up about having bio kids. If I really want a kid that bad, I can just adopt. You know, I’ll be back when I’m 18 for my gender confirmation surgery.

Dr. Andrews: And when you do, I’ll be here to help you.

Fortunately, in this story, the child is not the final voice in the medical decision to sterilize himself.

But Quinn can’t “turn into a boy,” Quinn is a boy. Removing testicles, taking puberty blockers and adding feminizing hormones won’t remove the Y chromosome Quinn has. Science says he’s male, as Dr. Murphy said, biologically, that’s it. Sorry, science trumps ideology again, liberals.

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Transgender beauticians arrested in Indonesia for "teasing", given "manly" and "moral" training amid LGBT crackdown

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Indonesian police forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear male clothing, authorities said on Monday (Jan 29), amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.

The incident happened after police raided several beauty salons in conservative Aceh province on Sunday and rounded up a dozen transgender employees over claims they had teased a group of boys.

Police accused the employees of violating the province’s religious laws.

Dozens of locals tried to attack the group of beauticians as they were hauled off to the police station, but they were pushed back by authorities, they said.

Police then lopped off some members’ long hair with scissors as well as forcing the group to wear male clothing and speak in a masculine voice.

“We have reports from mothers that their sons were teased by the transgender women,” local police chief Ahmad Untung Surianata told AFP Monday.

“Their numbers are growing here – I don’t want that,” he added.

Aceh on Sumatra island has been ruled by Islamic law since it was granted special autonomy in 2001 – an attempt by the central government to quell a long-running separatist insurgency.

This month a Christian was publicly flogged for selling alcohol in the conservative region, making him only the third non-Muslim in Indonesia to suffer a public whipping.

Flogging is a common punishment under Aceh’s religious law and local police are also known to shave the heads of those accused of anti-social behaviour.

The transgender women would be detained for several days followed by a five-day “training” regimen including efforts to make them walk and speak in a more “manly” way, as well as “morals teaching” by local clerics, police said.

“We want to change their mentality so they can be better people,” Surianata said.

Homosexuality and gay sex are legal everywhere in Indonesia except in Aceh.

But police have often used the country’s tough anti-pornography legislation to criminalise members of the LGBT community and there have been a recent string of arrests.

Prejudice against transgender people has long been widespread in Indonesia but the discrimination is particularly acute in Aceh where Islamic law rules.

“It’s very strange that officers (in Sunday’s incident) would arrest innocent people and cut off their hair,” said gay rights activist Hartoyo, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

“It’s barbaric.”

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Transgender woman on hunger strike in UK male prison because Ministry of Justice refuses to recognize her gender

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A 50-year-old transgender woman has gone on hunger strike in an all-male prison in Lancashire, in the north-west of Britain. A petition has been started to have Dean, diagnosed with gender dysphoria, moved to a female facility.

The trans woman, who is being held at HMP Preston, is protesting over the Ministry of Justice’s “nightmare” refusal to recognize her gender. She is serving a sentence of indeterminate length for public protection (IPP) after being convicted of repeated burglary and voyeurism.

Among other crimes, Dean broke into several homes and filmed herself wearing underwear belonging to teenage girls, and reportedly maintains that prison officials refused to give her “hair straighteners, [an] epilator or any makeup,” among other things.

“I decided yesterday that I don’t want to be alive any more [sic],” said Dean’s letter of January 17, written from inside the jail and published in the Guardian.

“I stopped eating and drinking and should die in about three, maybe four weeks. I think three [trans] girls have killed themselves now, but I think they did it too quickly. I remember Bobby Sands years ago, not eating and drinking until he died. His belief drove him to succeed,” she added, making reference to the IRA hunger striker who died in the HM Prison Maze in 1981, aged 27.

Family and friends have not heard from Dean since receiving the letter.

A petition has been started to have Dean moved to an all-female facility, calling on the government to “stop the inhumane and degrading treatment of transgender women within the justice system.”

“We specifically request that Marie Dean has her identity as a woman immediately returned to her and that it is respected by all staff, to be given back her clothes and her makeup to allow her to maintain her dignity and for her to be moved into the female estate as quickly as possible. Leaving her in the male estate will subject her to yet more abuse, distress and transphobic behavior,” a statement from friends reads.

“The truth is it appears that the Ministry of Justice [MoJ] are unwilling to give up judging for themselves what gender a person is regardless as to how long the person has lived in their chosen gender.

“In Marie Dean’s case, her harrowing ordeal has been both long and traumatizing, she has now given up and wants to die and it’s not surprising.”

Dean was given some allowances, such as being allowed to wear female clothing, according to MailOnline.

“The welfare of those in our custody is a top priority. There are stringent procedures in place to ensure transgender prisoners are managed safely and in accordance with the law,” a Ministry of Justice spokesperson told the tabloid.

In 2016, the MoJ introduced new guidelines for the treatment of trans prisoners, stating that “all transgender prisoners (irrespective of prison location) must be allowed to express the gender with which they identify.” Transgender prisoners “must be asked their view of the part of the prison estate that reflects this. Those who wish to be placed in a prison location which is not consistent with their legally recognized gender must provide evidence of living in the gender with which they identify,” it noted, adding that assessments are to be made on a case-by-case basis.

Harrowing details emerged last month of how a group of several transgender prisoners at HMP Doncaster agreed a suicide pact, protesting against their alleged abuse inside the all-male facility. One of the women, 49-year-old Jenny Swift, was found hanged in her cell days after pulling out of the pact. Another woman told Doncaster Coroner’s Court that trans prisoners were “bullied by staff” at the prison, but “no-one was listening.”

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Judge denies transgender student’s request to change in girls’ locker room

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An Illinois judge denied a transgender student’s request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls’ locker room at a public high school.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatine’s Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain.

But on Thursday, Judge Thomas Allen rejected the request, leaving the ACLU to consult with its client on how to move forward with the case.

“Clearly, we are disappointed in this decision. We continue to believe that the school is wrong to discriminate against our client. There is no exception under our nondiscrimination laws that allows a school to treat transgender students differently because of lack of understanding or discomfort about transgender people,” said John Knight, LGBTQ policy director at the ACLU.

“To me, this is a simple question – am I going to be treated just like any other girl in my school. All I want is to be accepted by my school for who I am – a girl – and be able to take gym and use the locker room to change clothes like the other girls in my class,” the student said after the judge’s decision.


Comment: The question is, should society accept that a boy is really a girl because he says so?

The ACLU had cited the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination, in its argument. But Kellie Fiedorek, an attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), said that’s a “baseless” claim.

“That law specifically allows facilities like locker rooms to be reserved for girls, whose desire for privacy is both important and understandable, particularly in the post-Weinstein era,” said Ms. Fiedorek, referencing disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Dozens of women came forward last year, alleging Mr. Weinstein sexually assaulted them.

ADF, along with the Thomas More Society, represented a group of concerned parents and students who intervened in the ACLU’s lawsuit.

Schools should never be forced to give male students unrestricted access to areas where girls are changing clothes. Claiming a female gender identity doesn’t change that,” said Thomas Brejcha, chief counsel at the Thomas More Society.

ADF’s press release noted the transgender student continues to have access to the female locker room, but is required to change behind a curtain.

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Church of England Sneaks Transgender ‘Re-Baptism’ into Liturgy



 


The Church of England has rejected a proposal for a new service to mark a congregant’s sex change – but has given the nod to using an existing ‘reaffirmation’ baptism service, instead.

The decision by the Anglican House of Bishops to reject proposals for the development of a new special service to mark gender transitions was criticised by LGBT activists within the church.

The ruling, revealed on Sunday, comes after the General Synod voted overwhelmingly in favour of introducing such church services in July.

Though the House of Bishops rejects the writing of a new service, it advises clergy that they may use an existing rite used to reaffirm a Christian’s faith, the “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith”, to mark gender transitions.

The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, said: “The Church of England welcomes transgender people and wholeheartedly wishes for them to be included in the life of the Church.

“On the matter of whether a new service is needed, the House of Bishops has decided that the current service that is used to affirm baptism can be adapted.

“Clergy always have the discretion to compose and say prayers with people as they see fit,” the Right Reverend added.

The statement prepared by the Church of England, the mother church of the international Anglican Communion, added that new guidance will be prepared on the use of the existing ‘affirmation’ baptism service.

William Nye, Secretary General of the Church’s parliament, the General Synod, claimed that “the focal point of this [affirmation] service is on the individual’s faith in Jesus Christ, rather than on the individual’s name or gender – regardless of whether or not it was different from when they were baptised.”

However, this concession on Biblical teaching failed to move the progressive faction of the church, with a senior member of the left-liberal General Synod telling the Mail on Sunday: “I am surprised that they have decided that new liturgies weren’t necessary given the force of the arguments and the feeling of Synod. You need to be able to respond to people’s life events.

“We do with birth and marriage and death. When you claim a new identity, that seems to me to be as powerful.”

The English Protestant church has been criticised by conservative Christians for its progressive abandonment of Biblical teaching and for bowing to pressure from the transgender lobby.

In November, the Church of England said schools should encourage young children to experiment with their “gender identity” in its guidance on bullying, writing: “Children should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision.”

Church of England bishops are working on a major “teaching document”, to be released in 2020, on same-sex marriage, according to The Christian Post.

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Trump admin to let healthcare providers OPT OUT of abortions, transgender surgeries for religious reasons

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Step by step, President Donald J. Trump and appointed members of his administration are restoring constitutional principles, implementing rational policies, and reintroducing freedom throughout America, such as the right to opt-out of doing something you find morally repugnant or objectionable.

Up next in the president’s quest to de-regulate our lives and uncouple us from the iron grip of government: The administration is planning additional changes to provisions of Obamacare that will allow healthcare providers the right of refusal regarding the performance of procedures they find offensive to their sincerely held religious beliefs.

That will include abortions and sex-reassignment surgeries, The Wall Street Journal reported.

As part of an overall administration effort to protect Americans’ religious rights — including those critics say disregard anti-discrimination laws and statutes — the Department of Health and Human Services made its proposal to the White House this week, the paper reported.

In addition, HHS plans to initiate a division of “conscience and religious freedoms” with the department’s Office for Civil Rights, according to agency officials.

“We want to provide justice to victims of unlawful discrimination and coercion,” said Roger Severino, who heads up the HHS Office for Civil Rights. He said that healthcare providers like nurses should not have to participate in abortions or abortion referrals.

In talking to reporters via conference call, Severino compared the new proposal to the Nazi’s treatment of the Jews, the latter who were forced to violate their consciences by shunning their own religion. He also noted that Martin Luther King went to jail over his moral convictions.

“You do not need to shed your religious identity, your moral convictions, to be part of the public square,” he said, according to the WSJ. (Related: Jon Voight, Alveda King making pro-life Roe v Wade film.)

The paper noted further:

The division will focus on enforcement, policy making, and outreach aimed at shielding health practitioners with moral or religious objections, he said, adding that the government has treated conscience claims with hostility. State and local governments, as well as health facilities, could lose federal funding if they violate conscience protections and don’t come into voluntary compliance, according to the HHS website.

Earlier this week the department presented an updated website to the public that contains brand-new information and directions on how to file complaints online. Healthcare practitioners can file complaints if they think they were discriminated against because they cited religious objections for their refusal to perform certain tasks or procedures.

The White House said Trump could use his address to the March for Life on the National Mall via satellite this week to discuss the changes to policy. The occasion is noteworthy: It is an annual event attended by pro-life activists to make the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which broadly legalized abortion. At the time, it was generally illegal in all 50 states.

As is always the case, Democratic critics are screaming “bigot!” and “homophobe!” because they’ve got nothing else in their repertoire of critique that passes for thoughtful debate.

“Any approach that would deny or delay health care to someone and jeopardize their wellbeing for ideological reasons is unacceptable,” moaned Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

But of course, to her and other Democrats, it’s perfectly okay for a power-mad federal leviathan to force Americans to violate their own religious beliefs and consciences despite the fact that we have this thing called the First Amendment, which is supposed to protect religious freedoms.

That’s okay, though, because as Murray claims, it’s not a “religious right” we’re expressing, it’s an ‘ideology.’

This change and others undertaken by the Trump administration regarding abortion are long overdue, frankly. Government rules and regulations don’t ‘ensure safety’ or ‘fairness,’ they enslave Americans while taking rights away from others.

How do I know? As the WSJ reported: “Under President Barack Obama, HHS had sought to ensure access to medical care and coverage for gay and transgender people in particular, by limiting the ability of providers to claim religious or moral exemptions.” ‘Limiting the ability’ is the same as saying “taking away their right” to object.

Go away, Sen. Murray, and take the rest of the authoritarian Democrats with you.

J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.

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Transgender Teen on TLC Show: ‘Puberty is a Form of Torture’

In the January 16 episode of TLC’s I Am Jazz, titled “Resisting Temptation,” transgender teenager Jazz Jennings and “her” mom, Jeanette, are invited to participate in a panel discussion on gender dysphoria for a podcast. The discussion includes a skeptical scientist from Toronto, Dr. Susan Bradley. Other panelists are Zinnia Jones, a transgender woman and researcher from Atlanta, and Jodie Patterson, a mom with a transgender son who is looking for guidance on dealing with her child.

Dr. Bradley isn’t convinced that all children professing to be transgender are serious about their gender dysphoria and many opt out of actually going through the surgery necessary to physically become a different gender. Gender dysphoria is a form of mental illness, according to most mental health experts. The population of transgender Americans is minuscule. It is simply not normal for most Americans.

In the lead up to the podcast taping, Jazz does a bit of research into Dr. Bradley’s study and finds the test group contains 100 people. Jazz and her transgender friend Noelle, who is helping Jazz with some debating tips, declare this is just too small of a group to come to any real scientific conclusions. Dr. Bradley is against hormone therapy to prevent puberty in children who think they are transgender. She has studied children ranging in age from 3 to 10 and followed them through adolescence. She finds that many end up determining they are gay or lesbian, not transgender. She believes that there is no evidence that children are born this way.

Jazz and Zinnia do not believe this finding and argue that transgender kids always know they are transgender, they are not confused about it. “Puberty is a form of torture,” says Jazz. True enough, for all teenagers, but why shut that process down? Then she tells Dr. Bradley that it is not a doctor’s role to determine who should and shouldn’t use chemical blockers. What?

 

 

Jazz: When you said it’s preferable for transgender people to go through puberty, I feel like that’s comparable to a form of torture. If I had to go through male puberty, I honestly don’t know where I would be. I’m not sure if I would be alive.

Jodie: When you start to intervene in a transgender child’s life, what are we intervening for? Are we trying to prevent this person from making a mistake?

Dr. Bradley: I’m not a doubter in terms of the benefits of transitioning for some people. The problem is which people.

Jazz: I feel like, as doctors and scientists, it’s not your role to determine those decisions. We should be finding the persisters, giving them the support and love they need, and allowing them to transition and be happy, and they know the answer. And as doctors, you’re there to guide them and help them down that path.

Jazz is dealing with a very real problem as a result of her puberty being blocked with hormone treatments. In order to complete her transition from male to female, Jazz must have surgery to physically look female. Her stunted puberty has left her without enough tissue to form a vagina and that must now come from other parts of the body.

Concerned mom Jodie asks what parents should do when confronted with a child who thinks he/she is transgender. Dr. Bradley suggests using “gentle discouragement” which doesn’t sit well with Jazz. Showing her age (16), she says, “It’s completely not ok to prevent a trans child from doing what makes them happy.” Wow.

The podcast resolves nothing. The subject is left up in the air. While Dr. Bradley isn’t against people transitioning, she is unconvinced as to which children will truly turn out to be transgender. That’s the main problem. While Jazz says, “Hormone blockers changed and saved my life,” what about those who take blockers only to change their mind going into adulthood? Reversals happen far more often than Jazz would like to admit, and that will only continue to happen if we allow children to determine what they think makes them happy at such a young age rather than waiting to be sure.

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Parents sound alarm over mad rush toward transgender children (and the "progressivism" that pushes this distortion)

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A mother from New York is taking a bold stand against the LGBT mafia and its relentless and demonic war against innocent children. Kristie Sisson says that transgender activism and its youth-centric indoctrination agenda ultimately led her daughter, Danielle, to want to transition into being her “son” – and she isn’t going to stand for it.

According to Sisson, it all started when the family decided to move from Long Island down to North Carolina after Danielle graduated from public middle school. The adjustment process for Danielle was rough, which led her to seek acceptance from whoever would give it.

This led her to a friend who happened to be a lesbian, and who apparently convinced Danielle that she, too, was a lesbian – even though she had always grown up liking boys. After being enrolled in a private high school in North Carolina, Danielle encountered several biological girls who were in the process of trying to transition into boys, to which Danielle also jumped on the bandwagon.

In the fall of 2016 things got really ugly, as Danielle informed her parents that she wanted to start dressing like a boy and would soon pursue surgery to become a “male.” This took Danielle’s parents completely off guard, as they were unaware at the time that Danielle was being so innately influenced by her new friends.

“It took us completely by surprise,” Sisson told Breitbart News, “because Danielle had a normal childhood, did all of the typical girl things – from dressing up like the princesses, to playing with dolls, to wearing make-up, perfume, and jewelry.”

Sisson says transgender activists actively recruit young children on the internet and social media

While Kristie Sisson and her husband say they never prohibited their daughter from interacting with lesbians and transgenders prior to this drastic change in Danielle’s mindset, they very quickly became the victims of LGBT assault simply for trying to advise their daughter on a better path.

Danielle was sent to a therapist who had promised her parents that she wasn’t going to just affirm Danielle’s desire to transition to being a “male.” But this turned out to be a lie, upon which the Sissons sent their daughter to another therapist who, in effect, did the exact same thing – after just 30 minutes of speaking with Danielle.

“I feel like it’s the parents against the world,” Sisson lamented. “The therapists, the doctors, the schools – everyone is pushing this very liberal agenda and this transgender movement, and it’s harming our children.”

“Danielle is going to end up mutilating her body. She wants to have a mastectomy. She wants to have a hysterectomy.”

Danielle ended up taking matters into her own hands with the help of her new “friends,” and the families of these “friends,” many of whom helped her to raise thousands of dollars for surgery and continued education after her parents said they could no longer support Danielle in her misguided actions.

Many prominent organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) that once recognized transgenderism as the mental illness that it is are now endorsing “gender changes” as well, which is making it that much harder to protect children from this onslaught of perversion.

“Transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws,’ writes pediatrician and researcher Dr. Michelle Cretella, a mother of four and president of the American College of Pediatricians (ACP). “It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us – children – and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community.”

The ACP is bold in asserting that one’s biological sex is a permanent fixture, and that it can’t be changed as the LGBT mafia claims. And to subject children to such lies represents a form of child abuse that parents need to put a stop to by joining together and fighting back.

Sources for this article include:

Breitbart.com

NaturalNews.com

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