transgender children

3 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Jacob Rees-Mogg MP UK, Chris Cope MP UK, Theresa May MP, jeremy hunt mp, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sadiq Khan, Bernie Sanders, Rob Bishop, President of the United States, United Nations, United States Supreme Court, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, UK Parliament

Transgender Kids & Puberty Blockers: Stop the Misdiagnosis of Child Gender Dysphoria

In the UK, US & other countries, it is too easy for children and teenagers to take risky Puberty Blockers and transition from male to female etc yet they are not able to vote, drive or buy alcohol!! Fact: "We are concerned about the current trend to quickly diagnose and affirm young people as transgender, often setting them down a path toward medical transition…. We feel that unnecessary surgeries and/or hormonal treatments which have not been proven safe in the long-term represent significant risks for young people. Policies that encourage—either directly or indirectly—such medical treatment for young people who may not be able to evaluate the risks and benefits are highly suspect, in our opinion." From: I love my LGBT friends yet even some of them agree that children and teenagers are being quickly prescribed dangerous Puberty Blockers when they are suffering from genuine or perceived Gender Dysphoria.  Puberty blockers are not the answer in many cases. I'm all for education and acceptance but not pushing children that may not "need" to transition into the unknown world which has been described as the mutilation and chemical adaptation of children. How has this happened? How can we allow children as young as 3 to be more confused about their own gender identity when they do not suffer from Gender Dysphoria which I totally accept is a real thing and a great challenge to those who suffer with Gender Dysphoria.  Everyone has their own choice and parents feel differently about this. This is very complicated. I totally love my LGBT friends and I completely accept them for who they are even though we have different views. This is about children and teenagers. Not adults. Ultimately everyone has their own choice and every parent will feel differently about this. The reason I have signed this is nothing to do with adults choosing to transition. I have signed this petition as my local council in the UK are actively pushing young children into confusion which could lead to more cases of gender dysphoria and identity crisis amongst children as young as 3 and 4 years old. The disgusting discrimination, violence and bullying towards the LGBT community is obviously wrong. Also encouraging primary school children as young as 4 into being gender fluid (as seen in my own council) is confusing at best and religious discrimination at worst. They are not just educating children about LGBT tolerance and awareness now , it has gone beyond that. I'm all for educating children to be kind, accepting humans. We have a responsibility to our very young children to foster an environment of learning, tolerance, love and kindness... But not confusion and gender identity crisis. We can all recognise that genuine gender dysphoria in children is real and challenging yet still we don't know the long term impact current laws and medical intervention will cause.. Eg potentially prematurely putting children on puberty blockers that chemically alter their presenting sex. Sex & gender are different and puberty blockers are dangerous and not to be taken lightly. It is too easy for children and teenagers to be given puberty blockers when they may not have the maturity, support or information to deal with the consequences which will have a long term impact on their lives for positive and negative. More information and patience is needed before pushing puberty blockers on many that need other support first. Check out the video updates about real life stories of gender dysphoria or gender identity confusion, cross dressing, abuse from others towards the child with gender dysphoria/confusion, low self esteem, identity crisis, underlying clinical disorders, misdiagnosis, hasty hormonal intervention, transitional surgical procedures, lack of clinical and physiological support, family relationship impacts, continued depression & addictions, substance abuse & dependency, high likelihood of continued depression & suicide attempts even after gender reassignment & surgery, transgender / transsexual regret, getting professional help & proper diagnosis, reverting or reversing transgender / transsexual process / procedure / surgery. Prevent & Stop the Misdiagnosis of Child Gender Dysphoria: Transgender Kids & Puberty Blockers... Sign today to get this topic addressed with a more statistically backed, scientific approach to government and medical policy... Before more gender dysphoria and transgender / transsexual kids get misdiagnosis, lack of professional clinical support/therapy to resolve other underlying disorders or phobias and STOP encouraging children and teenagers to hastily attempt to change their sex - the outward appearance changes but the inner conflicts and unresolved conflicts remain statistically. Let alone what these hormonal injections and surgical transition will do long term. This is just the beginning for child transgender and transsexual cases, it's beginning to explode and the consequences will be felt for decades to come unless we sign now and stop this misdiagnosis trend before more children become more confused and suicidal.  Gender is a beautiful, complex construct. Sex and gender both present different challenges but sex and gender are different. Sex is binary at a cell level. Gender is fluid and a social construct. Let's not make it more complex then it needs to be for primary school kids who already live in a very incredible but difficult world... Prevent & Stop the Misdiagnosis of Child Gender Dysphoria: Transgender Kids & Puberty Blockers... Sign this petition today to get this topic addressed with a more statistically backed, scientific approach in government and medical policy... Sign this petition today to get this topic addressed with a more statistically backed, scientific approach to government and medical policy around child/teenage gender dysphoria, transgender/transsexual experience and hormonal/medical intervention... Even before adulthood. Encourage children to go through normal puberty with support... 

Our Values OV
28 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to BBC, Sam Bagnall, John Conroy, Tony Hall, Anne Bulford

'Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?' should not be broadcast until reviewed by experts

Pictured: 12 year old Evan Singleton, who has identified as a boy for the past five years. Copyright Andy Jacobsohn / Dallas News.--- PLEASE NOTEThe documentary has now been aired, and we were unsuccessful in our attempt to get it independently reviewed by an expert. However, please continue to sign as to show your support; we are still in discussion about the matter with the BBC and its regulatory bodies. Your signature can still make a difference. Thank you. The BBC is set to broadcast a documentary on BBC Two on the 12th January 2017 at 9pm called 'Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?'. The documentary is based on the controversial views of Dr. Kenneth Zucker, who believes that Gender Dysphoria in children should be treated as a mental health issue. In simpler terms, Dr. Zucker thinks that being/querying being Transgender as a child is not valid, and should be classed as a mental health issue.  The BBC present him as an "expert" in this field; in reality, he was fired from his role as head of CAMH's (also known as CAMHS in the UK) Gender Identity Clinic, and the clinic shut down after an external review was conducted into Dr. Zucker's methods. Dr. Zucker has treated over 500 prepubescent gender-variant youth since the mid 70's, and his practices are aimed at attempting to 'repair' the 'biological' gender of children, by employing techniques such as telling parents to discard of 'feminine toys'. Remember, this man was the head of the Gender Identity Clinic. And according to a 2011 report from TRANS Pulse, 77% of transgender Ontarians have seriously considered suicide, and 43% have attempted it. In April 2014, new laws were put in place by the Ontarian Humans Rights Commission to protect transgender rights. The bill made his practices illegal.   This man is no expert and should not be treated as one.   To clarify, this petition is not to stop this program for being broadcast entirely; however no transgender experts in the UK have watched over this program, which potentially may have a transphobic undertone. We simply don't know what to expect from the program, however from his history and the synopsis available online, we can make an educated guess that it won't be in support of Transgender Rights for Children.   Honestly, I don't know if the producers at the BBC know how much damage this program could do.   In recent years we have made massive strides in transgender rights, social acceptance of transgender people in society, and levels of discrimination and prejudice against transgender people are lowering. But this program endangers some of the progress we have made.   I have no issue with Dr. Zucker having an opinion. But I do have an issue when that opinion is being spread on primetime national television to potentially millions of viewers, with no vetting from transgender experts confirming that it does not promote transphobic views.   Ultimately, this TV show could spark a trail of prejudice; belittling transgender children, leading to them not being socially accepted by society. To me, that is too big of a risk to take. We know that this is meant to be a "challenging documentary", and we are not attempting to censor an opinion or block a civil debate from occurring. We just want to have the documentary independently reviewed by an expert before it is aired, to make sure there will be no damaging knock-on affects as a result. There are five days left until this program is broadcast.In that time, genuine independent experts in this field could overlook and review the documentary for broadcast on television.I do not think that is much to ask of a corporation like the BBC. Please sign this petition to ensure this program will not have negative effects on today's transgender youth. Thank you.   Update: For Clarification, the experts we are looking at reviewing the footage are Dr Polly Carmichael, Dr Stuart Lorimer and Dr Christina Richards.

Lucas Johnston
11,768 supporters