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Yesterday I felt physically sick hearing that NHS England may be about to threaten supportive parents of trans children with ‘safeguarding protocols’ if they go outside the NHS for gender care. 1/14
We love our teen to bits. This is not what parents want for their children, constant despair that they may struggle to live their life. They tell us & demonstrate clearly every day that this is what they NEED. 2/14
Families often hold off affirming their child (6 years in our case) Yes, they worry it could be a phase & reassure them they’re perfect as they are but continuing to do this leads to distress & depression. It’s harmful & cruel to deny them their identity 3/14
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I know a handful of trans adults in their latter years, who were supported at an early age. They are still trans decades later, living their lives, growing old, surviving. One lady in her 70s came to speak to me after meeting our family, including our trans daughter 1/
She told us how happy she was to meet us, & that we were supportive & accepting of our child as trans. Then, fighting back tears, she said, do you know I'm trans too, & I was a trans child. She told us after transition she'd had to move away from home, & had never disclosed 2/
her trans history to anyone outside her immediate family. She said that colleagues she'd worked with for years, & her close friends had no knowledge she was transgender. 3/
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We’re dismayed to find out that a number of local authorities have dropped their trans inclusion guidance for schools - not because the guidance is incorrect but because of pressure from a litigious pressure group. (1/n)
Just to be clear, schools still have a duty under the Equality Act (2010) to #SupportTransKids and that won’t change, it’s just that many local authorities don’t have a best practice document that explains how to do it. Thankfully the education unions do. (2/n)
But imagine being so committed to taking support away from one of the most marginalised groups of society that you’d take a local authority to court. Let’s get this straight: it’s possible to #SupportTransKids AND cis girls and young women. (3/n)
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For anyone who has shown love, support, care, for trans children in 2018 – Thank you! Here is a Christmas Eve treat. Curl up with a cup of tea and a mince pie, and enjoy a Christmas Eve story, read by UK trans children, aged 6-12. #NightBeforeChristmas
Trans kids who are supported are thriving – enjoying happy childhoods. Our kids are super excited for Christmas, surrounded by families who love them unconditionally. Love. Support. Happiness. #SupportTransKids @Mermaids_Gender
To those spreading hate and fear about trans people, who attack the few who stick up for trans kids – these are the children harmed by your fear mongering. Trans children in the UK were bullied by powerful adults week after week in 2018. Shame on you. In 2019 – be better. Be kind
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The UK's Gender Service for Children is a national disgrace that causes immense harm. Which LGBT organisations are speaking up for trans children in their submissions to the Gov LGBT Health…
@stonewalluk response is a huge let down. One point out of 69 is on children's GIDS. It focuses on need for training at CAHMS, not even questioning why trans children have to go anywhere near CAHMS (CAHMS doesn't even want to see trans children) @ruth_hunt
@stonewalluk make a brief reference to waiting times (without stating it's 18 months), an unexplained reference to Gillick competency & a concern about transfer to adult services. @Stonewall recommendations have nothing on trans kids or on shameful UK GIDS @PaulTwocock #Fail
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59% of 15,697 respondents to Scottish GRA consultation want a route to gender recognition for under 16s. Scotland now needs to show leadership. #SupportTransKids
Those opposed say under 16 is too young to make a decision on how to live. Clearly they know no trans kids. Our trans kids are already living their lives, the GRA has no bearing on this. The GRA is about their life & identity being recognised & respected. #ProtectTransKids
Those opposed seem to think GR is a 'profound decision'. It is not for trans kids who have already updated all their other ID, who have been living their lives with their identity respected for years
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Trans children were overjoyed this week to see @EmmaWatson come out for trans equality. Trans kids around the world are having a rough time & visible allies matter. Trans kids & siblings from around the world say thank you (thread). #IKnowWhoIAm #ProtectTransKids #Butterfly
By 9 year old trans girl, Australia
By 11 year old big sister of trans girl, Australia
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