THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Lest we get complacent with our string of successes in advocating for puberty blockers for trans kids, lets remember that so-called “family values” groups are still out in full force, ranting about “child abuse” and calling for ‘criminal charges against parents of trans kids’.
Here’s one very recent example — Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel said this to OneNewsNow: “In order to be hip and cool and trendy to facilitate this gender confusion and then to even prepare this baby [6-year-old] for hormone abuse, to try to stall the onset of puberty, and to pump testosterone into this child, is nothing short of child abuse.”
While at first appearance, ignoring these groups would seem the prudent step, unfortunately, these group tend to be well-funded, and, sadly, a first source many in the media turn to in covering transgender-related topics.
I’m going to hold Mr. Barber accountable here — since 41% of trans people consider suicide (as opposed to about 1.5% for the rest of society as a whole), his interference does nothing to reverse these dismal conditions. Rational people would at least propose at least something to improve things if they’re to butt in on a subject that doesn’t directly affect them. Mr. Barber, what’s your plan?
Mr. Barber, I’m keeping an eye on you as I do with others of your ilk.
Puberty blockers safe for trans kids research say: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/hormone-blockers-safe-for-transgender-kids-says-new-study/
Helping trans kids with puberty blockers and heading off suicide: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/preventing-transgender-teen-suicide-means-working-with-trans-kids-long-before-they-hit-puberty/
OneNewsNow: Barber to parents of transgender child: Be a parent.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/