Trans Kids May Reject Family, Not the Other Way Around

Nov 21, 2020 by

from Transgender Trend:

Trans Kids May Reject Family, Not the Other Way Around, by journalist and filmmaker Tina Traster, was published today in Psychology Today. It was up for three hours. It had about 1,500 clicks and more than 80 comments. The editors then took it down.

In explanation, this is what the editors wrote:

“This post is more problematic than needed.”

Tina Traster is a socially-conscious, award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. She is the director of the award-winning documentary Catnip Nation and author of the award-winning memoir Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother’s Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder. She has written about the transgender trend for Psychology Today. We are happy to re-publish her post here.

Trans Kids May Reject Family, Not the Other Way Around

More than a third of New York City’s young people in foster care identify as L.G.B.T.Q. A recent report published by the Administration for Children’s Services, the city’s welfare agency, reveals this cohort is more likely to experience homelessness than their counterparts.

The New York Times writes “While some children are placed into foster care because of abuse, neglect or poverty, many L.G.B.T.Q. teens enter the system after families reject them.” That language assumes a causal relationship between homelessness and a parent’s reaction to a child’s choices.

The A=B in this formula is disingenuous to many parents struggling to parent L.G.B.T.Q. kids. Teenagers are not necessarily entering the foster system because parents have rejected them – many enter the system because they have rejected their parents.

Let’s talk about trans kids. The generally accepted narrative among activists, the therapeutic community, and the media is that many trans kids are living with parents who reject them based on morality or intolerance. However, there are legions of parents who themselves are being rejected because they have not picked up a pair of pom poms to cheer their tween or teen through cross-dressing, name-changing, hormone-treatment and life-altering surgeries.

Read here

See also:

Well done, Guardian, by Alexander Boot. Respected columnist Suzanne Moore is sacked for ‘transphobia”.

WESC Inquiry on Gender Recognition Act reform – call for evidencefrom Transgender Trend: The Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC) has launched an Inquiry into reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA)

MPs consult on sex-changes on demand – please respondfrom The Christian Institute

This is how transgender activists win: A relentless willingness to fightby Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite

Trans man loses UK legal battle to register as his child’s fatherby Robert Booth, Guardian

I complained about BBC gender madness. This is the smug replyby Caroline ffiske, The Conservative Woman

Target removes book critical of gender-transitioning girls, relents following pushbackby Brandon Showalter, Christian Post

Since marriage has been redefined, the OED redefines a “woman”from Coalition for Marriage


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