Life Is Improving For Transgender Kids But There’s Still A Long Way To Go


Transgender Kids

Education Queensland has been at the forefront regarding transgender kids within the school system.

By Gina Mather

A school in Western Australia earlier this year notified parents via the principal that they had a transgender student in year 3 and as such would now be recognised as a girl.

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Previously the parents were afraid to let their child identify as a girl because of being the target of discrimination.

The girl was bullied previous school which lead to withdrawing from that school.

In the new school the girl participated in a cross-country run in which she ran fifth.

This was criticised by State Liberal MP Peter Abetz saying it’s unfair to the child commented as a girl.

The mother noted that the girl was deeply hurt by criticism of her participation in the race but mentioned that the wider school community were supportive.

One of the biggest challenges a family has raising a transgender child is the acceptance of the community the mother said.

She had one man tell her to just take the child out to the bush and shoot her because there was no hope for her.

Does this man, (with apologies to real men), believes that every child born with a medical condition be taken out to the bush and dealt with according to his perverse beliefs?

Should we treat equally the medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, downs syndrome etc?.

Do religiously motivated parents who brainwash their children into discriminatory beliefs make better parents than those that allow their children to evaluate their own life’s and make up their own opinions and ideals as they grow up?

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