Sunday, April 15, 2007

Out of The Shadows - Transgender Children

In February a research report entitled Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People's Experiences of Inequality and Discrimination was published in conjunction with the governments Discrimination Law Review which shows that 60% of Trans men and 40% of trans women suffered bullying and harassment at school.

In the USA the problems of harassment of young gender atypical people is far more severe than in the UK we think. This report from GenderPac, called 50 under 30, catalogues 50 people under thirty years of age who have been murdered simply because they did not fit the social norms for gender. It is a very disturbing report. In the UK we do not record gender variance or atypical gender when recording violent crime, so we have no idea if it is an issue.

Just a few weeks ago I came across this brilliant video that I hope might, if we spread it around enough, start to have an impact on changing the negative treatment of gender atypical children. We are who we are - that is the way we are born and the sooner everyone, including religions and the medical and psychiatric professions, recognises it the better. They should all see this video - who knows if one or two of them have open enough minds - the message may start to be received. The video is only seven minutes - I am sure you sill be moved by it.

Out of The Shadows - Transgender Children (8 minutes)

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