• DEAR GOD: BBC Interviews a Six-Year-Old Transgender Boy

    Just when you thought you’ve seen and heard it all.

    In 2013 a “transgender” 6-year-old boy was banned from using the girl’s restroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain Colorado. And then, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled in the first-grader, Coy Mathis’, favor and overturned the school’s decision.

    Now, 4,500 miles away, in the United Kingdom, another transgender six-year-old is coming out.

    From BBC:

    ‘Lily’, 6, was born a boy, but is now living as a girl. In a rare interview, she told Victoria Derbyshire what it was like to feel like SHE had been born in the wrong body. It is a medical condition known as gender dysphoria or gender variance. “When did I decide I was definitely a girl? Well my whole life really,” Lily said.

    Victoria Derbyshire has been speaking to two of the youngest transgender children in the UK – with permission from their parents and with the support of the children’s schools. Medical experts were also consulted.

    So there you have it.

    I’m not a parent. But I have several toddler and school aged family members. On Sunday mornings I teach kids from two to 10-years-old. I mentored 3rd and 4th grade boys for three years in Florida.

    In my experience, I find it very difficult to believe that a six-year-old child is emotionally or cognitively mature enough to understand what it means to be in the “wrong body.”

    How can a six-year-old boy or girl know if he or she doesn’t want to be a he or she?

    Parents should respect the fact that nature plays a predominate role in shaping the sexual development of a child.

    Attraction of the same sex is one thing, sure. But a child expressing and deciding that he or she wants to live life as a member of the opposite sex–before puberty, and before full cognitive, intellectual, and emotional development is realized–is just absurd.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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