What’s Current: 1000 families to sue Tavistock gender clinic for medical negligence

  • The Tavistock gender clinic is facing legal action from about 1,000 families alleging children were diagnosed as “trans” and pushed down a damaging medical pathway. The Times reports that the families are accusing the gender identity development service [GIDS] at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust of “recklessly prescribed puberty blockers with harmful side effects and adopted an ‘unquestioning, affirmative approach’ to children identifying as transgender.”
  • A four-year-old girl “comes out” as a “boy” at the Vancouver Pride Parade. Her mother, Alaina Bourrel, told the South West News Service:

“We are four months since he began his social transition now… He is still a normal kid that does completely normal little kid things like play with Lego[s], uses his creativity and learns to ride his bike.”

  • The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) confirms a ban on males identifying as “transwomen” from female contact rugby competitions.
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.