Emma Thomas’ father ‘came out’ as trans when she was nine—now she fights to protect kids like her

It’s only recently that we are beginning to hear the stories of family members of men who have begun identifying as women, from the “trans widow” to, now, the children of transitioners.

I discovered Emma Thomas, founder of the campaign group, Children of Transitioners, after a letter from the University of Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust responding to Emma’s group, who had questioned the trust on their “perinatal care policy for trans and non binary people policy,” was leaked. Children of Transitioners had inquired about “safeguarding concerns about the sexual and emotional abuse of babies and children of transitioners” and asked about evidence supporting the claim that “male secretions” (that is to say, the “lactation” trans identified males claim they can produce to “breastfeed” babies) are “safe and beneficial for infants.” In the letter, the NHS uses terms like “human milk” as it is “neutral and not gender biased,” and claims the “milk” produced by trans-identified men after taking a combination of drugs is “comparable to that produced following the birth of a baby.”

As I looked further into Emma’s story, I found she has very important insight into the adult transexual male, and the impact these men can have as fathers of children.

In this episode, I speak with her about her childhood, her father, and her concerns about protecting kids and babies from trans ideology.

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.