Of the many lies told to the public in service of the LGBTQ+ agenda, the most insidious could be the one being peddled to confused adolescents and their parents: that “gender dysphoria” is permanent, that it can be “treated” through medical and surgical intervention, and that so-called “puberty blockers” are safe, reversible drugs without permanent consequences.

None of this is true. Studies have demonstrated that the vast majority of young people who experience some level of gender dysphoria grow out of it by their late teens or early twenties. Side effects of hormone treatments include permanent infertility, high blood pressure, heart attack, strokes, cancer, weight gain, and diabetes

But the medical establishment is peddling a terrible lie. It tells worried parents that they need to support their child’s “transition.” Without scientific evidence on the long term effects of disrupting puberty, they prescribe “puberty blockers” that alter a growing child’s body chemistry. They schedule teenagers for plastic surgery, removing (or adding) breasts, then push for a full sex change on someone who isn’t old enough to vote.

We are currently using thousands of psychologically fragile young men and women as guinea pigs in a grotesque display of politicized medicine. Future generations will wonder how we could be so ignorant and cruel. And we will have no excuse.

If you want to see the full impact of the harm being done to young people in the name of transgenderism, just listen to the tales of those who are now trying to “de-transition” after being pushed into a different gender identity in their early teens.

Luka was told that she was transgender at age 15 when she went to a psychologist for help with unrelated mental health issues. She was pushed to “come out” and socially transition, was given a double mastectomy at age 16, and then put on testosterone. Four years on testosterone deepened her voice, made her grow facial hair, and changed her body shape. Now 20, Luka no longer identifies as transgender and is struggling to come to terms with the effects of the treatments she underwent.

Why did her parents allow it? Luka says that they were frightened into cooperating by doctors who framed this as a life and death issue: 

“My mom was very concerned and opposed to the idea of me getting surgery, but was bullied by my dad and pressured by the doctors and therapists into being ok with it,” Luka explained. “My parents were told the same thing so many other parents in these situations are told, ‘Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living son?’ despite the fact that, no matter all my mental health struggles, I had never been suicidal.”

The threat that children who do not begin transitioning will inevitably commit suicide is often used by medical professionals to intimidate parents who question the gender dysphoria diagnosis or treatment. Chloe Cole, another de-transitioner who is suing Kaiser Permanente for fraud, says the same line was used on her parents when she began to transition at age 13. By 17, Chloe had been through a double mastectomy and puberty blockers, but no longer identified as transgender.

““My teenage life has been the culmination of excruciating pain, regret, and most importantly injustice,” she said. “It is impossible for me to recoup what I have lost, but I will insure no child will be harmed at the hands of these liars and mutilators. I am suing these monsters.”

It is heartbreaking to hear stories like Luka and Chloe. We want to see justice done for their sakes, but we also need to put a stop to the dangerous ideology that looks to damage and mutilate children.

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This is not just a question of theory or principle. Children are being permanently scarred for a socio-political agenda. Won’t you join us in stopping this evil?