WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe Hosts Roundtable With Trans Youth, Says We Should Allow Kids To 'Tell Us Who They Are'
This one hurts. My inner childhood Harry Potter fan is weeping. Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with a group of transgender children for the Trevor Project, a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. He asked them about their various experiences and why we should "trust kids to tell us who they are".
\u201cStories of self-discovery, genuine allyships and gender euphoria \u2014 told by trans young people.\n\nWe're proud to announce the first episode of Sharing Space, moderated by longtime supporter of The Trevor Project Daniel Radcliffe. Watch the full episode this Friday at 9 AM ET.\u201d— The Trevor Project (@The Trevor Project) 1680104724
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One of the children said, "I learned from out of the cradle that I was a boy. I should like blue; I should like sports; I should be manly; I should like superheroes. I just never associated with any of that stuff.” Another child said they got hormones a mere week after deciding they were transgender. Radcliffe responded, "That's amazing."
Radcliffe also mentioned that adults who are wary of transitioning children, while good-intentioned, are "condescending". One of the kids lamented age restrictions on gender transitions, complaining, "I don’t understand why I can’t just decide I’m a girl. It’s just the same thing. There’s no age. You don’t have to be 18 to decide that I am who I am.”
I know Daniel Radcliffe is a great actor, so he could fool anyone pretty easily. But in this roundtable, he does seem to genuinely care about the kids he's speaking to and want what's best for them. And I think this is true of most people and parents on the "other" side. Not all, but most, are trying to help the struggling children in front of them. The problem is they're being lied to and gaslit about the impact of transitioning and what often happens after.
A Swedish study, which the Heritage Foundation dubbed the "most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people," found the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers, 10-15 years post-op. But this science is hard to come by and is often drowned out by claims that children will commit suicide if we don't let them transition.
Which brings me back to the main point. Most people advocating for this think they are saving children from suicide, depression, etc. But it's simply not true. And the results are devastating.
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