The Times is paying to promote an article attacking trans kids
A Times article which says government plans to streamline the process for changing gender will harm children is being promoted on Facebook.
The article, entitled “Gender fluid world is muddling your minds”, has been given a paid for spot by the newspaper.
Trans campaigners say such stories are attacking vulnerable trans children, half of whom attempt suicide.
Clare Foges, a former speechwriter for Prime Minister David Cameron, wrote in her comment piece that the new reforms that giving children the freedom to self-define – which seems to be outside of these potential reforms – would worsen mental health problems in young people.
“I am no expert on children,” she adds.
But, she continues, seeming to express intimate knowledge on the subject, “children…are being led to believe, on social media and in schools, that gender is simply a lifestyle choice.”
Now PinkNews has seen the article – labelled transphobic by LGBT activists – being ‘sponsored’ by the newspaper’s official Facebook page.
The caption for the post reads: “Replacing ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ with a menu of dozens of identities only adds to children’s anxiety”.
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