August 9: Navigating the Transgender Landscape with Joel Thornton
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From Joel, "We are a non-partisan organization in that we do not get involved in politics except for the issues of gender identity. We have written a School Resource Guide which we are trying to get into the hands of school superintendents and principals across the country. Our focus is the rights of parents in public schools and the rights of children. Our entire organizational focus is on minors and gender dysphoria. We do not engage on issues involving the rights of adults.
My heart is to have a conversation with you about the issues, not to convince you of anything. I am coming on a diplomatic mission designed to share our views and answer any questions you might have. What I am finding as I do this work is that once people have the full facts of what is happening to minors in this area, they are concerned with the well-being of this generation regardless of party affiliation. We have supporters of our work who are conservative and supporters who are liberal. In fact, our Guide was endorsed by 14 medical professionals, some of whom are LGBTQIA+ activists but are concerned about the science and the medicine that is being ignored in regards to minors.
I will promise a civil exchange, it is the only way I operate in meetings. I am not a lecturer, I am an attorney who enjoys having a dialog and questions asked. I know this issue is very personal to some people and I respect that we might well disagree on the issues while benefiting from the discussion with those of various opinions."