Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lesbian parents give gender blocking treatment to son

A lesbian couple in California who say their 11-year-old son Tommy who wants to be a girl named Tammy are giving their child hormone blockers that delay the onset of puberty -- so that he can have more time that he can have more time to decide if he wants to change his gender.

The couple’s supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender. "This is definitely a changing landscape for transgender youth," said Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, a California-based non-profit group. "This is about giving kids and their families the opportunity to make the right decision."

But critics of the treatment say 11-year-olds are not old enough to make life-altering decisions about changing their gender, and parents should not be encouraging them. They say it’s too soon to tell what the side effects of the treatments may be, and they say Tommy’s parents, Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel, are irresponsible for seeking them and allowing them to be administered.


  1. The parents should be severely punished, IMHO.

    btw, you might be interested in today's topic and esp. the comments over by Rabby Maryles' blog (topic: corrupt Bais Dins, which seem to be commonplace, r'l)

  2. This is what happens when society allows two perverts to raise a child. He is probably brainwashed to think he wants to be a female lesbian. This is clearly a child whose well being is in danger and he should be yanked out of that home, and fast. Where are social services and child advocates on this?

  3. Tommy is too young for it to be deturmined if he actually has gender dysphoria.


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