“How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be transgender from one with a vivid imagination who likes to dress up in his sister’s dresses? What do you do if your daughter tells you she’s a boy?”

Thus begins an article in the Associated Press that attempts to help parents figure out whether they are the parents of a transgendered kid. To write this piece, the AP talked to various “gender experts” about some issues that might arise.  (By the way, what makes a person a “gender expert?”  I would say that any farmer in America can do a better job explaining gender and biology than these liberal, science-denying, so-called experts.)

According to the Free Beacon:

The AP asked Ehrensaft, “My son likes to wear dresses. Is this a phase or something more?”

“My answer is, we don’t know,” Ehrensaft said. “What we know is, you have a son who likes princess dresses. I would say get him the dresses. Have your child feel free to choose. Maybe they’ll stop wearing dresses. Maybe they’ll grow up to be gay.”

Ehrensaft also serves on the board of Gender Spectrum, which has a guidebook for K-12 schools that argues a child’s “age and maturity” should “never be a basis for denying a transgender student an opportunity to transition in a safe and supportive environment.”

Ehrensaft encourages children to “socially transition” to the opposite gender as early as the age of 2.

“We expect a two-year-old to know ‘I am boy. I am girl.’ So why can’t that also apply to transgender children?” she asked.

Ehrensaft claims that toddlers might be transgender if they are “pulling barrettes from their hair, grabbing for their sister’s dress and dolls, or throwing away their trucks.”

The AP also talked to Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, who specializes in providing puberty suppressers and cross-sex hormones to youth.

Olson-Kennedy’s advice to parents is to have their children cross-dress for a weekend.

Watch the video from the school that is designed specifically for preschool aged gender-confused kids.  (Or, more accurately, “gender confused parents.)

This is child abuse, pure and simple.

The article, titled “Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips,” should have a subtitle, don’t you think?  I took the liberty of writing a few from which the AP can choose:

Maybe… How to encourage a lifetime of confusion, mental illness, and disease (induced by “gender transition” pharmaceuticals)

Or… How to intentionally and dramatically increase your child’s risk for suicide.

Or… How to use your kid as a tool for virtue signaling to your leftist friends.

Or… How to encourage mental illness in young children.


Image Credit: By Tim Evanson from Washington, D.C., United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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