Media ‘whipping up hatred’ of transgender children, youth sector warns

Elements of the national media are using unfounded prejudice to stir up hate and create a climate of fear for transgender children, leading youth organisations have warned. An open letter published by youth charity Woodcraft Folk, and signed by six other organisations, including the British Youth Council, UK Youth, and the National Youth Agency, states that national media outlets are “whipping up hatred towards trans children”. “There is no evidence that trans children, young people or volunteers present any greater safeguarding risk than their [non-transgender] peers,” the letter states. “To suggest this is the case is using unfounded prejudice to stir up hate and create a climate of fear. This must stop.” Read more.