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Excellent article. Thanks to the author for writing it.

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Since Joey Brite has been banned from commenting, I am posting this on her behalf.

"As the orchestrator of those protests that took place at the entrance of Seattle Children's Hospital in both Sept & Oct 2021, the brave protestors witnessed a variety of responses on both occasions. Passers-by on foot thanking them, thumbs-up from people in cars, hospital staffers thanking them, janitorial, parking attendants, security staff & even nurses. That is mostly what happens whenever Can I Get a Witness protests have taken place. Pamphlets are handed out and conversations happen. Is there push back? Yes, and it's mostly young people in cars driving by quickly holding up their middle fingers and yelling "transphobes!" "bigots!" "homophobes!" & "right-wing Republican A-holes!" At the Oct protest, an angry mother came up for a long verbal attack at one of the protestors who is herself a young single mom. The angry mother went into a defensive tirade about how the protestors were interfering with her 'daughter's' 'trans' health care future. Caught all on a body cam, this angry mother delivered a tale of horror that would bristle anyone with a conscience: she was putting her 7 year old son through the regimen of puberty blockers and was already looking forward to him ingesting wrong sex hormones. The exchange became a bit heated (only verbally) that died out quickly as a more seasoned protestor tugged at the young mother to remind her that some battles need to stop and the work they were doing to engage other members of the public were more productive. But in some debriefing afterward, this incident provided a rich discussion with some of the newer protestors wondering about the effectiveness of all the work we're doing. The TIME article should highlight - as well as this PITT piece - that our efforts to stand at these gates of hellish experimentation on children ARE effective or Seattle Children's wouldn't have even allowed this ridiculous excuse of journalism to take place. These hit pieces on this movement towards ProReality are increasing precisely because of so many efforts of citizens who are simply sick of all the lies. The more that gets exposed and the more we show up with our voices objecting in any form that we can, resisting is the only choice we have. This fight is all about as many gains as we can make." Thankful for her important work!

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Thank you

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Yay for the protesters!

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Everyone should send this response to the author of the article. It is listed but her it is also…

madeleine.carlisle@time.com

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Done. Thank you! Great idea!

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Thank you so much for writing this enlightening response. I avoid most media, so was unaware of this blatant misinformation by Time. I guess, I shouldn't be surprised and hiding my head in the sand is not helpful in any way. Eventually, hopefully, with more of us who have to live with the reality and heartbreak of transgenderism speaking out, truth will be considered. We live in hope, right?

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I went to Time on twitter and posted a link to this article under the link to their article - someone else did too :-). If anyone here can, go there and give them a lashing!

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Dr Sequiera: "“Knowing that, I can only imagine what’s happening in communities, for many, many kids.” We don't need to imagine, we are living it.

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Brilliant! Thank you! Shame on Time!

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After reading the Time piece I decided that I too will protest- even though I’m terrified of trans activists.

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I protest. Been to 4 no tra in site. West coast. Safety in numbers.

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Why didn't the Time writer ask the protestors their politics? It doesn't seem she checked the evidence at all, either. https://segm.org has it all in one place....

Actually, the providers should read the studies too if they don't know these treatments are dangerous. And the UK evidence reviews, etc.

No one should be sending threatening letters, death threats, etc., but your patients being told your treatments are dangerous, when they are....that's not harassment.

One wonders what is going on if the practitioners don't know these treatments are dangerous and if the practitioners don't know that they haven't been established to help these young people????

Time has the wrong victims, indeed!

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This is such a poignant letter!

It highlights the magnitude of the medical story unfolding before our eyes. When clinicians provide “gender affirming care” with puberty blockers, cross sex hormones and surgery on genital and healthy nongenital areas of the body (for example removal of healthy breasts from young women with gender dysphoria), they are providing this medical and surgical care instead of supportive exploratory psychotherapy.

Clinicians, first do no harm. Why the rush to transition young people? When the evidence is sorely lacking regarding efficacy and safety of a treatment; when alternative safe treatments are available; and especially when new evidence is pointing towards harm and irreversible effects on young people, we must slow down. Growing numbers of detransitioners and young people with regret are telling their stories.

Here is a great reference for the most up to date evidence on gender medicine:

www.SEGM.org

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Bravo, and thank you.

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Powerful. As the truth is when it prevails. The key to change is dismantling the gaslighting that distorts reality and harms children, young adults, and their families.

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Perfectly put! 👏🏻

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SPOT ON! I am so sick and tired of the lies spewed by all media who doesn't have the slightest clue nor do they care to.

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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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