Testimonials

In my practice, I have seen a significant increase in the number of young people struggling with gender identity issues in the past 3-5 years. I have worked with several teenagers who have suddenly come out as transgender when there are other unaddressed underlying mental health conditions that seem to be influencing the child's new self-de...

We have a story that the transgender "experts" claim does not exist.  Our son, after six years of living as transgender in his 20s stopped hormone treatment. He took back his legal name and gender marker court, is now gainfully employed, and happy. His best friend, who also lived as transgender for several years, has done the same. I also k...

My daughter suddenly began identifying as transgender at age 14. Prior to this, she showed no signs of gender dysphoria and was in fact, a sweet, happy little girl. 


She was diagnosed with ADHD and several other disorders and is likely on the autism spectrum. The indoctrination into gender identity ideology started at sch...

My name is Lynn Meagher and I am testifying today on behalf of the Kelsey Coalition, a national group of parents whose children identify as transgender.


Transgender identities among children are no longer rare, but are spreading throughout our schools, ...

I started medical school after already completing two rounds of graduate level training and a military tour of duty. I expected my assumptions to be challenged and relished the opportunity to learn to analyze complex cases from diverse viewpoints. Expecting that some of these ideas would make me wince while others would ...

It seems that my body is slowly decomposing, and I feel like a hobbled, twisted ruin in agony. My medical records describe me as a “frail, cachectic, chronically ill appearing woman who appears older than stated age.” Because of exhaustion and my accelerated mobility impairment and health decline over these last few years, I’m taking a doubtful ...

In just 45 minutes, a licensed therapist determined that our 12-year-old daughter was a boy.


This occurred just two weeks after the first time our daughter ever expressed any form of interest in being the opposite sex. The therapist knew that this was a very recent statement, she knew our daughter obsessed for years about bein...

Coercive practices associated with sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that use shame, punishment, or other abusive strategies should be banned. Luckily, these interventions have long-been frowned upon in the psychological community. However, government officials may be unaware of a different type of conversion that will take p...

As an academically advanced student, my daughter never quite fit in with her peers. Social isolation, dealing with substantial losses in her short life, and entering puberty before she was emotionally ready were overwhelming. Searching the internet, reading tumbler, watching you-tube, and discovering porn led her to find the meaning to her disco...

Two years ago, I was a healthy, beautiful girl heading toward high school graduation. But after taking testosterone for a year, I turned into an overweight, pre-diabetic nightmare of a transgender man.


I'm here to speak today because I'm one of many young women that have been failed by the medical system. I ...

Two years ago, my 16-year-old daughter came to me one night after I was in bed and handed me a letter. I got up and read what was the most devastating news I've ever been given. My daughter had self-diagnosed as transgender after watching a YouTube video. She had been having a very tough year in high school and had been spending a lot of time is...

One night shortly after my son turned 12, he told us he was transgender. This came as a complete shock as he had always been a stereotypical rough-and-tumble boy who loved computers and video games.


We talked a bit about what led him to this conclusion and we also looked through his search history online. He seemed to believe ...

My child decided she was transgender in the last part of 6th grade. She said that she needed counseling because she was depressed and anxious. Immediately upon meeting my daughter, the counselor asked her for her pronouns. I was absolutely gobsmacked. Where did this come from?


My daughter told her "he" and her pretend name. Sh...

My daughter started identifying as transgender two years ago at age 11. Soon she had new lingo and a binder to compress her developing breasts. While initially supportive of what I thought was innocent identity exploration, I soon learned that supporting a child’s experimentation with being transgender sets them on a rapid path to irreversible m...

At age 13, my autistic daughter announced she was transgender. As her mother who knew her better and loved her more than anyone, I knew this simply was not true. Yet no one would believe me.


I learned that I could not trust her school. Because I didn’t agree to call her by her new name and pronouns, I was labeled “unsupportive...

I was shocked when my 13-year-old daughter told me she was my transgender son. This made no sense. She had no masculine interest & hated all sports. But as a smart, quirky teen on the autism spectrum, she had a long history of not fitting in with other girls.


I later learned she got the idea she was transgender from a scho...

I’m asking this as the mother of a disabled child who—thankfully—escaped gender harm.  Barely.  And no thanks to my state’s legislation, which required her therapist to tell her that asking questions about whether her disabled body was “wrong” (after hearing as much in school) indeed meant that she was in the “wrong body.” 
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Last summer, my 14-year-old son left a note for me and his mom stating that he was transgender and he had gender dysphoria “for as long as he could remember.” This felt like a punch in the gut. He was a typical boy and had never expressed any feminine traits before.


When he returned to school in the fall, he socially transitio...

My teenage son recently told me that he feels like a girl. We searched the internet for local assistance and were not able to find any that would not help him change how he feels, but just those encouraged him to change his body to match his feelings.


There were no support groups to try to get to the root of the issue. My son ...

My daughter was a lovely, normal girl until her friend molested her at the age of 14.


Soon after, she told me that she wanted to cut off her breasts and wanted me to call the police because she was suicidal. When they arrived, the police officer told me that I should just accept my daughter as transgender. The Psychiatric Emer...

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