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Recently, I heard from a woman who has a teenage daughter four years into the process of transitioning.
Throughout that time, this mom has been trying to get left-leaning media and think tanks and professional associations to take seriously the concerns coming from the left.
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Instead she’s found herself and her colleagues essentially left behind by the left.
But her situation is hardly unique in today’s America.
Week - Centers - Disease - Control - Prevention
Just last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing that 2 percent of American high school students now identify as transgender.
That’s a population-wide statistic. The percentage is even higher in particular communities and schools.
Girls - Countries - UK - Investigation - Number
Girls are affected the most. In many western countries this has become an epidemic. Recently, the U.K. ordered an investigation into why the number of young girls seeking treatment at gender clinics increased by 4,000 percent.
Something is going on.
Too many of these young people feel unsafe, attacked, and they commit self-harm.
We need to find better ways to support them without damaging their bodies for life.
Mom - Heritage - Foundation - Conversation - Liberals
And so this mom, who wants to remain anonymous, wanted to know if The Heritage Foundation could host a conversation featuring liberals with concerns about the left’s embrace of the transgender agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is currently pushing the Equality Act, which would have legal ramifications for those who don’t agree with the transgender agenda.
We were willing — and we did.
Monday - Heritage - Event - Inequality - Equality
On Monday, I hosted at Heritage an event titled “The Inequality of the Equality Act: Concerns from the Left.”
Heritage’s founder, Ed Feulner, is famous for saying that it’s better to add and multiply than to divide and subtract. Undoubtedly, the people on this panel disagree about many things. I likely disagree with them about abortion, gay marriage, taxes, trade, foreign policy — just to name a few.
And that’s OK.
Just because we disagree about some...
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