Hmm. . . should it worry me that I agree with Dix?
Always said the difference between pre-pubescent boys and girls was pretty much academic. If they wanna dress or act like another gender, fine. Messing with their biochem is not a good idea. Without a better argument than what I've heard, I'd forbid it.
And no, I don't believe in parents' rights above all. The state has a legitimate interest in the health and safety of children that can override clearly dangerous beliefs or conduct by parents.
Had to look at what Dix said; I've got them blocked.
No one is giving HRT to pre-pubescent kids unless it's medically necessary, though to be fair there are pre-pubescent kids already getting HRT for other reasons than trans reasons.
HRT is only started when a kid gets close to that age. The thing is, puberty can start as early as 9 in girls, so if there's a trans boy that's already gone through the steps to start HRT, that's when they may start. But a lot of kids don't just automatically get thrown onto HRT as soon as they start to say they are trans. It is, as usual, fear tactics and people just not knowing how the process works.
(I AM fully aware there are unethical doctors who MIGHT pressure things onto kid's parents all in the name of 'helping' them but those instances are RARE, and in those cases the doctor involved should be held accountable and removed of their license and never practice again)
To save a bunch of cross-posting (and whining about multiple posts on the same thing), I posted a video on the GLBTQIA+ thread that actually talks about what it's like to be trans and the steps a trans person goes through (among other things). Now, it IS based on the UK experience, and the US will be different, but as far as I know it's not so much different in Canada.
I also agree it's not "parent's rights above all". Otherwise the state could not step in when there's child endangerment like abuse; say physical about because their religion says it's okay to beat kids, or torture them with exorcism. Or in the case of needing blood transfusions to save their life (though that, again, is religious beliefs and complicated, but IMO religion is also a CHOICE that kids don't make, their parents make for them and if a kid needs a transfusion, the kid should get said transfusion.)
Anyway, I just wish people who were opposed to trans people would actually TALK to trans people, and actually read the studies, not just buy into the fear and hate of idiots.