Feb 232017

The Trump administration has rescinded transgender students’ bathroom protections.

LGBT rights groups on Wednesday assailed the administration.
“This is a mean-spirited attack on hundreds of thousands of students who simply want to be their true selves and be treated with dignity while attending school,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. source

Notice that all Trump has done is to hand the matter back to the individual states, no protection has been abolished.

“Hundreds of thousands” seems like a lot. Let’s check that figure. In the 2015 census, the US population was 321 million, of which 22.9% were under 18, some 73 million children. According to DSM-5, the prevalence of gender dysphoria is 0.005-0.014% for adult natal males and 0.002-0.003% for adult natal females. As it is about 3 times more prevalent in males, that makes an average of 0.0078%, times 73 million = about 5’700 children who have gender dysphoria. “Hundreds of thousands” sounds distinctly like the fashionable “alternative truth”.

The LGBT community once again does itself a disservice by citing vastly inflated numbers. They would do well to remember that they are about 1.6% of the population, which makes them a small minority; the vast majority are tired of their endless bleating.

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