Angus Fox

An open letter

This letter was recently tweeted out by Genspect advisor Sinéad Watson. We continue to be inspired by Sinéad’s commitment, and the depth of her understanding of the trans phenomenon. Sinéad’s kindness and thoughtfulness shine through, as ever, and we are proud to count her among our team. Dear Professor Shashank V. Joshi, I am writing …

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Sky News Australia goes in to bat for gender-questioning kids

Genspect founder and Executive Director Stella O’Malley has appeared on Sky News Australia to spread the word about Genspect — and the 80% of gender-questioning kids who grow out of their gender-related distress. Speaking of her recent experiences with families, Stella says: An awful lot of parents have contacted me over the years since 2018, …

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Genspect working with the media: A British council reviews its school policies

Social transition – the changing of names and pronouns – occasionally comes at the end of a long period of reflection. But that’s often far from the case, as one family from the Welsh Valleys discovered all too quickly. When their young adolescent son announced his transgender identity at school, the parents were not told. …

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Is Texas about to ban surgical transition for minors?

On August 6 of this year, Texan Governor Greg Abbott directed the Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to determine “whether genital mutilation of a child for the purposes of gender transitioning through reassignment surgery constitutes child abuse pursuant to state law.” And on August 11, he got his answer. Commissioner Jaime Masters responded: Genital mutilation …

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24 organizations in 13 countries say #nothankyou to EPATH

EPATH – the European Professional Association for Transgender Health – is hosting a three-day conference in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. For some time, many parents of gender-questioning children across Europe have felt that EPATH has overlooked their legitimate concerns – and, in so doing, has placed far too little emphasis on the potential benefits of exploratory, …

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The Daily Telegraph takes on the topic of Gillick Competence

… and brings in Genspect’s founder, Stella O’Malley, to highlight the parents’ perspectives. As the UK government reviews its general policies on single-sex hospital wards, the issue of self-identification of gender identity is back in the news. But as Genspect parents can attest, these matters can be far more complex when it comes to children. …

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When Gen X parents Gen Z

A brilliant episode from Mr. Boyce. “Emily”, a Genspect parent with a gender-questioning teenage boy, talks to Benjamin about attachment, detachment, disembodiment, spirituality and dysphoria. In this wide-ranging conversation, Emily also speaks about her experience of parent support groups, and the common threads which wind together so many young people who are asking deep questions …

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Parenting and pressure, on Sasha White’s Plebity Podcast

Genspect founder Stella O’Malley talks parenting and pressure with Sasha White – herself excommunicated from the publishing world for gender apostasy. In this broad-ranging conversation, Stella and Sasha cover dysphoria, comorbidities, medicalization, social contagion, sexuality, neuroscience, bad science, moral panics, and the vital role of parent support groups in helping parents to safeguard their kids. …

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“The Handsome Little Cygnet”: a beautiful antidote to a disembodied age

Genspect has come across a stunningly illustrated new children’s book retelling the classic fable, “The Ugly Duckling.” As our protagonist – the titular handsome little cygnet – wanders through Manhattan’s Central Park, he learns that beguiling messages can often lead little cygnets astray… and that Momma and Papa Swan really do know best. In our …

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