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Trans groups under fire for huge rise in child referrals by Andrew Gilligan in the Times 25.11.18 | Peak Trans
The original article is here. At Dorothy Stringer School in Brighton, the wind of gender change is blowing hard. Hailed by Tatler magazine as the coolest state secondary in town, with a "liberal vibe" to fit its progressive catchment area, Dorothy Stringer is at the forefront of something very cool indeed. According to the school's "equality information report" this spring, no fewer than 40 pupils — children aged between 11 and 16 — "do not identify as [the] gender presented at birth". A further 36 are gender-fluid, not identifying with their birth gender "all the time". The head teacher, Richard Bradford, said the figures, the highest yet revealed in any school in the country, were from a survey of his students by the local council. The number of "openly trans children" who had "approached us with their families to say that they are transgender [was] much lower", he said. Even allowing for a certain number of teenagers messing around with the survey-takers, something important is