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Five-year-old boy lives as girl in youngest case of Gender Identity Disorder
The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/12

Posted on 02/20/2012 1:17:18 PM PST by KansasGirl

With his blonde pigtails and purple tutu, Zach Avery, now five, has been living as a girl for more than a year - after he first refused to live as a boy when he turned three. Little Zach was just three when he began refusing to live as a boy, instead choosing to wear pink dresses and ribbons in his long, blonde hair - because he has Gender Identity Disorder (GID). And the primary school he attends in Essex has even changed the kids' toilets to gender-neutral Unisex in support of Zach since his official diagnosis last year, aged four. Zach is one of the youngest in Britain ever to be diagnosed with GID - meaning he feels like he's a girl trapped in a boy's body. Mum Theresa Avery, 32, said Zach used to be a 'normal' little boy who loved Thomas the Tank Engine, but suddenly at the end of 2010, he decided he wanted to live as a girl.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childabuse; homosexualagenda
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1 posted on 02/20/2012 1:17:24 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl
He decided?

A five year old decided he wanted to be a social pariah and made fun of for the foreseeable future?

I wonder what pressures at home made this a more attractive “choice” for him?

And what the hell is a five year old deciding for himself on just about ANYTHING anyway?

If my five year old boy wanted to wear dresses I would say “When you buy them you can wear them.”

2 posted on 02/20/2012 1:20:04 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: KansasGirl

More a case of parental insanity disorder. A story both tragic and revolting.


3 posted on 02/20/2012 1:20:27 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: KansasGirl
With his blonde pigtails and purple tutu, Zach Avery, now five, has been living as a girl for more than a year - after he first refused to live as a boy when he turned three.

But, if he wanted to play with matches at age 3, THAT would be wrong, right?

4 posted on 02/20/2012 1:22:40 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: KansasGirl

They refer to this as a “disorder”. How unprogressive of them.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 1:22:51 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: KansasGirl

The article includes a poll that desperately needs freeping.


6 posted on 02/20/2012 1:23:31 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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7 posted on 02/20/2012 1:26:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: KansasGirl

Prison Counsellor: Why do you say you feel “trapped” in a man’s body?
“Trapped” Convict: Well, sometimes I get them menstrual cramps real hard.
-Raising Arizona
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k2FkUF41AA


8 posted on 02/20/2012 1:27:11 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: allmendream

Yes, he “decided” to live as a girl...just as, if given the choice, he would decide to have ice cream for dinner or not pick up his toys.

This feel-good PC crap is getting out of hand.

Soon it will be “child abuse” if you dress your five-year-old in a manner not pleasing to them. And the school officials WILL find out.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 1:27:55 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: KansasGirl
Win
The
Future

Absolutely disgusting. Liberals/Progressives have made such impressive inroads into culture that I fear we'll never turn them back. Not in my future, not in that of my children. Society is doomed to deal with this perversion ad infinitum.

10 posted on 02/20/2012 1:29:32 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: allmendream

A five year old’s brain is still growing LITERALLY. Humans are the few species if not only, where this happens.

These parents should have the child taken from them.

This is munchausen by proxie at its worst.


11 posted on 02/20/2012 1:30:27 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: KansasGirl
And the primary school he attends in Essex has even changed the kids' toilets to gender-neutral Unisex in support of Zach since his official diagnosis last year, aged four.

Geeez...

From Great Britain to Gay Britain on one generation.

12 posted on 02/20/2012 1:31:03 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: KansasGirl

The UK is leading the West to its death and this is another insane example of it.

I say we take off and nuke the island from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 1:31:21 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KansasGirl

Child abuse, pure and simple

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120220/D9T13HO02.html

Another story.

How is this not felony child abuse??


14 posted on 02/20/2012 1:32:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KansasGirl

Would love to discuss with the liberals a few things about this:

1. How can this kid declare at age 3 that he’s the wrong sex? He is a child.

2. As someone mentioned, if a 3 year old decides he wants to play with matches, is that ok? How can we allow a 3 year old to make the decision?

3. Related to that, can’t we all agree that this trans-whatever in “LGBT” is something that should be limited to consenting adults? If this kid is an adult and has these same issues, maybe he’s got something to talk about with his mental health professional. But are we really wanting to normalize this among kids?????

4. Is society the real villian here, in that, society forces us all into restrictive male and female identity? Think about it. Even if you get into the “gay” issues, everyone is still either a male or a female. So do liberals think the entire society needs an overhaul to accomodate children who declare they are really the opposite sex?

I have lots of other questions too, but really wonder what the liberal take on this sort of thing is. How liberal does society have to be at increasingly bizarre behavior???


15 posted on 02/20/2012 1:32:21 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: KansasGirl

So if someone is a schizophrenic they should be encouraged to act out their delusions?


16 posted on 02/20/2012 1:33:23 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: KansasGirl

Zach has decided he wants a Jack and Coke...make it a double. Hurry up, Mom, he wants it NOW!


17 posted on 02/20/2012 1:33:40 PM PST by JPG ("I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." BHO)
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To: KansasGirl

The parents are the ones who need a shrink.


18 posted on 02/20/2012 1:33:59 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This mother is enabling her son. There’s no way a little boy can declare he’s a girl, and have the world around him accomodate the fantasy, without enabling from adults, such as the mother and people at school.


19 posted on 02/20/2012 1:34:11 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: KansasGirl

Some things are not black and white, but grey.

This one is very clear and not grey. It’s child abuse, neglect, endangerment, however you want to look at it.

I knew one teenager in my high school who was raised as a girl just like this case. he killed himself in high school over it.


20 posted on 02/20/2012 1:34:27 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: BenLurkin

If anyone tried to take away the kids from parents such as this, it would become a liberal cause celebre. The attorneys from the ACLU and Lambda Legal would be lining up to use this boy to ramrod their agenda through a court.

It seems obvious to us that this is an unfit mother, but trying to do anything legally about it won’t ever happen. Not in today’s liberal world.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 1:37:58 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rightwingcrazy

To these people, it’s not a “disorder,” it’s an OPPORTUNITY.


22 posted on 02/20/2012 1:38:58 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: KansasGirl

I’m not buying this crap. Someone was encouraging his choices.


23 posted on 02/20/2012 1:41:06 PM PST by pallis
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To: AlmaKing

Very sad to hear that someone you know killed themselves about this very issue.

Sad to say, the liberals will say he was tormented by our racist, sexist, homophobic society, or feeling rejected by his family for not conforming to gender expectations, or some such liberal clap trap.

Liberals have recently been pushing the issue of gay bullying and gay suicide among teenagers, for example.

In spite of the fact that society has never been more open or accomodating of alternative lifestyles than it is now, the liberals claim that these kids are bullied and are being killed due to being gay.

And they say that it’s because society is so messed up, and that society is so homophobic and bigoted and all the rest.

Society has never been more open to this crap than it is right now, but to the liberals, it’s as if it’s 1950 and gays have to hide.


24 posted on 02/20/2012 1:43:23 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>> As someone mentioned, if a 3 year old decides he wants to play with matches, is that ok? How can we allow a 3 year old to make the decision?<<

That kind of “parenting” is how we end up with 200 lb. 6 year olds.


25 posted on 02/20/2012 1:43:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: KansasGirl

lock these frigging idiot parents up or so called parents.

A 3 year old now controls how he wants to live, WTH and the GOP say social issues should not be mentioned.


26 posted on 02/20/2012 1:50:56 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: allmendream
Not Five, but age Three!

Little Zach was just three when he began refusing to live as a boy, instead choosing to wear pink dresses and ribbons in his long, blonde hair

By age Five, he had decided he wanted a chopadicome.

27 posted on 02/20/2012 1:51:14 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: KansasGirl

Toddler Cross-Dressers & Tieras !


28 posted on 02/20/2012 1:56:54 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: KansasGirl

The parents should be arrested, given a fair trial, neutered, horse whipped and thrown in prison for about 30 years.

The little boy should be given psychological help and adopted by normal, sane, parents.


29 posted on 02/20/2012 1:57:24 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: KansasGirl

Joan Crawford is not going to take no longer being the worst mother in history lying down.

30 posted on 02/20/2012 1:57:29 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: KansasGirl

As a three year old when he “stated” he was a “girl”, you firmly tell him that “No” he is a boy like his daddy was and he will grow into a man. It is actually that easy unless there is no dad in the picture or the mother is so insecure and stupid, she allows her insecurity be transmitted to the boy-—which makes him doubt the truth.

(Of course, Leftists have no morality and no Common Sense).

All kids try to make sense of the world-—they say things like I am going to marry you-—and you have to explain reality to them. Abstract thinking doesn’t really happen until seven.

These kids are forcing Marx’s egalitarianism on these susceptible young minds to deny the laws of nature so they can shape the human being into whatever sick perversion they want. They are extremely evil parents to destroy the very nature and reality of their own child. Sick.

You can always pervert the thinking of children and make them literally hate themselves the way God designed them. They become self-loathing people who eventually destroy themselves with dysfunctional relationships for the rest of their lives.


31 posted on 02/20/2012 1:57:38 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: KansasGirl

J. Crew's president and creative director Jenna Lyons painting the toenails of her son Beckett in an ad that was sent to customers in a feature called "Saturday with Jenna."

32 posted on 02/20/2012 2:05:04 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: KansasGirl

Oh, please.

I have a niece who, at three, decided she wanted to be a butterfly. Should her parents have taken away her bed and given her a tree branch on which to sleep?

When I was three, I wanted to be Mighty Mouse. Should my parents have only given me a superhero suit and a cape to wear?

All kids play and pretend. A three-year-old can be led to understand that it’s only play and their desires will change as they get older. That is normal. This boy’s situation is not.


33 posted on 02/20/2012 2:07:35 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: allmendream

There’s a serious problem with the PARENTS brain if they enable their childs delusion or quirk. If the kid suddenly decided he wanted to be a kangaroo, would there be surgery for a pouch? If he or she wants to be a dog, will it be ok to walk on all fours and eat out of a bowl on the floor? Leashes, flea spray? This is sickness that is being encouraged and protected by PC. Hideous.
Why are there any psychiatrists? Nothing is abnormal anymore.


34 posted on 02/20/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: KansasGirl

Some day, a relatively sane future society is going to look back on late 20th - early 21st century American and wonder, “What the hell were they thinking?”


35 posted on 02/20/2012 2:13:13 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Iron Munro

it just dawned on me- they’re calling this a ‘disorder’. So are they trying to FIX the disorder, ‘cure’ the kid, or justify it while collecting disability money?


36 posted on 02/20/2012 2:13:46 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: KansasGirl

Second outbreak in England so far. First was a twelve-year-old. Hey, kid. Having a penis is fun. Just take a look down there and think of the possibilities, many of which will not even occur to you for another eight years or so. And no, they will not let you in the girl’s bathroom, so drop that little scheme and put some pants on.


37 posted on 02/20/2012 2:15:22 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: longtermmemmory

[ These parents should have the child taken from them. ]

It’s not just the parents, it is the “psychologists” and the school too.

I’d pull my kids out of this school:

“We explained to the other kids at the school that Zachy’s body was that of a boy but in his brain he was a girl. We said Zach was just happier being a girl than a boy.

“But the other kids haven’t batted an eyelid, they’ve accepted Zach as Zach and there’s been no problems at the school with bullying.

“The school has been brilliant and really, really supportive.”


38 posted on 02/20/2012 2:16:11 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

“But the other kids haven’t batted an eyelid, they’ve accepted Zach as Zach and there’s been no problems at the school with bullying.”

Yet.


39 posted on 02/20/2012 2:21:57 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: KansasGirl

I call BS. Someone is looking for funding..


40 posted on 02/20/2012 2:22:33 PM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: KansasGirl

Mommy and daddy...if there is a daddy at home are nothing but sick perverts who are abusing this kid. A three year old knows nothing about sex. Only that he is hungry and needs his diaper changed. This is mommy wanting a daughter and damn the fact that she has a boy. This kid will be missed up for the rest of his life.
Briton is more screwed up than we are.


41 posted on 02/20/2012 2:25:18 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: pallis

Exactly. No way a preschooler does something like this without having his mind corrupted:

“He used to cry and try to cut off his willy out of frustration.”

That or the parents are lying (which I think is most likely the case). They will probably make a fortune doing sympathy interviews though. Heck, they may even get their own reality TV series. Thus is the world we live in.


42 posted on 02/20/2012 2:25:37 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Demonic activity sounds likely.

Or parents that have this particular bent... oops, that is demonic activity, isn’t it!


43 posted on 02/20/2012 2:25:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: TexasCajun

You know what poppd in my head when I read that? Why did a 3 year-old boy have long, blonde hair?

[Little Zach was just three when he began refusing to live as a boy, instead choosing to wear pink dresses and ribbons in his long, blonde hair]

This kids parents are screwed in the ahead.


44 posted on 02/20/2012 2:28:43 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

What unadulterated crap.


45 posted on 02/20/2012 2:29:14 PM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: KansasGirl

Sounds like more of a case of Government Interference Disorder.


46 posted on 02/20/2012 2:35:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: KansasGirl
I haven't read the article, but I bet mom kicked dad to the curb long ago and the house has two moms now.

Or maybe dad finally came out of the closet and wants to play dress-up with his little "girl"?

Sad state of affairs.

47 posted on 02/20/2012 2:38:18 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Tex-Con-Man
BTW...Jenna Lyons was divorcing her husband because she was having her own Anne Heche type gender attraction issues.

She seems to be trying to exorcise superfluous maleness out of her son.

48 posted on 02/20/2012 2:39:06 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: KansasGirl

The entire planet has gone into the sewer.


49 posted on 02/20/2012 2:39:16 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: KansasGirl

And I want to live as a billionaire.


50 posted on 02/20/2012 2:40:03 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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