“My son’s devastated,” emailed one mother of a trans boy who found out, yesterday, that her son has been rejected from the hormone blockers trial. “He’s been coping with stealth and just hoping for some relief. He was so affected that he secretly took it out on himself and I spent last night cleaning his self-harm cuts and butterfly stitching the larger ones across his chest. He’s a frightened little boy in the wrong body and nobody will help him. We’re trying our best as parents to keep him together and safe, to help him become a healthy and happy adult, but now we have to go to another country for that.”
And the media? They just make things worse for people in the long and honourable tradition of yellow journalism.