Letter to the Editor: Furor Over Sexually Explicit Books

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Dear Editor:

I have read all the articles regarding this subject so far.

I think you do a great job of presenting both sides in this latest article until your last paragraph.

You do not say anything at all about Nathan Winters’ statement that transgender youth should “consider counseling options for children to embrace their biological sex.” THIS is indoctrination.

I am not against counseling for children who are struggling with their gender identity, but to say they need to embrace their BIOLOGIC SEX means they are not allowed to be anything else.

The problem with this type of thinking is that it perpetuates the behavior of the community that leads to increased rates of suicide. We need to accept that children will continue to question both their sexuality and their gender.

This has been going on forever and will continue. How we, as a community, deal with this is what makes us better or not. We want to be better. Not make it worse.

Also, comparing the 2 studies you use is not comparing apples to apples. The 2011 study talks about adults many of whom have undergone sex reassignment surgery.

That is not the case for the students we are discussing who still have a higher rate of suicide. If you compare 2 studies you need to either mention the disparity or not compare them head to head.

Dr. Rene Hinkle, Cheyenne

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