‘Trans Kids: It’s Time To Talk’

Here, Stella O'Malley considers the huge rise in numbers of young people embarking on gender transition, through the prism of the gender identity issues that she experienced when she was a child. The programme aired on Channel 4 on November 21 2018.

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I’ve seen this documentary and it’s a great addition to the debate. Shows how what a generation ago was “tomboy” gender nonconformity now puts children (especially girls) on a trajectory towards lifelong medication.
— Janice Tunner, Journalist & Columnist
Thanks for this very thoughtful document....Finally, people are talking
— Dr Heather Brunksell-Evans, Sociologist & Spokesperson for FiLIA
Wonderful, compassionate documentary.
— Graham Linehan, Writer & Director
This is a ***must**** see. ‘ We must do no harm’ says fearless @stellaomalley3
— Prof Michele Moore , Expert in Inclusive Education
Compassion meets controversy in Stella O’Malley’s documentary
— Suzi Feay, The Financial Times
The point that O’Malley wants to make is not that medicine is wrong, but that we need to be sure we aren’t causing unnecessary damage:
— Rosie Kinchen 'The Times'

  • TV Review, ‘Trans Kids: It’s Time to Talk, Channel 4 — a step in the right direction'

    Financial Times, November 20 2018

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  • TV Review, 'Trans Kids: It’s Time to Talk, review: a compassionate, if divisive, addition to the debate '

    The Telegraph, November 21 2018

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  • TV Review, ‘Trans Kids: It’s Time to Talk: an engrossing if uneven documentary’

    The Independent, November 21 2018

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  • TV Review, ‘ Trans Kids - It’s Time to Talk: Empathy is great but we still have so far to go to understand the road to transition,’ The Evening Standard, November 21 2018

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  • TV Review, ‘Trans Kids: It’s Time To Talk’, The Times, November 22 2018

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  • Channel 4 documentary Trans Kids sparks fury on Twitter after psychotherapist says transitioning teenagers are just 'lost and being led', The Daily Mail, November 22 2018

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  • ‘Trans Kids: It’s Time To Talk shows it's time to change for our lost kids’, Irish Mirror, November 24 2018

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Listen Back:

  • Chatting on ‘The Last Word With Matt Cooper’, Today FM about her experience of gender dysphoria,

    December 2018


  • Talking to Dr Ciara Kelly, Lunchtime Live, Newstalk, about gender identity,

    November 21 2018


  • Telling Ray D’Arcy her story on RTE Radio 1,

    November 20 2018


Read About:

  • ‘Thank God they didn’t make this tomboy trans’,

    The Times, November 2018

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  • 'I think they're lost and I think they're being led': Psychotherapist who was convinced she was born the wrong sex as a 'tomboy' child says young people with gender dysphoria should NOT be encouraged to transition’

    The Daily Mail, November 21 2018

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  • 'I transitioned from female to male, then realised I had made a mistake'

    This article talks about ‘Trans Kids’ and also focuses on Cale’s story, who features in the documentary

    The Telegraph, November 20 2018

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  • ‘Irish woman convinced she was born a boy but changed her mind discourages childhood transition in controversial new documentary’

    The Sun, November 26 2018

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Letter to the Editor

22 Professionals, academics, teachers and parents including myself wrote to The Sunday Times to express concern over the 500,000 Lottery Grant to Mermaids, UK.

It was published on December 23 2018.

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