September 3, 2013
An 11-year-old girl is going back to school this week in the persona of a boy with the help of her parents and a homosexual activist from the University of Alberta.
When Wrenna Kauffman, who now calls herself Wren, began showing signs of gender confusion, her parents contacted Kristopher Wells, a homosexual activist from the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, who advised them that their daughter should be allowed to start living life at home as a boy.
Wrenna’s parents allowed her to be interviewed by CTV News, where she said she always wanted to be a boy and that her body caused her to feel “like you’re trapped inside someone else’s body that you don’t want to be in.”
According to a Canadian Press report, Wells told the parents that “more students these days are not just coming out in school as gay but also as transgender or transsexual, and they’re doing it at younger ages.”
The report notes that Wells once “helped a child swap sex roles while in Grade 2 at a Catholic school in rural Alberta.”
Wrenna’s parents, Wendy and Greg Kauffman, said they have begun giving their daughter female-puberty-delaying injections. They have indicated she will receive these until she is 16. She will then be allowed to decide if she wants to begin male hormone injections and, ultimately, gender reassignment surgery when she is 18.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) considers gender confusion to be a mental disorder.
Although the DSM-V, the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders now calls gender identity disorder “gender dysphoria,” the reclassification maintains gender identity disorder as a mental illness.