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Girls who identify as boys are to be BANNED from the Girl Guides

Girls who identify as boys are to be BANNED from the Girl Guides in move branded ‘cruel, unfair and appallingly hypocritical’ by furious parents

  • A new policy will see girls who identify as male discouraged from joining group
  • But the same policy will allow biological males who identify as female to join up
  • Transgender men will also be forbidden from any adult roles that require an oath
  • Girl Guides said ‘we expect a person who identifies as male wouldn’t look to join’

The Girl Guides are to ask transgender members who identify as boys to leave the scouting organisation, it has been revealed.

A new policy will see those who identify as male or ‘non-binary’ discouraged from joining the movement, in which young girls go on camping trips together.

However the same policy will allow biological males who identify as female to join the group, therefore sharing tents and changing facilities with girl members.

The move has been branded ‘cruel, unfair and appallingly hypocritical’ by furious parents.

The Girl Guides are to ask transgender members who identify as boys to leave the scouting organisation, it has been revealed (stock image)

The Times reported that transgender men were also be forbidden from any adult roles that require them to make the Promise, the guide’s oath of allegiance.

In a statement, the organisation said ‘girlguiding is for girls and therefore we expect a young person who identifies as male wouldn’t look to join’.

It added: ‘We would expect a trans boy to move on from guiding at a time that is right for them and we would support their leader to ensure that their move out of guiding is done sensitively and at a pace that suits the young person.

‘Guiding will be an important support network for them and we would want to ensure that the process of leaving is done through conversation with the young person and planning what is most appropriate for them.’

Guide leader Carrie Wheeler told the newspaper: ‘If Jenny Smith says she wants to be known as Joe Smith, they’re saying “we don’t want you”.

That’s so cruel and very, very unfair. It’s also really hypocritical.’

The Girl Guides said it received help from the transgender interest group Gendered Intelligence and LGBTQ charity Stonewall in coming up with the new policy.

 It has previously denied it had drawn up policies based on comments from ‘individuals or pressure groups’.

Girlguiding said the law around transgender issues was ‘new and complex’ and that it will continue to review its policies against the latest advice and guidance.

The Girl Guides said it received help from the transgender interest group Gendered Intelligence and LGBTQ charity Stonewall in coming up with the new policy (stock image)

The Girl Guides said it received help from the transgender interest group Gendered Intelligence and LGBTQ charity Stonewall in coming up with the new policy (stock image)

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