The Autistic Realm Australia stands in solidarity with trans communities
The Autistic Realm Australia stands in solidarity with trans communities.
We condemn the actions of
anti-trans activists, for attempting to incite fear and spread misinformation about trans people, and for targeting trans children
Neo-Nazi groups, for their ideology of h
ate and exclusion, and for promoting hatred against trans and gender diverse people
To state the obvious - gender diversity and gender diverse children are real. Gender diverse people are up to 6 times more likely to be Autistic than the general population, so gender diversity is Autistic reality.
The Autistic Realm Australia wholeheartedly supports and validates gender diverse children and adults. Our stance is based on unconditional love for our Autistic children and for all our trans children, and is backed by large scale scientific studies* on Autism and gender diversity, and the broad and deep lived experience of Autistic people.
All children deserve unconditional love and acceptance. All trans people deserve unconditional
Therefore, we call on all Australians to:
support and validate all children of all gender identities and expressions
respect all diversity
reject and oppose hate, discrimination and exclusion against trans children and adults
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*Some of the research evidence:
Warrier, V., Greenberg, D.M., Weir, E. et al. (2020). Elevated rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses, and autistic traits in transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Nat Commun 11, 3959 (2020). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17794-1
de Vries, A.L.C., Noens, I.L.J., Cohen-Kettenis, P.T. et al. (2010). Autism Spectrum Disorders in Gender Dysphoric Children and Adolescents. J Autism Dev Disord 40, 930–936. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-0935