Trans pioneer slams LGBTQ+ activists over today’s ‘indoctrination,’ says it’s ‘hurting’ children

Modern trans activists are receiving some criticism from one of their own — a pioneer in the transsexual community who says children today are being indoctrinated in a system that isn’t providing them with proper mental health care.

Buck Angel, 59, was born a biological woman and began transitioning to a man three decades ago.

Back then, Angel, who described himself as “a huge advocate for mental health care,” told Fox News Digital that there was a system in place to ensure he did indeed have gender dysphoria and was certain about his gender identity. That structure, said Angel, has deteriorated, and it’s the children who are suffering because of it.

“Now we have trans with no gender dysphoria, no need for mental health care, self ID, affirmation therapy,” Angel said. “That says to me on some level, some form of indoctrination.”

Angel was one of the first to receive hormone therapy in Los Angeles to transition. As an “elder” in the trans community, he’s dismayed by what he sees.

“I’m an elder in a community I helped build,” Angel said. “Now I’m being told that I’m old and antiquated.”

“Our community is failing our community,” he continued. “We’re not being loving and we’re not being caring. We’re just being weird.”


While his parents did allow him to choose a new name and dress in more masculine attire, as a person transitioning in his late 20s, Angel said the road for him to receive hormones was a long one. Now, he says, kids are being fast-tracked into transitioning.

“I see a vast, huge desire to fast track, for lack of a better term, these children into this space of trans kids” and to quickly get them on puberty blockers.

“I personally believe blocking puberty could be disastrous,” he added.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, puberty blockers, which prevent a child from developing according to their biological sex, are reversible, but as Fox News notes, studies have shown the side effects of hormone therapy can be long-lasting and devastating, including such conditions as bone thinning, infertility, and an inability to achieve orgasm.

“This isn’t a game, and it’s not something I can pick and choose,” Angel cautioned. “Once you choose this life and do this what I did, there really is no turning back.”

While Angel does believe puberty blockers can help some children, he said those cases are “very few and far.”

“It’s not the amount of kids that are immediately being put on blockers with no mental health care, no desire to sort of watch this kid kind of find their space,” he said.

Angel stressed the importance of therapy in transitioning and called doctors who simply affirm a child’s self-identification as trans, “ridiculous.”

“If a kid says they’re trans, they’re trans — oh, a kid says they’re an elephant, they’re an elephant? Are you kidding?” he asked. “That’s how ridiculous it is.”

Ridiculous, but not a laughing matter.

“It’s dangerous and it’s not therapy,” Angel said. “Therapy is pushback on some level. It’s a pushback so that you can see, ‘am I making the right choice?'”

None of what he is currently seeing feels “right” to Angel.

“I see something as an elder in this community that is not right,” he said. “It’s hurting not only the community, but it’s hurting a bunch of people who should never be in this space.”

Of the rhetoric currently embraced by trans activism, Angel said, “The dishonesty is growing every day.”

“I am not a biological man. I never will be. I’m very honest about that, and it’s why the world is accepting of me,” Angel said. “So why are we teaching kids to lie?”



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