‘I’ve lost friends – completely disavowed.’ Whistleblower says she was BLACKBALLED by LGBTQ pals
A hospital case manager who blew the whistle on confused kids being rushed into cross-sex hormones has revealed how she’s been blackballed by her queer friends for speaking out.
Jamie Reed, who lifted the lid on the ‘appalling’ treatment of young patients at a trans clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, says she’s lost friends and been ostracized by an LGBTQ community to which she once belonged.
The reason, she says, is her revelations that doctors at her former clinic rushed trans-identifying kids onto drugs and surgery, despite any glaring mental health issues or evidence they were driven by peer pressure and social media.
‘I’ve lost friends. I know, I have upset a lot of people,’ she said in a podcast this week.
‘I have been completely, I guess the word is disavowed.’
Reed, 42, a progressive, queer, mom-of-five who is married to a trans man, said she was especially hurt by the reaction from PROMO, a Missouri LGBTQ group, at which she used to volunteer.
Jamie Reed (top left), 42, in a recorded podcast bared all about the online attacks she’s suffered from the LGBTQ community after lifting the lid on dodgy care for trans Missouri kids
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‘It’s amazing to me that that group is one of the groups that’s attacking me online the most,’ said Reed.
In her bombshell testimony to The Free Press last month, Reed said doctors at Washington University’s trans clinic at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital were speeding trans-identifying kids onto puberty blockers and hormones without safeguards.
She gradually came to realize that many patients were teenage girls with autism or other mental health problems who were caught up in a dangerous fad and could well regret their irreversible procedures, she said.
In the podcast, recorded by the Gender Dysphoria Alliance, Reed said it’s become nearly impossible to question whether affirmation-on-demand is the only treatment option available to kids who say they’re trans.
‘You cannot have any sort of real open dialogue about [whether] this is the right medical path. Are we doing the right thing? Is the data there to support it? Are we potentially harming kids?’ she said.
‘We can’t even ask those questions without being completely villainized.’
Worse still, says Reed, who describes herself as being ‘politically to the left of Bernie Sanders,’ is how people reacted to her testimony by saying she was being ‘manipulated and co-opted by the right.’
‘The truth lies in a really difficult middle ground,’ she said.
‘As I tried to figure out how to address this in the most ethical way, the only people that would offer me support, or even represent me, as attorneys, are those who are of a different political affiliation.’
Reed dropped her bombshell testimony as a legally-binding affidavit, represented by the lawyer Vernadette Broyles, president and general counsel of the Child and Parental Rights Campaign, which leads a number of lawsuits aimed at tackling radical gender ideology.
Robert Fischer, a spokesman for PROMO, the state’s biggest LGBTQ non-profit, declined to comment on any online posts criticizing Reed, saying only ‘we are focused on real issues affecting trans youth in Missouri.’
Reed was responsible for the hospital’s patient intake between 2018 and November 2022.
She took the job believing she was ‘saving’ trans kids, but grew disillusioned by what she describes as a conveyor belt of putting teens on puberty blockers and hormones after only cursory mental health checks.
Missouri attorney general Andrew Bailey launched a multi-agency investigation into the clinic and this week unveiled an emergency rule to lengthen the time it takes minors to access gender-affirming care
The trans clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, part of Washington University, has been at the center of a controversy since former employee Jamie Reed blew the whistle on what was happening there
Activist lawyer Vernadette Broyles, founder of Child and Parental Rights Campaign, also leads the case against school districts in Florida for helping children change gender without the knowledge of their parents
After four years, she says she became convinced the clinics were causing ‘permanent harm’ to kids and their families, who often barely understood the drugs they were being prescribed or their side effects.
She cited examples of a 17-year-old girl’s birth canal being ‘ripped open’ during sex while taking testosterone to transition to male, unaware that the drug would cause her to bleed extensively if she had intercourse.
After Reed’s bombshell revelations were published, Missouri attorney general Andrew Bailey launched a multi-agency investigation into the clinic. He this week unveiled an emergency rule to lengthen the time it takes minors to access gender-affirming care.
Under the rule, children seeking puberty blockers and other trans care will have to complete an 18-month waiting period, 15 hour-long therapy sessions and treatment for any mental health issues before Missouri doctors can greenlight an intervention.
Parents of children who have received care at the clinic have since come forward and said they were satisfied with the treatment on offer, including the availability of therapists and psychiatrists.
Erin Reed, a prominent female-to-male trans campaigner, has accused Reed of having a ‘clear ideological bias‘ and ignoring the many adolescents who see their ‘mental and physical health improve dramatically’ thanks to trans medicine.
Gender-affirming care, as it is known, covers everything from puberty blockers to cross-sex hormones and, in rare cases for trans minors, surgery. Trans activists, big US medical groups, and the Biden administration say it can save lives among a suicide-prone group.
Opponents of trans ideology say sex is determined at birth and cannot be changed, that medical groups have been hijacked by trans activists and that politicians must step in and stop parents, doctors, or therapists from permanently harming children.
Many are alarmed by the sharp uptick in teenage girls with autism and other mental health woes seeking gender-change drugs in recent years, and of new studies linking puberty blockers to weaker bones and osteoporosis.
Trans rights activist Erin Reed (left), who accuses Jamie Reed of overlooking trans success stories, with Zooey Zephyr, a trans representative for Montana’s 100th House District, at the White House
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