Scotland’s Scout network has backed a controversial campaign to force LGBT education on schools.
Scouts Scotland, which has over 50,000 members, showed support for the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign in a gathering outside Holyrood yesterday.
The move comes after UK Scout leaders were slammed for endorsing harmful ‘chest binders’ for gender-confused girls.
TIE advocates compulsory teaching on sexuality, transsexualism and gender identity, as well as pro-LGBT sexual health education.
The campaign, which is backed by a majority of MSPs, has been described as a Trojan horse to impose an ideological perspective on pupils.
Earlier this month, UK Scout chiefs were accused of enabling self-harm by supporting the practice of chest binding for trans children.
Official guidelines by the Scout Association state that: “Young people who are developing breasts may strap down their chest, to make it less obvious.”
Compressing breast tissue to create a flat, masculine silhouette is practiced by women who believe they are men and is proven to carry severe risks.
Associated health complications include rib fractures, scarring, spinal misalignment, muscle wasting, dizziness and shortness of breath.
Speaking against the guidance, the parent of a girl with gender dysphoria said he was “heartbroken” to see his daughter using a chest binder:
“If someone was self-harming they wouldn’t be supplying the razor blades and wet wipes. It’s a dereliction of duty.”