The thing is that it were not even the boy’s own parents. The mothers and fathers of other children in the scout group did not like the idea that their sons would spend time alongside a trans person. Joe Maldonado, 8, had joined his local Scouts group about a month ago. The child’s mother assumes that his transgender status was not a secret.However after a month of participating in the kids’ club the boy was simply kicked out and his mother was informed that Joe was unwelcomed.
“I had a sad face, but I wasn’t crying,” the child says, “I’m way more angry than sad. My identity is a boy. If I was them, I would let every person in the world go in.It’s right to do.”
Parents of other children in the group had complained that there was a trans child in the class.
Following the complaints Scout officials took the decision to ban the child. Asked for comment on their official policy, the Scouting Association refused to explain their position for trans children. The organisation is said to have no formal stance on trans children at this stage. Effie Delimarkos, communications director for the Boy Scouts of America, said in a statement that the organisation’s Cub Scouts programs are for boys between the ages of 7 and 10. She added that “the classification on the participant’s birth certificate” would be used to “confirm legal status.”