Father Threatened With Losing Custody for Not Affirming 6-Year-Old Son’s Involuntary Transition to Girl

By Nancy Flory Published on November 30, 2018

James, a six-year-old first-grader, goes to school as a girl named Luna.

Ever since he was two, James’ mom has been dressing him up as a girl. He’s in transition therapy and on track for puberty suppression drugs beginning at age eight. But it’s not entirely his idea. When he’s with mom, he dresses like a girl. When he’s with dad, he wants to be a boy. That’s not stopping mom and therapists from pushing him to “transition.” And now the dad is in a fierce custody battle to keep his son.

Mom Wants Full Custody

Jeff Younger and Anne Georgulas divorced when James and his twin brother were two, said family friend Sarah Scott in an interview with The Stream. The current court case has to do with custody arrangements. Georgulas wants full custody of the boys. In court documents, Georgulas asserts that Younger has been “emotionally abusive” toward James. As an example, they cite a haircut and other “non-affirming actions.” The documents state, “Although unclear if this behavior rises to the level of family violence at this time, the Father’s aggression is becoming more common and more intense.”

Georgulas also claims that Younger assaulted her December 18, 2017, but the court acquitted Younger of the charge in June. Georgulas seeks to terminate Younger’s parental rights, reported The Federalist

Mommy Told Him He Was a Girl

When James was two-years-old, he told his mom he thought girls were pretty and he liked fingernail polish. James said his mommy told him that made him a girl. Ever since, Georgulas dresses the child as a girl. But his behavior isn’t consistent. When he’s at Younger’s house, James wants to be a boy and wants his dad to call him James. Scott says that when she’s around James he’s like any other six-year-old boy. “He loves superheroes, art, playing tag with my sons, smashing rocks, and swinging. He enjoys wearing boys’ clothing and is a happy and energetic kid. He refers to himself as a boy.”

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Scott said that James wants to be a boy. “We all went on a walk to the park. We had such fun! It had rained the night before. On the walk, James slipped and got his clothes dirty. He asked if he could borrow some of my boys’ shorts and if I could wash his clothes. I said sure! [I] went to grab something he could wear. While I was looking, he said, ‘Guess what Mrs. Sarah? You don’t need to find a shirt because boys don’t have to wear them if you’re hot!’ I laughed and told him I guess that’s a good thing about being a boy! He said, ‘Yes, it is!’”

James Doesn’t Have Gender Dysphoria

Walt Heyer is a man who had “sex-change” surgery years ago, then transitioned back. Heyer, in his The Federalist piece, said James does not have gender dysphoria based on his inconsistent behavior. Heyer pointed to a dossier filed in court. 

For example, a dossier filed with the Dallas court says that, under the skilled eyes of the therapist, the child was presented two pieces of paper, one with the word ‘James’ and one with the word ‘Luna,’ and asked to pick the name he preferred. When the appointment only included his mother, James selected Luna, the name and gender he uses at his mother’s home and in his first-grade classroom. When the appointment was only with his father, however, James pointed to the boy name James, not the girl name.

“This by all accounts is not a true or clinically correct diagnosis of gender dysphoria,” Heyer explained. “Yet the therapist stands by her diagnosis and continues to keep ‘Luna’ on track to gender transition.”

Insult to Injury

In addition, Georgulas is asking the court to make Younger pay for his son’s “gender-related medical expenses.” The next step is chemical castration at eight-years-old. According to The Christian Post, the court has banned Younger from teaching James that he is a boy or from dressing his son as a boy. Further, he can’t share his faith with the boy on sexuality or gender.

For now, Scott has set up a website called SaveJames.com. She wants to help Younger with court and legal expenses, as well as ask people to pray. “[W]e want to do all we can to protect him before … action is taken.”

Scott says that Younger is handling the situation as well as any man could. “He is a patient and loving father and I have witnessed first-hand his encouragement and gentle guidance with his sons when he gets to be with them.”

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