Misleading Anti-Transgender Newspaper Ads Spark Outrage in Minnesota
A controversial ad that ran in three Minnesota newspapers this weekend opposing a statewide transgender rights school policy is being criticized for misleading readers with false, fear-based claims about student treatment.
The full-page ad, placed by the Minnesota Child Protection League, depicts a female ballplayer with the headline: “THE END OF GIRLS’ SPORTS?”
The MCPL, an anti-LGBT organization focused on education, is targeting a new proposed policy that would allow transgender high school student athletes to play on the teams that correspond to their gender identity if they provide sufficient documentation that they either intend to transition or are currently transitioning.
Their ad warns that under the policy, “your 14-year-old daughter just lost her position on an all-girl team to a male… and now she may have to shower with him.”