One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has again spoken out against the LGBTIQ community, this time calling parents of trans children “idiots” and saying their children should be removed.
She attacked the parents of trans children, calling them “bloody idiots” who “need their heads read”.
“You are bloody idiots, how can a kid at four years old know if they want to be male or if they actually want to be a girl,” Hanson said.
“There’s more to this, and these parents need their heads read or the kids taken off them, because they want to change their sex because the kid’s gone and played with a doll.”
She suggested that parents were convincing their children to be trans because they wanted a child of another gender.
“I remember my son [at] 12 months or 18 months old, he loved having a doll beside him,” Hanson said.
‘Guess what, they’re nothing wrong with him, but kids have to be kids.
“Let them find their own feet, let them find their own sexual preference, who they are, as they go through puberty.
“Don’t try and brainwash them into your way of thinking because you’ve got a boy and you really wanted a girl.
“It’s not about you, it’s about them finding themselves.”
Hanson complained that the queer community has expanded to include too many letters, claiming that “about 37 or 39 different categories” exist.
“The Q is for queer… well, what is queer?” she said.
“I have no understanding, I’m sorry, I’m from the old school, I’m sick of all these letters.”
Other conservative figures appearing on the program echoed Hanson’s disapproval of the new Queensland law.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s Wendy Francis said she was “devastated” and made the seemingly confused claim that paramedics and dentists would be affected by the ban on anti-LGBTQ ‘treatment’.
“Now that this bill has passed, these people, if they counsel a child… to in any way dissuade them from wanting to change the gender that they were born with… they are liable now for 18 months’ jail,” Francis said.
Queensland is the first Australian state to ban conversion therapy.
Some advocates have claimed the law does not go far enough, because it targets only health practitioners, while most conversion practices are performed by religious groups.