Guide leaders who opposed group’s new transgender policy are expelled and have their units closed down

Two guide leaders who opposed the inclusion of transgender girls due to safety concerns have been expelled and had their units closed down.

Girlguiding’s policy, new last year, states that leaders are not allowed to tell girls or their parents if there is a girl or leader among them who used to be a boy.

Twelve leaders signed an open letter in April opposing the policy because they said parents had a right to know if their daughters were sharing bedrooms and bathrooms with a person who has ‘the physical body of a boy.’