In a story on demands in British Columbia to provide “gender-affirming care” such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to transgender kids, CBC News opted for the acronym 2STNBGC instead of LGBTQIA2S+. 

The article titled “Representative for children and youth calls for expanded services, protections for gender-diverse kids” was published by the public broadcaster on June 22.  

Citing BC’s Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth, 2STNBGC stands for “two-spirit, transgender, non-binary and other gender-diverse children and youth.”

“A review of research found most 2STNBGD young people face frequent misgendering, long delays in care, lack of access to knowledgeable providers, greater exposure to violence in communities and worse health outcomes than their peers,” wrote CBC News. 

“Charlesworth’s report makes eight recommendations, including enhancing legislative protections for 2STNBGD children and youth and ensuring that Ministry of Children and Family Development staff can provide gender-affirming care to 2STNBGD children and their families.”

Among the recommended “gender-affirming care” procedures promoted to kids by Charlesworth were “chest binders, puberty blockers or hormone treatments.”

Other “gender-affirming care” procedures for transgender children can include the remove of breast tissues and genitalia. 

In 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced ridicule on social media and abroad after he used an unsual acronym meant to represent the transgender community. 

In a tweet and other social media posts, Trudeau used the acronym 2SLGBTQQIA+. 

During a campaign event that year, he also stumbled over pronouncing the LGBTQ2+ acronym – another categorization of the same community. 

“I will never apologize for standing up for LGDP, LGT, LBT, LGBTQ2+ kids’ rights to not have to undergo conversion therapy,” said Trudeau.