“Response to White House support of a conversion therapy ban has erased the trans girl who inspired the proposed law.”
“Medical care of transgender patients, including surgical and hormonal treatment, has largely been met with resistance by physicians in favor of psychiatric treatment, owing to misconceptions that gender identity can be changed. There is increasing evidence of a biological basis for gender identity that may change physicians’ perspective on transgender medicine and improve health care for these patients.”
“With headlines left and right that churn my stomach, it’s rare to find good seeds in the madness of the world. Especially when you are born transgender. To me that word hardly describes who I am, or what I want to be. It is limiting in the sense that we are humans, capable of reaching the stars and back, not just the labels we wear. I think that resonates for many of us, and it’s why I felt compelled to create this list in the first place. The people on this list are in no particular order, and this is in no way a competition or a comparison.”
(Via. Huffington Post)
This is like the nasty smell in the kitchen… It keeps coming back.
“Dr. Blanchard is notorious in the trans community for his harsh ‘gatekeeping’ stance, which has been found to be without therapeutic benefit especially in comparison to the harm resulting from lack of access to transition-related therapy, and for his attachment to the also discredited ‘autogynephilia’ model of gender variance. Naturally, he would oppose a bill that bans his stock in trade.”
“Depends on the stranger, really.”
This is horrifying.
“The next installment of HBO’s VICE documentary series, which premiered Friday, took on ‘a terrifying cultural landscape’ as it looks at a Muslim country whose government will pay for what it calls ‘sex-change’ surgery as a so-called cure for homosexuality.”