Highlights of the 6th Annual Transgender Medical Symposium | Health | Lifestyle | SFGN Articles:
“The 6th Annual Transgender Medical Symposium occurred in May in Fort Lauderdale. This free event drew 140 people. The two-day symposium discussed many medical and mental health issues that the transgender community faces.
(Via. South Florida Gay News)
Please tell the girl
in the mirror…
The Right’s Favorite Anti-LGBT Doctor Strikes Again – The Daily Beast:
“Former Johns Hopkins psychiatry chair Dr. Paul McHugh has a long history of staking out anti-LGBT positions. But The Washington Examiner and other conservative media outlets would have you believe that McHugh’s statements on LGBT issues are significant because he is a ‘prominent psychiatrist.’
At least, that’s how the Examiner referred to him after he and Arizona State statistician Dr. Lawrence Mayer published a lengthy paper casting doubt on the scientific consensus around sexual orientation and gender identity. That paper appears in a recent issue of a journal called The New Atlantis and it has already generated the predictable far-right lovefest.”
A New Regnerus? Anti-Equality Groups Promote New Study on Sexual Orientation and Gender | Right Wing Watch:
“Anti-equality organizations are enthusiastically promoting a new study on sexual orientation and gender, hoping it will be new culture war ammunition.
The study by Dr. Lawrence Mayer and Dr. Paul McHugh appears in ‘The New Atlantis,’ a journal co-published by the right-wing Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Center for the Study of Technology and Science, which shares an address with EPPC. The New Atlantis is not a peer-reviewed journal, and has critiqued peer review, widely considered the gold standard in scientific publishing.”
As been the ongoing pattern of antiLGBT groups and individuals, another “study” has been released purporting to cast doubt onto the validity of homosexual and transgender identities. Not surprisingly this information falls well within the arguments put forth by “christian” religious freedom supporters who continue to be hell bent on refusing anyone they do not agree with any form of equal rights within society.
Interestingly, the study’s preface offered this little tidbit;
“It arose from a request from Paul R. McHugh, M.D., the former chief of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and one of the leading psychiatrists in the world. Dr. McHugh requested that I review a monograph he and colleagues had drafted on subjects related to sexual orientation and identity; my original assignment was to guarantee the accuracy of statistical inferences and to review additional sources.”
So make of that what you will.
(I am including the link below for those who might be interested)
The New Atlantis
This is why the fight for equality cannot wait, not for an election, not for people to adjust or to come to terms with our existence. The bigots, the haters, the transphobes and homophobes, the religious right nor republicans pandering in fear and lies to garner votes are not going to stop until they are forced to do so.
This Lawmaker Wants To Make Absolutely Sure No Law Protects Transgender People — ThinkProgress:
“This week, the General Services Administration issued a notice ensuring that transgender individuals will have access to facilities to bathrooms that match their identity in more than 9,000 federal buildings and offices. It’s the latest move from the Obama Administration toward recognizing that nondiscrimination protections based on ‘sex’ apply to trans people, but one lawmaker wants to end all of this ‘executive overreach.’ Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) filed a bill last month that would eliminate the foundation for these protections. HR 5812 serves only one purpose: clarifying that transgender people do not enjoy protections under the law.”