How Research is (Mis)used to Harm: WPATH Presentation

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Mythbusting Bad Science

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Click on the link below to download the presentation given by me and Jacob Eleazer on June 10, 2016 at the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference.   Mythbusting Bad Science Related Articles The Scary Science at Johns Hopkins University The Trans Movement Needs a New, Science Based Strategy A Failure to Listen Two Americas for LGBT …

Blanchard’s Typology is Intrinsically Transphobic

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By now, most people reading this will be familiar with Blanchard’s Typology. For those who aren’t, however, it is a theory developed in the mid-80’s by Canadian sexologist Dr. Ray Blanchard. It states that all transgender women fit within two non-overlapping categories: gay men who want gender reassignment surgery so that they can have sex …

The Heterosexual Agenda

The American public needs to wake up to the most sinister plot ever levied against our great nation: the Heterosexual Agenda. Figures in the media, universities, and schools continue to push this unhealthy lifestyle choice on our vulnerable youth. The damage caused by this choice is undeniable. Almost all teen pregnancies and unintended pregnancies are …

Why Visibility Is Not Enough for Trans Equality

  For a long time, I have heard that visibility is what would finally allow transgender people to be accepted. Tell our stories, be heard, and then people might start believing we’re real people. GLAAD board member Jennifer Boylan has frequently quoted her mother as saying, “It is impossible to hate anyone whose story you …

Lambda Literary Foundation Snuffs Out Anti-Trans Scandal

In Dreger’s book, she defends The Man Who Would Be Queen by J. Michael Bailey. Bailey’s 2003 book promotes the pseudo-scientific theory that there is no such thing as transgender people, just self-hating homosexual men who believe they could have guilt-free sex if they were female and heterosexual men with an out-of-control fetish (autogynephilia). This theory has …

Johns Hopkins Professor Endangers the Lives of Transgender Youth

Once again, Paul McHugh has used the ever more tarnished name of Johns Hopkins to distort science and spread transphobic misinformation. This time, it comes via a position statement from the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) a tiny offshoot of a real professional organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics. The ACP is a group of …

With Supreme Court Pick, Obama Deftly Backed the GOP Into a Corner

  With the nomination of Merrick Garland for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, President Obama is in full-on troll mode now. The Republicans, via Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said they will not consider anyone. Not no way, not no how. So Obama nominates Garland. He is widely regarded as a centrist, and …

How the Republican Nomination Can Play Out

  In most situations where math is involved (like, say, getting enough delegates to be the Republican nominee) there are actually a finite number of realistic and possible outcomes. Similarly, as a problem becomes more and more constrained mathematically, fewer possible outcomes remain. For instance, after today’s voting we will know whether Republicans are definitely headed to …

Why a Trans Person Would Vote for Cruz

In a recent interview with transgender journalist Dawn Ennis, Caitlyn Jenner came out supporting presidential candidate Ted Cruz. This came as a shock to most transgender people; Ted Cruz is one of the most virulently anti-transgender politicians in the nation. He regularly appears with, and takes endorsements from, kill-the-gays pastors. He is in lock step …