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Reparative Therapy

Transmissions

Ed. Note — This is part two in a series on trans issues and the DSM V, continued from the July 26 issue of Q-Notes. The Chair and many members on the APA (American Psychiatric Association) sexual and gender identity disorders workgroup for the DSM V, scheduled for release in 2012, are far removed from …

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Historic hearing addresses trans issues

Transmissions

Note: This month’s intended column, “Alternative Realities, Part 2: Reparative Therapy” will appear next month to allow coverage of this groundbreaking event. Never has it been easier to be proud of both the Trans community and our elected leaders. On Thursday, June 26, history was made. The Congressional Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, …

Alternative realities: Part one

Transmissions

As if the trans community has not suffered enough from the exclusion and disenfranchisement resulting from the ENDA fiasco, the latest news is another blow in the struggle for trans rights and trans autonomy. In May, the American Psychiatric Association, publisher of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders” (DSM), issued a press statement …

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The bathroom issue, part two

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In last month’s column, we examined the mechanism of the bathroom issue. How does this manifest in real life situations? I cite examples, which have occurred, or are occurring, within the previous six months. These incidents are drawn from four different states: Maryland, Massachusetts, Iowa and Maine. The last involves schools and students and how …

The bathroom issue

Transmissions

Remember those old and worn out saws we’ve heard for years? Gay men present a problem to society because they are more likely to be sexual predators. Or, how about this nugget: Gay Straight Alliances (GSA’s) will result in higher HIV rates among students and the only object of these “clubs,” anyway, is to recruit …