Trans Teens and Controversy

From The Atlantic cover story:

[O]ther resources, including those produced by major LGBTQ organizations, place the emphasis on acceptance rather than inquiry. The Human Rights Campaign’s “Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics” web page, for example, encourages parents to seek the guidance of a gender specialist. It also asserts that “being transgender is not a phase, and trying to dismiss it as such can be harmful during a time when your child most needs support and validation.” Similarly, parents who consult the pages tagged “transgender youth” on glaad’s site will find many articles about supporting young people who come out as trans but little about the complicated diagnostic and developmental questions faced by the parents of a gender-exploring child. …

Some LGBTQ advocates have called for gender dysphoria to be removed from the DSM-5, arguing that its inclusion pathologizes being trans. But gender dysphoria, as science currently understands it, is a painful condition that requires treatment to be alleviated. Given the diversity of outcomes among kids who experience dysphoria at one time or another, it’s hard to imagine a system without a standardized, comprehensive diagnostic protocol, one designed to maximize good outcomes.


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15 Comments for “Trans Teens and Controversy”

  1. posted by Jorge on

    Interventions designed to change sexual orientation or gender identity can indeed be harmful when children need support and validationl. This is true even when the child is Questioning. That’s why NYC has 31 different genders.

    You are making two assumptions. First, that the very act of seeking a gender specialist is impossible to do without intervening to change the child’s sexual orientation or gender identity. And second, that Doing Nothing does not intervene to change the child’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

    I agree with the first assumption, but the second could not be farther from the truth. Virtually the entire community conspires to question in such a way that an answer is demanded. Action is inescapable.

    What is needed is to do the last harm, and this relies on right principles.

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    • posted by Matthew on

      Forcing a gay child to become the opposite of the sex he or she is attracted to is ex-gay therapy.

      Jenn-durr is nothing but a network of sexist, soul-crushing stereotypes that should have been violently thrown on the ash heap of history in the 1970s.

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  2. posted by David Bauler on

    Being transgender is not a phase and shame on homocons for implying otherwise.

    The fact that a boy is a ‘sissy’ and a girl is a ‘tomboy’, does not actually mean that they are transgender or CIS. I doubt that actual experts are suggesting this.

    The Human Rights Campaign is a centrist, lobbyist group, not a scientific organization. So, expecting their website to read like a peer-reviewed academic journal is silly.

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    • posted by Matthew on

      Trans is a choice. Gay isn’t. The Regressive Left has gay blood on its hands for insisting otherwise.

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      • posted by David Bauler on

        Again. Being transgender is not a phase and shame on homocons for implying otherwise. It is not a choice, when we are talking about transsexuals and hermaphrodites.

        The Regressive Right has plenty of blood on its hands for insisting otherwise.

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        • posted by Matthew on

          There is no Regressive Right, you moron. That’s a contradictory statement, and just more false equivalence from the Regressive Left. Leftism is regressive BY DEFINITION. Democrats are killing the goose that laid the golden egg in CA because they just forced dispensaries to destroy millions of dollars in cannabis products because of some stupid regulation. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of why this party needs to go on the ash heap of history and everyone involved with it should be in jail.

          Trans is a choice. Gay isn’t. There are plenty of left-wing lesbian feminists who will tell you the exact same thing.

          Trans is a choice. Gay isn’t. Dana Rivers chose to join the cult of jenn-durr. The black lesbians he murdered did not choose to be lesbians or to be black.

          Trans is a choice. Gay isn’t. The “Human” “Rights” “Campaign” is nothing but a far left transcultist stealth homophobe shakedown group that was famous for nothing but rubber chicken dinners before they took more credit than they deserved for legalizing gay marriage.

          Trans is a choice. Gay isn’t. Transcultists are responsible for lesbians getting pushed out of gay pride parade and violently attacked by het male scum in womanface.

          Trans is a choice. Gay isn’t. And it is pretty fucking disingenuous, if not outright bigotry, to compare male genital mutilation to being BORN WITH both male and female sexual organs. Hermaphrodites are not the ones calling lesbians bigots for not wanting male-bodied sexual partners, for not wanting penises, and for not settling for fake vaginas when they want real ones.

          You care more about bigoted tranny scum than gay people. You are not welcome on Independent GAY Forum or any other GAY site, you homophobic butcher.

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        • posted by Matthew on

          Using “homocon” as a slur is another way of saying “faggot” just like using “neocon” and “Zionist” as a slur is just another way of saying “kike”

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  3. posted by david Bauler on

    If transactivism is erasing lesbianism, then its being done wrong.

    If that — ‘erasing lesbians’ — is just a buzz word that is being tossed around by ignorant people, then that is a different ball game.

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    • posted by Matthew on

      So you’re calling lesbians “ignorant” for objecting to female genital mutilation?

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      • posted by David Bauler on

        If lesbians are comparing actual FGM to something that happens for transsexuals, then yes, they are being ignorant. Most lesbians and bisexual women that I know understand the difference.

        Yes, their certainly is a Regressive Right. You help prove that with every post that you make here.

        I have no problem with bringing violent criminals to justice, no matter the race.
        However, if you were not a part of the Regressive Right, then maybe you would be talk about transsexuals honestly and with a bit of well, sanity.

        Hermaphrodites and transsexuals are the people who generally need sex reassignment surgery (under medical approval).

        Lesbians are not bigots for being lesbians, but if they are attacking transsexuals, then that is a different ballgame all together.

        I care about the human rights and human dignity of all people, even a member of the Regressive Right such as yourself.

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        • posted by Matthew on

          No one who says “Regressive Right” can be taken seriously; it’s just more false equivalence and whataboutism from the Regressive Left. Regressive Leftists like you fetishize genital mutilation and mandatory heterosexuality. This is regression; it’s a cure in search of a disease, and you’re trying to pass it off as a civil rights cause when it is the exact opposite of one both in theory and in practice. It is never “voluntary” because there is always some element of coercion involved with it, and that coercion is rooted in systemic homophobia that white hetero-gentile oppressors have shoved down the world’s throat with the help of the Christo-Islamic oppressor cults. Trans IS a choice and it IS a form of ex-gay therapy. Explain why that homophobic hypocrite Cher refused to accept her lesbian daughter until she cut off her breasts, destroyed her voice with hormone injections, and changed her name to Chaz.

          Any woman who supports the mutilation of other women is a handmaid, plain and simple. If you support this, you don’t support the human rights and human dignity of all people. You can no more support both trans and gays than you can support both Jews and Nazis or support both blacks and the KKK. The Regressive Left is regressive because it openly supports regressing back to the oppressive sexist stereotypes of the 1950s and setting them in stone with quack medical procedures. And they are doing them younger and younger. You are literally erasing future generations of gay people by supporting this.

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    • posted by Matthew on

      There are plenty of female writers condemning this. Not one of them is a conservative. Get your head out of your privileged white male ass.

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  4. posted by David Bauler on

    I do hope that you are not assuming that I am a white male. That would be something that the Regressive Right might do, but making assumptions is generally something that gets you into a bit of social trouble.

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    • posted by Matthew on

      Projecting the regressive nature of the Regressive Left onto gay conservatives who can see it for the anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-child, anti-Jewish, anti-Western fraud it is, was, and always will be, is one of the weakest elements in your arsenal, but you have barely any to begin with besides word salad, whataboutism, and plain old invective you can dish out but not take.

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    • posted by Matthew on

      So it’s nice to know that people of color also support gay erasure. Now I don’t have to feel guilty about calling you out on it.

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