this is why our transgender children need grisly mommas like me…
that ‘other’ grisly momma (and ex-candidate for veep) is just a predator after all’s said and done.
but we who stand with our children’s right to define themselves outside of the binary gender paradigm offered by the dominant culture are the real thing!
and those lovely trans-folk who had to wait and to this day still fight, we grisly mommas are with you too!
Kelley Winters, Ph.D.
GID Reform Advocates
On the April 18th broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show, Dr. Maddow reported an “explosive revelation” that Psychiatrist Robert Spitzer had rescinded his controversial 2001 claim that sexual conversion, or sexual reparative, psychotherapies can change sexual orientation in gay and lesbian people. Quoting an interview of Dr. Spitzer in The American Prospect, Maddow celebrated the historical significance of Spitzer’s reversal for the gay rights movement, calling it,
step one in what we’re now going to see as a real change, a real reckoning, in antigay politics.
Sadly, Dr. Maddow only told half of the story. For four decades, Robert Spitzer has played pivotal roles in mental health policies, not only on sexual orientation, but on gender diversity as well. This week, Rachel Maddow and other journalists turned a blind eye to Dr. Spitzer’s failure to retract a lifetime of…
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