New SAMHSA Report Calls for End to Change Therapy for LGBT Youth

I may have more to say about this report in the coming days, hopefully with some commentary from Mark Yarhouse, but for now, I am going to link to it.Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth was released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report recommends the end of change therapies for minors via professional advocacy and legal strategies.Mark Yarhouse, co-author with me of the Sexual Identity Therapy framework and … [Read more...]

David Barton Doubles Down on His Gender Identity Nonsense

Before you exclaim, "Not another David Barton post!" I want you to remember that at least two men running for the GOP presidential nomination (Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee) take Mr. Barton seriously and encourage others to do the same.Recently, David Barton said on a Mission Radio podcast that churches had to hire pedophiles to run their nurseries because you can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Nearly everything he said about that topic was incorrect.Now, Right Wing … [Read more...]

Are Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner Alike? Conflict over Ethnic Identity and Gender Identity Examined (VIDEO UPDATES)

UPDATED: Dolezal as a white woman sued Howard University for racial discrimination. See video on that point at the end of this post. Video of her interview with Matt Lauer is also at the end of the post.Rachel Dolezal has become an object of media and public attention because she has identified as a black woman for years even though both of her biological parents are white. She recently was outed by her parents but told Matt Lauer on the Today Show today: "I identify as black."In May … [Read more...]

Common Sense on Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Given the controversial nature of the subject matter, I think this Globe and Mail article does a good job of representing the type of treatment offered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.According to this article, gender identity clinic director Ken Zucker is not allowed to speak to the media. However, clinic founder Susan Bradley gave her views along with parents of children treated by the clinic. Quite appropriately, the clinic evaluates each situation and creates an … [Read more...]

In light of the Kirk Murphy case, re-visit the Dr. Phil Show on gender identity

Open forum...In light of the Kirk Murphy "sissy boy experiment"... … [Read more...]

CNN: Sissy Boy Experiment, Part 2; Nicolosi to be on tonight

At the end of Part 2 posted below, Ryan Kendall was on giving a preview of his appearance in Part 3 of the Sissy Boy series, on tonight. After Kendall was on, Anderson Cooper said that Kendall's therapist would also be on. According to Kendall, his therapist was Joe Nicolosi. We'll see...Here is Part 2 of the series:You can read some of Kendall's testimony in the Prop 8 CA gay marriage case here. … [Read more...]

Barton: Gender bending honorable during Revolutionary War

On Glen Beck's show on Friday, David Barton said:BECK: On that program, what took a lot of viewers by surprise was that some women actually served in the military during the American Revolution.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)BECK: I have to ask you about this handsome lady.BARTON: 1782, she wanted to do something for her country. She dressed like a man and went and enlisted.Now, what's interesting is she's 22 years old at the time and other guys in the army, I always kid her about, you ne … [Read more...]

Fetal Testosterone Predicts Sexually Differentiated Childhood Behavior in Girls and in Boys

This is an important study from the Psychological Science journal's early view:Fetal Testosterone Predicts Sexually Differentiated ChildhoodBehavior in Girls and in BoysBonnie Auyeung, Simon Baron-Cohen, Emma Ashwin, Rebecca Knickmeyer, Kevin Taylor, Gerald Hackett, and Melissa HinesABSTRACT—Mammals, including humans, show sex differences in juvenile play behavior. In rodents and nonhuman primates, these behavioral sex differences result, in part, from sex differences in androgens d … [Read more...]