Weekend Roundup: White Power Demo In TN, Transgender Prof Transitions From Christian College, IOTC At Liberty U., Senate Takes Lead In Shutdown Talks

 Local public radio appropriately calls the League of the South rally in TN, a "white power demonstration."Azuza Pacific theology prof, H. Adam Ackley leaves the school via a mutual statement.  Ackley is transitioning from female to male.John Lofton of the Institute on the Constitution presents the theocratic God and Government Project at Liberty University.Looks like the adults have gotten involved in the Shutnado standoff. Maybe the Senate and the President can keep us from going … [Read more...]

The Dr. Phil Show on gender identity, Part 3 – Should puberty be delayed?

Near the end of the Dr. Phil Show on gender identity, two guests who were not on stage provided a mini-introduction to the controversy of using hormones to delay puberty. Dr. Jo Olson and Dr. Eva Cwynar are two prominent doctors who work in the field of gender disorders and endocrinology. And action!From the Dr. Phil website, here is a rough transcript of their comments.Dr. Phil turns to two more medical professionals in the audience. Endocrinologist Dr. Eva Cwynar says … [Read more...]

More on the Dr. Phil episode on gender identity: Reparative drive theory

I have some video clips of yesterday's Dr. Phil Show on gender identity. In this segment, Toni, the mother of a three boys, one of whom is transgender, expresses strong disagreement with Dr. Joseph Nicolosi and Mr. Glenn Stanton. Prior to this clip, Nicolosi outlined his views on response to gender identity issues. From the Dr. Phil website:“So, what is a parent to do?” Dr. Phil asks. “You’re at home with your little child, they don’t do what other little boys do — and I’m using a little … [Read more...]

Gender identity disorder research: Q & A with Kenneth Zucker

As a follow up to the recent broadcasts by NPR and several posts regarding gender identity, here is a Q & A involving J. Michael Bailey and Ken Zucker recently posted on the SEXNET email list. Dr. Zucker is the Head of the Gender Identity Service, Child, Youth, and Family Program and Psychologist-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Zucker is the chair of the newly appointed Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders working group for the 5th … [Read more...]

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force questions the APA on DSM choices

There appears to be a growing schism within LGBT circles regarding the APA appointments of Kenneth Zucker and Ray Blanchard to the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group (see the APA statement here). Today, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a press release calling Zucker and Blanchard "clearly out of step with the occurring shift in how doctors and other health professionals think about transgender people and gender variance."The APA and Jack Drescher has stepped up in … [Read more...]

GID controversy gets some media attention

We have been talking about it just about non-stop here and MSNBC's Brian Alexander takes a look at the GID-DSM controversy in this piece - "What's 'normal' sex? Shrinks seek definition." … [Read more...]

The Man Who Would Be Queen – Chapters 1 & 2

Several commenters have mentioned and quoted from Michael Bailey's book, The Man Who Would Be Queen.Click this link to read the first two chapters of the book.The Man Who Would Be Queen is published by Joseph Henry Press.PS - Much has gotten in the way of the second part of Danielle's remarks on gender identity issues, but they are coming soon... … [Read more...]

60 Minutes Science of Sexual Orientation: An update from the mother of twins

Recently, I posted a link to a NPR broadcast outlining two approaches to treating children who are gender non-conforming in their play and activity preferences. In light of that broadcast and the controversies surrounding these different approaches, I provide an update from Danielle, the mother of twin boys first featured in a 60 Minutes broadcast originally aired on March 12, 2006. The segment, titled Science and Sexual Orientation, was by any measure a provocative program. The producer … [Read more...]


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