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Huge thanks to Questioning Transphobia.

For any of you who don't know what this is, please take a second to listen then take a look at some of the blogs out there about the DSM in relation to transsexualism. For feminists, try this one. If nothing else though, PLEASE understand that the manner in which trans* diagnosis's are included in the DSM will affect the legal and cultural status of trans people for decades. This document is used as the basis for any number of laws and rulings, and people will point to it and tell me I'm sick.

Date: 2009-05-21 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qwerinty.livejournal.com
It's pretty sick that a majority of the appointees to the DSM-V's Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders deciding committee are advocates of reparative therapy. Biased much? Despite the fact the American Medical Association publicly announced that it's a medical condition for which current methods are acceptable and proven forms of treatment? And they oppose the discrimination of transfolk in medical treatment and insurance exclusion? As it stands, it looks like transgendered people are going to continue being 2nd class citizens for the next 15 years.

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