juhakkei:

biyuti:

milkedmothprincess:

irishcob:

Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario
Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.

wow no fucking kidding
what a piece of garbage

this warning should be for all of ontario.
CAMH is literally the only place in ON that you can go to if you want medical intervention beyond hormones (like any and all surgeries have to go through CAMH).
the place is horrible.

I’m sorry but no, the problem is much bigger than that.
DR. ZUCKER WAS THE CHAIR PERSON FOR THE “SEXUAL AND GENDER IDENTITY DISORDERS” WORK GROUP OF THE DSM-V
The DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) is the most recent American Psychiatric Association “bible” for diagnosing mental disorders.
Dr. Zucker is the direct reason “Gender Identity Disorder” (a.k.a the Transsexual Menace) was not de-stigmatized as a mental disorder despite outcry from various psychiatric bodies and WPATH. It took a substantially conservative diversion from the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 proposed new coding of “Gender Incongruence”. Instead, the disorder was given a new name “Gender Dysphoria”, with clarified subnotes on how to keep the diagnosis attached to somebody who has undergone full transition and would otherwise be considered “cured” of a mental disorder.
People in Ontario aren’t the only ones that have to worry about Dr. Zucker’s negative impact on trans* people. PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE DAMAGE HE’S DONE.
#endrant

juhakkei:

biyuti:

milkedmothprincess:

irishcob:

Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario

Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.

wow no fucking kidding

what a piece of garbage

this warning should be for all of ontario.

CAMH is literally the only place in ON that you can go to if you want medical intervention beyond hormones (like any and all surgeries have to go through CAMH).

the place is horrible.

I’m sorry but no, the problem is much bigger than that.

DR. ZUCKER WAS THE CHAIR PERSON FOR THE “SEXUAL AND GENDER IDENTITY DISORDERS” WORK GROUP OF THE DSM-V

The DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) is the most recent American Psychiatric Association “bible” for diagnosing mental disorders.

Dr. Zucker is the direct reason “Gender Identity Disorder” (a.k.a the Transsexual Menace) was not de-stigmatized as a mental disorder despite outcry from various psychiatric bodies and WPATH. It took a substantially conservative diversion from the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 proposed new coding of “Gender Incongruence”. Instead, the disorder was given a new name “Gender Dysphoria”, with clarified subnotes on how to keep the diagnosis attached to somebody who has undergone full transition and would otherwise be considered “cured” of a mental disorder.

People in Ontario aren’t the only ones that have to worry about Dr. Zucker’s negative impact on trans* people. PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE DAMAGE HE’S DONE.

#endrant

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retrogrammartown:

squiter-bites:

platypussiess:

beau—friend:

strawberrybud:

cassidy, the girl from that last post, like just put this on yt today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoIBMttsQaA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

she is hurting so much right now please show her your support!!!

context: she’s the trans homecoming queen. just leave a comment reaffirming her worth as a person, she needs something positive right now

a trans girl got to be happy and people are telling her to go die.

please go leave a comment telling her they’re full of shit, if you would. it would mean a lot. 

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(TRAUMA WARNING FOR ANTI-TRANS* BIGOTRY) I was fired from my job today for being transgender.

aaron-in-transit:

Apparently my supervisor and coworkers were fine with it, but the HR representative, who I never even got to meet, was not.

They first had the person from my staffing agency contact me (instead of speaking to me personally) requesting that I not use the correct bathroom, because I might make people uncomfortable. When I asked him to please find out if there was a unisex bathroom in the building I could use (as I did not want to go to HR/my supervisor myself and make it a big deal) they informed him (and thus he informed me) that there is no unisex bathroom available and that I was no longer a good fit for the company.

When I contested that there was no issue, I would suck it up and use the wrong bathroom, they changed their tune to say that they didn’t interview “Aaron”, they interviewed “(legal name)”, and that I was “obviously” not the person I claimed to be.

What really disgusts me is that at 5:00pm, before I left, my supervisor was telling me how great I was doing, that I seemed like a really great fit and did so well with training, set me up my own desk and computer and told me when I came in tomorrow, I’d be on my own. At 5:40pm it was confirmed that they were not willing to work anything out, my “situation” made me an ill fit for the company, and they had already lined up someone else for my job.

It makes no difference that my skills, experience, and qualifications were the same, regardless of preferred name/pronouns. If I had requested to be called by a preferred traditionally feminine name, like say, a shortened version of my legal name or my middle name, I would still have my job.

For more information, please read the wikipedia article on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and get involved in helping to fight for its passing.

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ciscentrismsucks:

Transvestic Disorder: The Overlooked Anti-Trans Diagnosis

lucypaw:

pansexualpride:

On May 5, the American Psychiatric Association released a second round of proposed diagnostic criteria for the 5th Edition ofThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). These include two categories that impact the trans community: Gender Dysphoria (formerly Gender Identity Disorder) and Transvestic Disorder (formerly Transvestic Fetishism).

While GID has received a great deal of attention in the press and from GLBTQ advocates, the second transvestic category is too often overlooked. This is unfortunate, because a diagnosis of Transvestic Disorder is designed to punish social and sexual gender nonconformity and to enforce binary stereotypes of assigned birth sex. It plays no role in enabling access to medical transition care for those who need it, and it is frequently cited when care is denied.

I urge all trans community members, friends, care providers, and allies to call for the removal of this punitive and scientifically unfounded diagnosis from the DSM-5 The current period for public comment to the APA ends June 15.

The entry in the current DSM on Transvestic Disorder, like the former entry on Transvestic Fetishism, is authored by Dr. Ray Blanchard of the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (formerly known as the Clarke Institute). Blanchard has drawn outrage from the transcommunity for his defamatory theory of autogynephilia, asserting that all transsexual women who are not exclusively attracted to males are motivated to transition by self-obsessed sexual fetishism. He is canonizing this harmful stereotype of transsexual women in the DSM-5 by adding an autogynephilia specifier to the Transvestic Disorder diagnosis.

Worse yet, Blanchard has broadly expanded the diagnosis to implicate gender-nonconforming people of all sexes and all sexual orientations, even inventing an autoandrophilia specifier to smear transsexual men. Most recently, he has added an “In Remission” specifier to preclude the possibility of exit from diagnosis. Like a roach motel, there may be no way out of the Transvestic Disorder diagnosis once ensnared.

What You Can Do Now

1. Go to the APA DSM-5 website, click on “Register Now,” create a user account, and enter your statement in the box. The deadline for this second period of public comment is June 15.

2. Sign the Petition to Remove Transvestic Disorder from the DSM-5, sponsored by the International Foundation for Gender Education.

3. Demand that your local, national, and international GLBTQ nonprofit organizations issue public statements calling for the removal of this defamatory Transvestic Disorder category from the DSM-5. So far, very few have.

4. Spread the word to your networks, friends, and allies.

More Information

Cross-posted with additional comments at the GID Reform Advocates Blog.

Please do this.  I’d appreciate it.  Thanks.

Holy fucking hell. Get on this everyone, please.

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