Tag: Johns Hopkins

The Week In Trans 10/24/16

| Oct 24, 2016 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn many things. “Beauty boys” are gaining greater acceptance from cosmetic companies. Johns Hopkins will start doing GRS again next year. Many legal rulings in the restroom wars have occurred. A 16-year-old trans girl gets an award in Australia. A school newspaper says we should avoid Halloween costumes that offend. A trans woman in the U.K. went on a reality TV dating show. A film maker has done a video documentary on trans life in Iceland. Was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” re-make worth it? There’s all that and a whole lot more, not to mention a sizable selection of TWIT Awards, in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/3/16

| Oct 3, 2016 | Reply

Today we learn that Norway allows legal gender change with an online form. South Africa has so few GRS surgeons it can take 25 years to get an appointment. A documentary show about trans people in the U.K. wins BAFTAs. Boy Meets Girl has been canceled by the Beeb. A list of the 10 most banned books is led by trans themed books. Military medical insurance now covers trans health needs. A candidate for senate in California used drag queens in his TV ad. Lots of legal decisions and lawsuits about restrooms. The Texas Association of Business is against anti-LGBT legislation. A trans rights activist has been paired with Watson to answer questions about trans issues. The staff of Johns Hopkins rebuke Dr. Paul McHugh’s bogus report on trans science. There’s all that and a lot more, plus a handful of TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Why Paul McHugh is a Menace to TGs

| Jun 23, 2014 | 1 Reply

Paul McHugh is a former Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins who denies the existence of trans as a real condition. He claims it is a disorder that is all in the mind and that transgendered people don’t deserve to have their civil rights guaranteed. He believes SRS is a waste of money and doesn’t resolve gender dysphoria. McHugh can believe what he wants but when he publishes his beliefs in a major newspaper as fact he does major harm to trans people. Dana Bevan tells us why.

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