Tag: Paul McHugh

The Week In Trans 7/17/17

| Jul 17, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for our weekly wrap up of trans news, The Week In Trans! What did we find this past week? Lots of news about health care, or lack of it. Movement to block trans health care for the armed forces was defeated. The Senate wants to eliminate health care for trans folks. A woman who fought against trans protections in her state is now fighting to keep them in place. The woman who sued Planet Fitness in 2015 over a trans woman’s presence is still suing. Congress has other anti-trans bills it’s working on. Caitlyn Jenner may try to oppose them by running for the Senate. A trans woman author is running for the House. Jeff Sessions pushes “religious freedom” for some. There’s all that plus a lot more and several well deserved TWIT Awards. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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Part III: McHugh/Mayer — Politics, Not Science

| Oct 10, 2016 | 1 Reply

Dr. Dana Bevan has been unpacking and refuting the “report” by McHugh/Mayer in The New Atlantis that right wing media sites are now using as proof that being transgender is not real. Dr. Bevan has pointed out the errors in the author’s thinking, whether they are (as they seem to be) intentional, or result from poor research. Whatever the author’s intent we must conclude that their “report” is a political document meant to dismiss the reality of our lives. Even the staff at Paul McHugh’s former employer, Johns Hopkins, have issues a statement saying the “report” is full of errors and is unscientific. Read what Dr. Bevan has to say in her final blog on the McHugh/Mayer report.

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The Week In Trans 9/26/16

| Sep 26, 2016 | Reply

It’s the number one compilation of all the trans news we can find! It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn this Monday? Jeffrey Tambor won an Emmy for Transparent and hopes he’s the last cis male to play a trans character. A new documentary looks at a marriage when the husband transitions. International pageant news from Spain and Thailand. Gavin Grimm’s case “might” not get taken up by the Supreme Court. An Ecuadorian trans couple are parents. A trans boy in Wisconsin is allowed into the proper facility. A NYC drag artiste transforms in Times Square. Tracey Norman is back in the modeling biz. New guidelines for trans people in shelters. Lots of info on the TV show Strut. There’s all that plus some more and a whole load of TWIT Awards! Don’t miss your TWIT!

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Babs’ (Unpublished) Letter to The Wall Street Journal

| Jun 30, 2014 | 7 Replies

Our Babs had, as you might expect, a negative reaction to The Wall Street Journal publishing Paul McHugh’s op-ed in which he said being trans is a mental disorder. She quickly sat down and dashed off a letter to the editor of the WSJ to give them a piece of her mind but for some reason they did not chose to print her letter, so we bring it to you here.

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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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