Thursday, 29 January 2015

Toronto: global epicenter for oppression of sex and gender minorities - Boing Boing

The hashtag #BellLetsTalk has been circulating on Twitter over the last two days or so, ostensibly raising funds for mental health research, treatment and destigmatisation in Canada. This morning it was brought to my attention that a large chunk of the funds raised ($10m in 2011) goes to something very sinister indeed:


You know those reparative therapy "experts" who influenced the homophobic death penalty legislation in Uganda? For sex and gender minorities, that movement is not led by religious zealots, but by a handful of Toronto psychologists like Kenneth Zucker who still get taken seriously in their field.

In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided that gay people were no longer mentally ill, but that changed nothing for trans and gender-variant people... 
Read more: Toronto: global epicenter for oppression of sex and gender minorities - Boing Boing




H/t: ‏@sailor_jerry and @pansgrrl

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