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Gender Identity Disorder

'Drag Queen' Is Not a Mental Disorder

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When people like Roy Moore want us to believe drag queens are disordered, these gals remind us that drag is strength, drag is courage, drag is tenacity. When you hold our community down, drag can be loud and effective in making change.

Puberty Suppression for Transgender Adolescents Works

Jack Drescher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Science
Jack Drescher

Puberty suppression for gender-dysphoric adolescents has only been around since the late 1990s. The Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria at Amsterdam's VU University pioneered this approach, and their recent online publication of a longitudinal study in the journal Pediatrics offers insights into how some of these kids fare.

Virginia Inmate Serving 73 Years For Bank Robbery Can Pursue Sex Change Lawsuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 03.31.2013 | DC

A federal appeals court on Monday restored a lawsuit filed by a Virginia inmate who claims her constitutional rights were violated when prison authori...

Judge Reinstates Transgendered Inmate's Lawsuit Demanding Sex Change

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday reinstated a lawsuit brought by a transgendered prisoner against Virginia authorities...

The End Of Transgender As A Mental Illness

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans persons are no longer classified by the medical community as mentally ill, this decision coming 39 years after homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness. I have been involved in many civil rights campaigns, but as a physician, none has mattered more to me than this one.

Debating 'Gender Identity Disorder' and Justice for Trans People

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

On Saturday, the APA approved changes to the diagnostic criteria for Gender Identity Disorder. Many trans advocates celebrated the changes, but there are also many advocates with important questions about what it will mean for trans communities and advocacy moving forward.