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The End Of Transgender As A Mental Illness
Executive Director, Gender Rights Maryland
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
Attorney; founding board member, Lorena Borjas Community Fund
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.
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