Lethran (gwyd) wrote in active_progress,

Petition against going back to the bad old days of "Reparative Therapy"

For those of you who may no have been watching, they appointed people like Zucker to the DSM-V Committee Members on Gender Identity Disorders." Zucker is in favour of reparative therapy. This means punishing and generally making life miserable for transfolk, often children who refuse to renounce there identity. There is talk they may put something in similar for GLB folks as well.

I signed and wrote the following:
Appointing people who believe in reparative therapy for gay and transfolk goes against all modern studies and represents a serious step backwards in psychiatric care. Autogynephilia is most likely a myth. Why are these people being allowed to write the new entries when their theories are discredited? You risk the futures and mental health of a generation of LBGTfolk.

Yes, I know this is a US issue, but it's bad for all of us if the APA rolls things back to the 1960's when it comes to LGBTQ people. If you want to sign, the petition is here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/412001300
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