Genspect parents speak out on the Unspeakable podcast

In keeping with her podcast’s title and theme, The Unspeakable Podcast’s Megham Daum interviewed two Genspect parents about their gender-questioning sons who suddenly identified as trans as teenagers. Jolene’s son showed no signs of gender dysphoria as a child, although he was clearly gifted, and seems to have been influenced by peers as well as …

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Claire Graham and Stella O’Malley, both of Genspect, featured in Medscape

Medscape interviewed both Claire Graham and Stella O’Malley of Genspect for its story on the Tavistock’s appeal to the Keira Bella ruling, “Treat youth with gender dysphoria as individuals.” Some noteworthy excerpts: “We need to learn from the mistakes made with people like Keira Bell. Clinicians need to realize that fast-tracking counseling doesn’t work, especially …

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Thank you!

This is just a quick post to offer our heartfelt thanks for everything that’s happened in the last four days. Since we launched last Friday, the response has blown us away. We didn’t expect to have anything like the numbers of attendees at our inaugural webinars, and we’re deeply humbled by the very generous donations …

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The politics of Genspect

Here comes the boilerplate text you’re probably expecting: Genspect has no party-political affiliation. We welcome liberals and conservatives, libertarians and social democrats. Whether it’s the parents we represent or our core team itself, we vote this way and that way: left and right; blue, red, and other colors besides. It’s true that there are certain …

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Maya Forstater and the Streisand Effect

In 2003, Barbra Streisand brought a case against a photographer who published an aerial photo of her beachfront mansion. While the photographer maintained that he was documenting coastal erosion in California, Streisand did not want members of the public to see where she lived in so much detail. Yet, as a consequence of the suit, the number …

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For Scandi-style progressive politics, try Arkansas (yes, really)

Many other parts of the US frequently stereotype Arkansas as a backward-thinking, conservative, bible-belt state. But when it comes to safeguarding gender-questioning kids, it is actually one of the most politically Scandinavian in the nation. Arkansas’ Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, which will go into effect in July 2021, is on par with some …

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Spanish and German gender-questioning kids safe – for now

In May 2021, the legislatures of Spain and Germany voted against the legalization of gender self-identification, against a backdrop of intense international debate on the issue, with ramifications for gender-questioning children. According to the AP: “A new law proposed by the far-left party in Spain’s coalition government would make it easier for residents to change …

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60 Minutes ticks toward 50/50 balance on gender-questioning kids

Detransitioner. Bet you didn’t know that was a dirty word (if you knew the word at all). Accordingly, CBS’ 60 Minutes and Lesley Stahl in their recent segment Health care challenges for transgender youth should be applauded for talking about “the other side” of automatic affirmation of gender-questioning young people – those who regret their …

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