Detransitioners

The Bullied Boy Goes Missing

Dig down and recall an acutely embarrassing memory, and then notice how you experience it inyour body. Your face might briefly sting. You might flinch and clench your eyes shut. If you’relike me, you might also clench other parts of your body, including your anal sphincter. I have anumber of memories that affect me this …

The Bullied Boy Goes Missing Read More »

My testimony against California SB107 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee

On Tuesday, August 30, Chloe Cole, 18, testified before the California State Senate Judiciary Committee, opposing Senator Weiner’s bill SB 107, which makes California a “sanctuary state” for gender surgeries. Watch her testimony or read the full transcript. I believed that all of my insecurities and anxiety would magically disappear once I transitioned. The mental …

My testimony against California SB107 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Read More »

How Internalized Misogyny Contributed to My Transition

Introduction (Childhood): Admiring Women as a Girl, and Enjoying Masculinity and Femininity Without Judgement When I was a little girl, all of my idols were women. Movie characters such as Disney’s Fa Mulan and Alien’s Ellen Ripley, video game favourites such as Street Fighters Chun Li and Tomb Raiders Lara Croft, and the character I …

How Internalized Misogyny Contributed to My Transition Read More »

An Open Letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics

We write to you from Genspect, an international and non-partisan organization which represents thousands of parents of gender dysphoric children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as trans people, detransitioners, clinicians, and allied groups. We want our children to be affirmed as whole human beings, and we want them to be treated with evidence-based interventions …

An Open Letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics Read More »

Bill Maher Showed You the Tip of the Iceberg

The HBO television show Real Time with Bill Maher, hosted by American comedian and political commentator Bill Maher, recently aired a segment on the rise of trans-identification among young people. The segment, which can be viewed here, is a great introduction for people who might not have seen much about this topic. His monologue was …

Bill Maher Showed You the Tip of the Iceberg Read More »

A Frolic of Its Own: Scotland and Gender Recognition Reform

On 2nd March 2022, the Scottish government introduced the ‘Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill’ before the Scottish Parliament. The purpose of this Bill is to, in effect, supersede the existing legislation on gender recognition in the UK, namely, the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This is the legislation that enables individuals who have fulfilled certain criteria to …

A Frolic of Its Own: Scotland and Gender Recognition Reform Read More »

Conversion Therapy: Not Yet Out of the Woods

On 10th May 2022, the long-anticipated Queen’s Speech took place, setting out the government’s legislative agenda for the coming parliamentary session. Ears were out on stalks to hear what would be said regarding the ban on ‘conversion therapy’, following a number of alleged U-turns on the part of the government as to whether ‘gender identity’ would …

Conversion Therapy: Not Yet Out of the Woods Read More »

Analysis of Reddit detrans survey

The recent explosion in the numbers of children and young people referred to clinics for medical treatments related to gender dysphoria has outpaced the research on this new cohort of patients. Most concerning are the numbers of young people who are beginning to speak out about how they have discontinued medical and social measures and …

Analysis of Reddit detrans survey Read More »

The Arc of Detransition

En español abajo Even though it is probably the most important aspect of the new trans phenomenon, little is known about the process people go through on the way to detransition. By listening to detransitioners, we learn about the mistakes that were made; the opportunities lost; the sliding-door-decisions that were chosen. Through my practice as …

The Arc of Detransition Read More »

Scroll to Top