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The timeline of a blunder: How Irish politician Mick Barry got it so wrong

Click here to listen for yourself to the clip mentioned in this piece (between the 5- and 10-minute marks). One of the big challenges faced by those of us concerned about the medicalisation of young people’s gender identities is the ignorance of politicians. Sometimes, these public figures are simply well-meaning people who don’t know the …

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“Conversion Therapy”: Why is Ireland ignoring the experts?

We are very grateful to our Irish guest author for taking the time to write this piece. Insulin comas. Lobotomies. Conversion Therapy. These forms of medical torture are the most shameful chapters in the history of medicine. Right? Yet one of these is not like the others. “Conversion Therapy” is an oxymoron. If you’re seeking …

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24 organizations in 13 countries say #nothankyou to EPATH

EPATH – the European Professional Association for Transgender Health – is hosting a three-day conference in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. For some time, many parents of gender-questioning children across Europe have felt that EPATH has overlooked their legitimate concerns – and, in so doing, has placed far too little emphasis on the potential benefits of exploratory, …

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Genspect features on Spirit Radio

Our founder and Executive Director, Stella O’Malley, appears on Spirit Radio to talk about why she founded Genspect, and what we aim to do: I started my first meeting I think in April 2020. And it grew so fast, so quickly, I literally — my jaw dropped. LISTEN HERE: With many thanks to Wendy Grace …

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