Distorting Dysphoria

How the Courts Twisted the Truth and Failed Young People Dan – QueerTheNorm Team 12/12/2020 “The problem of transsexualism would best be served by morally mandating it out of existence” – The Transsexual Empire – Janice Raymond, 1979 Three judges – the president of the Queens Bench Division Dame Victoria Sharp, Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Lieven – have ruled that ‘children under 16 with gender dysphoria are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs’. Their reasoning for this was that there were ‘long-term consequences’ to this kind of clinical intervention and that treatment is ‘experimental’, advising that ‘clinicians may well regard these as cases where the authorisation of the court should … Read More

Recognising Elliot Page

Dan – QueerTheNorm Team 07/12/2020 “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it is to be able to love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self” – Elliot Page Netflix has changed how he appears in the credits of his works on their platform to reflect his identity, though a number of publications have failed to grasp the basics of respecting someone when reporting their coming out, so here is a quick guide: Do not use someone’s birth name. There are many ways to ensure an audience understands who you are talking about that are not disrespectful and hurtful to trans people. And yes, this applies regardless of disability. Include a picture, link to their social media, and … Read More