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GLB or GLBT? The Controversy
T : What it means???
T means Transsexual or Transgender?
Transsexual is a GID condition, MtF or FtM, recognized by WHO and HBIGDA as a F.64.0 GID classification in ICD-10.
Transgender means, in the same documents, a GIDNOS condition, classified as F64.8.
Surely they are and express different realities.
Sometimes they may have the same social fights against exclusion, but a lot of times they fight and suffer for their own specific social and existential problems.
What is important to understand here???
They are different, they have different necessities, and their differences need to be recognized and respected.
That respect is important from all society, and mainly from social minorities that feel
excluded from its rights, as suffer the homosexual community. We would like the homosexual
GLB community respect the Transsexual T and the Transgender T. But sometimes we feel they
are insensible for other`s problems and points of view, and do not respect them, mainly
the Transsexual T point of view.
Are the T`s really among GLB???
I showed it in Portuguese and English in some papers, as the paper published in GID Journal
in the volume 1 number 2 edition from November 2003.
Gay community says, and I agree with them that homosexuality, as hetero and bisexuality
are not a pathology. I agree with Gore Vidal, when he said some decades ago that
sexual orientation is a question of taste; a question of desire and love, and not a
question of psychiatry, medicine and therapy or surgeries.
Transgender need some silicon implants, hormones and surgeries. As a GIDNOS they need
health care and mainly social recognition. Some of them loves and desires in an
homosexual way. A lot of them prefer an heterosexual life, and some a bisexual one.
That is a question of taste, not a question of being.
Transsexuals have a lack of harmony since gestation, having a gender discord in
sexual differentiation, in the basal brain and in genital tissues, derived from genetics,
hormones and sometimes the problem has its start up with emotional problems of the
mothers during critical gestation periods for brain sex differentiation.
Surely it is a very important health problem. They need diagnosis, hormone therapy,
surgeries and SRS-sexual reassignment surgeries, of the best quality possible, to be
happy and to live in possible harmony with themselves and the society..
Almost all Transsexuals, and most part of Transgenders do not feel really as gay people.
A lot of them feel heterosexual love, or bisexual.
So it is a big mistake to mix them up between themselves, mixing them up under one T,
and with homosexual community.
I think there are a lot of nonsense
in that book, and a lot of ignorance about real science. It is in my opinion one of the
worst books about transsexuality someone ever wrote, in all languages.
Worse than that, it show an aggressive idea, not against science only, but particularly
against Transsexual rights and recognition.
Those ideas do not recognize how transsexual MtF and FtM people feel and understands
own reality, and do not explain well the gender identity casuistics and scientifical
results in neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, for example. It could be a book
for 20 to 30 years ago, joining John Money`s and Stoller ideas... but not for today,
after John Colapinto`s "As Nature Made Him", after all Dr.Milton Diamond work, after
all Dr.Gunther Dörner work in Germany, and even my own "My Real Sex"(today only in
Portuguese, soon in English).
To give an honour prize to it is an aggression against Transsexual medical and
neurobiological today recognized
If a gay site intend to give that prize, is worser, because it shows a lot of disrespect
to the other and to diversity. If the gay community intend to be respected, it will be
good if they learn first to respect others also.
Some gays, in extreme mental stress may intend to have female bodies and femnale
Surely, I have a lot of clients with that background. But they are not transsexuals,
they may have a GIDNOS, and most part of them have nothing, only dreams.
May a heterosexual man feel some crossdressing desires? Surely yes. I have a lot of clients that feel that way.
May a heterosexual man with crossdressing desires sometimes also desire
to have a female appearance or sensations, even in his body? Surely, yes.
I also have alot of clients with that profile.
But, surely they are not
They are only men with other profiles among human possible diversity.
So, situations of autogynephilia surely happen...but they are not
of the time, with transsexuality, but mainly with human possible diversity...and
sometimes with real mental
Perhaps some doctors or psychologists, feeling that way and identifying themselves
as transsexuals, with
transsexual GID F64.0 reality, could think that is the rule for transsexuality.
Surely it is not.
Surely it is not the rule, but perhaps "autogynephilia" could be one of the
possible diversity variations on
transsexual etiology. Rare, very rare, surely, but possible... why not?
I like diversity, diversity of people and diversity of ideas. I would like to invite
Bailey and Bailey followers to discuss his ideas in GID Journal... GID Journal is a free and open place for GID research and discussions if necessary.
I think all ideas need to have a place...but not always they need to have a prize.
I signed the letter against the possibility that awful out of the time book could win
prize in a USA gay
site. I am not American, nor gay, nor English speaking... but I know how those
aggressions hurt GID so suffering people. So I signed it.
Why don`t you do the same???
I invite you to do the same
Do it you too! Click HERE and sign the letter against that prize!
Gay or Transgender Guardianship
All GID people do not need gay nor
Really they do not need medical nor psychological guardianship too!!!!
As all other human beings, they need help, but never guardianship
GID and GIDNOS, being wrongly mixed up with homosexuals by medical and psychological "experts"
in the past, were misconsidered among that other reality, and as they are very strange
for most of people, because they are a great minority, they were all the time submitted
to a guardianship from others.
Submitted to a guardianship by John Money biased ideas about gender identity, they suffered
alot for alot of years or decades....in the hands of psychologists that liked Money`s ideas.
Now, some "experts" like Bailey`s ideas.... and with those kind of "ideas" they remain oppressed by an awful guardianship.
The "sex of rearing"of John Money was a bad idea....the "autogynephilic"idea of Bailey is so bad as the other... have not those psychologists not better to do than to try to opress innocent people????
Now is a good hour to start changing it.
A special American letter
See here the transcription of a letter, an GID expert sent to that gay site:
Dear Mr. Marks,
I am writing to you in regards to the recent nomination of J. Michael
The Man Who Would Be Queen, as a finalist for a LAMDA literary award.
I have studied reproductive biology under Dr. Elof Carlson of SUNY Stony
Brook, and have studied behavior genetics at Ohio U. and human sexuality at
I am also affiliated with Gendercare, the web's only on-line gender
clinic, which provides mutlilingual
evaluation and referrals for transsexual clients (often to economically
disadvantaged clients in remote areas), publishes a journal, and has a
school which is dedicated to teaching physicians, sexologists,
psychologists, and other professionals, necessary information for the proper
understanding of the transsexual condition.
I am writing, because I believe Bailey's book and the retaining of this
book for nomination for a LAMDA literary award, to severely undermine the
goal of understanding and caring for individuals who are truly transsexual.
I believe keeping it as a finalist will also be detrimental to your
Unfortunately, even some clinicians have wrote in favor of keeping this
book as a finalist.
These individuals are, unfortunately, a very misguided minority, who
understand very little,
if anything, about true male to female transsexualism. They find the book
their own unqiue situation, and if others do not believe it explains theirs
also, they claim, without subsantiation, that these persons are in denial.
Unfortunately and erroneosuly, they also claim innumerable experts to be
un-informed or not qualified in judging what constitutes junk science. This
is blatantly false contention, arising from a total misunderstanding of
Bailey's book, which is obviously written in a very popular,
sensationalistic style, may be the result of a breach of professional
ethics. In addition, Bailey's book claims to be research, but as a sheep in
wolf's clothing, omits all of what scientific investigation knows as sound
research methodology. Furthermore, unconcionably, Bailey's book leaves out,
perhaps the most important scientific data to date about male to female
transsexualism: studies of brain sexual differences unique to
transsexualism. Astonishingly, after not mentioning these studies at all in
Bailey's "treatise", Bailey gives a brief "back door" treatment of these
brain studies on his website:
Nonetheless, this disintegrates under careful examination:
It is clear to most, that this attempt to offer an "alternative paradigm"
for understanding transsexualism, is nothing more than an offensive, error
prone exposition by Bailey, of
a theory of Ray Blanchard, that transsexuals are merely a "type of gay man"
(Bailey's words on page 208 of his book) or a misguided heterosexual men
with a paraphilia, known as autogynephilia. Paraphilia is a "modern day,
nice term" diagnostic classification, for its predecessor- perversion.
Blanchard's theory is really not that unique or original, but instead, is a
return to Freudian and neo-Freudian theories of those such as Margaret
Mahler, Otto Kernberg, Heinz Kohut, which would view this as forms of
Do we really need to be "enlightened" in this way? Do we really need to
upon such a travesty? Of course, not.
It is clear to most experts in the field, that this "alternative
paradigm" is a simple observation, in the tradition before Aristotle, that
the earth is flat.
This book has received accolades from a limited few well known figures,
such as Levay and Pinker, whom, while perhaps, gaining respect in their own
areas, are neither well versed in, nor have experienced transsexualism.
Furthermore, a minority of people who call themselves transsexuals, wish to
believe, with Bailey's book as amamentum, that his book not only explains
themselves, but mirrors many transsexuals in both label and the substance
with which it entails, also in the absence of substantiation.
In regard to all of these points, it would do service to heed the
careful direction provided by the research and clinical experiences of those
many expert critics of Bailey's book, who have first hand knowledge of
legitimate transsexualism, by removing it from the list as a finalist.
Staff member, Gendercare, Inc
SEE HERE THE ANSWER MR. iTALIANO RECEIVED FROM THE SITE:
To know more about those controversies, click HERE