Doctors, got a “gender expansive” middle-school patient? Don’t be a gatekeeper!


Yesterday on Tumblr, I posted a piece critical of PFLAG, the organization that used to advocate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and their parents. Like most formerly LGB groups, they have now been absorbed into the media and activist lobbyfor the transgender community.

Onecommenter took me to task, assuring me that there is plenty of support for lesbian and gay youth and their parents, and that it is fit and proper that those support organizations expandtheir mission to include trans and “genderqueer” advocacy.

But while support and visibilityfor “vanilla” lesbian youth and their parents has withered away, there is a large network of US organizations whichhave sprungup in support of (among other things) the medical transition of children and adolescents. In fact, there are so many of these pro-trans organizations that I could write a post a day on each one, and still not be finished in 2months…

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