Through out history there has been a need for society to pigeon hole people who live outside of what is generally accepted as 'normal'.
The APA is currently inflicting great harm on one such group now.
Transgender people have long been stigmatized and marginalized by the APA which then profits from this diagnosis.
The truth is the APA is causing anguish and suicide.
APA protest speaker Dr. Madeline Deutsch
We are calling on the APA to make an official statement that all Gender Identities and Expressions are natural human variation, and not disease or mental illness. And for the APA to reshape the upcoming DSM V version to remove stigmatizing and problematic portions of the diagnosis "Gender Identity Disorder."
GID Reform Now.com
GID Reform Advocates
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Resolution from the IFGE BOD to the APA