Friday, August 15, 2008

Say NO to Kenneth Zucker Speaking Engagement on Trans Youth!

The following petition is protesting Dr. Kenneth Zucker's invite to Speak at Royal Society of Medicine Conference.

"Please sign the petition below to protest the horrific decision to invite trans-reparatist quack Dr. Kenneth Zucker to address attendees at a conference on gender-variant youth in the UK. First he was invited to sit on the committee to oversee revisions to the GID diagnosis in the DSM, now this? When will this universally reviled doctor in the trans community stop being rewarded by the mainstream for his dangerous and egregious actions? Enough is enough!"

Here is the text of the petition and a link to it:

"We the undersigned wish to protest in the strongest possible terms against the inclusion of Dr. Kenneth Zucker in the Royal Society of Medicine's conference on "Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents". We believe that his methods are harmful to young people and that his theories on transgenderism are both outdated and rejected by most of the psychological community as they are based on personal bias and flawed methodology.

We respectfully ask that you replace him with a contributor to the conference who does not give such offence to the transgendered community."

Click to Sign Petition!

H/T to Trans News for the story.


Lauren said...

Is there a link somewhere where those of us who aren't informed on his actions [a.k.a., me] can learn more?

Queers United said...

Lauren - Thanks, I wrote this pretty late and was tired. I included a link I previously wrote about the new edition of the DSM - V the APA is coming out with in the post. Also Trans News at Live Journal (link in post) has some great info about Dr. Zucker if you type it in their search bar.

planet trans said...

Thank you so much for posting this. Zucker is poison to LGBT people. ALL LGBT people. He represents a NARTH like view that even goes on step worse.

From TS Road Map
....."Ken Zucker is a psychologist at the Clarke Institute (aka "Jurassic Clarke") in Toronto. Zucker is famous for forcing gender-variant children into reparative therapy to conform to his expectations for male and female behavior in children. He considers transsexual women a "bad outcome" for gay men."
I have posted a list of references to Zucker at
(the trannies next door:)

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