Scott Newgent just posted this on his twitter ‘Trans Men Fight Back’
“Transgender politics have taken a troubling turn in recent years, which most people, including many transgender people themselves, are completely oblivious to.
Gender Identity Disorder, now called Gender Dysphoria, used to be talked about quite openly in the LGB community and, whether or not we as lay people knew about Dr Blanchard’s Typology, clinicians understood that there were at least two different kinds of GD:
Homosexual type (which many lesbian and gay people experience and integrate into a gay/lesbian identity)
Autogynephilia, which only inflicts heterosexual men. It is a paraphilia in which a heterosexual orientation in inverted in such a way that the object of sexual desire is oneself as female.
Additional types of Gender Dysphoria have emerged since the 1980s when Dr Blanchard first studied and articulated these two primary types. What’s important to understand: These types are completely different conditions altogether, not related in any way, except that they’re somehow linked sexual orientation. Despite that these are distinctly different experiences, the current narrative presents it all to us as “trans”.
As many clinicians and community members such as ourselves have observed, most of the people at the forefront of trans activism are those heterosexual males with AGP - Which they don’t want anyone to know.
As trans men, we wish to step forward and expose this because those AGP males (Trans women) have abused and silenced us for years in order to control the narrative.
They are behind the “gender identity” narrative. Because that hides AGP.
They are behind the conversion therapy bans. Because AGP is a sexual orientation that likely can’t be changed through talk therapy, unlike the homosexual subtype, which is best understood as a developmental stage for many LGB people. Most children with this type of GD resolve it as they become adult gay/lesbians. Only a tiny percentage don’t, complicated by things such as homophobia. Developmental psychotherapy can help resolve that. When AGP males control the narrative, banning all psychotherapy for “gender identity”, they are denying those of us with the other types of GD options for appropriate treatment – leaving us with medicalization as the only legal option.
They are also behind the erasure of women’s spaces, and women’s language. Most of us with the homosexual type GD are fully aware of our biological reality, though some of us have chosen to live *as* the opposite sex for our comfort…”