Zucker to Speak At Royal Society of Medicine Conference

August 15, 2008

In my earlier posts I think I’ve made my position quite clear that I have (understatement alert) certain reservations about the appointment of Kenneth J. Zucker to the panel responsible for overseeing revisions to the GID diagnosis in the proposed DSM-V.

Now I learn from Lisa at Questioning Transphobia, that this man has been invited to address attendees at a conference to be held next month on gender-variant youth in the UK. I’m just going to blockquote Lisa’s post and then go add my name to the linked petition.


Protest 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 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 We believe that his methods are harmful to young people and that his theories on transgenderism are both outdated and rejected by most of the psychological community as they are based on personal bias and flawed methodology.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.


And there’s an article in The Guardian of 14 August which is pertinent to the issue of gender-variant youth: ‘My body is wrong’.


Here are the links to my previous posts (newest first) on the subject of DSM-V/Zucker/Blanchard:

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