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Jan 19, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Yesterday, another media piece came out about detransition in the Atlantic. Within one of the authors slanders one of our developers, who he had originally consulted to recruit participants from her old community, by calling her a lying TRA on the attack in both papers and press. Such behavior is unacceptable. Yet what is most depressing is the fact that our members had been on very good terms with this researcher. He needed help, we trusted his intentions and that he was acting in good faith, only to be met with radio silence, dismissals and slander.
Nov 16, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
NEW in our Can You Hear Us project: a first-hand account of what it’s like to be the client of a prominent anti-trans clinician pushing for “exploratory therapy”.… This piece reflects on the practices of James Cantor, who spent 2022 giving bogus “expert testimony” for suits Eknes-Tucker v Ivey in Alabama & PFLAG v Abbott in Texas, as well as in Florida before being removed for his pro-pedophilia advocacy.…
Aug 3, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
[CN: drugs, conversion therapy, sexual abuse, needles]

This is true. Last night we found info from an anti-trans "therapist" associated with Genspect who suggested developing "protocols" of MDMA assisted therapy for "victims of gender medicine".

Here's what you need to know. 🧵 What is MDMA assisted psychotherapy?

It is the pairing of structured psychotherapy with the consumption of MDMA, a psychedelic commonly known as ecstasy or molly. MDMA assisted psychotherapy is being explored for use with PTSD in the MAPS clinical trials.…
Jun 25, 2022 18 tweets 7 min read
Today we grieve the fall of Roe v Wade, the federal case that had previously guaranteed access to abortion across the US.

Access to abortion is an essential health need for many. Not having this protected means those most marginalized will die or be incarcerated. Make no mistake: reproductive control ultimately benefits the cis, white supremacist and Christo-nationalist carceral state. This is not about protecting life, as protecting life would mean uplifting our communities currently drowning in the larger society.
Jun 23, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
As some of the people interviewed for the @nytimes piece "The Battle Over Gender Therapy", we have grave concerns for its platforming of trans conversion therapy group Genspect. To date they have not been addressed. Our response:… @emilybazelon had access to information prior to publication about the political climate surrounding trans health care, how it connects to conversion practices, and the use of detransition as a means of gutting access to care in favor of conversion therapy.
Apr 18, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
Over the holiday weekend GCs kicked up quite a storm with dubious claims about this post. In the process they harassed Irish locals, further facilitated by Stella O'Malley and Genspect's official platforms in an effort to shut down criticism of Genspect.… As the publishers of this piece, we take our research very seriously. We wish to address some of these criticisms and clarify intent behind certain formatting decisions, as well as addressing blatant falsehoods then used to intimidate innocent people.
Apr 2, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: Leaked audio confirms Genspect director as anti-trans conversion therapist targeting youth. The latest by @thatweirdolee… Stella O’Malley, director of Genspect & member of several other projects, has been the primary proponent of “gender exploratory therapy”. Last weekend, HLN uncovered recordings of O’Malley confessing to making it her life mission to stop ALL gender affirming care for trans youth.
Sep 26, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Ideologically motivated detransitioners have locked arms with ex-trans ministers and former legal counsel for NARTH. Now they’re targeting trans health coverage. The goal? Normalize conversion therapy for trans people. Our latest report by Lee:… This is a pretty frightening time to be a trans kid.

If you or a trans kid you know is being sent to a conversion therapist, here’s a video by @TransWorldView on ways they can keep themselves safe.
Jul 18, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Helen, I say this as an antifascist Jew & 3rd generation survivor of the Holocaust: you're racist & antisemitic.

Your book intellectually launders Bilek's transphobic adaptations of widespread conspiracies that rich Jews are corrupting society by funding progressive movements. In January, while your book was being drafted, you have promoted Jennifer Bilek's "research" that targets Soros, Stryker, Pritzker, and Rothblatt as the "billionaire funders of transactivism". Current claims that you have no association with her will not erase this fact. Tweet by Helen Joyce (@HJoyceGender) dated January 2, 2021,
Jul 17, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read

Anyone want to inform H. Joyce that the journal Dissociation did not "shut down" in 1998? The ISSTD is still publishing under the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation & has been for some time. One would think such meticulous research would find this.… It's also a pretty gross misrepresentation of the work of their editor, Jennifer J. Freyd, who has written extensively on the impact of betrayal trauma and DARVO - the very thing that GCs often go on about trans people supposedly perpetrating.…
Jul 17, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Solidarity and strength to the antifascists, trans folks & allies, & journalists on the ground at Wi Spa facing the brunt of fascist & police brutality right now.

Many of us knew this was coming but that doesn’t stop the hurt. We need #TransLiberationNow more than ever. And let’s be clear about one thing, cis folks.

If you’ve been asleep at the wheel and this doesn’t wake you up? If you still keep silent in public or you flirt with apologism?

Don’t expect to be trusted. And don’t expect us to wait around for you to get with the program.
Jun 15, 2021 28 tweets 10 min read
Sorry for the delay, we were at Boston's Trans Resistance march!

As people pay more attention to the pushback against critical race theory in schools, it's essential to highlight how "parent groups" are folding in "gender ideology" into complaints. The two are linked. 🧵 Starting off, a teen and her mother in Loudoun, Virginia push back against Loudoun County School Board's trans-inclusive policies:
May 24, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Earlier, @60Minutes released their segment about trans health care in the US. To represent detrans people, they platformed a leader of GCCAN and recommended them as a resource without digging into her or the organization’s background.

Let’s be clear: GCCAN is a front group. I was part of the group’s founding as Vice President and one of two trans members of the board. While the claim was noble, as GLS tries to portray in the segment, in practice the organization and its members lobby in opposition to health care equity.
Mar 13, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Yesterday was #DetransAwarenessDay, a day that should have highlighted unity between trans and detrans people for collective liberation.

Unfortunately, as the day progressed, it became evident that the initiative was uplifted by groups that reinforce systematic oppression. We watched as practitioners or advocates of conversion therapy advertised themselves, trolls circulated trans-antagonistic memes, and even "positive" coverage from white nationalist media.

None of this benefits trans, detrans, or gender non-conforming people seeking health care.
Mar 10, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Many thanks to @bloodandt3rf for this critically timed podcast. We truly appreciate all the energy our comrades across the pond have been putting into building bridges with US organizers to combat organized transphobia.

We’re here, we’re seeing it, and working our asses off. Also a big thank you to @HarryJosieGiles for permission to mirror her Medium post mentioned in this podcast. American viewers looking for resistance strategies can find a copy here:…