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  • 13 May 2017
    Hi. I am visiting my parents who are now distant from home and feel further away than ever as they age, but we are still close. As an opportunist and whilst they are out I do something that I haven't done for possibly thirty years, I look into my mother's wardobe.. Don't be alarmed, no Vera Batty moments (foreign users please excuse my regional references) because I was only on the hunt for one garment, that Sixties black dress that I first wore in the late seventies. I can remember the silk lining and its embroidered texture, it was quite a firm material, shaped and I recall the difficulties of doing up the rear zip and the effervescent tingling sensations running cursing through me as I was re-shaped, awoken and stimulated by the messages that it sent me. It was of course not there when I looked, but I suspect that it may still be stored away, in the attic in a musty box of memories. I think it was a special dress for my Mum, and I suspect that if she were aware that it were my first dress, then it would be even more important too. I also drove to my old school today. It was a little tired and of course smaller than I remembered - in the manner that everything shrinks as you accumulate a lifetime of experience. Moments spent there have flickered through my head throughout the day. I was a popular and having 'finished' with a girlfriend in lower sixth momentarily became a prospective 'catch' just when sexual opportunities were first upon the horizon. Ignorant and perhaps slightly bemused by the messages my brain was sending my hormones - and in no way as well informed as a contemporary web educated teenager is, I recall being asked by a prospective suitor, 'Are you Gay?'. Sensitive, artistic male souls were in short supply in sports mad South Wales at this time so my detachment from the marauding scrum must have marked me out as being different. 'No, I'm not!' I responded, before failing to confirm my sentence with the statement, 'But I want to be a girl'. Always there, never spoken.. Kids today are so fortunate to have the information that the twenty-first century makes available, because that means that their parents are also more informed too. Ultimately she caught me of course, my Mum; lipstick and make-up in the bathroom. If I were to tell her all now I suspect that she'd be the one caught out, but if that black dress were in the attic I'm also certain that she'd let me have it. Rachel x
    628 Posted by Rachel de Blanc
  • Hi. I am visiting my parents who are now distant from home and feel further away than ever as they age, but we are still close. As an opportunist and whilst they are out I do something that I haven't done for possibly thirty years, I look into my mother's wardobe.. Don't be alarmed, no Vera Batty moments (foreign users please excuse my regional references) because I was only on the hunt for one garment, that Sixties black dress that I first wore in the late seventies. I can remember the silk lining and its embroidered texture, it was quite a firm material, shaped and I recall the difficulties of doing up the rear zip and the effervescent tingling sensations running cursing through me as I was re-shaped, awoken and stimulated by the messages that it sent me. It was of course not there when I looked, but I suspect that it may still be stored away, in the attic in a musty box of memories. I think it was a special dress for my Mum, and I suspect that if she were aware that it were my first dress, then it would be even more important too. I also drove to my old school today. It was a little tired and of course smaller than I remembered - in the manner that everything shrinks as you accumulate a lifetime of experience. Moments spent there have flickered through my head throughout the day. I was a popular and having 'finished' with a girlfriend in lower sixth momentarily became a prospective 'catch' just when sexual opportunities were first upon the horizon. Ignorant and perhaps slightly bemused by the messages my brain was sending my hormones - and in no way as well informed as a contemporary web educated teenager is, I recall being asked by a prospective suitor, 'Are you Gay?'. Sensitive, artistic male souls were in short supply in sports mad South Wales at this time so my detachment from the marauding scrum must have marked me out as being different. 'No, I'm not!' I responded, before failing to confirm my sentence with the statement, 'But I want to be a girl'. Always there, never spoken.. Kids today are so fortunate to have the information that the twenty-first century makes available, because that means that their parents are also more informed too. Ultimately she caught me of course, my Mum; lipstick and make-up in the bathroom. If I were to tell her all now I suspect that she'd be the one caught out, but if that black dress were in the attic I'm also certain that she'd let me have it. Rachel x
    May 13, 2017 628
  • 11 May 2017
    Hi I haven't blogged for a while, so my apologies for that. I've voyeuristically visited her and take delight a seeing names of friends that I recognise and I look with absolute wonder as I see people journey from timidity and concern to open, confident realisation of their true self. That's lovely to behold. Remarkably my membership tells me that I am mid-way through my tenth year upon this site. I think I changed my description from Transvestite to Transexual after perhaps a year, but it was a much delayed written definition. So what on earth have I been playing at since, why I have failed to physical reconcile with my mind and spirit? Because I am a coward, oh, and because I am an 'honourable man'. There is no doubt that the veil of masculinity has slipped away, within my mind at least. My brain has disengaged with any attempt to be one of the boys and so I'm a peripheral male with an eye for all that is lady's. My son is upstairs asleep, my wife away and here I sit dressed, made-up and oh so content and at ease. Should the child upstairs awake then this will be a dream filled night for us both, one of us living the nightmare of exposure. I would commence upon Hormones tomorrow, now. My hair, recently cut doesn't currently require a wig to proclaim that gender of the head from which it sprouts. My breasts are false but the heart beneath connects to the mounds emphatically and pulls them close. I am thinking clearly, warmly, openly, positively and communicating with passion and freedom. I'm not thinking too much about what to type next, I'm watching the typos and this is where the stuttering takes hold. I'd like to be in a room, in a group now with Crissie, Katie, Lucy and friends knocking back a glass of wine perhaps and but in full release, with laughter hugs and undoubtably tears too. Next week I have enquired about attending a Transgender Support Group and should I attend this would be the first occasion where Rachel would introduce herself to a group, as a person rather than a online commodity. But will I go? 50:50 at the moment because I'm a coward upon the verge of a breakdown and an honorary man who has lost his masulinity and without which may be nobody. But that is wrong of course, because I'm a woman called Rachel. It's just that nobody knows and the isolation is slowly killing me. Warm Hugs Rachel x  
    576 Posted by Rachel de Blanc
  • Hi I haven't blogged for a while, so my apologies for that. I've voyeuristically visited her and take delight a seeing names of friends that I recognise and I look with absolute wonder as I see people journey from timidity and concern to open, confident realisation of their true self. That's lovely to behold. Remarkably my membership tells me that I am mid-way through my tenth year upon this site. I think I changed my description from Transvestite to Transexual after perhaps a year, but it was a much delayed written definition. So what on earth have I been playing at since, why I have failed to physical reconcile with my mind and spirit? Because I am a coward, oh, and because I am an 'honourable man'. There is no doubt that the veil of masculinity has slipped away, within my mind at least. My brain has disengaged with any attempt to be one of the boys and so I'm a peripheral male with an eye for all that is lady's. My son is upstairs asleep, my wife away and here I sit dressed, made-up and oh so content and at ease. Should the child upstairs awake then this will be a dream filled night for us both, one of us living the nightmare of exposure. I would commence upon Hormones tomorrow, now. My hair, recently cut doesn't currently require a wig to proclaim that gender of the head from which it sprouts. My breasts are false but the heart beneath connects to the mounds emphatically and pulls them close. I am thinking clearly, warmly, openly, positively and communicating with passion and freedom. I'm not thinking too much about what to type next, I'm watching the typos and this is where the stuttering takes hold. I'd like to be in a room, in a group now with Crissie, Katie, Lucy and friends knocking back a glass of wine perhaps and but in full release, with laughter hugs and undoubtably tears too. Next week I have enquired about attending a Transgender Support Group and should I attend this would be the first occasion where Rachel would introduce herself to a group, as a person rather than a online commodity. But will I go? 50:50 at the moment because I'm a coward upon the verge of a breakdown and an honorary man who has lost his masulinity and without which may be nobody. But that is wrong of course, because I'm a woman called Rachel. It's just that nobody knows and the isolation is slowly killing me. Warm Hugs Rachel x  
    May 11, 2017 576
  • 12 Apr 2017
    So this time next week I will be travelling to London to have GRS and it is going to take a week until I come back home.I have just been doing mundane things including a lot of cycling, gardening,tidying up,stocking up.It seems the trivial and important can jump the queue randomly in my mind.Trivial, -How will I manage to get a good Espresso Mocha whilst in recovery.(Usually my intake is 3 cups a day).Important What will happen to the relationship between my partner and me.?After all these years,27 or so change is inevitable,I just try and not let those questions that start-- "What if....(insert description of things going horribly wrong that I don't have any control of anyway)...what will you do then.?--get in the way.Overall I am happy and I try to make myself available to help my partner whenever possible.I just need to get on with things and manage my time.I guess Surgery will inevitably mean ,I will physically have to take some downtime,and so not do the large amount physical chores I currently do.My partner says she understands this and is concerned that I will just try to carry on.Lets see.
    704 Posted by Donna V
  • By Donna V
    So this time next week I will be travelling to London to have GRS and it is going to take a week until I come back home.I have just been doing mundane things including a lot of cycling, gardening,tidying up,stocking up.It seems the trivial and important can jump the queue randomly in my mind.Trivial, -How will I manage to get a good Espresso Mocha whilst in recovery.(Usually my intake is 3 cups a day).Important What will happen to the relationship between my partner and me.?After all these years,27 or so change is inevitable,I just try and not let those questions that start-- "What if....(insert description of things going horribly wrong that I don't have any control of anyway)...what will you do then.?--get in the way.Overall I am happy and I try to make myself available to help my partner whenever possible.I just need to get on with things and manage my time.I guess Surgery will inevitably mean ,I will physically have to take some downtime,and so not do the large amount physical chores I currently do.My partner says she understands this and is concerned that I will just try to carry on.Lets see.
    Apr 12, 2017 704
  • 09 Apr 2017
    While this blog maybe a little religious for some. Working in an LGBT committee we believe these issues are very important. https://robbenwendywainer.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/bridging-the-gap-between-transgender-self-and-god/?frame-nonce=ee3c49da4f
    625 Posted by Robben Wainer
  • While this blog maybe a little religious for some. Working in an LGBT committee we believe these issues are very important. https://robbenwendywainer.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/bridging-the-gap-between-transgender-self-and-god/?frame-nonce=ee3c49da4f
    Apr 09, 2017 625
  • 17 Mar 2017
    Hello I run. I do so because it keeps me sane, keeps me healthy and gives me space. I have been running throughout the 'Winter' which has been mild and quite dry here in London and I am missing the acidic crisp January mornings that heightened my senses and kept my on my toes. As winter turns to Spring, my early morning companion is departing and so I am increasingly running at dawn or in daylight. No more tripping over scurrying foxes. My clothing is changing too. Full length running tights ow too warm and shorts return. Stealthy tight wearing confined to the drawer again. I look forward to Spring and re-birth and of growth warmth and sunlight, but for the covert and secretive Winter and darkness are our friends. Wrapping cosseting layers are able to conceal discrepancies and nuances, whereas Summer is brazen, revealing and open. The body here is fine - I run, remember?, but unplucked, unshaven and evidently masculine I cannot run quickly enough from reality. Here's to a great summer, of record breaking romantic evenings and balmy star lit caresses. But let some of us anticipate the gentle embrace of a concealing drape and the cosseting wrap of a softly hung profile. You can run, but evidently some must also hide. Rachel x
    586 Posted by Rachel de Blanc
  • Hello I run. I do so because it keeps me sane, keeps me healthy and gives me space. I have been running throughout the 'Winter' which has been mild and quite dry here in London and I am missing the acidic crisp January mornings that heightened my senses and kept my on my toes. As winter turns to Spring, my early morning companion is departing and so I am increasingly running at dawn or in daylight. No more tripping over scurrying foxes. My clothing is changing too. Full length running tights ow too warm and shorts return. Stealthy tight wearing confined to the drawer again. I look forward to Spring and re-birth and of growth warmth and sunlight, but for the covert and secretive Winter and darkness are our friends. Wrapping cosseting layers are able to conceal discrepancies and nuances, whereas Summer is brazen, revealing and open. The body here is fine - I run, remember?, but unplucked, unshaven and evidently masculine I cannot run quickly enough from reality. Here's to a great summer, of record breaking romantic evenings and balmy star lit caresses. But let some of us anticipate the gentle embrace of a concealing drape and the cosseting wrap of a softly hung profile. You can run, but evidently some must also hide. Rachel x
    Mar 17, 2017 586
  • 10 Feb 2017
    A Transgender Social Contract Just how a Transgender may think or feel in the light of their own Humanism may vary with as many possibilities as the human being can conceive of. Since life formed individuals have been participating and making incentive to initiate their own evolutionary outcomes and what presupposes their own birth rights. In this article I am attempting to find what makes transgender social and political individuals to a greater or lesser degree based on their own individual choice. I will be asking questions based on an overwhelming feeling that to Transgender is in fact becoming one’s own Mother Nature in what governs Human Identity, but we will see that the dynamics of Gender Identity n the broader sense of sexual relationships and sexual identity is in fact an actualization or realization of individual psycho dynamics which govern the personality development thus warranting a transition in ones own expression of personal and human development. Morality- The Transgender man or woman begins to embrace their gender identity normally early on, as they can be made to feel that their feelings, their very likes and dislikes may be appropriate or inappropriate. The example of the Transgender in their role is one that calls for an embrace of their personally perceived gender identity making and creating the normalcy based on their own forms of self perception. In this embrace the transgender walks  accepted by their community not as strange or deviant but perhaps as different, refreshing, charismatic, and attractive. By being honest with ones family in questioning and demonstrating their gender of personal edifice, the family may or may not be accepting of the complete transition, or pronoun preference, but the damage will soon turn to water under the bridge, as the imagination of the transgender takes off, and the family sees their child as the fruition of all of their ambitions, hopes and dreams, from living in the world of their true aspirations. Transgender’s have a great deal of faith in the unknown weather they like it or not, when placing their faith in the spirit of walking at ease in the world knowing that they were guided by  a providence that only opened doors to their inner being, can help a Transgender see that their maybe a divine entity that has guided them across the waters to full approval of their sexual identity. Historically Religions have made room in their beliefs for equality. For transgenders to say I am here I feel loved I am not to be discriminated against is the testimony we make to show our personal moral assets which all governing bodies of religions must include.   Socialization- Are Transgenders a political animal, in answer to the question it may be fair that the majority tend o be liberal, yet there is a fair number who would claim to be conservative. While like any population some may tend towards promiscuity a large percentage would be more oriented toward monogamy. However the truth is Transgenders still are held to be governed by one’s point of view, that labor, and marriage laws seemingly become superstitious in some sense for some transgenders. The History of acceptable Sexual and Gender Identity has changed over time, with new insight into the dynamics of what determines the male and female body. It is thought that being and becoming transgender may qualify as a genetic fulfillment of a variation from birth, such that the mind, body and spirit is one that ought to adjust and readjust to their designed gender let alone their assigned gender. Coming out to the community and society, to employers and spouses is something which is done on principle, and can happen at any time based on one’s own intuition. Yet the principle of coming out as Transgender is still very much of an imperative for understanding what in their past they have chosen to let go of, and what forgotten memories they hold on to, and critically for basing a relationship on an honest appraisal of one’s moral character. living as a transitioned gender may incite one to have questions such as where does one begin, and is this being done for someone else. The reasons and if you like the scrupulous context in which transgenders live as their gender is one that opens the doors for new insight into possibilities, and discoveries that otherwise might not have existed for the individual in society.   Family and Relationships- Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender has certain societal implication that one ascribes to  a community that is accepting of their sexual and gender preferences. Having  a Transgender orientation may have it’s own set of implications for family members that may or may not, but to some degree imply measures of separation.To children of transgenders it holds the question of referencing one’s biological parent, who they are now, and who  the children are now. In all forums of family being transgender  is at root an individual gender identity preference, yet as all attempts lead to stale mate, transitioning will include family with differing degrees of closeness and acceptance of the transgenders identity. A Transgender achieves ethical behavior by including themselves in part of the discussion, stating pejoratives in anything  they seek to accomplish, what their goals are, an in depth look at ones psychology and what all had been their aspirations, helps society to include and welcome transgenders as an integral function of how society can develop. In essence, on a spiritual plane, when the “I” becomes a “WE” society can feel more comfortable welcoming transgenders to include political, artistic, family, and educational principles by seeing that the transgenders orientation is not one to be overlooked based on their demeanor, but radically may serve to help for the great many institutions that welcome such expressions. In sum a Welcoming LGBT family will welcome the gender orientation of their transgender family member when they see that the same governing principles that they abide by also ascribes to them, that the principle of being part of a whole institutionalized world is, and ought to remain the same without question as to gender preference, orientation or identity. Ego and Examination of Self- There is in the course of the Transgenders life the duty to assert that their life is not composed of the same gender assigned at birth. That this revelation, and assertion of ones predetermined disposition will be the very core of the transgenders existence perhaps through out their entire life. The very fact that they live in their world as the opposite sex will become the turning point in how they wish to be seen  by their families, the community and society. The social climate for many transgenders can be very tense, if not anxious and thought provoking. Their behavior may be either risky or reserved. Though certainly not everything the tolerance and understanding to help reassure the transgender in their stages of ambiguity may be an act of saving lives and the incarnations of shattered selves which must come out, and up to the surface to be made anew. Transgenders do not lack faith or belief in themselves, their testimony of absolute conviction which serves as the voice of reason as to the many different variations and developments that serve as their testimony in achieving an appropriate gender expression, that is based on their chosen gender identity. This ability to transition comfortably and respectfully is the mark of humanity that the self governing transgender who lives in society must make to be welcomed by  a society that has it’s history in equality and gender equality.
    662 Posted by Robben Wainer
  • A Transgender Social Contract Just how a Transgender may think or feel in the light of their own Humanism may vary with as many possibilities as the human being can conceive of. Since life formed individuals have been participating and making incentive to initiate their own evolutionary outcomes and what presupposes their own birth rights. In this article I am attempting to find what makes transgender social and political individuals to a greater or lesser degree based on their own individual choice. I will be asking questions based on an overwhelming feeling that to Transgender is in fact becoming one’s own Mother Nature in what governs Human Identity, but we will see that the dynamics of Gender Identity n the broader sense of sexual relationships and sexual identity is in fact an actualization or realization of individual psycho dynamics which govern the personality development thus warranting a transition in ones own expression of personal and human development. Morality- The Transgender man or woman begins to embrace their gender identity normally early on, as they can be made to feel that their feelings, their very likes and dislikes may be appropriate or inappropriate. The example of the Transgender in their role is one that calls for an embrace of their personally perceived gender identity making and creating the normalcy based on their own forms of self perception. In this embrace the transgender walks  accepted by their community not as strange or deviant but perhaps as different, refreshing, charismatic, and attractive. By being honest with ones family in questioning and demonstrating their gender of personal edifice, the family may or may not be accepting of the complete transition, or pronoun preference, but the damage will soon turn to water under the bridge, as the imagination of the transgender takes off, and the family sees their child as the fruition of all of their ambitions, hopes and dreams, from living in the world of their true aspirations. Transgender’s have a great deal of faith in the unknown weather they like it or not, when placing their faith in the spirit of walking at ease in the world knowing that they were guided by  a providence that only opened doors to their inner being, can help a Transgender see that their maybe a divine entity that has guided them across the waters to full approval of their sexual identity. Historically Religions have made room in their beliefs for equality. For transgenders to say I am here I feel loved I am not to be discriminated against is the testimony we make to show our personal moral assets which all governing bodies of religions must include.   Socialization- Are Transgenders a political animal, in answer to the question it may be fair that the majority tend o be liberal, yet there is a fair number who would claim to be conservative. While like any population some may tend towards promiscuity a large percentage would be more oriented toward monogamy. However the truth is Transgenders still are held to be governed by one’s point of view, that labor, and marriage laws seemingly become superstitious in some sense for some transgenders. The History of acceptable Sexual and Gender Identity has changed over time, with new insight into the dynamics of what determines the male and female body. It is thought that being and becoming transgender may qualify as a genetic fulfillment of a variation from birth, such that the mind, body and spirit is one that ought to adjust and readjust to their designed gender let alone their assigned gender. Coming out to the community and society, to employers and spouses is something which is done on principle, and can happen at any time based on one’s own intuition. Yet the principle of coming out as Transgender is still very much of an imperative for understanding what in their past they have chosen to let go of, and what forgotten memories they hold on to, and critically for basing a relationship on an honest appraisal of one’s moral character. living as a transitioned gender may incite one to have questions such as where does one begin, and is this being done for someone else. The reasons and if you like the scrupulous context in which transgenders live as their gender is one that opens the doors for new insight into possibilities, and discoveries that otherwise might not have existed for the individual in society.   Family and Relationships- Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender has certain societal implication that one ascribes to  a community that is accepting of their sexual and gender preferences. Having  a Transgender orientation may have it’s own set of implications for family members that may or may not, but to some degree imply measures of separation.To children of transgenders it holds the question of referencing one’s biological parent, who they are now, and who  the children are now. In all forums of family being transgender  is at root an individual gender identity preference, yet as all attempts lead to stale mate, transitioning will include family with differing degrees of closeness and acceptance of the transgenders identity. A Transgender achieves ethical behavior by including themselves in part of the discussion, stating pejoratives in anything  they seek to accomplish, what their goals are, an in depth look at ones psychology and what all had been their aspirations, helps society to include and welcome transgenders as an integral function of how society can develop. In essence, on a spiritual plane, when the “I” becomes a “WE” society can feel more comfortable welcoming transgenders to include political, artistic, family, and educational principles by seeing that the transgenders orientation is not one to be overlooked based on their demeanor, but radically may serve to help for the great many institutions that welcome such expressions. In sum a Welcoming LGBT family will welcome the gender orientation of their transgender family member when they see that the same governing principles that they abide by also ascribes to them, that the principle of being part of a whole institutionalized world is, and ought to remain the same without question as to gender preference, orientation or identity. Ego and Examination of Self- There is in the course of the Transgenders life the duty to assert that their life is not composed of the same gender assigned at birth. That this revelation, and assertion of ones predetermined disposition will be the very core of the transgenders existence perhaps through out their entire life. The very fact that they live in their world as the opposite sex will become the turning point in how they wish to be seen  by their families, the community and society. The social climate for many transgenders can be very tense, if not anxious and thought provoking. Their behavior may be either risky or reserved. Though certainly not everything the tolerance and understanding to help reassure the transgender in their stages of ambiguity may be an act of saving lives and the incarnations of shattered selves which must come out, and up to the surface to be made anew. Transgenders do not lack faith or belief in themselves, their testimony of absolute conviction which serves as the voice of reason as to the many different variations and developments that serve as their testimony in achieving an appropriate gender expression, that is based on their chosen gender identity. This ability to transition comfortably and respectfully is the mark of humanity that the self governing transgender who lives in society must make to be welcomed by  a society that has it’s history in equality and gender equality.
    Feb 10, 2017 662
  • 02 Feb 2017
    lots of years have gone by .., and now today I am preparing myself for first surgical referall appointment .Done the psycho babble stuff,done the difficult long term relationship [ emotional volcanoes,and hurricane damage..followed by long term healing.]Things come to pass.I am just thinking I have ended up breaking a lot of bad cycles  of behaviour through those years.There really is not to much to say at this point  other than this is the way I need to go to be me , and develop as me . My long term partner is still with me . Best wishes to everyone at GS 
    640 Posted by Donna V
  • By Donna V
    lots of years have gone by .., and now today I am preparing myself for first surgical referall appointment .Done the psycho babble stuff,done the difficult long term relationship [ emotional volcanoes,and hurricane damage..followed by long term healing.]Things come to pass.I am just thinking I have ended up breaking a lot of bad cycles  of behaviour through those years.There really is not to much to say at this point  other than this is the way I need to go to be me , and develop as me . My long term partner is still with me . Best wishes to everyone at GS 
    Feb 02, 2017 640
  • 12 Jan 2017
    Apparently a BBC documentary is to be shown tomorow which degrades Transgender Individuald, with particular reference to transgender Children.   The 'in-house expert featured is Kenneth Zucker, a Canadian psychologist with a contraversial approach to transgender children leading to his dismissal after running a Toronto Identity clinic (Canada's largest child gender clinic) in the Centre ror Addiction and Mental Health for over 30 years. Zucher opposes the widely favoured 'affirmative approach' and disaproves of parents allowing children with gender dysphoria to live as their chosen sex   His unconventional views in present society supports the misconception that trans children are mentally disturbed and that appropriate treatment will cure them. Zucher's 'preaching' appears to be  that of the 'curing' of transgender status. He appears convinced that these children have unappreciated underlying mental health and psychological issues; and a highly critical external review revealed that his clinic encouraged parents of trans children to 'limit cross gender behaviour'.   Zucher's reply to his critics apparently was that his sacking as a considered recognised authority on Childhood gender dysphoria was due to the politicisation of transgender issues, and challenging the gender affirmative approach.   His earlier statements stated that his goal was "lowering the odds that as such a kid gets older he or she will move into adolescence feeling so uncomfortable about their gender identity that they think that it would be better to live as the other gender ". In the BBC documentary he denies that he ahd practiced conversion therapy and calls his approach 'develomentally informed therapy.   In 1990 he spoke out in favour of discouraging children to be gay because, " a homosexual lifestyle in a basically unaccepting culture simply creates unnecessary social difficulties".   I, for one, will not be watching tomorrow.
  • Apparently a BBC documentary is to be shown tomorow which degrades Transgender Individuald, with particular reference to transgender Children.   The 'in-house expert featured is Kenneth Zucker, a Canadian psychologist with a contraversial approach to transgender children leading to his dismissal after running a Toronto Identity clinic (Canada's largest child gender clinic) in the Centre ror Addiction and Mental Health for over 30 years. Zucher opposes the widely favoured 'affirmative approach' and disaproves of parents allowing children with gender dysphoria to live as their chosen sex   His unconventional views in present society supports the misconception that trans children are mentally disturbed and that appropriate treatment will cure them. Zucher's 'preaching' appears to be  that of the 'curing' of transgender status. He appears convinced that these children have unappreciated underlying mental health and psychological issues; and a highly critical external review revealed that his clinic encouraged parents of trans children to 'limit cross gender behaviour'.   Zucher's reply to his critics apparently was that his sacking as a considered recognised authority on Childhood gender dysphoria was due to the politicisation of transgender issues, and challenging the gender affirmative approach.   His earlier statements stated that his goal was "lowering the odds that as such a kid gets older he or she will move into adolescence feeling so uncomfortable about their gender identity that they think that it would be better to live as the other gender ". In the BBC documentary he denies that he ahd practiced conversion therapy and calls his approach 'develomentally informed therapy.   In 1990 he spoke out in favour of discouraging children to be gay because, " a homosexual lifestyle in a basically unaccepting culture simply creates unnecessary social difficulties".   I, for one, will not be watching tomorrow.
    Jan 12, 2017 863
  • 28 Dec 2016
    I have frequently been asked what i think about using GP online services for Thansgender persons awaiting the long-drawn out first Gender Identity Clinic appointment. Internet enabled private GP services tend to cost £40 to £60 per appointment   All private suppliers say they are taking pressure off the NHS; but have had no impact on the rapidly escalating waiting times for GIC appointments.   The GP contract prohibits seeing ones own patients privately, but not those registered with another practice.   Control of sex hormone therapy requires baseline blood and general-health checks. After three months, the blood tests (including liver function tests) need repeating and the dosage of hormones titrated until acceptable levels are achieved. On-line consultations do not include blood tests.   Some medics call this trpe of 'treatment' - "Martini Medicine". Beware the inevitable hang-over, and/or genuine risk of liver damage.
  • I have frequently been asked what i think about using GP online services for Thansgender persons awaiting the long-drawn out first Gender Identity Clinic appointment. Internet enabled private GP services tend to cost £40 to £60 per appointment   All private suppliers say they are taking pressure off the NHS; but have had no impact on the rapidly escalating waiting times for GIC appointments.   The GP contract prohibits seeing ones own patients privately, but not those registered with another practice.   Control of sex hormone therapy requires baseline blood and general-health checks. After three months, the blood tests (including liver function tests) need repeating and the dosage of hormones titrated until acceptable levels are achieved. On-line consultations do not include blood tests.   Some medics call this trpe of 'treatment' - "Martini Medicine". Beware the inevitable hang-over, and/or genuine risk of liver damage.
    Dec 28, 2016 876
  • 25 Dec 2016
    Normally I don't make New Years resolutions but this year I'm afraid I have to, to keep my sanity. As my Mom used to say -- is going to Hell in a handbasket. You can fill in the blank with whatever you like. The town I live in is all a mess. They think small while making believe it's a big deal. The state the town is located in is very busy fighting over who can go to the public restrooms. The nation is in big trouble. The "electorate" has chosen the wrong people to run things on a promise to make big changes. Unfortunately the changes that are going to be made are all "smoke and mirrors" as my Dad used to call false promises. So my resolution is to start talking to anyone who will listen. Maybe I can get them to see the light of truth and maybe they will talk to others and start the ball rolling for a better tomorrow. Happy New Year  
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  • Normally I don't make New Years resolutions but this year I'm afraid I have to, to keep my sanity. As my Mom used to say -- is going to Hell in a handbasket. You can fill in the blank with whatever you like. The town I live in is all a mess. They think small while making believe it's a big deal. The state the town is located in is very busy fighting over who can go to the public restrooms. The nation is in big trouble. The "electorate" has chosen the wrong people to run things on a promise to make big changes. Unfortunately the changes that are going to be made are all "smoke and mirrors" as my Dad used to call false promises. So my resolution is to start talking to anyone who will listen. Maybe I can get them to see the light of truth and maybe they will talk to others and start the ball rolling for a better tomorrow. Happy New Year  
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