An amendment to Victoria’s Mental Health Bill (2014) to ensure the expression of of any particular gender identity is not defined as a mental illness has been passed in the state’s parliament tonight. >>>
When she was 10 years old and growing up as a boy, she was already dressing up in her sister's clothes. "I thought I was a freak then," said Ms Fanny Ler. She suppressed her feelings, fearing a backlash about her cross-dressing urges. >>>
A recent study from a medical group in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, found that one out of roughly 2,800 people in the capital of Sapporo admitted to suffering from gender identity disorder. In 2011 the Japanese Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry estimated that there were a little over 4,000 people nationwide with GID, but the ratio from the Sapporo study translates to about 46,000 people across the country.
All week long I’ve been running posts about: “GID Removed from the DSM.” Hopefully, you’ve noticed, I’ve run a number of posts that warned against excessive exuberance.
My take on GID and its return to its original name is this: Did any one really expect a bunch of people making money off a bunch of sketchy at best “diagnoses” to kill one of their money streams?
Respectfully, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (NCLGBTI) holds a position that Gender Identity Disorder, Gender Incongruence, Gender Dysphoria, Transvestic Fetishism and, Transvestic Disorder should not be considered as mental health diagnosis and therefore should be eliminated from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). >>>
A Nagoya resident with gender identity disorder has established a nonprofit group, hotline and dining bar in the city to support so-called sexual minorities and create an environment where they can interact.
What is gender identity disorder and how much do we know about it? Today Dr Marc de Rosnay from the University of Sydney's School of Psychology introduced us to Elizabeth; a young woman kind enough to share her personal story.