So glad to see this rebuttal to the recent & dangerous WSJ opinion piece on the bogus diagnosis “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.” ROGD is NOT a clinical term – it’s a political one cleverly designed to sound clinical. ROGD reinforces biases against transgender individuals by postulating that trans identity is largely the result of social contagion (with a bizarre focus on adolescent & young adult trans men – a weird 2nd wave radical feminist obsession). Catching transgenderism from friends & social media…. preposterous.
Surprisingly, ROGD was mined by a Brown professor from several well-known anti-transgender blogs for her highly flawed and subsequently debunked “study” of transgender young adults. The study was nothing more than a survey of bewildered and vulnerable parents of trans people – parents culled from the SAME anti-trans sites that invented the term ROGD. No trans kids were actually included in the study. Thus, the only “rapid onset” phenomenon revealed in the study is the parents’ “rapid onset rude awakening” to who their children really are.
(The transgender author of that piece confesses she had a rough go learning her own child was transgender.)
Another loving parent of a LGBT child commented:
Thank you so much for posting this. I have shared it. I think the focus on the problem being with the parents not the child is of critical importance. My greatest fear is for the hardship and censure my child faces and will probably continue to face for a long time. I love my child so much and only want them to be safe in this world we live in. Together as parents, we can unite and love all of our offspring – it takes a village. I, for one, am a proud member of said village and have open arms for all comers. We can do this, together, and with love. ❤️
Amen, and – I think the problem extends to other family members, friends, social and religious associations, who don’t seem capable of deducing that God (or whatever is running things) does not share their prejudice. Gosh, maybe the prejudiced ones come back the next time as transgenders, gays, lesbians, bis, to broaden their horizons?’
The posting parent commented:
that would be great
I am pretty sure I can demonstrate to LGBTs willing to privately talk freely with me daily for a week or two, with both of us assisted by our dreams, visions and other angel input , whether or not they are natural born LGBT. Not with the goal of them changing to straight people, which I imagine is not possible absent a miracle, but simply to give them a different perspective, which they then can share, if they wish, with other people. This is offered free as a public service. None of it will be reported at this blog, or anywhere, nor shared with anyone else, without express written permission from any LGBTs who participate.
Meanwhile, for any Christians prejudiced against LGBTs, consider it did not matter to Jesus and God that St. Paul’s unexplained (by him) thorn in the flesh was he was gay, and women near him knew it. As Saul, before meeting the Lord on the Road to Damascus, he was a member of the Jewish priesthood. His sacred duty to God was to marry and have children. Yet there is nothing in Paul’s letters in the New Testament saying he was ever married or had children. There is in his letters criticism of homosexuality and heterosexual sex, and assertions that women are below men in relation to God. Failure of Christendom to acknowledge Paul was gay, and Jesus was a straight Jewish man in every way, created sexual and gender Armageddon in Christendom. As did Eve getting blamed in Genesis for doing exactly what she was designed by God to do: be curious, creative, courageous.
Perhaps Eve caused this to jump out of me in the spring of 1994?
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