Thank you again Walt Heyer for this brilliantly written new FEDERALIST ARTICLE – 6 year old on track for puberty suppression
As we wrote in this post, James has never received an independent second opinion for his diagnosis of gender dysphoria. James’ mother, Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter), won’t allow the father to get one. Walt Heyer writes:
Another opinion is so clearly needed. It’s easy to see why this father is alarmed and fights so hard for his boy. An intervention is clearly needed and needed now. A second opinion needs to come from someone who is not a cheerleader for diagnosing gender dysphoria and preparing a child for a sex change. The ideal counselor will explore the family dynamics and other contributing factors.
If the current counselor is solid in her belief the gender dysphoria diagnosis is indisputable and fixed, she should support getting a second opinion in the best interests of the child.
Anne Georgulas has very carefully controlled the licensed care providers that have access to James. The courts have not ordered an independent second opinion. James’ father cannot get an independent diagnosis. This is likely to be a subject for intense and expensive litigation as this case moves through the courts.
Anne Georgulas fights so hard to control access to care providers because, as Mr. Heyer says:
After observing James and his behavior, I cannot see how his counselor at Dallas Rainbow Counseling could have diagnosed James with gender dysphoria. She spent time with James and his father, where James showed a preference for being a boy. Even if James preferred a girl name in sessions with his mother, it is a huge leap to a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. He’s only six, after all.
If Anne Georgulas loses control of the care providers, the gender dysphoria diagnosis cannot stand. And if the diagnosis falls – if James is not gender dysphoric after all – what has Anne Georgulas done to James? What damage has been done? What will the courts do about it? How have James’ future prospects been harmed?
Walt Heyer has an answer from first-hand experience:
Like James, I was far too young to comprehend the long-term consequences of being encouraged to cross-dress at such a young age, much less fight back. In my child’s mind, it felt good to be the center of her attention. Now I call what grandma did to me “child abuse” because her grooming of me as a female negatively affected my entire life.
Before giving me hormones and surgery, my medical providers should have helped me explore the possible psychological roots of my desire to escape into a female persona, but none did.
Don’t let it happen to James!
We recommend that you read Walt Heyer’s excellent books. His journey through life is utterly unique, informative, and educational. No scientific study, no new article, can match the clarity and emotional poignancy of Walt’s first-person accounts of the tragedy of transgender child abuse and his triumph over it.
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