The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a global authority for gender medicine and makes the recommendations for "gender-affirming care." The WPATH guidelines center affirmation-only interventions, endorse social transition in schools without parental consent, encourage the use of GnRH agonists to "block puberty” in addition to cross-sex hormones, and even recommend surgery with little regard for child development and mental health comorbidities. WPATH does this without the presence of high quality data and research and is riddled with corruption. Many mental health practitioners, physicians, scientists, and concerned parents reject WPATH's approach. Their concern for the lack of science and common-sense based alternatives in gender medicine is what inspired the creation of Genspect. Genspect aims to balance the problematic framework offered by WPATH and its subsidiaries by holding conferences in the same location as WPATH. They offer free entry to WPATH ticket holders in an attempt to bridge the gap and create more thoughtful and science-based options for gender-distressed youth. One of Gays Against Groomers’ chapter members had the pleasure of traveling to their Denver Conference, Genspect: The Bigger Picture, which was attended by more than 250 people and featured two dozen speakers. Topics ranged from evolutionary biology, the importance of non-partisanship, accurate statistics about detransition, ROGD parents, and detransitioners who have been irreversibly harmed by the affirmation model.
Live episode of “A Wider Lens” with Stella O’Malley (founder and director of Genspect), Sasha Ayad, and Chloe Cole
The wide range of speakers included journalist Michael Shellenberger, journalist Wesley Yang, researcher and fellow at the Manhattan Institute Leor Sapir, legal warrior and whistleblower Vernadette Ramirez Broyles, gender clinic whistleblower Jamie Reed, Dr. Stephen Levine, puberty blocker researcher Zhenya Abruzzese, Denise Caignon of 4thwavenow.com, psychotherapist and author Dr. Joe Burgo, psychotherapist and author Stella O’Malley, research scientist and author Dr. Heather Heying, evolutionary biologist Dr. Colin Wright, gender medicine and autism journalist Christina Buttons, Dr. Carrie Mendoza, mother and advocate January Littlejohn, professor and author Alex Byrne, political commentator James Lindsay, coach and women’s sports activist Linda Blade, Shannon Thrace who published a book about losing her partner of 15 years to gender identity ideology, attorney and mother Erin Friday, detransitioner Prisha Mosley, and professor Wilfred Reilly. Christina Buttons summed up the crux of the issues with medically transitioning children, saying that informed consent is impossible when professionals do not give the patient all of the information they need.
Genspect is developing its own Gender Framework. We highly encourage others to read through the first draft, which is available here. "The Gender Framework" offers a comprehensive examination of compassionate care for gender-distressed youth, presenting an alternative to the increasingly aggressive standards set by WPATH. It discusses concerns such as the rise of “male lesbians,” the presence of sexually explicit materials in school libraries, the implementation of sex-segregated spaces, and the importance of upholding sex-based human rights laws. The document highlights the influence of pornography on the classroom and the emergence of a social contagion of trans identification amongst girls and boys.
Taking a critical stance, the framework thoroughly examines the role of autism and comorbidities. It elaborates on the transition of LGB teenagers, highlighting that a significant portion of the minors being transitioned would likely just grow up to identify as gay or bisexual. The authors warn that transitioning kids is a new form of gay conversion therapy, which Gays Against Groomers has been sounding the alarms about since last summer. Providing a holistic approach and model legislation, Genspect underscores the need for adequate health care for detransitioners and ways to address the lifelong ramifications of “gender-affirming” sexual mutilation. Genspect's framework seems to have what is best in mind for gay people in the United States. We appreciate the consideration of same-sex oriented people and correcting gay rights history revisionism.
In a Q&A session, a heartbroken California father tearfully shared that his son was diagnosed with gender dysphoria at the age of three, and has legally been denied all contact with his son for two years because he does not consent to the social transition of his preschool child. He is completely alienated from his five year old son. The panel responded compassionately, and the audience members, many of whom have “trans-identified” children, were deeply affected.
The Gender Framework makes it clear that the emerging patterns of cross-sex identification are a direct outgrowth of the work of John Money and Harry Benjamin, proliferation of queer theory ideology, corruption in sexology research, and the overarching pornification of society.
Genspect challenges the Blanchard model and criticizes sexologists who blur the boundaries between paraphilias and sexual orientations. The framework asserts a binary understanding of sexes (male and female) and grounds sexual orientation (heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual) in biological sex, rejecting the classification of paraphilic disorders as sexual orientations. The only mention of "AAP" is exclusive to The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Genspect: The Bigger Picture was a success overall. We left with the buzz of hope for compassionate, evidence-based care for gender-distressed youth that does not include removing healthy body parts. The first draft of The Gender Framework indicates thorough coverage of complex issues surrounding this medical scandal, and we look forward to reading future additions to their proposed explanation.
Gender: A Wider Lens. (2023). Live From Denver With Chloe Cole [Video]. YouTube.
Genspect. (2023). Home. Retrieved from https://genspect.org/
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Genspect. (2023). Genspect Presents the Gender Framework. Retrieved from https://genspect.org/resources/sample-policies/genspect-presents-the-gender-framework/
World Professional Association for Transgender Health. (2023). Standards of Care. Retrieved from https://www.wpath.org/publications/soc