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Goodbye HBIGDA - Hello WPATH


Goodbye HBIGDA - Hello WPATH

From: "Christine Burns"
To: "'Press for Change News Distribution'"
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 2:11 PM
Subject: Goodbye HBIGDA - Hello WPATH

Twenty four hours can be a long time in Internet-powered trans politics.
In fact twelve hours can sometimes be quite enough...

Last night I published a news item about the First World Congress for
Sexual Health, with a quote from Australian campaigner Tracie O'Keefe
challenging the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria
Association (HBIGDA) to drop "Gender Dysphoria" from its name.

This morning, my first message of the day was from a practitioner in
Belgium, pointing out that the association named after trans therapy
pioneer Harry Benjamin had got there already -- and is now in the
process of introducing everyone to its' new name : The World
Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).


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