Some very misguided parents are attempting to carve-out a career for themselves as the ambitious trail-blazing stage-mothers and fathers of so-called transgender children. It appears to be an odd mixture of Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) and the personality of “Mama” Rose from “Gypsy.” A parent, for whatever reason, gleans a certain amount of admiration, sympathy, and fame from the sufferings, and then redemption through trans-genderism, of their children. ABC News, Katie Couric, and CNN have all done profiles on various confused children and their fame-seeking parents who claim that the kids are little boys or girls trapped in the wrong body. Parents, typically the mother of a supposedly “transgender” son, have placed video-testimonials of these children on YouTube, created web-sites detailing the lives of their children, and allowed photographs of their children to be used by an endless variety of homosexual rights organizations. The gay lobby is especially interested in these cases as they believe it concretely proves that homosexuality and or trans-genderism is not acquired, but an in-born characteristic. And, as occurred in 1973, when the American Psychiatric Association caved into pressure and removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders, the same self-serving gay ideologues have been equally successful with erasing the very real illness of Gender-Identity Disorder. (GID.) Speaking from experience, although I did not personally suffer from this condition, but knew many who did. For the most part, these dear friends, whom I often loved and adored, unequivocally came from heavily dysfunctional childhoods: from violent molestations to intense feelings of masculine inadequacy. In one horrendous example, a transgender buddy of mine, as a child, was forced to dress-up like a girl and then submit to the sexual advances of his mother’s boyfriend. Another friend was raised in a rather promiscuous circle of 1970s Big-Sur hippies, in which his father and mother infrequently swung with those of the same sex, resulting in his own often gender-bending excursions that took him to various states of delusion resulting sometimes in him dressing as a male, and at other times, as a female. Yet, another, as with me, was fascinated by the unusual beauty of Boy George; he threw himself fully into the transgender underground. In our current social, political, and cultural climate, the transgender epidemic is bizarrely viewed as an actual progression in human development; a breaking-down of once antiquated and prejudicial mind-sets. In reality, it reveals the worst sort of child abuse and the most disgusting excursions into the horrific world of psychological engineering.

“Transgender women experience depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts at rates much higher than in the general population: estimates of the lifetime prevalence of depression in transgender women have been reported as high as 62%.”

Such disparities among transgender individuals continue after gender reassignment surgery. Even in Sweden:

“Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behavior, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population.”

Such similar differences among heterosexuals and homosexuals in terms of mental health are often explained by LGBT advocate-researches as a result of societal homophobia (or in this case trans-phobia), yet, in 1972, Sweden became the first country in the world to allow transgender people to legally change their sex and to provide free hormone therapy.