Thursday, March 18, 2010

Please Sign The Petition

Benjamin Franklin once said, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately". No truer words were ever spoken.

I received this in an email from Chloe Prince at Pink Essence today. I thought it was worthwhile re-posting it here:

The International Federation for Gender Education (IFGE) has posted an online petition calling for removal of the "Transvestic" Disorder diagnosis (302.3) from the DSM-5.

Please help put an end to this defamatory and hurtful psychiatric label by signing the petition and spreading the word to akk networks and channels you can.

They are in need of more than 40,000 signatures before April 20 !!!!! That's not a lot of time.

We MUST get this done!

I don't like to use PE for political or commercial reasons. But this is something I felt is VERY important to us all.

Read more about it and sign the petition here TODAY!


Thank you
-Chloe Prince

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5 comments:

caroline said...

Hi Melissa, done already, this shows just how useful having some sort of organisation can be.

Caroline xxx

chrissie said...

I'd love to sign it, pet..

However, the twits have put a character limit on the email address field, and it will not accept either of mine as they have too many characters.

NOT clever. :-(

Hugs
chrissie
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

alan said...

Signed and thank you for sharing it!

alan

Jessica De Leon said...

I'm about to sign this one as well

Ms.LizzyBeth said...

LOL, of course none of those signatures could possibly be from biased non-professional doctors, could they? I suppose next people will be handing out directions for what kinds & strengths of medications others with the slightest similarities should be taking, er, um, never mind.