An adjunct to GallusMag’s post on WPATH President-Elect Jamison Green Calls For Lesbian Bookburning, given that both critics of the forthcoming book by Sheila Jeffreys and Lorene Gottschalk, are both prominent transgender activists.
Dallas Denny (M2T)
Adhering to the copyright restrictions on the post, only a small amount can be copied here, the full article “Dallas Denny (1949 – ) psychologist, activist“ can be found at the original blog.
Dallas was raised as an army brat in bases all over the world. He started going out as a girl in his teens.
The military is an organisation of hyper-masculinisation, but rejecting hyper-masculinity does not make a male into a female. It is somewhat of a coincidence that several prominent transactivists – Autumn Sandeen and Monica Helms – are both ex-Navy also.
Dallas Denny started cross-dressing in his teens. Given the timing of the onset of this cross-dressing, it would seem to be tied to sexual arousal, and Denny was and to my knowledge, remains attracted to females (a heterosexual male). At age 22 Denny married a female, then divorced at age 28.
He was ready to transition, but did not know about female hormones, or where to get them. He worked for the state of Tennessee as a psychological examiner.
It seems strange that someone who trained in psychology, part of the medical profession would not “know” about female hormones, nor where to get them.
Dallas stole part of a prescription pad and self-prescribed Diethylstilbestrol (DES). He feminized over the next ten years.
He was working for the State of Tennessee, and stole a prescription pad, and committed forgery. Curious what Denny’s employer would have done if they had found out about this. In the UK, that would be grounds for dismissal.
The only community group in Nashville was a branch of the Society for the Second Self (Tri-Ess) with its no gays, no transsexuals policy. Dallas lied about his transsexuality and joined.
The Tri-Ess group is a social support group for heterosexual cross-dressers and their spouses/families. Rather a bizarre combination group, upholding heterosexuality and specifying it was for (part time) cross-dressers rather than for full-time transsexuals. I gather the strong homophobic element and upholding the patriarchical institution of marriage and heterosexuality is part of the American South. The important part of the paragraph is showing that Denny will lie to achieve his aims. The thing about liars is that, once a proven liar and manipulator, it is rather hard to trust or believe anything they say.
Given that Denny’s sexual orientation remains towards females, he is therefore a heterosexual male and now “Pretendbian” (pretend lesbian). Denny was born in 1949, and marks his official transition in 1989 (aged 40), although the process was started around age 30.
Denny has authored two books, has edited (and sometimes published) several transgender journals, and produced numerous transgender pamplets. Between 1990-1998 Denny founded and was Executive Director of transgender organisation AEGIS. Notably this is not the first time Denny has gone after a ‘trans-critical’ author, and ‘spoke out against’ Michael Bailey’s The Man who would be Queen. Denny is now co-authoring the charge against Jeffreys & Gottschalk’s forthcoming book.
Jamison Green (F2T)
Green was also around the age of 40 when beginning ‘transition from female’.
Born in Oakland, California in 1948, Green began his female-to-male (FTM) transition in 1988 while employed with Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Like Denny, Green is also a published author of a book and numerous transgender journals, as well as being President-Elect of WPATH and having served in prominent positions of other transgender organisations.
WPATH is World Profession Association for Transgender Health, an organisation for medical professionals specialising/treating transgenderism.
I find their logo curious, given it seems to show a very M2T bias, as well as a subconscious reminder of ‘warpath’ in the acronym.
The transgender community and professionals have so many associations, organisations, support groups and lobby groups. And so many transactivists seem to make a decent living out of promoting transgenderism.
So why is it that two published authors, with vested interests in protecting transgenderism, would feel the need to either stop or pre-emptively censor a trans-critical book before it is even published? The vested financial interests and livelihood in transgenderism seems the prime motivation. Just as many of the prominent pro-pornography and pro-prostitution ‘activists’ earn their livings from those industries.
The normal response is to challenge the work once it has been published, and if the work is truly without merit, it is easily debunked. But transactivists feel compelled to stop any trans-critical work reaching the general public – they do not what the public to know the full truth about transgenderism, only the transgender propaganda.
Transactivists tried to silence another trans-critical author, harassing Professor J. Michael Bailey after his book The Man who would be Queen was published, including going after Bailey’s children. These actions are not the actions of a group with any legitimacy.
If Professor Jeffreys and other trans-critical writers are supposedly ‘completely wrong’ and supposedly ‘bigoted’, then let the public see for themselves, instead of pre-publication censorship or book banning.