White House video on proposed ban, part 1

wh-part1The White House has made a four minute Youtube video to support a proposed nationwide ban on Reparative Therapy or counselling for heterosexual feelings and other orientation issues. This, in our opinion, offensive video spreads much misunderstanding and prejudice. In our analysis, we are actually being harrassed as a sexual minority.

Here is a transscript of the first three minutes; we get to see a transgender male in a video with black/white lighting and dramatic piano funeral music in the background. (Check out the full Presidential Message, click here).

 

This is what the transgender person has to say in the first 3 minutes:

“Imagine if you walked into a room with someone and sat down on a coach, and that person tells you that everything you believe about your gender is wrong. And that person that you feel yourself to be, you’re incorrect about that. That is essentially what we’re doing in conversion therapy and that is why it needs to be ended. Transgender people know who they are. We don’t need to be told and coached how to be someone else. We need to be supported in being ourselves.”

Let us substitute the word ‘transgender’ (which some clients use when they see a psychotherapist) with the word ‘Napoleon’ (which some clients use when they see a psychotherapist):

“Imagine if you feel like Napoleon, no, you KNOW you are Napoleon. And walked into a room with someone and sat down on a coach, and that person tells you that everything you believe about your identity is wrong. And that person that you feel yourself to be, you’re incorrect about that. That is essentially what we’re doing in psychiatry, and that is why it needs to be ended. Napoleon people know who they are. We don’t need to be told and coached how to be someone else. We need to be supported in being ourselves.”

Let us substitute the word ‘transgender’ with ‘a person with unwanted same-sex attractions’:

“Imagine if you experience some homosexual feelings but don’t want a gay identity. And walked into a room with someone and sat down on a coach, and that person tells you that everything you believe about your identity is wrong. And that person that you feel yourself to be, you’re incorrect about that. That is essentially what we’re doing in Gay Affirmative Therapy and that is why it needs to be ended. People with unwanted same-sex attractions know who they are. We don’t need to be told and coached how to be someone else. We need to be supported in being ourselves.”

How about that, White House?home-75-p-final