This is going out to the usual suspects plus regional press.
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Writer and Sexual Rights activist Jane Fae today condemned the British Psychological Society for their decision to give a platform to Psychologist Ken Zucker at tomorrow’s Clinical Psychology Conference in Manchester.
And she gave her backing to LGBT demonstrators who plan to turn up to protest their anger at what they see as promoting hatred.
Jane said: “I find this man’s utterances to be wholly offensive, but I will not call for him to be banned or prevented from speaking. If the BPS really wish to hear the views of this man, then they are entitled to do so. But they should also be prepared to hear the anger of those in the gay and transgendered community who have suffered directly because of the bigotry of psychologists such as Zucker.
“Prof Zucker talks openly of offering a “cure” for gayness. He is alleged to have tried to “prevent” patients from becoming LGBT by forcing young girls to wear feminine clothing and young boys to “man up”. This is utterly offensive and totally immoral.
“It is bigoted claptrap, hiding behind the claim that it is “science”.
Jane continued: “The time is long overdue when the general public and government recognised that psychiatry is not a neutral science. It harbours a cesspit of homophobic and transphobic attitudes that are reinforced by mutual back-scratching and a network of men in suits approving the utterances of other men in suits.
“Tomorrow’s issue is Zucker – but the real issue facing many in the LGBT community is the entire psychiatric profession, which has a long and shameful history of lending legitimacy to prejudice”.