In December of 2012, a small committee of the American Psychiatric Association voted to stop calling transgenderism a mental illness.
Suddenly, what used to be called "gender dysphoria" became a weapon the left used to test everyone else:
Will you accept insane attacks on society, if they’re done in the name of trans rights?
When the Lindsay Shepherd thing exploded at Wilfrid Laurier University, what really irked her university was that she showed a video clip of Professor Jordan Peterson, who refuses to use made up gender pronouns like "zhe" and "zher" instead of "he" and "her."
Laurier’s massively-funded Transgender Office was furious, too. I bet most Laurier alumni didn’t know they had one. In fact, I’d be surprised if there was a single actual trans person at that university until it became cool — free stuff, special rights, lots of attention.
Not all of it good, as I'll show you tonight, in depth.
A study by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in concert with UCLA’s school of law, found that 41 per cent of transgender people surveyed had tried to commit suicide. (The national average is 4.6 per cent.)
And the number actually goes up after sex change treatments begin.
If you care about transgender people — especially youth — stop pushing them down this road.
And, no, it’s not “transphobic” to say so — it’s the opposite, actually...
NEXT: Quebec broadcaster and author Eric Duhaime talks with me about what really happened at a "far-right" protest in Quebec City. You may have heard that police made dozens of arrests — but do you know who was arrested?
We also discuss the violent Montreal anarchist website we told you about last week, and Eric explains why he thinks Quebec politics are taking a conservative turn.
THEN: Over the weekend, our own David Menzies interviewed Lindsay Shepherd at a rally supporting her freedom of speech. Watch the whole conversation!
FINALLY: Your messages to me — and a story about a transgender person who worked for the Rebel, and how one of our videos changed his life...