LGBT Expert Psychiatrist and Advocate Acknowledges Laws Banning Conversion Therapy Are Ahead of the Science
Dr. Jack Drescher is a gay man and one of the world’s foremost experts on gender issues. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man and Editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. In an incredibly honest dialogue, he acknowledges we do not know the cause of homosexuality or transgender and do not know yet the proper treatment for gender dysphoria. Nonetheless, he personally advocates to ban all therapies designed to reduce same sex attraction or gender dysphoria in order to reduce the “stigma” associated with gay and transgender.