There is No Legitimate ‘Debate’ Over Gender-Affirming Healthcare

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“ ‘When you find yourself, in the final story, repeating the talking points of anti-trans activists without criticism, without context, then even if you don’t have an agenda, you’re advancing the agenda of the people you’re platforming,’ said Heron Greenesmith, an attorney and senior research analyst at Political Research Associates who specializes in tracking how the media covers transgender people. ‘Emily Bazelon did a really great job of replicating their anti-trans talking points in the paper of record.’”

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On June 15, The New York Times Magazine published "The battle over Gender Therapy," since its publication, transgender-rights advocates, medical experts, and other journalists have condemned the article.