Thanks to Danielle Askini for this media advisory:
What: A coalition of transgender community advocates and mental health providers will gather in San Francisco May 18 to protest how the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is handling revisions to "gender identity disorder" and related diagnoses in their fifth edition of the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' (DSM-V).
When: Monday May 18th Protest starts at 6:00pm
Where: At the corner of 4th and Howard Street, San Francisco - Outside the Moscone Center
Who: A coalition of medical and therapeutic professionals, gender-variant, transgender people, and allies working under the name GIDreformNOW who have grave concerns about the current diagnostic classification and lack of disclosure by the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group about plans for the DSM-V.
Key leaders and advocates for Transgender civil rights will be present to speak, they include Julia Serano, PhD; Madeline Deutsch, MD; Masen Davis, MSW; Kelley Winters, PhD; Danielle Askini, MSW; Mara Keisling; Andrea James, MA; Lore Dickey, MA; Michele Angello, PhD; and Rebecca Allison, MD.
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Organization contact: Danielle Askini, firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 655-3317
Media Contact: Cindi Creager
For more information: www.gidreformnow.com