Homophobia, conversion therapy, and care models for trans youth: defending the gender-affirmative approach

  title={Homophobia, conversion therapy, and care models for trans youth: defending the gender-affirmative approach},
  author={Florence Ashley},
  journal={Journal of LGBT Youth},
  pages={361 - 383}
  • F. Ashley
  • Published 1 October 2020
  • Psychology
  • Journal of LGBT Youth
Abstract In recent years, opponents of the gender-affirmative approach to trans youth have argued that it bears homophobic roots and may be tantamount to conversion therapy. This argument is mistaken. In this article, I first argue that there is no evidence that social and/or medical transition is motivated by homophobia. Contrary to the critique’s tacit premise, many if not most trans people are LGBQ following transition. Furthermore, despite social progress in the last decade, transphobia… 
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