Anti-trans activists will have us believe that gender dysphoria is a phase or a choice, that transgender people should be explicitly denied civil rights laws and medical treatment, that they are mentally ill, and that they deserve scorn, contempt, and belittlement at every turn. They claim that transitioning is a bad choice, and that if someone does transition, they will suffer poor outcomes, failing health, and eventually, suicide.
This is an examination of one such work with a similar title. But, here, opinions based on ideology have been replaced by science. Are transgender people doomed if they seek medical treatment? Are they crazy?
No. Not in the least.
In Kelly Novak’s well-researched book, we learn the pain caused by conversion therapy. We learn the benefits of transition. We read actual stories of those who transitioned and those denied transition.
People with gender dysphoria are real people. Let Harry Become Sally shows that they are born with their gender identity, and deserve respect, compassion, medical care, and legal rights just like any other person. It also challenges the anti-trans activist to sit down and actually talk to a trans person or two. He may learn that they are not to be hated or feared. He may gain a friend or two. He may also gain a fresh new look at the issue of gender dysphoria and those that it affects.
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About the Author
Kelly R. Novak holds a Master of Science degree in experimental physics from the University of Houston and has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry and in biomedical technology. Her interests include children's literature, history, and recreational mathematics.
An avid explorer, she has visited seventy-three countries on six continents including sites such as Machu Picchu, Easter Island, and the Pyramids. Her adventures include a search for the Lost Ark in Ethiopia, getting lost in a cave in Guatemala, and train-hopping from Moscow to Venice carrying only a backpack.
She has been involved with trans issues and rights for several decades, beginning when she had a trans roommate nearly 40 years ago.