This morning Betsy Phillips at the Nashville Scene's Pith in the Wind blog notes that TN State Rep. Susan Lynn posted an article indicating that being transgender is a mental disorder. Rep. Lynn said, "This is an excellent article that intuitively rings true...please read." You can read Phillips' fine analysis and rebuttal here.
Rep. Lynn is not getting anything close to an accurate or a complete picture of the transgender community. Beyond that, she has spread inaccurate and incomplete information. And to take it a step further, she legislates on issues that affect the transgender community.
We call on Rep. Lynn to avoid diagnosing people, to begin engaging the transgender community, and to learn more about the struggles trans people face with violence and discrimination. Her vote and leadership are needed to help make transgender Tennesseans safer.