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Academic exploitation of sex and gender minorities

As more people reject the disease models of gender diversity, we look back at those who stigmatized sex and gender minorities as being disordered. Most are in their 50s or older, with just a few protegés clinging to their outmoded ideology.

In 2003, I created an earlier version of this graphic, based on information as it was coming in. Since that time, the concept of social networking has entered the mainstream lexicon and is more easily achieved through software innovations. Below is a streamlined two-dimensional representation from 2010 of key figures in the academic pathologization of transgender people.


Key figures

Other academics

Media apologists

Trans apologists


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
* Human Biodiversity Institute
Northwestern University

Networking tools

The following programs are helpful for anyone looking at academic logrolling and nepotism from a networking standpoint.

  • Microsoft Visio
  • Valdis Krebs’ InFlow