Just a quick blog about some of the History behind LGBT. I decided to write this, because a lot of TERFs and Gender Criticals don’t like being compared to the Far Right, Fascists’, or the beginning of the Nazis. Honestly, I don’t care if you don’t like being compared to a group that you don’t like, especially if you are doing what they do, or what they have done.
Expect a lot of “Did you know”
So…Did you know that the Nazi’s actually burnt down the first “modern day” LGBTQIA learning center?
On May 6, 1933, Nazi demonstrators raided the libraries of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, a German name that roughly translates to the Institute of Sexology. The Institute was a privately operated research space for studies of human sexuality. More than 20,000 books were taken from shelves and burned days later in the streets by Nazi youth groups.
It was a blow to the life’s work of Magnus Hirschfeld, the institute’s founder. Hirschfeld, was himself Jewish and gay. He was a pioneer for rights and liberation in Berlins LGBTQ community. Founding the institute in 1919, after beginning his career as an activist in 1896, he created the pamphlet Sappho and Socrates, about a gay man who took his own life after he felt he was being coerced into a straight marriage.
The resources and data at Institut für Sexualwissenschaft were never replaced.Teen Vogue Lucy Diavolo
The next two links, are links to papers that demonstrate how the a trans brain works and how a gay brain works. These are very complicated. These are actual academic papers, and are not from teen vogue.
It should also be noted that LGBTQIA is a relatively new “Science”, so not everything is 100% known. Especially since the destruction of Magnus Hirschfeld’s work, there’s hasn’t been much to go on. Other than how older cultures and religions have represented the LGBTQIA community.
European Society of Endocrinology. “Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524112351.htm>.
Burke, S.M., Manzouri, A.H. & Savic, I. Structural connections in the brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation. Sci Rep 7, 17954 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17352-8
This large nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands showed an increased risk of breast cancer in trans women compared with cisgender men. The risk in trans women is still lower than in Dutch cisgender women and resembles a more female type of breast cancer and hormone receptor status. In trans men, a lower risk compared with Dutch cisgender women was observed.Part of the studies conclusion from the BMJ
de Blok C J M, Wiepjes C M, Nota N M, van Engelen K, Adank M A, Dreijerink K M A et al. Breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment: nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands BMJ 2019; 365 :l1652 doi:10.1136/bmj.l1652
This is a completely fascinating paper. If you don’t want to read too much, and you’re like me. Not very smart, Science-wise. This has pictures! Haha … Showing the differences, and you can definitely see them!