Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boycott Transphobic "Dr." Phil Show

We have time and time again raised awareness over the fact that Dr. Phil is airing unscientific and potentially dangerous misinformation about transgender identities. Truth Wins Out an organization that defends LGBT people against anti-gay lies, and the "ex-gay" myth has put out a press release condemning the recent show on transgender children on Dr. Phil.

"Truth Wins Out (TWO) harshly condemned the Dr. Phil Show today, claiming that it exploited Toni, the mother of a transgender child, and placed her in a psychologically abusive situation – which nearly drove her to tears. The episode, “Little Boy Lost,” also falsely portrayed notorious anti-gay activists, Glenn Stanton and Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, as “experts” on gender and homosexuality, says TWO.

“Dr. Phil damaged his reputation by choosing sensationalism over professionalism and he ought to be ashamed,” said Wayne Besen, Executive Director of Truth Wins Out. “Instead of exploring this issue in-depth, Dr. Phil sunk to new depths. He exploited a loving mother by ambushing her with disreputable anti-gay activists well known for theories far outside mainstream psychology."
Enough is enough! It is time to boycott Dr. Phil and stop his lies against the LGBT community.

Let the show know you will be boycotting and urge everyone to do so.

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Phone: 1-323-9563393

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol does it really take something like this to boycott the show? 5 minutes of any episode should be enough!

Queers United said...

right on!

Erik Granlund said...

hm, iono. in the show about prop 8, he seemed to be biased towards the no on 8 side, which I guess is good?

While the show you talk about may have been a bad decision on his part, I would want more proof that he choose them with the intent of misinformation before I go calling out boycotts.

DaisyDeadhead said...

Ever heard the country song by Tim Wilson, "But I could be wrong"?

Best lines:

I've just about had my fill
Of Dr Fucking Phil


:)

Anonymous said...

When are people gonna learn that there is nothing wrong with being gay, lesbian, transgender etc!! Dr Phil (and others) why don't you just accept people for who they are!? what makes you think these people have mental issues? these are normal healthy people!! just because the way your sexual preference is genetically encoded doesn't mean that everyone else's is wrong!! im sure the story would change if the tables were turned. its like changing someone skin colour, you just cant!! just accept it!

Laurie said...

I never went out of my way to watch him
before and now I'm really glad I didn't...

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!

Word Geek said...

As Erik (above) said, Dr. Phil has seemed quite pro gay on occasion. Good for him. Please don't settle for so little though. I hate it when one part of the LGBTQ community is ready to sell another section down the river for the chance of a scrap of tolerance thrown there way.
Woop-de-doo, Dr Phil, you were against prop 8. You want a cookie for that? Get your head out of your arse and stop thinking paying lipservice to gay rights gives you the right to pick on trans people. We're all the same community and the 'some of my best friends' line won't wash.

Dove said...

Do you really think Dr.Phil cares if GBLT people stop watching his show? He hates GBLT people. He *wants* them to stop watching his show.

If you want to have a real effect, don't just boycott the Dr.Phil show. Boycott his sponsors!

He's still sponsored by Harpo Productions, right? If so, that's where the boycott should start.

Anonymous said...

I watched the show and I don't agree with the claims made. I felt he had both sides of the argument evenly portrayed and actually defended Toni's taking exception to the BS that the Religious Right representatives were spouting. I think that the pro-TG message was stronger.

Queers United said...

I just sent this in:

Shame on you for airing "Little Boy Lost" and misrepresenting transgender children. He isn't lost, he is struggling because of people like you who bring on bigots like Glenn Stanton, and Mr. Nicolosi who try to pathologize and "fix" people who are gay or trans. It is biological, it is natural, it cannot be fixed.

What needs to be fixed is my tivo, I will be boycotting your programs.

Word Geek said...

I like the Tivo comment:)

Queers United said...

thanks word, I don't often chuckle at my own emails but I was happy with that one.

Kevin Bailes said...

Dr. Phil and Robin his wife are just scared because it is something that they have not been brought up around and they do not understand and will not understand until they have to go through it themselves. This is why they are not open minded and accepting.

Anonymous said...

You don't feel male or female. You just are. You don't feel black or white. You just are. Put all women together,(no reproduction) and all men together,(no reproduction),In my over 40 years, whether I put on lipstick or not, I'm a girl. Why don't the guys ever desire a monthy cycle?

Anonymous said...

to anonymous: if we switched your body with the opposite sex and you had to live in it for the rest of your life you may feel that indeed you do feel male or female. and how do you know that transwomen don't desire a monthly cycle? I would gladly accept a monthly cycle along with the package.

Anonymous said...

whether you put on lipstick or not you'd be a girl. you're right. you would still feel like a girl, so you actually contradicted yourself. people do feel male and female. "you just are" shut up.

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