It’s important to understand that the Gender industry is an international project with key partners driving the industry. In this 4-part post, we are looking at those key partners, who I call the Queer Triad. Over this mini-series we ask several questions:
· Who are the key partners in the Gender Industry?
· What key resources do these partners supply?
· What key activities do partners perform?
In any business, we develop partnerships to reduce risk and uncertainty, to acquire particular resources and activities and for organisation and economy.
The original key partners to bring in gender recognition are Dentons, Thomson Reuters, ILGA and IGYLO & affiliates.
This partnership was formed to address the risks to the gender industry. A daunting challenge was to get the wider public fully onboard with experimental drugs, cross-sex hormones and surgery on young people under 18. Without expert reframing and marketing, product lines causing irreparable harm and permanent changes if the youth desists could be subject to lawsuits or simply not sell. Parents most likely would resist the social, medical and surgical transitioning of their children. Desisters and detransitioners (failed consumers of the product lines) can put the industry in a bad light.
Negative press reports could have an impact on the bottom line. Outspoken people may be listened to. And the cost of transitioning particularly with the reparatory surgeries that follow the experimental genitalia surgeries could price consumers out of the market.
This is all bad for business.
These risks are substantial legal, framing and branding challenges that require specialist services.
Assisting the promotion of gender identity ideology in law and marketing. The world’s largest law firm, Dentons, partnered first with media conglomerate Thomson-Reuters to create an LGBT advocacy handbook. The handbook focuses on strategies to mitigate these business risks. It also sets out 8-9 common goals to pursue which creates alignment for advocacy across the world. It was created primarily for IGYLO and their affiliates, and youth activists all over the world.
Dentons is the world’s largest law firm. Here in Australia, Dentons is at every level of government; federal, state and at the attorney general. They have clients in the largest corporations in the banking, finance, property, construction, health sectors and diversity sectors. They provide transgender diverse people free legal advice in Sydney’s inner west city, and they’ve also in Sydney’s red light area; Kings Cross.
Their major role is removing legal barriers for transitioning youth, which is important for clients like Stryker, the global pharmaceutical company and also the founder behind the ARCUS foundation.
Dentons, partnered with media conglomerate Thomson-Reuters to create a Trans Gender Diverse (TGD advocacy handbook, colloquially called the Denton’s Handbook, entitled; “Only Adults? Good practices in legal gender recognition for youth”.
It focuses on strategies to mitigate these business risks. It also sets out 8-9 common goals to pursue which creates alignment for advocacy across the world.
THE LEGAL GOALS REQUIRED TO EMBED GENDER IDENTITY RECOGNITION INTO LAW ACROSS ALL COUNTRIES:
1. With regards to adults, “No requirement for sterilisation, surgical, medical treatment or diagnosis” (for legal gender recognition.) (pg. 17)
Self-ID declaration, no medical diagnosis, no surgery, and no legal oversight required.
2. With regards to adults, “Relationships should only be altered if favourable” (pg. 17)
No grounds for spousal divorce, or requirement for spousal approval for transitioning.
3. “Quick and affordable access to legal gender recognition based on the model of self-determination” (pg 16)
A swift and cheap process for gender recognition which is entirely self-determined and subjective.
4. “Extending the process (self-id gender recognition) to minors” (pg. 16)
Remove parental consent to medical & social transitioning to the appearance of the opposite sex
Remove parental consent to the legal recognition of minors, e.g., in schools a child affirmed to be a ‘mature minor’ in order to transition without parental consent or knowledge.
5. “Legal Gender recognition at birth” (pg. 17)
The First step, adults can change the sex on their birth certificate. The second step is no recording of the child’s gender (sex) on their birth certificate, delay for a month or up to 18 years.
6. “Recognition of a third gender” (pg. 17)
The individual legally identifies as neither male nor female if they so wish e.g. non binary.
7. “Gender confirmation treatments should be available and reimbursable” (pg. 18)
Gender confirmation treatment should be accessible, state-supported or supplemented and no requirement for gender dysphoria to access these treatments.
8. “Established sanctions for breaching the law on gender recognition”
Sanctions on those who do not recognise an individual’s gender identity.
The handbook gives examples of countries following ‘good’ practices, lists the primary legislation and then has a checklist of the state of compliance with those legal goals. These goals are tracked in Wikipedia. Type for yourself ‘transgender rights in’ and insert the country in question. If you have time, review Canada, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom that they answer the following questions, see pages 25-38 highlighted. See below the tracking of these goals for Australia and New Zealand.
So, understand that the gender identity industry is an internationally coordinated project, and its legal influence initiated by Dentons is throughout all government levels and major corporate sectors. Other legal firms that are members of ILGA support the same. Next: Thomson Reuters and the marketing strategies.