Ottawa trustees lash out at leading psychiatrist for criticizing ‘gender identity’ policy

OTTAWA, September 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A prominent Canadian psychiatrist and long time critic of gender theory has called gender guidelines being considered for public schools in the nation’s capital both “biased and bigoted” for ignoring the mental health and safety of the 97 percent of students outside the LGBTQ orbit.

But several elected trustees of the Ottawa-Carleton public board don’t appear to be interested in protecting the majority of “straight” students, responding to a request for comment from LifeSiteNews with ad hominem attacks on this reporter and on the psychiatrist, Dr. John Berger. Several trustees replied to LifeSite’s request for comment with a link to websites attacking the long time psychotherapist and examiner of applicants to board certification as psychiatrists.

Berger called the Carleton-Ottawa Gender Identity and Gender Expression Guide “one of the most biased and bigoted documents I have come across in a long time. In their efforts to be oh so accommodating to the possible feelings of a minute potential fraction of students, the writers of the document appear to be completely oblivious to the potential feelings of the probably 97% of other, ‘normal’ students.”