Kelley Winters

Kelley Winters

At a Glance:

Kelley Winters has been a Project Contributor since January 2009, has written 32 entries and currently lives in On the road.


Kelley Winters, Ph.D. is the author of Gender Madness in American Psychiatry: Essays from the Struggle for Dignity and a community advocate on issues of transgender medical policy. She is the founder of GID Reform Advocates, a member of the International Advisory Group for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care
and an Advisory Board Member for TransYouth Family Allies. Kelley has presented papers on the psychiatric classification of gender diversity at annual conventions of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association and the Association of Women in Psychology. Her articles have appeared in a number of mental health journals and in two books. Kelley enjoys biking, hiking and landscape photography.

Kelley Winters: Recently Filed

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'Myrna' Transcends Media Barriers

Filed by Kelley Winters | March 05, 2015 | 8:00 AM | comments

It's time that network executives give trans people and authentic trans stories a chance. It's time for a network to pick up the "Myrna" series.Read More

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Thanksgiving: A Tarnished Holiday

Filed by Kelley Winters | November 28, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Each year on Thanksgiving Day, I take time to remember the Native Americans who discovered this remarkable continent, flourished for tens of millennia before European settlement, and paid a heavy, tragic price of intolerance, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.Read More


Hey WHO: Childhood Gender Difference Is Not a Disease

Filed by Kelley Winters | July 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

I urge the World Health Organization's Working Group on Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health to eliminate the proposed, stigma-laden "gender incongruence of childhood" category from the ICD-11.Read More

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Salacious Stereotyping of Trans Women Is Not 'Science'

Filed by Kelley Winters | July 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The cover photo of the July 11 issue of Science has drawn concern and outrage from trans and human rights advocates this week. Read More

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On Bill Simmons' Non-Apology [Open Letter]

Filed by Kelley Winters | January 23, 2014 | 12:45 PM | comments

Hannan maligned Ms. Vanderbilt, me, and all transgender and transsexual people by implying that she was dishonest because she was transgender. She deserves your sincere apology, not a legal rationalization.Read More