Twitter Suspends Ray Blanchard (Reverses Decision and Apologizes)

Twitter Suspended Transgenderism

Twitter temporarily suspended Ray Blanchard, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, after he posted a series of tweets where he mentioned that he believes “forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder.” The entire tweet in the thread was:

My beliefs include the following 6 elements: (1) Transsexualism and milder forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder, which may leave the individual with average or even above-average functioning in unrelated areas of life.

– Ray Blanchard (@BlanchardPhD) 11 May 2019

About 24 hours later, Twitter unsuspended his account and apologized saying “Twitter takes reports of violations of the Twitter Rules very seriously. After reviewing your account, it looks like we made an error.”

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Twitter @BlanchardPhD 1127286054858502152
  2. PJ Media "Expert Psychologist Blocked on Twitter for Expressing Clinical Opinion on Transgenderism" by Tyler O'Neil (12 May 2019)
  3. Lifesitenews "Twitter locks gender expert's account for calling transsexualism a mental disorder" by Calvin Freiburger (13 May 2019)