A trustee of transgender children’s charity Mermaids last night sensationally quit after it emerged he had spoken at an ‘academic’ conference hosted by an organisation that promotes services to paedophiles.
B4U-ACT lists its aims as supporting and promoting ‘a science-informed understanding about people in our communities with an attraction to children or adolescents’ on its own website.
Dr Breslow’s presentation, titled Sexual Alignment: Critiquing Sexual Orientation, The Pedophile, and the DSM V, appears to criticise societal understanding of paedophiles.
The research, which still has extracts appearing online, promises ‘major revisions on how paedophilia is defined, diagnosed and understood’ and says it will approach the topic through ‘queer and feminist lenses’.
His presentation, in parts, also adopts the controversial phrase ‘minor attracted persons’, which is used by some people instead of paedophile.