CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — The University of Miami is telling students confused about their gender that surgically removing healthy body parts could make them happy.
The university’s LGBTQ student center’s Trans Resource Guide declares that “gender affirmation surgery… can help alleviate gender dysphoria and significantly increase happiness and quality of life.” The site links to a MoneyGeek article that outlines the cost estimates for irreversible surgeries associated with “gender affirmation” or “gender transitioning.” Campus Reform first reported on the resource guide.
Additionally, the University of Miami Health’s LGBTQ+ services site promotes procedures that remove a woman’s breasts, uterus and ovaries.
“U CAN SAY GAY”
Lauren Foster, a man who refers to himself as a woman, is listed as contact on the Trans Resource Guide for university students. His official title is Director of Patient Experience.
Foster is also a model with more than 11,000 followers on Instagram. Last summer, he posted a photo celebrating alongside the Hurricanes mascot.
In the photo, Foster is wearing a shirt that says “U Can Say Gay” – a clear protest of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill that opponents labeled “Don’t Say Gay.” “The U” is a nickname for the University of Miami.
The Trans Resource Guide also offers a lexicon for those who haven’t caught up with the latest LGBTQ talking points.
The terminology page defines dozens of words likely unfamiliar to those who hold to traditional views on gender and sexuality. These include: “erasure,” “femme,” “heteronormativity,” “heterosexism,” “heterosexual privilege,” “demisexual,” “polysexual,” “pansexual” and “skoliosexual.”
“Heterosexual privilege” is defined as “basic civil rights and social privileges that a heterosexual individual automatically receives, but are systematically denied to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons on the sole basis of their sexual or gender identity.”
Meanwhile, pansexuals experience “sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction for members of all gender identities/expressions,” according to the site. The term “two-spirit” is defined as “indigenous people who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations indigenous groups.”
REMOVING BODY PARTS: “AN EXCITING TIME”
The university’s LGBTQ center was heralded as “one of the first of its kind in the southeastern United States” when it opened in 2017.
“For transgender patients, it’s easy access to hormone services, top and bottom surgeries, facial feminization, and other important procedures,” the South Florida Gay News wrote when the facility opened. “Plus, by having a staff that is trained in how to work with the LGBTQ community, patients don’t have to fear being misgendered or discussing sensitive topics with a clueless health professional.”
Today, the University of Miami Health website offers the following guidance to those considering irreversible surgeries to remove healthy body parts: “What is important is that you feel secure, comfortable and healthy along the way. Here at the UHealth, our medical team and staff are committed to serving you during this exciting time.”
The University of Miami did not respond to a request for comment.