Peru declares transgender people ‘mentally ill’ one year after Dylan Mulvaney visited to ‘feel safe’

Last summer “transgender woman” Dylan Mulvaney fled to Peru “to feel safe” amid all the controversy surrounding him in the states.

Nearly a year later, Peru has officially classified transgender people as “mentally ill,” making the country not so “safe” anymore for Mulvaney.

“The health ministry said the decree was the only way Peru’s public health services could ‘guarantee full coverage of medical attention for mental health,'” according to The Telegraph.

The new law or decree will reportedly modify the language in the Essentials Health Insurance Plan to denote that transgender and also intersex people boast a mental disorder.

LGBT groups in Peru are outraged, to put it lightly:

“100 years after the decriminalization of homosexuality, the @Minsa_Peru has no better idea than to include trans people in the category of mental illnesses. We demand and we will not rest until its repeal,” a translation of the above tweet reads.

Percy Mayta-Tristán, a medical researcher at Lima’s Scientific University of the South, for her part argued that the new decree demonstrates a lack of awareness about LGBT issues.

“You can’t ignore the context that this is happening in a super-conservative society, where the LGBT community has no rights and where labelling them as mentally ill opens the door to conversion therapy,” he said.

Perhaps, but conversion therapy still remains illegal in Peru for the time being.

Meanwhile on social media, Peru’s new decree is being widely praised by American conservatives:

As noted earlier, Mulvaney caught a trip to Peru last summer and recorded a video touting how “safe” he felt there.

“Surprise, I’m in Peru. And I’m at Machu Picchu. Isn’t this just so beautiful? I’m here by myself. And I used to do a ton of solo traveling. I’m telling you, it’s the best. If you could ever do a solo trip somewhere, it’s such a good way to get to know yourself better. But I came here to feel something, you know what I mean? And I definitely have. I’ve done shaman ceremonies that were like 10 years worth of therapy. It was wild,” he said.

“I’ve seen a lot of llamas. And the people here are so kind. I feel very safe here. It’s a little sad that I had to leave my country to feel safe, but that will get better eventually. And I’m dying for some Trader Joe’s rolled chili lime chips. But other than that, I’m so content. Still haven’t been kissed yet, but I’m holding out hope. And most of all, this trip has me feeling like I’m my own best friend again. And that is the best feeling in the world. and I hope you feel that way about yourself too,” Mulvaney added.

Critics cast doubt on the claim that Mulvaney had somehow been unsafe in the United States.

“Mulvaney attended the Them Now Awards 2023 in June in a very public setting. Apparently, Mulvaney wasn’t that scared of their safety if going out to major awards ceremonies and events was totally fine,” Outkick noted.

Critics also questioned the wisdom of Mulvaney broadcasting a current location to the entire world if he felt unsafe. And they accused him of just seeking attention.

A year later, it now appears Peru is far less safe for him than America, a country where being transgender isn’t necessarily classified as a mental illness, particularly under the radical Biden regime.

Vivek Saxena


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