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Old 04-13-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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...And what is that experience like? We've heard a lot from homosexuals fighting for equality and gay marriage (as every thread on the subject is 200 pages long), but haven't heard much from transsexual, transgender, third gender, etc. Is there a fear of unacceptance even greater than that of homosexuality?
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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my ex husband is transgender and he finds that there is no acceptance in any community, but he actively lobbies for acceptance politically and socially
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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my ex husband is transgender and he finds that there is no acceptance in any community, but he actively lobbies for acceptance politically and socially
I wonder how many years before we could see an transgender president?
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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my ex husband is transgender and he finds that there is no acceptance in any community, but he actively lobbies for acceptance politically and socially
Good for him! And I've definitely noticed how in the gay community (or GLBTQ or whatever), there is little acceptance of transgendered people. Sad, especially when the group tries to use that alphabet soup name I referenced there in an attempt to prove themselves to be all-inclusive when sometimes, anything differing from their norm is cast aside just as the larger community casts them aside.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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...And what is that experience like? We've heard a lot from homosexuals fighting for equality and gay marriage (as every thread on the subject is 200 pages long), but haven't heard much from transsexual, transgender, third gender, etc. Is there a fear of unacceptance even greater than that of homosexuality?
You mean like flaming or just when the wifes gets freaky
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: One Day their Lies will Collapse
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my ex husband is transgender and he finds that there is no acceptance in any community, but he actively lobbies for acceptance politically and socially
Probably because it's a mental illness that shouldn't be something to cheered at nor accepted.

When a man dresses as a woman or vise-versa, it indicates something is seriously wrong with the individual. If anything, the person should be placed in a padded-room with no windows.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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veltz i have dealt with this issue for years and there are many different types of issues involved. in my husband's case, his hormonal levels, etc all indicated that he should have the change. years and years and years of trying to fit in to his male body led to depression, etc, just be glad you do not have to experience it, but you need not be afraid of it, nor need you be mean, it is hard enough on familiies dealing with it, without being treated badly as you are trying to cope
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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We used to associate social stigma and institute "corrective action" toward people who were left handed. We've matured a bit as a society and now generally accept that harmless deviation from what is most common.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: CNJ/NYC
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Probably because it's a mental illness that shouldn't be something to cheered at nor accepted.
The "illness" part of it is the mismatch between the body and the brain. The treatment is gender reassignment surgery, should the person be willing to go through with it, of course.

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When a man dresses as a woman or vise-versa, it indicates something is seriously wrong with the individual. If anything, the person should be placed in a padded-room with no windows.
This is not a thread about transvestites. What exactly is "wrong" with people who dress like the opposite sex? Norms of dress are nothing but social constructs. There isn't anything inherently "correct" about them.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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Probably because it's a mental illness that shouldn't be something to cheered at nor accepted.

When a man dresses as a woman or vise-versa, it indicates something is seriously wrong with the individual. If anything, the person should be placed in a padded-room with no windows.
Or people who think they're really a type of animal...ever recall hearing about that guy who's "transformed" himself into a tiger?
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