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Sun May 26, 2013, 09:32 AM

10. People transitioning for

Another person is just as wrong as people NOT transitioning because some people find it confusing/gross.

Transition is a personal choice that should be accepted. Because that is what an inclusive community does. It accepts people's choices about their bodies and identities.

We agree about societal pressure. Where I vehemently disagree is the way you use disparaging language to describe people who do choose transition. Which, from your description of it, you aren't very knowledgable of.

Your being attracted to men doesn't come into this. I am part of my local gay community, I also know men who married due to societal pressure to be attracted to women. Yeah, it's terrible for all involved. But gender identity is something you experience whether you have a partner or not. Many people who are trans aren't GLB. And not everyone who chooses to physically transition wants to "become" another gender. They want their body to match how they feel it should be, regardless of what society thinks they should be or look like.

Not understanding physical transition doesn't make you a hater. Refusing to use preferred pronouns, calling people who choose to physically transition mutilated and saying that people don't deserve acceptance is transphobic.

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