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.Transsexualism is a condition in which an individual identifies with a physical sex that is different from their biological one.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ Transsexual individuals are people who are facing the struggles we all must face just in our own different ways.

^ Although they are shown as distinct conditions, there is considerable blurring and variation between one individual and another.

.A medical diagnosis can be made if a person experiences discomfort as a result of a desire to be a member of the opposite sex,[1] or if a person experiences impaired functioning or distress as a result of that gender identification.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ The condition is unconsciously determined, is differentiated from the behavior of a person who deliberately engages in same-sex sexual contact due to situational factors or a desire for variational experiences.

^ That means that heterosexuals made a concious choice to like members of the opposite sex after considering liking members of the same sex?
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[2] .Transsexualism is stigmatized in many parts of the world but has become more widely known in Western culture in the mid to late 20th century, concurrently with the sexual revolution and the development of sexual reassignment surgeries.^ Best of luck to anybody that chooses this route of sexual reassignment surgery.

^ Why can't more people look at reassignment surgery as a method for God to fix an oversight?

^ Despite these difficulties, the role of SRS, performed justifiably, is becoming more prominent in the treatment of transsexualism in Japan.

It remains controversial, however. .Discrimination and negative attitudes towards transsexualism often accompany certain religious beliefs or cultural values.^ "I don't believe that even from a religious point of view that Jesus ever discriminated toward anyone, nor do I," McClurkin said in an exclusive interview with the Tribune.
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^ Attitudes toward the opposite sex are often filled with distrust and fear as to render them incapable of any relationship at all, except on the most superficial and brittle basis.

.There are cultures that have no difficulty integrating people who change gender roles, often holding them with high regard, such as the traditional role for 'two-spirit' people found among certain native American tribes.^ There were no doubt many who found justification for that treatment in their holy books.
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^ If, however, this small sect of the gay community keeps distancing themselves from the average American, and keeps trying to "force" people to like them, there will never be ANY change.
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^ There are people who are gay and lesbian and there are people who believe it is wrong.
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Contents

Diagnosis

.Transsexualism appears in the two major diagnostic manuals used by mental health professionals worldwide, the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM, currently in its fourth edition) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD, currently in its tenth edition).^ Homosexuality per se is one form of sexual behavior, and with other forms of sexual behavior which are not by themselves psychiatric disorders, are not listed in this nomenclature" (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) July 1974).

^ This diagnostic category underwent several metamorphoses in several editions of the DSM III, including establishing a separate category of "ego-dystonic homosexuality" (for those who were "unhappy" that they were homosexual) to the ultimate elimination of the word "homosexual" from the DSM III Revised 1987 as a scientific category (APA Diagnostic Criteria DSM 'Ii; American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C.) A reversal of the decision by the Board of Trustees would require two hundred members requesting a referendum.

^ Instead, the false step of removing homosexuality from our Diagnostic and Statistical Manual was substituted.

The ICD-10 incorporates transsexualism, dual role transvestism and gender identity disorder of childhood into its gender identity disorder category, and defines transsexualism as "[a] desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by a sense of discomfort with, or inappropriateness of, one's anatomic sex, and a wish to have surgery and hormonal treatment to make one's body as congruent as possible with one's preferred sex."[4] The DSM does not distinguish between gender identity disorder and transsexualism, and defines transvestic fetishism as a separate phenomenon which may co-occur with transsexualism. The DSM diagnosis requires four components:[5]
  • A desire or insistence that one is of the opposite biological sex (that is not due to a perceived advantage of being the other sex)
  • Evidence of persistent discomfort with, and perceived inappropriateness of the individual's biological sex
  • The individual is not intersex (although a diagnosis of GID Not Otherwise Specified is available, which enables intersex people who reject their sex-assignment to access transsexual treatments)
  • Evidence of clinically significant distress or impairment in work or social life.

Process

.The current diagnosis for transsexual people who present themselves for psychological treatment is "gender identity disorder" (leaving out those who have sexual identity disorders without gender concerns).^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ You nothing else then degrade people for who they instead just leaving us alone why the hell are even on this website or even commenting.

^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

.As the DSM has changed its terminology in 1994 instead of the diagnosis of "transsexualism". According to the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's Standards Of Cares, this diagnostic label is often necessary to obtain sex reassignment therapy with health insurance coverage, and states that the designation of gender identity disorders as mental disorders is not a license for stigmatization, or for the deprivation of gender patients' civil rights.^ The homosexual would forfeit his mammalian heritage, the chance to engage in the male-female design; [4]Homosexuals would not enter therapy or be dissuaded for long periods in doing so: tremendous resistances to therapy would result, injuring the patient's progress; [5] Suicides among those with gender identity disorder might well increase.

^ In 1997, the medical guidelines for transgender persons were issued by the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, with some modifications of the Standards of Care of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association.

^ The operation was an historic turning point for the proper understanding of Gender Identity Disorder in our country.

.However, some people diagnosed with gender identity disorder known as transgenders rather than transsexuals have no desire for sex reassignment therapy at all, particularly not genital reassignment surgery, and/or are not appropriate candidates for such treatment.^ Some people have it better than me and some people have it worse.
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^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

.While some feel that formal diagnosis helps to destigmatize transsexualism, others feel that it only adds stigma, essentially feeling that such a diagnosis is equivalent to saying something really is wrong with transsexual people.^ As human being, we all have rights but it seems that homosexuals have the right to expres their feeling and it is ok but as soon as hetero people say something it is viewed as discrimination why?
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^ Only an extremely self-loathing man would say something as moronic and impossible as, "I've been cured of homosexuality."
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^ This is truley a sad commentary on our times and proves exactly how narrow minded an ignorant some people really are.

.The diagnosis of "gender identity disorder" is seen as insulting and irrelevant to some transsexuals, and may be considered a causal factor in instances of harm occurring to, or death of, transsexual people as the result of prejudice and discrimination when deprived of their civil rights.^ The operation was an historic turning point for the proper understanding of Gender Identity Disorder in our country.

^ As human being, we all have rights but it seems that homosexuals have the right to expres their feeling and it is ok but as soon as hetero people say something it is viewed as discrimination why?
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^ I can understand that some people may not have a good understanding of what it is like to be gay.
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(Brown 105)
.Some people who desire sex reassignment therapy do not have gender identity disorder, as it's usually understood, and desire to transition for other reasons.^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

^ The operation was an historic turning point for the proper understanding of Gender Identity Disorder in our country.

^ These are people who had to undergo years of therapy and legal steps to be approved for these procedures, unlike those who can undergo multiple cosmetic procedures just by paying money.

.This can include homosexual people who are unable to accept their homosexuality (or who were, up until the 1970s, encouraged by caretakers to change their gender role, including SRS), cross-dressers who feel more comfortable dressed as members of the opposite gender and may become confused (although it may be important to realize that many transsexual women go through a period where they self-identify as cross-dressers), and people with certain psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and Munchausen syndrome.^ Accept people for who they are not what they are doing behind close doors.
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^ I'm not going to have surgery to change my gender.
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^ I feel sorry for him that he can't be who he really is.
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.(Brown 106-107) Most professionals believe that sex reassignment therapy is not appropriate for such individuals, (Brown 107) and SRS is expected to have a negative effect for them.^ So it's not a conflict for a Christian to believe that a homosexual (one who has natural attractions to people of the same sex) was born that way and also that acting on such attractions is a sin.
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^ I do believe that homosexuality is a choice because God did not create us to be with a same sex partner and the Bible strongly prohibited such union(lev18:22).
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[6].
.Some transsexual people may suffer from co-morbid psychiatric conditions unrelated to their gender dysphoria.^ I can understand that some people may not have a good understanding of what it is like to be gay.
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^ Introduction Japan, which is considered to be one of the world's most advanced countries in terms of its economy, technology, industry, and medicine, has long been in the dark ages regarding people who suffer from gender dysphoria.

.The DSM-IV itself states that in rare instances, gender identity disorder may co-exist with schizophrenia, and that psychiatric disorders are generally not considered contraindications to sex reassignment therapy, that is unless they are the primary cause of the patient's gender dysphoria.^ He states that same-sex mounting behavior is not an evidence of in-born homosexual patterns which can he generalized to humans.

^ The operation was an historic turning point for the proper understanding of Gender Identity Disorder in our country.

^ The homosexual would forfeit his mammalian heritage, the chance to engage in the male-female design; [4]Homosexuals would not enter therapy or be dissuaded for long periods in doing so: tremendous resistances to therapy would result, injuring the patient's progress; [5] Suicides among those with gender identity disorder might well increase.

.(Brown 108) Despite this permissiveness, the process of psychological treatment is usually much more complicated for transsexual people with co-morbid psychiatric conditions.^ As a community, they have more in common with other disabled communities who also are seeking medical treatment for a condition.
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.Some transsexual people have pressured the American Psychiatric Association to remove Gender Identity Disorder from the DSM. Many of these people feel that at least some mental health professionals are being insensitive by labeling transsexualism as "a disease", rather than as an inborn trait.^ Some people have it better than me and some people have it worse.
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^ They at least accept transsexuals for their given gender identity.
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^ But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.
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[7] .Furthermore, many people think that some psychologists and psychiatrists in viewing transsexualism as "a disease" have sought to develop specific models of transsexualism, such as Ray Blanchard's model, which they feel exclude many transsexual people.^ Why do so many people think they have the "right" answers?

^ They still have feelings, no matter how alienated you think they may be.

^ I hate people who think they have a right to call someone an "Abomination" or "sick", we are who we are, and nothing will change that.

.In Japan, the expression "gender identity disorder" is not only used as the diagnosis, but generally and legally as well: in Japan national health insurance coverage is not provided for sex reassignment surgery.^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ The operation was an historic turning point for the proper understanding of Gender Identity Disorder in our country.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

The government regards the body of a transsexual as "normal" with the gender identity being a disorder, disregarding the statement of "Standards of Care" that sex reassignment is not "experimental," "investigational," "elective," "cosmetic," or optional in any meaningful sense; rather an effective and appropriate treatment for transsexualism or profound GID.

Relation to gender roles

.Transsexual men and women (referred to as a trans man or trans woman respectively) desire to establish a permanent gender role as a member of the gender with which they identify, often pursuing medical interventions as part of the process.^ Respected trans woman fired for being trans .
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^ How the fuck is one supposed to know if they feel like a man or a woman?

^ It is the desire to reflect on the outside the person or gender they have always been on the inside.

.These physical alterations are collectively referred to as sex reassignment therapy and may include female-to-male/male-to-female hormone replacement therapy and/or sex reassignment surgery.^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

^ I am a straight guy married with children and I have heard that these guys that get their sex changed to female feel that are a girl trapped in a man's body.

.The entire process of switching from one physical sex and social gender presentation to the other is often referred to as transition, and usually takes several years.^ On the other hand, I do believe that the vast majority, if not all, of gendered behaviors are at least partially socially constructed.
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^ I wouldn't call someone a bigot or transphobic for not understanding or sincerely feeling that gender is a social issue - not a biological one.
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^ I don't think gendered behavior is inherited, but I do think that the preference towards one gender is so strong in most people that it can take several generations of behavior modification to erase some stereotypical behaviors, so in some ways, these behaviors have some of the same properties as inherited ones.
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Origins

.
Billy Tipton was born in 1914. He began living as a man full-time by 1940 at age 26, had a career as a jazz and swing pianist and entertainer, a common law marriage (unregistered but publicly accepted), and three sons by adoption.
^ Full-time cross-living?
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^ The establishment of families; marriage and common-law marriage.
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^ In 1996, Congress enacted laws that defined a marriage to be limited to a union between one man and one woman.

.He was discovered to have been female-bodied after he died in 1989 due to a hemorrhaging ulcer (that he refused to have treated).^ After being turned down for sex reassignment surgery due to not meeting necessary psychological evaluations, he then harvested female bodies to make a feminine suit.
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^ Billy Tipton , a minor, but well respected, jazz musician, dies and is discovered to be female...
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^ Feinberg nearly died in 1995 because of the bigotry of an emergency room doctor who told hir to leave after he discovered sie was female.
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Like many Female-to-Male transsexuals of this day he did not have genital surgery.
Gender was originally a linguistic term. In many languages, words can be considered masculine, feminine, or neutral, completely independently from the attributes of the things to which the word applies. .Different languages manifest gender in various ways, recognizing two genders (female, male), three genders (female, male, neuter), or none at all.^ I'm a male-to-female transexual, and I'm disappointed by all the ignorance and rage from these people who seek to impose their hate and ignorance upon others.

^ Two research papers I found intesting, were based on earlier research that focused on heterosexual male and heterosexual famale based data, which was repeated with the inclusion of in one homosexual male based data, and the other homosexual female based data.
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^ Medical and legal opinion had changed, believing that females and males constitute two entirely different sexes rather than variations on a single sex.

In some (e.g. the .Romance languages), variation by gender is indicated by relatively simple changes in nouns and adjectives, while others require more complex grammatical changes.^ Understanding that--understanding language as an imperfect medium for conveying a highly complex gender experience.
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^ The more my body changed over time, the less I relied on social gender cues to tell people I'm female.
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^ Understanding that--understanding language as an imperfect medium for conveying a highly complex gender experience."
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.In English, a transsexual person's first step in transition often includes the request to be referred to using pronouns for their target gender (he rather than she, him rather than her, and his rather than hers, or vice versa).^ But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.
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^ When someone is first dealing with being transsexual, their anxiety at least in part derives from not being witnessed as the opposite gender to their birth sex and not being mirrored by those with the same gender identity.
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^ These surgeries have continued to be used on infants and young children with the authority of their parents rather than considering the individual child and waiting for their age of consent.

.Some English speakers who feel that they are best described as something in between or other than masculine or feminine prefer to use “ze” and “hir” (examples of gender neutral pronouns in English), or other invented neutral pronouns.^ But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.
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^ It makes sense, in this light, that people who form something they perceive as an autonomously valuable women-only space would be protective of it.
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^ August 3, 2007 3:24 PM [ 0 + "Many feminists believe that the behaviors and feelings which are considered typically masculine or typically feminine are purely socially conditioned.
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Magnus Hirschfeld coined the term "Transvestite". He described what is now called transvestic fetishism as well as transsexualism.[8] .In 1930, he supervised the first genital reassignment surgery to be reported in detail in a peer-reviewed journal on Lili Elbe of Denmark.^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

.The German term “Transsexualismus” was introduced by Hirschfeld in 1923.[9] The neo-Latin term “psychopathia transexualis” and English “transexual” (sic) were introduced by D. O. Cauldwell in 1949,[10] who subsequently also used the term “trans-sexual” in 1950.[11] Cauldwell appears to be the first to use the term in direct reference to those who desired a change of physiological sex.^ I know sex changes are very emotional, and respect those who get them.

^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

^ It is not uncommon for trans people, who grew up as gender variants (and many did) that they faced years of verbal, physical and sexual abuse stemming from who they were.
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[12] .(In 1969, Benjamin claimed to have been the first to use the term “transsexual” in a public lecture, which he gave in December 1953.[13]) This term continues to be used by the public and medical profession alike.^ First is religion, second is the government, and third is the medical profession; three very powerful systems.

[8] It was included for the first time in the DSM-III in 1980 and again in the DSM-III-R in 1987, where it was located under Disorders Usually First Evident in Infancy, Childhood or Adolescence.
.The word transsexual was used by Harry Benjamin in his seminal 1966 book The Transsexual Phenomenon to describe transsexuals on a scale (later called the "Benjamin scale") that recognizes three levels of intensity of transsexualism: "Transsexual (nonsurgical)", "Transsexual (moderate intensity)", and "Transsexual (high intensity)".[14] Some transsexuals [6] believe that to be considered a "true" transsexual one needs to have a desire for surgery, and while some researchers disagree,[15][16] in The Transsexual Phenomenon, Benjamin described "true" transsexualism in this way: "True transsexuals feel that they belong to the other sex, they want to be and function as members of the opposite sex, not only to appear as such.^ McClurkins use of the word feelings, in some ways pertains to this.
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^ The only thing I would disagree with is your use of the word "gender."
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^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

For them, their sex organs, the primary (testes) as well as the secondary (penis and others) are disgusting deformities that must be changed by the surgeon's knife."[17] .Benjamin suggested that moderate intensity male to female transsexuals may benefit from estrogen medication as a "substitute for or preliminary to operation."^ SRS for a Male-to-Female Transsexual A one-stage operation was performed in June 1999.

^ In the wake of her father's new-found pleasures, Vicky also begins new experiences, slipping into a lesbian affair and a relationship with a female-to-male transsexual.
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^ Medical and legal opinion had changed, believing that females and males constitute two entirely different sexes rather than variations on a single sex.

[14] Some people have had SRS but do not meet the common definition of a transsexual (e.g., Gregory Hemingway).[18][19]. While other people do not desire SRS, they do not meet Dr. Benjamin's definition of a "true transsexual".[20] Beyond Benjamin's work, which focused on male-to-female transsexuals, there is the case of the female to male transsexual for whom genital surgery may not be practical.

Relation to transgenderism

.Transsexualism is often included within the broader term transgender, which is generally considered an umbrella term for people who do not conform to typical accepted gender roles, for example cross-dressers, drag queens, and people who identify as genderqueer.^ Transgender is an umbrella term for gender variant people.
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^ GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. So you judge all transgender/transsexual people based on who you've talked to?
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^ It is not uncommon for trans people, who grew up as gender variants (and many did) that they faced years of verbal, physical and sexual abuse stemming from who they were.
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Some transsexuals object to this inclusion. .Historically the reason that transsexuals rejected associations with the transgender or broader LGBT community is largely that the medical community in the 1950s through the late 1980s encouraged (and in many ways required) this rejection of such a grouping in order to be a 'good transsexual' who would thus be allowed to access medical and surgical care.^ GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. So you judge all transgender/transsexual people based on who you've talked to?
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^ It is understandable why Obama would associate with the likes of McClurkin because, like McClurkin, Obama is a Republican light who sells bridges.
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^ You know, the problem I see with this is this: aren't there cisgendered women who would disrupt such an event as well?
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.The animosity that is present today is no longer fed by this same kind of pressure from the medical community.^ No one would choose to be gay and put up with the hateful homophobia present in the US today if they really had a choice.
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^ A few weeks later, the "rationale" for 'the deletion of homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder was presented to the medical community.

^ And as for Obama, his insensitivity towards the gay community is astounding and I will no longer support him!
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.However, where some of the beliefs of modern day transsexual people that they are not transgender, is reflective of this historical division (Denny 176), other transsexual people state that someone choosing to retain their former physical sex (no SRS) is very different from someone who needs to be of "the other sex", that the groups have different issues and concerns and are not doing the same things.^ Accept people for who they are not what they are doing behind close doors.
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^ God to make people stop having sex with animals and the same sex among other things.
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^ Again, what I have issue with is that this is some type of battle of the sexes.
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[16] .The latter view is rather contested, with opponents pointing out that merely having or not having some medical procedures hardly can have such far-reaching consequences as to put those who have them and those who have not into such distinctive categories.^ Sexuality, however, can't be put into categories and some people blur those lines.
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^ However, those who would have an opposing view are considered to be tolerant and have full rights to say what they want, when they want, even to the point of trying to impose their views and thoughts on me.
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^ I also give the people who under go such a painful procedure a big pat on the back as well.

Notably Harry Benjamin's original definition of transsexualism does not require that they need to have had SRS.[14]

Terminology

.The word "transsexual" is most often used as an adjective rather than a noun - a "transexual person" rather than simply "a transexual". Transsexual people prefer to be referred to by the gender pronouns and terms associated with their target gender.^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ Most of you people are right with saying whe are not supposed to judge, but im NOT judging im simply stating what the Bible says.

^ These surgeries have continued to be used on infants and young children with the authority of their parents rather than considering the individual child and waiting for their age of consent.

.For example, a transsexual man is a person who was assigned the female sex at birth on the basis of his genitals, but despite that assignment identifies as a man and is transitioning or has transitioned to a male gender role and has or will have a masculine body.^ I had to fight for the will to continue on despite being told daily how awful I am because of who I choose to love, no matter how good of a person I may be.
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.Transsexual people are sometimes referred to with "assigned-to-target" sex terms such as "female-to-male" for a transsexual man or "male-to-female" for a transsexual woman.^ I am a straight guy married with children and I have heard that these guys that get their sex changed to female feel that are a girl trapped in a man's body.

^ SRS for a Male-to-Female Transsexual A one-stage operation was performed in June 1999.

^ In the wake of her father's new-found pleasures, Vicky also begins new experiences, slipping into a lesbian affair and a relationship with a female-to-male transsexual.
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These terms may be abbreviated as "M2F", "F2M", "MTF", "F to M", etc. .These terms are particularly helpful in preventing confusion, because to some people the term "transsexual woman" is a female transitioning to become a male, and to others a male transitioning to become a female.^ Not because of what they are going through physically or mentally relating to this type of operation, but because of what other people put them through physically and mentally.

^ C'mon people, that's why there are doctors to help these people.

^ SRS for a Male-to-Female Transsexual A one-stage operation was performed in June 1999.

.When the terms trans man and trans woman are used though, it is typical for them to be used to refer to the gender that the person identifies with, regardless of their appearance or state of transition.^ The working definitions of "man" and "woman" contain nothing about those who have mutilated their vaginas or penises to give the false appearance of one or the other.

^ I personally DO NOT believe in god, but is god not supposed to love us for the good things we do in life, and not our mental or gender state?

^ October 29th, 2007 2:48 pm ET There is no voting ballot that tells whether a person is homosexual or in the closet regardless of gender.
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.Although some do identify as part of the LGBT community, others do not.^ Building The LGBT Alliance: Transphobia in the LGBT Community Part III .
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.Transsexual people often feel that gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same thing.^ I don't believe in the ex-gay thing, but I feel less anger and more pity for the people who convince themselves that that's how it works.
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^ Sexual orientation is what you feel attracted to, not what you act on.
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^ From what I understand, the same thing is happening in the queer community by marginalizing lesbian identities in favor of being lost in a broader queer-trans label.
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.Transsexual men and women are of various sexual orientations just as non-transsexual (some times referred to as cisgender) people are, and they will almost always use terms for their sexual orientation that relate to the sex with which they identify.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ You nothing else then degrade people for who they instead just leaving us alone why the hell are even on this website or even commenting.

^ You're just going to have to accept that some people have different opinions on gays.
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.For example, someone born biologically male who identifies as a woman, and who is attracted solely to men, will commonly identify as heterosexual.^ Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two gay male actors at the Peking Opera and of the woman who comes between them.
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^ Lucy Lawless is a truck driver who is attracted to a young Maori woman.
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^ You can be born a biologoical woman(who likes men)have a sex change and become a man, who likes men.

.Likewise, someone who was born biologically female, identifies as a man, and prefers male partners, will identify as gay, not heterosexual.^ If someone chooses to be gay or was born gay, so what.
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^ As a gay, Christian, African-American male, I can without reservation say that I did not ever make a conscientious decision to be attracted to a man.
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^ I could understand if a male-born androgyne was not admitted, but what about a female-born androgyne?
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.Transsexual people, like other people, can also be bisexual or asexual as well.^ Well, after reading all these i find transsexual people very courageous to do something like this and for you bible huggers tell me where EXACTLY it says you can discriminate against people in the name of God.

^ So many people pretend to know what it's like to be trangender or transsexual.
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^ I guess I'm not religious enough to be like all those other Christians out there who for some reason think that people who are different are wrong.

Older medical texts often referred to transsexual people as members of their original sex by referring to a male-to-female transsexual as a "male transsexual". They also described sexual orientation in relation to the person's assigned sex, not their gender of identity; in other words, referring to a male-to-female transsexual who is attracted to men as a "homosexual male transsexual." This usage is considered by many to be scientifically inaccurate and clinically insensitive today. .As such someone who would have been referred to as a "homosexual male transsexual" would now be called and most likely identify herself as a heterosexual transsexual woman.^ I am a homosexual woman and who I am does not have a negative impact on anyone that I consider to be my friends or family.
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^ Try more like 10%, and it's those who are against homosexuality that make it all about sex.
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^ I would like to hear from people who are in a relationship that have had this done or partners have had this done.

.Although the original usage is dwindling, some medical textbooks still refer to transsexual people as members of their assigned sex, but now many use "assigned-to-target" terms.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ I think I've used repetition enough that some of the more uneducated people should have gotten it by now.

^ It is very difficult for many people to wrap their heads around, and to say that transsexual people do not struggle with this issue is beyond reason.
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Alternative terminology

Because these terms describe identities, their definitions are contested and usage varies. .Some people use terms not discussed here.^ I think I've used repetition enough that some of the more uneducated people should have gotten it by now.

^ Transgender is an umbella term, for anyone that is gender variant and is not what is being discussed here.
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^ Transgender is an umbrella term, for anyone that is gender variant and is not what is being discussed here.
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.The transgender community typically use the short form "trans", or simply "T" as a substitution for the full word "transsexual", e.g.^ You used the label "FTM" but that's used under the context of transsexual, not transgender.
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TS, trans guy, trans dyke, T-folk, trans folk. .Some may even use terms that have become controversial to some, such as tranny and/or trans, despite others considering these terms to be offensive.^ An out of context interpretation of these passages has been used as justification for persecution of homosexuals, ranging from ridicule, exclusion, and attempts to alter behavior, to imprisonment and even execution.

^ October 29th, 2007 2:57 pm ET Sheesh, the venom from some liberals, even against other Dems, is quite astonishing.
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^ I am not here to bring hate its amazing how advance these surguries are becoming but we'll need much more advancements to ever truly make such changes.

.Those who do use these terms claim that they are diminishing the power of the term as an insult, just as some members of the gay and African-American communities have embraced terms or phrases originally derogatorily directed at them.^ Not to mention that members of the two groups would be better off if they just stuck to their own kind.
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^ You're just going to have to accept that some people have different opinions on gays.
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^ There is no corresponding sex exodus in the gay male community, and this is leaving a lot of people with uneasy questions about to what extent some of these transitions have to do with latent sexism.
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Others feel that the terms are insulting or inaccurate regardless of the context. .Some feel that such words are problematic because they do not differentiate between transsexual people, and people who are merely "playing" with gender.^ I do feel badly for people who feel as thogh they are in the wrong body.

^ You nothing else then degrade people for who they instead just leaving us alone why the hell are even on this website or even commenting.

^ McClurkins use of the word feelings, in some ways pertains to this.
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.Some transsexual people may prefer transgender over transsexual, because this minority sees the issue to be about gender rather than sexuality.^ Some people have it better than me and some people have it worse.
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^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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^ I just don't see why these hateful people care about what trans people do with their bodies.

(Note that this distinction, violating norms of gender vs. violating norms of sex, is precisely why crossdressers, as one of many examples, are classified as transgender rather than transsexual.) This subset of transsexual people make a parallel with intergender, who think of themselves as between the genders rather than between sexes. .Some transsexual people think of transsexualism as a subset of intersex.^ Do you not think that if some miraculous transformation is possible that surely I could be changed because of my devout upbringing and all the people who prayed for me.
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^ I just think I get why women-only spaces are wanted, and I understand why it makes some people feel bad.
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^ I think I would find it maddening to be marginalized and confronted by some of the people who should be your most likely allies.
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."Intersex" usually refers to people whose genitals are not typically male nor female.^ I can transverse this society being viewed as female, while having male genitals.
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^ I'm a male-to-female transexual, and I'm disappointed by all the ignorance and rage from these people who seek to impose their hate and ignorance upon others.

^ The way I see it, male born people have an advantage over female born people.
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.Transsexualism, in this view, simply becomes a form of being neurologically intersex that was mistakenly categorized outside of the rubric of intersex because of the historical lack of proof for a specific etiology.^ In no way shape are form are we close to terrorists, there is a big differrance between disagreeing and killing thousands, because of an extremist view.

^ October 29th, 2007 4:15 am ET Those who are criticizing McClurkin for being a bigot simply because he believes homosexuality is a choice, are being somewhat bigoted themselves.
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(See below for hypotheses on the possible causes of transsexualism.)
.The term "gender dysphoria" and "gender identity disorder" were not used until the 1970s[8] when Laub and Fisk published several works on transsexualism using these terms.^ The operation was an historic turning point for the proper understanding of Gender Identity Disorder in our country.

^ When someone is first dealing with being transsexual, their anxiety at least in part derives from not being witnessed as the opposite gender to their birth sex and not being mirrored by those with the same gender identity.
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^ But if you dig deeper in these cases, it isn't about gender, but body dysphoria.
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[21][22] "Transsexualism" was replaced in the DSM-IV by "gender identity disorder in adolescents and adults".
.Harry Benjamin Syndrome [7] is proposed terminology that some people would prefer be used to refer to what Harry Benjamin referred to as true transsexualism, utilizing the medical practice of naming some medical syndromes after their first 'describer'. Those suggesting this term consider it a medical syndrome as originally suggested by Harry Benjamin.^ You talk about the hurtful things that people say but using rude names to fight back is not the way to go about it.

^ However, those who would have an opposing view are considered to be tolerant and have full rights to say what they want, when they want, even to the point of trying to impose their views and thoughts on me.
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^ I think I've used repetition enough that some of the more uneducated people should have gotten it by now.

.They believe this is confirmed by scientific research that has strongly suggested that their condition is biological rather than psychological in nature.^ But if, as some in the whigger lobby believes, the tendency to feel black or white is something innate then it follows that racially stereotypical behaviors could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and white oppression.
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^ But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.
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[23][24][25][26] .They also feel that 'trans' is misleading, as they believe that their gender was fixed in their brains, and has never changed.^ I'm trans, and I also believe that gender is socially constructed.
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^ It is not uncommon for trans people, who grew up as gender variants (and many did) that they faced years of verbal, physical and sexual abuse stemming from who they were.
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^ I have always supported people's rights to identify with whatever gender they like even though I too believe that most facets of gender are socially constructed.
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.Thus that nothing about their steps in correcting themselves is actually "trans" at all, but rather they are simply taking steps to assert what they feel that they are already.^ There are in fact people who have never actually had sex, who consider themselves homosexual, because they feel an attraction to those of the same gender, and a lack of attraction to those of the opposite gender.
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^ If you read the NEW Testament (Bible 2.0) you'll see that Jesus says nothing at all about Homosexuality.
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^ Demanding that trans women justify their identity to other people is just as insulting as everything else our culture demands women justify about themselves and their choices.
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.Andrea James proposed the descriptions "interest in feminization" and "interest in masculinization" to refer to a desire for sex reassignment therapy, regardless of whether the person self-identifies as transsexual or not.^ October 29th, 2007 2:48 pm ET There is no voting ballot that tells whether a person is homosexual or in the closet regardless of gender.
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[27] .Others point out that this incorrectly represents transsexuality as a "life-style choice", since many transsexual people feel that their condition has a biological origin.^ October 29th, 2007 10:18 am ET Why aren't more people speaking out against the other sinful lifestyle choices in the Bible?
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^ At the same time, I think it is fair to point out that no choices are politically neutral.
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^ In closing I'd just like to ask all those that "chose" to be heterosexual, at what point in your life did you sit down and make that conscious choice?
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.While many feel that transsexuality is not a choice, they think of it as part of normal human variation, rather than as a pathology.^ Human sexuality is more complicated than simply being a choice or not being a choice, and it's up to every individual to handle their sexuality according to their own beliefs and morals.
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^ Many draq queens fall into the umbrella of transgender, but most times they aren't transsexual.
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^ But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.
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[27]

Other languages and cultures

Pattaya: Kathoeys on the stage of a cabaret show.
.Gender-variant people experience different degrees of acceptance in different cultures.^ Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families, p.

Terms and concepts concerning gender identity and sexuality vary significantly among different language or cultural groups. .Thus, in some cultures, whether or not a person is considered homosexual depends on what role they take in a sexual interaction, not simply on the sex of their partner.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ The Kinsey Report has had in several ways a severe and damaging delayed impact on our sexual mores, especially as they pertain to homosexuality.

^ And everyone knows and possibly loves a gay person, whether they know it or not.
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.Also, it is difficult to extend western concepts of gender identity and sexuality to a society where being a male homosexual is unacceptable and is penalized, but being a male-to-female transsexual is allowed.^ The homosexual would forfeit his mammalian heritage, the chance to engage in the male-female design; [4]Homosexuals would not enter therapy or be dissuaded for long periods in doing so: tremendous resistances to therapy would result, injuring the patient's progress; [5] Suicides among those with gender identity disorder might well increase.

^ SRS for a Male-to-Female Transsexual A one-stage operation was performed in June 1999.

^ In the wake of her father's new-found pleasures, Vicky also begins new experiences, slipping into a lesbian affair and a relationship with a female-to-male transsexual.
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For example, before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the issue of transsexualism in Iran had never been officially addressed by the government. .Beginning in the mid-1980s, however, transsexual individuals have been officially recognized by the government and allowed to undergo sex reassignment surgery (see Transsexuality in Iran), while male same-sex relations are still forbidden.^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

^ I for one cannot stand seeing two same sex people being afectionate in public, Just as most people cannot stand watching a hetro sexualcouple be affectionate.
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.In Thailand, kathoey (who are often, but not always, transsexual) are accepted to a greater extent than in most countries, but are not completely free of societal stigma.^ I don't think so, wouldn't you think it'd be more "accepting" to be a homo, than a transsexual?

^ To go to this extent just to be able to be whatyou really feel you are, makes me have a higher regard for people who are transsexual.

^ Third wave feminist by in large while not have a complete understanding of transsexuality and transgender individuals, by in large grasp the concept that those of us who are cursed with these issues have more complex situations than just societal issues.
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.Feminine transsexual kathoey are much more accepted than gay male kathoey; this may be seen as an example of heteronormativity.^ There's so much more to being transsexual than clothes.
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^ Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two gay male actors at the Peking Opera and of the woman who comes between them.
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^ However, this technique may be technically more difficult than that with the forearm flap, and it may be impossible to make a roll on obese patients.

.Due to the relative prevalence and acceptance of transsexualism in Thailand, there are many accomplished Thai surgeons who specialize in male-to-female sex reassignment surgery.^ There were no doubt many who found justification for that treatment in their holy books.
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^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

.Thai surgeons are a popular option for Western transpeople seeking surgery because of the lower costs.^ Breast Augmentation & Reduction Costs Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Addiction Labiaplasty Price Plastic Surgery Prices Is your Surgeon Board Certified?

Transsexual- (and tg-) related issues remain largely taboo in much of Africa.[28]

Prevalence

There are no reliable statistics on the prevalence of transsexualism. .The DSM-IV (1994) quotes a prevalence of roughly 1 in 30,000 assigned males and 1 in 100,000 assigned females seek sex reassignment surgery in the USA. The most reliable estimate of prevalance is from the Amsterdam Gender Dysphoria Clinic[29] The data, spanning more than four decades in which the clinic has treated roughly 95% of Dutch transsexuals, gives figures of 1:10,000 assigned males and 1:30,000 assigned females.^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ Figure 9 Figure 10 Figure 11 In SRS for MtF transsexuals, we employed a laparoscope to assist in dissecting the vaginal cavity.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

.Olyslager and Conway presented a paper[30] at the WPATH 20th International Symposium (2007) arguing that the data from their own and other studies actually imply much higher prevalence, with minimum lower bounds of 1:4,500 male-to-female transsexuals and 1:8,000 female-to-male transsexuals for a number of countries worldwide.^ August 2, 2007 6:18 PM [ 0 + OK, here's the real problem: the dichotomy of male and female.
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^ What they discovered was that the arousal levels was higher amoung the "homophobes" and much lower amoung those who werent homophobic.
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^ In the wake of her father's new-found pleasures, Vicky also begins new experiences, slipping into a lesbian affair and a relationship with a female-to-male transsexual.
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They suggest the prevalence might be as high as 1:500 births overall.
.Olyslager and Conway also argued that the U.S. population of assigned males having already undergone reassignment surgery by the top three U.S. SRS surgeons alone is enough to account for the entire transsexual population implied by the 1:10,000 prevalence number.^ Having top surgery and taking testosterone isn't about who you're having sex with.
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^ The right to an abortion and the right have sex reassignment surgery (SRS) are essentially about the same issue, the right to have control over your own body.
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.This excludes all other U.S. SRS surgeons, surgeons in countries such as Thailand, Canada, and others, and the high proportion of transsexuals who have not yet sought treatment, suggesting that a prevalance of 1:10,000 is too low.^ October 29th, 2007 9:29 am ET Rev. McClurkin and all others who say they can be freed of their homosexuality and that homosexuality is a choice are ignorant.
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^ I'm a male-to-female transexual, and I'm disappointed by all the ignorance and rage from these people who seek to impose their hate and ignorance upon others.

^ Conclusion The first SRS operation in Japan was affirmatively reported all over the country and there was actually no public criticism.

.A presentation at the LGBT Health Summit in Bristol UK [31], based upon figures from a number of reputable European and UK sources, shows that this population is increasing rapidly (14% per year) and that the mean age of transition is actually rising.^ This doesn't mean that societies where these religions are dominant or practiced are (or are not) tolerant of LGBT people; simply that whatever discrimination or persecution may be present is not based on religious grounds.

Causes

.There's not a solid consensus on the cause of transsexuality, nor for any other sexual or gender identity.^ I have to look out for my best interest and for many others out there that can't defend themselves and their sexual orientation.
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^ I don't think any particular masculine or feminine behavior is intrinsic or biological, but I do think that, at the heart of gender identity, there is a natural inclination to more easily emulate the behaviors of one gender over the other.
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^ Lastly, I absolutely agree that gender, sexuality, and all other aspects of human expression fall along a continuum.
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[citation needed] Psychological and biological causes for transsexualism have been proposed.[23][24][25][26] .Some people consider research into the "causes" of transsexualism to be based on the assumption that it is a pathology, an assumption that is rejected by some transsexuals.^ GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. So you judge all transgender/transsexual people based on who you've talked to?
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^ I feel like there are some honest to goodness people out there that something happened to their brain in utero that caused a cross somewhere and resulted in a mismatch.

^ Sexuality, however, can't be put into categories and some people blur those lines.
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.Others think of the condition as a form of intersexuality, and support research into possible causes, believing that it will verify the theory of a biological origin and thereby reduce social stigma by demonstrating that it is not a delusion, a political statement, or a paraphilia.^ While unable to verify the validity of those statements or even research(the only references I could find to the research they cited were on like minded sites, as opposed to actual scientific sites) I instead came across research that contradicted what I originally was searching for.
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^ I am a firm believer that gender is a social construction and a perception, not biologically determined.
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^ "I am a firm believer that gender is a social construction and a perception, not biologically determined."
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.Note stigma has a role to play in the development of and adherence to both viewpoints.^ In man, due to the tremendous development of the cerebral cortex, motivation, both conscious and unconscious, plays the crucial role in the selection of individuals and/or objects that will produce sexual arousal and orgiastic release.

See the transfeminism article's section on GID for further discussion.
Harry Benjamin wrote, "Summarizing my impression, I would like to repeat here what I said in my first lecture on the subject more than 10 years ago: Our genetic and endocrine equipment constitutes either an unresponsive [or] fertile soil on which the wrong conditional and a psychic trauma can grow and develop into such a basic conflict that subsequently a deviation like transsexualism can result."[32]
.A few studies based on small samples suggest that transsexualism might be associated with a difference in the human brain called the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc).^ Transsexualism is transsexualism, not transracialism (or whatever it might be called).
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.In one study, the BSTc of male-to-female transsexuals and cisgendered women were similar.^ In the wake of her father's new-found pleasures, Vicky also begins new experiences, slipping into a lesbian affair and a relationship with a female-to-male transsexual.
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^ "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."
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^ Two research papers I found intesting, were based on earlier research that focused on heterosexual male and heterosexual famale based data, which was repeated with the inclusion of in one homosexual male based data, and the other homosexual female based data.
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.Those of heterosexual and homosexual men were similar to each other and different from those of women (cis- and transgendered).^ Evelyn Hooker's widely quoted studies of homosexual men (1957, 1958) had been widely used by pro-normalization proponents to buttress the argument that homosex-uals differ from heterosexuals only in that they are homosexuals.

^ August 3, 2007 11:32 AM [ 0 + Julie Bindel assumes that all trans women are very feminine, all trans men are very feminine, and all transsexual people are heterosexual.
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^ There's a difference between my experiences and other transwomen experiences, and there are differences between your experiences as a woman and many other women.
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[33] .Another study suggests that transsexuality may have a genetic component.^ New study links genetics to transsexuality .
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[34]

Sex reassignment therapy

.Sex reassignment therapy (SRT) is an umbrella term for all medical procedures regarding sex reassignment of both transgender and intersexual people.^ Transgender is an umbrella term for gender variant people.
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^ Not all transgender people have surgery.
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^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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.Though SRT is sometimes called "gender reassignment", those who use the word "sex" to describe an individual's biology and "gender" to describe their personal identity and social role consider this usage to be misleading.^ I personally want nothing to do with a God who is loving and caring and yet hates the homos and those who do not fall to their knees at the mention of his name, sounds like a megalomaniac to me.
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^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

^ The average citizen says he doesn't quite know what these social interests are and, after all, aren't personal decisions about sex a private matter?

.The process of changing from one gender presentation to another is often called transition.^ Perceptions and attitudes often change dramatically in the process of transition.
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^ I wouldn't call someone a bigot or transphobic for not understanding or sincerely feeling that gender is a social issue - not a biological one.
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^ EXACTLY! I can't tell you how much my own perspective on all things gender, have changed since transitioning.
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.Individuals make different choices regarding sex reassignment therapy, which can include hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to modify secondary sex characteristics, sex reassignment surgery to alter primary sex characteristics, and permanent hair removal for trans women.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

.Transsexual people who transition usually change their social gender roles, legal names and legal sex designation.^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

^ I hate people who think they have a right to call someone an "Abomination" or "sick", we are who we are, and nothing will change that.

^ These are people who had to undergo years of therapy and legal steps to be approved for these procedures, unlike those who can undergo multiple cosmetic procedures just by paying money.

.To obtain sex reassignment therapy, transsexual people are usually required to receive psychological therapy and a diagnosis of gender identity disorder in accordance with the Standards of Care (SOC) as issued by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (until 2006 called the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association).^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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^ In 1997, the medical guidelines for transgender persons were issued by the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, with some modifications of the Standards of Care of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association.

^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

[35] The SOC are intended as guidelines, not inflexible rules, meant to discourage people from transitioning based on unrealistic expectations.
.It is claimed that reviews of post-operative transsexuals prior to 1991 reveal a rate of serious regrets of less than 1% for transsexual men and less than 2% for transsexual women, while studies published after 1991 have reported a decrease in the rates for both, likely due to improved psychological and surgical treatments and increasing acceptance from society.^ Amazingly, black people were long considered less than human in our nation and entitled to less than human treatment that included slavery, lynching, and segregation.
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^ August 3, 2007 11:32 AM [ 0 + Julie Bindel assumes that all trans women are very feminine, all trans men are very feminine, and all transsexual people are heterosexual.
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^ In July 1996, the Ethics Committee of Saitama Medical School submitted a report, at our request, on surgical treatment for transsexual patients.

[36] While such studies lend support for existing protocols concerning care of transsexuals, post-operative follow-up research is considered to be lacking. However a note on a report in the UK Guardian Newspaper states:
.There is no conclusive evidence that sex change operations improve the lives of transsexuals, with many people remaining severely distressed and even suicidal after the operation, according to a medical review conducted exclusively for Guardian Weekend tomorrow.^ There were no doubt many who found justification for that treatment in their holy books.
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^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ I am very interested in this, and would like to show people what a sex change is about.


.A review of more than 100 international medical studies of post-operative transsexuals by the University of Birmingham's aggressive research intelligence facility (Arif) found no robust scientific evidence that gender reassignment surgery is clinically effective.^ There's so much more to being transsexual than clothes.
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^ Being gay is no more a choice than being left-handed or having blue eyes.
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^ Why can't more people look at reassignment surgery as a method for God to fix an oversight?

[37]
Against the statistic above indicating that 1% to 2% of post-operative persons have serious regrets, the Report itself states:
.Paradoxically, a growing number of post-operative transsexuals are scathing about their medical care.^ The Future of Transsexual Medical Care .
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International research suggests that 3-18% of them come to regret switching gender.[38]

Psychological treatment

.Psychological techniques that attempt to alter gender identity to one considered appropriate for the person's assigned sex are typically ineffective.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ When someone is first dealing with being transsexual, their anxiety at least in part derives from not being witnessed as the opposite gender to their birth sex and not being mirrored by those with the same gender identity.
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.The widely-recognized Standards of Care[39] note that sometimes the only reasonable and effective course of treatment for transsexual people is to go through sex reassignment therapy.^ If only I could go through with it.

^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ Not because of what they are going through physically or mentally relating to this type of operation, but because of what other people put them through physically and mentally.

[40][41]
.The need for treatment is emphasized by the high rate of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and various addictions, as well as a higher suicide rate among untreated transsexual people than in the general population.^ You people have mental problems.

^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ Amazingly, black people were long considered less than human in our nation and entitled to less than human treatment that included slavery, lynching, and segregation.
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[42] .These problems may be alleviated by a change of gender role and/or physical characteristics.^ While the increasing use of drugs may play a role, disturbances in gender defined self identity, in my clinical opinion, are of crucial importance.

[43]
.Many transgender and transsexual activists, and many caregivers, note that these problems are not usually related to the gender identity issues themselves, but the social and cultural responses to gender-variant individuals.^ I wouldn't call someone a bigot or transphobic for not understanding or sincerely feeling that gender is a social issue - not a biological one.
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^ The Native Americans have third and fourth genders to accommodate transgendered individuals.
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^ It is not uncommon for trans people, who grew up as gender variants (and many did) that they faced years of verbal, physical and sexual abuse stemming from who they were.
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.Some transsexual people reject the counselling that is recommended by the Standards of Care[39] because they don’t consider their gender identity to be a psychological problem.^ Not because of what they are going through physically or mentally relating to this type of operation, but because of what other people put them through physically and mentally.

^ How a transgender prisoner gets tougher punishment because of her gender identity .
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^ I assumed it was to be treated as a race of sorts, but I fear they will experience a "Be careful what you wish for" moment when people inevitably consider it a disease instead.
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Brown and Rounsley[44] noted that "[s]ome transsexual people acquiesce to legal and medical expectations in order to gain rights granted through the medical/psychological hierarchy." Legal needs such as a change of sex on legal documents, and medical needs, such as sex reassignment surgery, are usually difficult to obtain without a doctor and/or therapist's approval. .Because of this, some transsexual people feel coerced into affirming outdated concepts of gender to overcome simple legal and medical hurdles (Brown 107).^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ There are in fact people who have never actually had sex, who consider themselves homosexual, because they feel an attraction to those of the same gender, and a lack of attraction to those of the opposite gender.
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^ But if, as some in the transsexual lobby believes, the tendency to feel masculine or feminine is something innate then it follows that gender stereotypical behaviours could well be 'natural' rather than as the result of social pressures and male oppression.
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Medical aspects

After initial psychological counseling, men and women may begin medical treatment starting with hormone replacement therapy[45] or hormone blockers. .People who change sex are usually required to live as members of their target sex for at least one year prior to genital surgery (so-called Real-Life Test or Real-Life Experience).^ I will be going for my sex change in a year or so and it's going to be the greatest day of my life.

^ REALLY have moral issues with people changing their sex?

^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

[45] .Transsexual individuals may undergo some, all, or none of the medical procedures available, depending on personal feelings, health, income, and other considerations.^ On the other hand, some have been gay all their lives and boom, decided they are not straight??.What is wrong is bad, what is bad is unacceptable, and what is unacceptable should not be done.
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^ No one could tell me that this isnt something that is absolutely necessary to a person who undergoes all of this pain and suffering in order to feel "normal" or "like everyone else".

^ I have also talked with many individuals over the years that have stated that they were converted through faith or some other means, and have always noticed a common theme among the majority of them.
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.Some people posit that transsexualism is a physical condition, not a psychological issue, and assert that sex reassignment therapy should be given on request.^ I am in therapy for dealing with the anxiety associated with dealing with people that have no concept of what it is to be transsexual.For those of you that want to hide behind GOD. You are NOT the judge.

^ I think I've used repetition enough that some of the more uneducated people should have gotten it by now.

^ This is a moral issue; a moral issue to dispel misinformation that sexual orientation is some sort of "choice" and a moral issue to not expect people to change what they are to please others.
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(Brown 103)

Legal and social aspects

.Laws regarding changes to the legal status of transsexuals are different from country to country.^ Medical and legal opinion had changed, believing that females and males constitute two entirely different sexes rather than variations on a single sex.

Some jurisdictions allow an individual to change their name, and sometimes, their legal gender, to reflect their gender identity. .Within the US, some states allow amendments or complete replacement of the original birth certificates[46].^ There is an almost complete distaste with the fact there are men who fetishism us for the very perception you are stating with the military academy.
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.Some states seal earlier records against all but court orders in order to protect the transsexual's privacy.^ I argued that we were all for protecting the homosexual against persecution, but this was a different matter.

.In many places, it is not possible to change birth records or other legal designations of sex, although changes are occurring.^ Medical and legal opinion had changed, believing that females and males constitute two entirely different sexes rather than variations on a single sex.

^ This design is anatomically determined, as it derives from cells which in the evolutionary scale underwent changes into organ systems and finally into individuals reciprocally adapted to each other.

^ When I got started on this sex change roller coaster, I did what probably a lot of other trans women did: I over-compensated.
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.Estelle Asmodelle’s book documented her struggle to change the Australian birth certificate and passport laws, although there are other individuals who have been instrumental in changing laws and thus attaining more acceptance for transsexual people in general.^ October 29th, 2007 10:18 am ET Why aren't more people speaking out against the other sinful lifestyle choices in the Bible?
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^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

^ I don't believe in the ex-gay thing, but I feel less anger and more pity for the people who convince themselves that that's how it works.
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.Medical treatment for transsexual and transgender people is available in most Western countries.^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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^ Many draq queens fall into the umbrella of transgender, but most times they aren't transsexual.
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^ This story in the BBC isn't about transgender people, it's about transsexuals and the surgery they have.
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.However, transsexual and transgender people challenge the "normative" gender roles of many cultures and often face considerable hatred and prejudice.^ Transsexual individuals are people who are facing the struggles we all must face just in our own different ways.

^ Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families, p.

.The film Boys Don't Cry chronicles the case of Brandon Teena, a transsexual man who was raped and murdered after his status was discovered.^ A transsexual murders one of his psychiatrist's patients, and now he's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
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^ Different from the others: A prosperous man encounters a sleazy blackmailer who discovers that he is gay.
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^ A film noir "thriller" that presents the true case of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, brilliant young men from good Jewish families, who were convicted for murdering a 13-year-old boy.
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.The project Remembering Our Dead, founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, archives numerous cases of transsexual and transgender people being murdered.^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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^ Being transgender and transsexual are different.
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^ GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. So you judge all transgender/transsexual people based on who you've talked to?
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[47] .In the United States, November 20 has been set aside as the "Day of Remembrance" for all murdered transgender people.^ Transgender Day of Remembrance Speech 2005 .
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^ Not all transgender people have surgery.
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^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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[48]
.Some people who have switched their gender role enter into traditional social institutions such as marriage and parenting.^ I also give the people who under go such a painful procedure a big pat on the back as well.

^ We go on and on about how sick it is that children are given such gendered toys, how people and parents treat children of the different sexes vastly differently (encouraging little girls to cry, etc) and how these all tie into the social ideas of sex and gender which is very limiting.
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^ It is not uncommon for trans people, who grew up as gender variants (and many did) that they faced years of verbal, physical and sexual abuse stemming from who they were.
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They sometimes adopt or provide foster care for children, as complete sex reassignment therapy inevitably results in infertility. Some transsexual people have children from before transition. .Some of these children continue living with their transitioning/transitioned parent, or retain close contact with them, with no harm to these children in any way.^ There is no corresponding sex exodus in the gay male community, and this is leaving a lot of people with uneasy questions about to what extent some of these transitions have to do with latent sexism.
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^ These surgeries have continued to be used on infants and young children with the authority of their parents rather than considering the individual child and waiting for their age of consent.

^ Close-minded parents send their gay children to these programs to cure them of their perceived illness, where they are subjected to varying degrees of physical and psychological abuse.
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[49]
.The style guides of many media outlets prescribe that a journalist who writes about a transsexual person should use the name and pronouns used by that person.^ I personally want nothing to do with a God who is loving and caring and yet hates the homos and those who do not fall to their knees at the mention of his name, sounds like a megalomaniac to me.
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^ Would Blacks be supporting a Whiet Candidate, if that said white candidate had a Rev.Hillbilly...if he had many "unflattering,well know opinions" about Blacks, while using the Bible to Justify them?
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^ I'm MTF Religion has no part on person who feels that their in the wrong, who are you even dicuss that this wrong because the bible have transsexual people in it but their called eunuches.

.Family members and friends, who are often confused about pronoun usage or the definitions of sex, are frequently instructed in proper pronoun usage, either by the transsexual person or by professionals or other persons familiar with pronoun usage as it relates to transsexual people.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ I am a homosexual woman and who I am does not have a negative impact on anyone that I consider to be my friends or family.
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^ The average citizen says he doesn't quite know what these social interests are and, after all, aren't personal decisions about sex a private matter?

.Sometimes, transsexual people have to correct their friends and family members many times before they begin to use the proper pronouns consistently.^ His family begins to learn of his other life and do everything they can to set him straight.
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^ I read the posts on here and realize exactly how ignorant the members of that cult are and how they put their religious cult before mine and my children's civil rights.
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^ It's because they think their parents don't love them, that their friends and families won't accept them , and that they are somehow inferior because they cannot change the persons whom they are attracted to.
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Neither "transsexualism" nor "gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments" are specifically covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act Section 12211 [50]

Coming out

Employment issues

Transsexuals can have difficulty maintaining employment. Most find it necessary to remain employed during transition in order to cover the costs of living and transition. .However, employment discrimination against transpeople is rampant and many of them are fired when they come out or are involuntarily outed at work.^ The minute a transwoman comes out and makes any effort at obtaining necessary medical treatment to deal with the condition, however, the transwoman's status receives a substantial downward adjustment.
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^ I do think that great good comes out of subordinated groups creating safe spaces where they can experience themselves as the norm.
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^ Gays who are coming out so strongly against this are doing nothing except hurting the gay rights cause, by coming across as just as intolerant and hateful as the people we are battling against.
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[51] .Transsexual people must decide whether to transition on-the-job[52], or to find a new job when they make their social transition.^ So if they had to make that choice so must we all have.
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^ It makes sense, in this light, that people who form something they perceive as an autonomously valuable women-only space would be protective of it.
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^ It makes me think of two people who try to have sex with their clothes on so that they won't have lustful thoughts at the sight of a naked body.

Finding employment can be especially challenging for those in mid-transition.
.Laws regarding name and gender changes in many countries make it difficult for transsexual people to conceal their trans status from their employers.^ Hi my name is Trish I am writing a research paper on the reasoning behind why people have sex changes and the procedures to have a sex change.

^ To go to this extent just to be able to be whatyou really feel you are, makes me have a higher regard for people who are transsexual.

^ It's sad that so many people's decisions can be changed so quickly.
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[53] Because the Harry Benjamin Standards of Care require a one year RLT prior to SRS, some feel this creates a Catch 22 situation which makes it difficult for transpeople to remain employed or obtain SRS.
.In many countries, laws provide protection from workplace discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression, including masculine women and feminine men, whether gay or straight.^ Likewise, she assumes that gay men are feminine, and lesbians are masculine.
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^ First ever hearing on gender identity in the workplace .
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^ August 2, 2007 6:55 PM [ 0 + There's a lot of conflation going on in Bindel's article, and some here in comments, between "gender expression" (masculine or feminine traits or behaviors, socially constructed) and "gender identity" (which is what trans people report as a persistent sense that they're not in the right body / gender).
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.An increasing number of companies are including "gender identity and expression" in their non-discrimination policies.^ While I believe that gender expression is entirely a social construct, I don't believe that identity necessarily is.
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^ Court rules that Title VII prohibits gender identity discrimination .
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^ While quite a bit of gender expression is socialized, gender identity is not.
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[46][54] Often these laws and policies do not cover all situations and are not strictly enforced. California's anti-discrimination laws protect transsexual persons in the workplace and specifically prohibit employers from terminating or refusing to hire a person based on their transsexuality. The European Union provides employment protection as part of gender discrimination protections following the European Court of Justice decisions in P v S and Cornwall County Council[55]

Stealth

.Transsexual men and women can choose to live completely as members of their target gender without being public about their past.^ What about intersex conditions where XX men and XY women exist?

^ August 2, 2007 4:35 PM [ 0 + I think that some semblance of gender identity can be inborn, but the social constructions surrounding them are sometimes fetishized by transwomen whose public well-being is hinged upon "passing" for female, hence the preoccupation with patriarchal lies about what women are.
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^ I’m sorry McClurkin was raped as a child by two family members and now links his trauma to having mixed feelings about being a homosexual.
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This approach, sometimes called stealth, is a personal decision. .Some people feel that they have an obligation to be open about their past in order to further the cause of civil rights for LGBT people.^ Ask the "family values" right-wing about why they continue to support Sen.
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^ As human being, we all have rights but it seems that homosexuals have the right to expres their feeling and it is ok but as soon as hetero people say something it is viewed as discrimination why?
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^ And most religious groups and people, across the spectrum, are opposed to violence against gays and other violations of their human and civil rights, regardless of their other beliefs on the subject.

.Most people recognize that being public about one's transsexual history is a personal choice, and that their medical history is a private matter.^ It's fine if one is sexually attracted to members of the same sex, but do you people really think it makes a different what whole that person sticks it in?

^ The average citizen says he doesn't quite know what these social interests are and, after all, aren't personal decisions about sex a private matter?

^ Believe in it or not, that's every-one's choice, but if you don't, then it doesn't make you a bad person, just not a hypocrate!

.Several examples also exist of people who have been denied medical treatment upon discovery of their trans status, whether it was revealed by the patient or inadvertently discovered by the doctors.^ In July 1996, the Ethics Committee of Saitama Medical School submitted a report, at our request, on surgical treatment for transsexual patients.

^ I'm a male-to-female transexual, and I'm disappointed by all the ignorance and rage from these people who seek to impose their hate and ignorance upon others.

For example, Leslie Feinberg was once turned away from a hospital emergency room where he had sought treatment for endocarditis.[56](Feinberg 2) Like Tipton, Feinberg was presenting as a man but had female genital anatomy. He nearly died after being denied treatment. Feinberg's case demonstrates one of the many dangers of actually being discovered. Additionally, Tyra Hunter died after being denied care by paramedics and emergency room physicians after she was injured in an automobile accident.
.The equating of "coming out" (whereby a transsexual person who has hidden their true gender identity while maintaining their originally assigned gender role, reveals their true self) with honesty or social activism has been countered by the explanation that, because of prejudice, sensationalism, and the triggering of unconscious personal feelings and emotions, knowledge of someone's transsexual past can prevent the average person from being able to see the transitioned person's true self.^ The average citizen says he doesn't quite know what these social interests are and, after all, aren't personal decisions about sex a private matter?

^ October 30th, 2007 5:10 pm ET I will never believe a word that comes out of the mouth of any black person who still worships and believes in the bible.
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^ Because ultra-conservatives only believe in giving people their rights as an American, as long as that person does things the way they see fit.
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Regrets and detransitions

.After transitioning, transsexual people sometimes regret their transition, or even choose to detransition to their original sex.^ I'm MTF Religion has no part on person who feels that their in the wrong, who are you even dicuss that this wrong because the bible have transsexual people in it but their called eunuches.

However, every recent study done on the number of detransitions states that their number is well below 1%, and that the reasons for detransitioning are very diverse.[36] In a 2001 study of 232 MTF patients who underwent GRS with Dr. Toby Meltzer, none of the patients reported complete regret and only 6% reported partial or occasional regrets.[57]
.These cases are often cited as reasons for the lengthy triadic process outlined in the standards of care for gender identity disorders, which specifies a treatment process combining psychological, hormonal, and surgical care.^ Gender Autonomy, Transgender Identity and Substantive Due Process: Finding a Rational Basis for Lawrence v.
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^ Update: Statement on Gender Identity Disorder and Transvestic Fetishism in the DSM-V .
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^ Top Ten Problems with the Gender Identity Disorder Diagnosis .
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While many have criticized this process as being too slow for some, it is argued that without the safeguards within the Standards of Care, the incidence of unsuccessful surgical transitions would be much higher. This is also questioned by many critics, especially with regard to particular demands of some caregivers. .The article above states that in some of these cases, transitioning could have been prevented if some demands made by caregivers, or demands perceived as coming from the caregivers, had been less rigid; particularly, if the patients had not felt that talking about any problems or doubts would jeopardize their further treatment.^ Conveniently he would not talk about that.
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^ There is no corresponding sex exodus in the gay male community, and this is leaving a lot of people with uneasy questions about to what extent some of these transitions have to do with latent sexism.
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^ Take the case of little kids -- it would be horrifying if kids were railroaded into hormonal transition just on the basis of gender expression, but I don't think that's what's happening in most of these cases.
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.An unwavering demand for medical treatment and the absolute conviction of "doing the right thing" is often seen as a necessity for the diagnosis of transsexualism, and therefore the prerequisite for any further treatment; consequently, further treatment has been denied to people who uttered any doubts or even questions.^ There were no doubt many who found justification for that treatment in their holy books.
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^ You nothing else then degrade people for who they instead just leaving us alone why the hell are even on this website or even commenting.

^ However, those who would have an opposing view are considered to be tolerant and have full rights to say what they want, when they want, even to the point of trying to impose their views and thoughts on me.
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.Critics claim that when patients cannot talk about problems or doubts, but have to present themselves as having neither, the patients, anxious to get treatment they perceive at this point to be absolutely necessary, will face these problems or doubts after transitioning, when dealing with them may be much more difficult, and this will often lead to social problems, depression, anxiety, or other problems.^ By the way::: Claiming Anonymity when talking about ones own holy scripture is like saying "I'm going to preach this, but I don't want anyone to know it was me."

^ Man having relations with man cannot produce "fruit" or children, neither can two women having relations.
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^ August 4, 2007 5:41 PM [ 0 + kissmypineapple: "In another post, we talked about how difficult it is to make a man understand the magnitude of motherhood/pregnancy, etc., because they will never experience it.
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.They believe that, in some cases, this may lead to a retransitioning.^ As in Donnie McClurkin's case, there seems to always be some form of childhood sexual abuse that may have precipitated the beginning of a certain type of lifestyle.
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.While there is no scientific study on the question, many trans*-organizations and groups claim that patients who feel less pressure to conform to any particular stereotype will have more satisfactory outcomes after transition.^ There were no doubt many who found justification for that treatment in their holy books.
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^ There is no corresponding sex exodus in the gay male community, and this is leaving a lot of people with uneasy questions about to what extent some of these transitions have to do with latent sexism.
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^ There was no scientific ex-planation for this deletion except the statement that the homosexual did not experience "suffering"; those who disliked being homosexual and "suffered over it" or "complained" were to be considered to have a "disorder."

This does not preclude any screening for mental problems which might lead to pseudo-transsexualism, nor supportive psychological therapy, if necessary.

In the media

Transsexualism was discussed in the mass media as long ago as the 1930s. The American magazine Time in 1936 devoted an article to what it called "hermaphrodites", treating the subject with sensitivity and not sensationalism [58]. .It described the call by Avery Brundage, who led the American team to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, that a system be established to examine female athletes for "sex ambiguities"; two athletes changed sex after the Games.^ Seriously....I think all those people who decide for a sex change are all sick.

^ I hate people who think they have a right to call someone an "Abomination" or "sick", we are who we are, and nothing will change that.

^ I am a straight guy married with children and I have heard that these guys that get their sex changed to female feel that are a girl trapped in a man's body.

.Although many transsexual people are modest about their bodies, and are found in all walks of life and professions, transsexual women are commonly featured in pornographic works.^ Barack is a uniter and brings people from all walks of life to his campaign.
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^ Not all transgender people are transsexual.
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^ I just don't see why these hateful people care about what trans people do with their bodies.

.When depicted without having undergone vaginoplasty, they are usually referred to as "shemales". While some pre-operative trans women call themselves and others like them "shemales," the term is regarded as offensive by many transsexual people.^ They lie to themselves and to others with their claims.
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^ So many people pretend to know what it's like to be trangender or transsexual.
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^ But instead, they imagine themselves oppressed by women, and act on this by trying to curtail or eliminate the gains women have made, an arrangement that is more than agreeable to people in power, since the oppressed work off the anger and aggression inspired by being oppressed without doing anything that puts power in danger of changing hands.
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[59]
.Films depicting transgender issues include: Crocodile Dundee, Transamerica, The World According to Garp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and The Crying Game.^ The World According to Garp (1982) Directed by George Roy Hill.
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^ Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
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.The film Different for Girls is notable for its depiction of a transsexual woman who meets up with, and forms a romantic relationship with, her former best friend from her all-male boarding school.^ I am a homosexual woman and who I am does not have a negative impact on anyone that I consider to be my friends or family.
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^ At an all-night movie house, Lincoln meets Minh, a twenty-something poor Amerasian immigrant, the son of an Afro-American soldier and a Vietnamese woman.
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^ GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. So you judge all transgender/transsexual people based on who you've talked to?
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.Ma Vie en Rose portrays a six-year-old child who is gender variant.^ One can view Ma vie en rose and see what happens when there is any gender variation.
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^ With six-year-old certainty, Ludovic believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected.
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^ It is not uncommon for trans people, who grew up as gender variants (and many did) that they faced years of verbal, physical and sexual abuse stemming from who they were.
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.Two notable films depict transphobic violence based on true events: Soldier's Girl (about the relationship between Barry Winchell and Calpernia Addams, and Winchell's subsequent murder) and Boys Don't Cry (about Brandon Teena's murder).^ You just don't wake up one morning and find the new boy (or girl, if you're a lesbian) in school drop dead gorgeous.
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^ (The relationships between social approval and homosexuality as a developmental disorder will be dealt with in a subsequent paper.

Transsexual people have also been depicted in some popular television shows. In Just Shoot Me!, David Spade's character meets up with his childhood male friend, who has transitioned to living as a woman. After initially being frightened, he eventually forms sexual attraction to his friend, but is scorned, as he is 'not her type'. In an episode of Becker Dr. Becker gets an out-of-town visit from an old friend who turns out to have undergone SRS, it plays out very similar to the situations in Just Shoot Me!. .This same thing happens in an episode of Two and a Half Men.^ From what I understand, the same thing is happening in the queer community by marginalizing lesbian identities in favor of being lost in a broader queer-trans label.
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.In a 1980s episode of The Love Boat, McKenzie Phillips portrays a trans woman who is eventually accepted as a friend by her old high school classmate, series regular Fred Grandy.^ I am a homosexual woman and who I am does not have a negative impact on anyone that I consider to be my friends or family.
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^ A naive young Cuban college student meets both a gay writer and a woman who teach him about the passion of life and the passion of love.
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^ It's because they think their parents don't love them, that their friends and families won't accept them , and that they are somehow inferior because they cannot change the persons whom they are attracted to.
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In the 80's. on "The Jeffersons" one of George's navy buddies 'Eddie' shows up as a woman 'Edie' and is eventually accepted by George.
In part of the first season of the 1970's t.v. comedy series, ."Soap", Billy Crystal plays a gay man that is about to undergo a sex change in order to legally marry his male lover, who dumps him for someone else just before the surgery.^ I am very interested in this, and would like to show people what a sex change is about.

^ Who's to say that perhaps the brain changes to male but the body doesn't.

^ There is no corresponding sex exodus in the gay male community, and this is leaving a lot of people with uneasy questions about to what extent some of these transitions have to do with latent sexism.
  • You learn something new every day. - Feministing 16 October 2009 11:15 UTC feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the television show, "Ugly Betty", the character Alexis Meade (Portrayed by Rebecca Romijn), formerly Alex Meade, is a post-op transsexual who, before transitioning, faked her own death so she could start her life over as a woman.^ Who could have guessed that a bunch of men in dresses would breath life into the movement to win equal rights for gay men and lesbians?
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ The press has been influenced as well as the media;(14) television and movies promote homosexuality as an alternative life style as well as censor movies which might show homosexuality as a disorder.

^ A naive young Cuban college student meets both a gay writer and a woman who teach him about the passion of life and the passion of love.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

.When Alexis realizes that she can get back at her father (who said he would rather see her dead than as a woman) she comes out of stealth and takes over their business after she tips the authorities off that her father killed Fey Sommers, a character whose death immediately preceded the start of the first series.^ It is not okay to say, "love the sinner – hate the sin" anymore than it would be justifiable for me to say love the black man – hate the fact that he married a white woman.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama supporter: ‘God delivered me from homosexuality’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dear October 28, 2008 7:34 First of all i am deeply offended that you would use real women like myself who cant not give birth as a defense for these operations!!

^ Come on people is it really that important to you who I love and have been in a fourteen year, very fulfilling, loving relationship.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama supporter: ‘God delivered me from homosexuality’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.A serious car accident later leaves Alexis with amnesia, and she forgets the entire previous two years - including her transition from male to female.^ Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two gay male actors at the Peking Opera and of the woman who comes between them.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ His writings and homosexuality got him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spent two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ Two research papers I found intesting, were based on earlier research that focused on heterosexual male and heterosexual famale based data, which was repeated with the inclusion of in one homosexual male based data, and the other homosexual female based data.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama supporter: ‘God delivered me from homosexuality’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.The series Law & Order and Nip/Tuck have had transsexual characters, but they were played by non-transsexual women or professional cross-dressers.^ Movies Involving Cross-dressing/Drag/Gender Confusion Bergh, Patricia A. "No Body's Perfect: Men Playing Women."
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

The series Without a Trace featured an episode in which a transsexual woman went missing and is almost killed by her ex-wife's husband after visiting her family, which she abandoned before transitioning. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation had an episode dealing with a transsexual victim, Ch-Ch-Changes.[60] .Many transsexual actresses and extras appeared on the episode, including Marci Bowers and Calpernia Addams.^ When the actress arrives, the lady in question appears to be a more feminine rival for the favors of Jane's male friends...including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickok.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

[61] The trans woman victim, Wendy, was played by Sarah Buxton, a cisgender woman. .Addams has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including the 2005 movie Transamerica, in which Felicity Huffman portrays a pre-op transsexual woman.^ The press has been influenced as well as the media;(14) television and movies promote homosexuality as an alternative life style as well as censor movies which might show homosexuality as a disorder.

^ (Main PN1995.9.M46 T76) Movies Featuring Women's Roles Played by Men/Men's Roles Played by Women Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) Directed by Darren Grant.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

[62]
Candis Cayne, a transsexual actress, appeared in CSI: NY as a transsexual character. From 2007-2008 she also portrayed a transsexual character (this time recurring) in the ABC series, Dirty Sexy Money.
In fall 2005, the Sundance Channel aired a documentary series known as TransGeneration. .This series focused on four transsexual college students, including two trans women and two trans men, in various stages of transition.^ August 3, 2007 11:32 AM [ 0 + Julie Bindel assumes that all trans women are very feminine, all trans men are very feminine, and all transsexual people are heterosexual.
  • You learn something new every day. - Feministing 16 October 2009 11:15 UTC feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[63] .In February 2006, LOGO aired Beautiful Daughters, a documentary film about the first all-trans cast of The Vagina Monologues, which included Addams, Lynn Conway, Andrea James, and Leslie Townsend.^ A film about a pair of Chinese gay lovers living out the waning days of their relationship as expatriates in Buenos Aires.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ First of all, being trans is not a matter of "wanting to be".
  • You learn something new every day. - Feministing 16 October 2009 11:15 UTC feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first Hollywood film in which all the principal characters are gay.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

[64]
Thomas Harris' Silence of the Lambs included a serial killer who considered himself a transsexual. .After being turned down for sex reassignment surgery due to not meeting necessary psychological evaluations, he then harvested female bodies to make a feminine suit.^ This is a report of the first sex reassignment surgeries (SRSs) officially performed in Japan: one for a FtM person in 1998 and one for a MtF person in 1999.

^ I think you doctors that perform this sex reassignment surgery need a pat on the back.

^ I am a straight guy married with children and I have heard that these guys that get their sex changed to female feel that are a girl trapped in a man's body.

In the novel it is noted that the character is not a transsexual; this distinction is made only briefly in the film.[65]
.Jazz, a 8 year old kid, was confirmed to be have a female brain at age 3, and the parents have decided to let their child live as a girl.^ With six-year-old certainty, Ludovic believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ A 20-year old, whose name is also Kotzebue, is in search of her parents and herself when she meets Roswitha, a middle-aged librarian from East Berlin.
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies: Motion Picture Videos in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley 9 February 2010 14:45 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ These surgeries have continued to be used on infants and young children with the authority of their parents rather than considering the individual child and waiting for their age of consent.

She is probably the youngest transgender child to date. [66]

See also

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Simple English

Transsexualism is a when someone identifies with a physical sex that is different from the one they were born with. Some transsexual people go from being a male to being a female. Others go from female to male. They change how they look and act. They see doctors who can give them drugs and surgery. They change their name and sex through the law.

People who go from male to female (MTF) are transsexual women. People who go from female to male (FTM) are transsexual men. The way of surgery to go to the new sex for transsexuals is called sexual reassignment surgery

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Ways to go from male to female

Transsexual women take female hormones. They may also take drugs that stop male hormones called androgens to make breasts grow, though it will not make beards go away or make voices higher. They remove their facial hair so it does not grow back. This takes a long time and hurts. Some transsexual women with low voices have surgery to raise them. Other transsexual women try to make their voice sound higher and more female without surgery. Some transsexual women also get surgery on their genitals. This is called a vaginoplasty. This is done by making a vagina from the skin of their penis, which is turned inside out. Some transsexual women also have surgery to make their faces look more like the faces of women. Some also have surgery to make their breasts larger.

Ways to go from female to male

Transsexual men take male hormones. This will make their voices lower. It will make a beard grow. It can also stop their menstruation. Some transsexual men look like any other man after hormones.

Some transsexual men have surgery. One surgery is removal of breasts (mastectomy). Some transsexual men also get surgery on their genitals. One surgery is removal of the uterus and ovaries (hysterectomy). Some may also get surgery on their outside genitals. One way takes their skin and tissue and makes it into a penis (phalloplasty). Another way takes the clitoris (which grows bigger with hormones) and puts it where the penis usually is (metoidioplasty). The place where urine comes out (urethra) can be run through the new penis. The phalloplasty looks more like a penis. A metoidioplasty has more sexual function, but it is 5 or 6 centimeters long. Some ways also make a scrotum from the labia. They may also have the vagina taken out or closed.

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Notes

  • Note 1: Lundstrom B, et al. “Outcome of sex reassignment surgery.” Acta Psychiat. Scandinavia. 70:289-294. 1984.
  • Note 2: Kuiper, M and Cohen-Kettenis, P. “Sex reassignment surgery: A study of 141 Dutch transsexuals.” Archives of Sexual Behavior. 17(5):439-457. 1988.


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