Transgender is a blanket term covering all people with Gender veriant personalities weather it be a crossdresser or a Transsexual. Your mixing up Transgender with transgenderists another group of the transgender group.The headline is a lie. It is a transsexual person, not a transgender. It is an insult to refer to a TS as a TG or even to mention them in the same article with homosexuals. TSism (birth defect), unlike TGism (men who keep their penises for life while "living" as "women") and gayness, is a birth defect.
The real reason reporters lump TSs with TGs and gays are to deprive them of rights. TSs can conform to general society, TGs and homosexuals never can. And it makes them angry that they do what they can to deprive others of rights. Before the 80s, a TS could get their birth certificate and license changed in any state and marry as heterosexuals, and they were not considered LGBT in *ANY* way back then.
If you don't believe me, attend a TG support group meeting. You will find that whenever a fully transitioning TS starts to speak, the TGs will "get offended" (manipulation tactic) or talk over the TS. The TSs simply want to talk about their transition, how people treat them, the challenges, etc. The TGs blame the TSs for how they are treated, give them hurtful advice like not caring as much about how they look, are obsessed with talking about homosexuals, and talk about getting drunk, clubbing, their fast cars, how much money they make, and other interests typically associated with men. Unlike MtF TSs, the "MtF" TGs have the inner core and identity of men, but choose to dress or "live" somewhat as women. When things get hot and heavy for the CD/TG, HE can go home and take off his clothes. But if a TS is under fire, she has no such option. The TG often as a dual life that the TS woman does not have. A lot of TG males are obsessed with money and power, since they have the nature of men despite how they dress, and with all this money, they can move, hire an attorney, or whatever. True TSs have more of the nature of women and are often not as aggressive in making a living.
Also not every Transsexual can afford GRS that is no reason to look down on us.