Lesbian Pens Teenage Trans Tale

Lesbian Pens Teenage Trans Tale

There are 8 comments on the Queerty story from Jan 5, 2007, titled Lesbian Pens Teenage Trans Tale. In it, Queerty reports that:

Despite decades of gay struggle and rebellion, the trans community still finds itself alienated within the broader queer community.

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Merrillville, IN

#1 Jan 5, 2007
For anyone who cares to investigate, there is overwhelming scientific evidence of a difference in the brain structures between male and female mammals. I would refer you to the NOVA program called "Sex Unknown" and The Netherlands Brain Institute's Dick Swaab's study on human brains. That study, the only one that has ever been done on human brains ( because, as Swaab has pointed out, healthy human brain tissue is very hard to find), not only confirmed that men and women have different brain structures but also that MtF transsexuals have FEMALE brains. The difference cannot be attributed to taking estrogen because some of those subjects had NOT taken female hormones.
Many in the gay community maintain (correctly in my opinion) that they are born gay, and when others ignore scientific evidence in support of that assertion, they become frustrated. Why then do so many members of the gay community treat transsexuals the same way?
Most MtFs in my generation did not have any realistic chance of transitioning in our youths. If you care to research the type of criteria used to determine admission to university based gender programs, which for a long time was the only avenue to transition, you will understand why. They were absurdly restrictive, and even then, the numbers admitted were miniscule (the Johns Hopkins clinic admitted only two patients per month).
Since transition was essentially unavailable to us, we struggled to live our lives as best as we could. For people to suggest that we "wake up one day and decide [we] want to be women" is insulting beyond belief and trivializes the hardships that we had to live through.
I realize that it is impossible for anyone who hasn't experienced it to understand, but the thing is... I tried my best to live out my life with the cards that were dealt me, and was in tremendous denial, but one day it simply explodes. You MUST be your true self, it is a BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE.
The losses we experience are incalculable. I know others who are medical doctors, dentists, police officers, academics, architects, engineers, lawyers, soldiers and scientists. Many of us lose our jobs and often our careers.
I personally lost my job (I would have lost my career but for my dogged determination to remain in it - after two years I finally found another position), my home, all my friends and almost all of my family. As high as the transition costs are in dollars (none covered by insurance, of course, and often in six figures) they are nothing compared to the other costs we pay in our lives.
And after all this, we are rejected by the one group that, more than any other, ought to understand our problems.

For those who are geniunely interested in learning some facts from authoratative sources, I would first recommend "Transsexuality: The Uninvited Dilemma" and second, "Transgender Emergence".
I have heard gay people respond, when ignorant straights (generally bible thumpers) claim that being gay is a choice, that being gay causes incredible difficulties in one's life, so why would anyone choose it.
Why in the WORLD would you think we would choose to lose almost everything in our lives to transition ???
We did not choose to be born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other sex. And we did not CHOOSE to transition. At a certain point, the suppression of our true selves simply becomes impossible.

“Bullish on Equal Rights”

Since: Dec 06

Rocky Mountains

#2 Jan 5, 2007
Thank you! Well said!! Thankfully, society is becoming more educated and tolerant so that those of us "old" folks who spent so long hiding can more safely become part of the society that 20 or 30 years ago would have beaten or killed us!

“Dream a little dream with me”

Since: Dec 06

Peoria, Arizona

#3 Jan 5, 2007
hear, hear!!

Since: Dec 06

Irvine

#4 Jan 10, 2007
how true....

Since: Dec 06

Princeton, NJ

#5 Jan 10, 2007
Me five!

And Vyxyn: The answer is Ohio, one of the worst.

And EricV: Thanks for your note and I'll respond more later on!

“Dream a little dream with me”

Since: Dec 06

Peoria, Arizona

#6 Jan 10, 2007
Crap. Well, at least it wasn't kansas.

In my case, it proved to be a non issue -- my birth certificate says female, and that's what they wanted.

I'm sorry, hon :(

Huggs.

Since: Dec 06

Princeton, NJ

#7 Jan 10, 2007
Vyxyn wrote:
Crap. Well, at least it wasn't kansas.
In my case, it proved to be a non issue -- my birth certificate says female, and that's what they wanted.
I'm sorry, hon :(
Huggs.
Yeah... like even if I get surgery they won't change it. What I have to rely on is the court order I have, which is how I got my DL changed, together with hoping for a nice administrator.
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Saudi Arabia

#9 Jan 21, 2014
Any bottom in Taif.
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