Porn's taboo transsexual stars

Porn's taboo transsexual stars

There are 6 comments on the Salon story from Feb 12, 2012, titled Porn's taboo transsexual stars. In it, Salon reports that:

Brittany St. Jordan, a 28-year-old leggy redhead in a plunging gold number, was all dressed up with somewhere to go: the Adult Video News Awards, the so-called "Oscars for the porn industry." But she ended up standing in line for three hours waiting to walk the red carpet, as other female performers were sent ahead.

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 Feb 12, 2012
Reading this story, one gains a good idea about who likes Transexuals. And they're not Gay! As I've said countless times, it's straight men. Straight men who are scared stiff other straight men will find out and think they're gay. We are the last guilty pleasure.
Regards, Terri

Since: Jul 08

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#2 Feb 12, 2012
Its obvious from reading this story that they Porn Performers in the U.K are just as embarrasses by the true term for what they are "Shemale or Chick with a Dick" as they are here in the U.S. That explains why they mis use terms like "Transexual" as they are in NO WAY Transexuals. Transexuals do not have any desire to have a dick much less use it or enhance it in size to make it bigger by drugs or surgery. Transexual are driven to have surgery so they can match their body gender to their brain gender They will go to enormous lengths to get the surgery that will make them whole and give them the cure to the crippling condition that has plagued them from childhood. I found it so offensive that people use the wrong terms and further mudding the waters confusing more and more people making it harder for those who nothing about gender transition to understand who is what and why they go through what they go through or even change genders.

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#3 Feb 12, 2012
Brandi, your definition of "transsexual" is at odds with the one presented by Harry Benjamin as well as the World Professional Association for transgender Health. Could you explain why we should accept your definition and not theirs?

It's sad that transsexual and other transgender people get unfairly discriminated against by the porn industry. It's also sad that they get discriminated against by some trans women like BrandiP. Both groups should know better.

Some transgender people are the kind of transsexual that Brandi describes. Others are not. Just like eagles and ducks are both considered birds despite their major differences, so too are trans porn actresses, drag queens, heterosexual cross dressers and post operative trans women considered transgender despite their major differences.

I'm not sure why but BrandiP seems to be unable to get the distinction. Some people have labeled this inability as being rooted in internalized homo/transphobia. I guess we all have things we need to work through.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#4 Feb 12, 2012
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
Brandi, your definition of "transsexual" is at odds with the one presented by Harry Benjamin as well as the World Professional Association for transgender Health. Could you explain why we should accept your definition and not theirs?
Much to the contrary Emelye You are wrong the Harry Benjamin SOC require that one present a desire for GRS in order to qualify for a diagnosis of GID, as for the WAPTH they have been infested with the Transgender mafia on their board of directors who has diluted the standards one must meet, so it's hard to tell where the standards stand now as such WAPATH has lost all creditability with me.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#5 Feb 12, 2012
Ye Gawds! Have you nothing better to do with your life than sitting around and parsing these term? I want to visit you the next time I'm down there and see just what Brandi P. is really like!
Regards Terri

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#6 Feb 12, 2012
Brandi, the WPATH SOC defer to the DSM-IV's definitions of gender identity disorder. Here's a link, you can check it yourself.

http://wiki.susans.org/index.php/Standards_of...

The DSM-IV says a gender identity disorder is defined by the following 5 characteristics:
The current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has five criteria that must be met before a diagnosis of gender identity disorder (302.85) can be given:[2]

There must be evidence of a strong and persistent cross-gender identification.
This cross-gender identification must not merely be a desire for any perceived cultural advantages of being the other sex.
There must also be evidence of persistent discomfort about one's assigned sex or a sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.
The individual must not have a concurrent physical intersex condition (e.g., androgen insensitivity syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia).
There must be evidence of clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

The DSM-IV also provides a code for gender disorders that did not fall into these criteria. This diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (GIDNOS, 302.6) is similar to other "NOS" diagnoses, and can be given for, for example:[3]

Intersex conditions (e.g., androgen insensitivity syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and accompanying gender dysphoria
Transient, stress-related cross-dressing behavior
Persistent preoccupation with castration or penectomy without a desire to acquire the sex characteristics of the other sex, which is known as skoptic syndrome

For some people, GID in the DSM-IV is comparable to transsexuality, whereas GIDNOS, to them, is more comparable to other transgender conditions that may be seen as disorderly. On the other hand, many transgender people themselves feel quite accurately described by the DSM-IV, and many have none of the symptoms listed above under NOS. Some transsexual and transgender people do not feel like the DSM-IV describes their condition accurately, in any sense.
There's no requirement for a desire of GRS.

Your wild claim that a professional body such as the WPATH is under the sway of some kind of "transgender mafia" is ludicrous to the extreme and deserves no answer but ridicule.

Talk about facts instead of making things up, Brandi. You'll do better for yourself that way.

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