Asheville's transgender community speaks

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Andrew

Casar, NC

#1 Apr 30, 2008
Absolutely sickening and that's what "transgenderism" is... a sickness! These people need lots of prayers.
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#3 Apr 30, 2008
Larry W Whitt wrote:
let one of them try to speak to me, they need their jaws wired...
Bubba don't care. He would like you to come and pay him a visit.
James Cassara

Wilmington, NC

#4 Apr 30, 2008
I cannot imagine what these brave folks feel like. Being born into a body that doesn't feel like your own. Being of one gender and feeling of another. The two transgender people I have known somehow emerged as healthy and productive citizens.
I salute their willingness to come forth and talk about their experiences. I shake my head in disbelief at those who fear and loathe them.
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#5 Apr 30, 2008
James Cassara wrote:
I cannot imagine what these brave folks feel like. Being born into a body that doesn't feel like your own. Being of one gender and feeling of another. The two transgender people I have known somehow emerged as healthy and productive citizens.
I salute their willingness to come forth and talk about their experiences. I shake my head in disbelief at those who fear and loathe them.
This was the topic on the Maury Show yesterday. A man finally coming out to turn himself into a woman. Sad part about it though is he has two daughters, one 13, the other 21, and it is tearing them all to hell.
God made you

Hendersonville, NC

#6 Apr 30, 2008
God made you, He made you male and female!

God forgive you for the sin you commit when you hide behind what He made and distort it to suit your misplaced mind.

Come to Him and He will forgive you, as He does us all.
Keith retired Gun-bunny

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2008
God made you wrote:
God made you, He made you male and female!
God forgive you for the sin you commit when you hide behind what He made and distort it to suit your misplaced mind.
Come to Him and He will forgive you, as He does us all.
Uh..........yes the Almighty will.
Will

Hendersonville, NC

#8 Apr 30, 2008
Andrew wrote:
Absolutely sickening and that's what "transgenderism" is... a sickness! These people need lots of prayers.
Have you ever actually met or spoke with some of these folks? I had never encountered this either until moving to Asheville. I have to say, I have several trangendered friends now and I find them to be some of the most intelligent, articulate, self-aware individuals I have ever known. Imagine how it must be to truly feel as if you are trapped in the wrong body. These people pursue a road to self realization that is harder than I can fathom. They deserve our respect and support...not judgement. Until you have walked in someone's shoes (dare I say high heels LOL!), don't pass judgement.
Time for a change

Casar, NC

#9 Apr 30, 2008
God made you wrote:
God made you, He made you male and female!
God forgive you for the sin you commit when you hide behind what He made and distort it to suit your misplaced mind.
Come to Him and He will forgive you, as He does us all.
Man, you better drop to your knees NOW AND PRAY, PRAY LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE PRAYED BEFORE THAT THE ALMIGHTY WILL FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS!!!
Time for a change

Casar, NC

#10 Apr 30, 2008
Larry W Whitt wrote:
let one of them try to speak to me, they need their jaws wired...
Oh now, come on, play nice in the sand box or you won't get any more of Bubba's 'sugar'.
Think Different

Mauldin, SC

#11 Apr 30, 2008
Sadly, the ignorant have spoken again. Try and show a little intelligence and maybe you will learn something.

And no, thumping your bible won't solve the issue here. Just let it go and live your life,'k bubba?
Land of the Sky No More

Canton, NC

#12 Apr 30, 2008
I love the way my hometown has given in to weirdos that are confused about their DNA. Sometimes I feel like I am trapped inside myself. I remember growing up and eating Cheetos and thinking "Am I a Cheeto?" After moving from somewhere else (like everyone does here), I realized...I AM A CHEETO. I have since begun covering myself with cheese power and oil. I do have trouble breathing inside the plastic bag I live in though...I love Asheville, I haven't found another Cheeto yet, but its only a matter of time...
OLD SKOOL

Asheville, NC

#13 Apr 30, 2008
Think Different wrote:
Sadly, the ignorant have spoken again. Try and show a little intelligence and maybe you will learn something.
And no, thumping your bible won't solve the issue here. Just let it go and live your life,'k bubba?
What part of this is intelligence this is a community of mentality ill people who are truly sick..Transgender,Homsexuals,P edophiles where will it end the sickness of this world..However GOD forgives sins and we all are bought with a price the blood of JESUS...Repent!!!Love the sinner hate the sin!!!
LOKEL

Weaverville, NC

#14 Apr 30, 2008
3 people represent the "Transgender Community" in Asheville.
OLD SKOOL

Asheville, NC

#15 Apr 30, 2008
Land of the Sky No More wrote:
I love the way my hometown has given in to weirdos that are confused about their DNA. Sometimes I feel like I am trapped inside myself. I remember growing up and eating Cheetos and thinking "Am I a Cheeto?" After moving from somewhere else (like everyone does here), I realized...I AM A CHEETO. I have since begun covering myself with cheese power and oil. I do have trouble breathing inside the plastic bag I live in though...I love Asheville, I haven't found another Cheeto yet, but its only a matter of time...
Good one !!!
Spirit

Buffalo, NY

#16 Apr 30, 2008
God made you wrote:
God made you, He made you male and female!
God forgive you for the sin you commit when you hide behind what He made and distort it to suit your misplaced mind.
Come to Him and He will forgive you, as He does us all.
God is a figment of the imagination...created by the weak people to control weaker people...

“We gotta stick together!”

Since: Sep 07

Ashevegas

#17 Apr 30, 2008
Land of the Sky No More wrote:
I love the way my hometown has given in to weirdos that are confused about their DNA. Sometimes I feel like I am trapped inside myself. I remember growing up and eating Cheetos and thinking "Am I a Cheeto?" After moving from somewhere else (like everyone does here), I realized...I AM A CHEETO. I have since begun covering myself with cheese power and oil. I do have trouble breathing inside the plastic bag I live in though...I love Asheville, I haven't found another Cheeto yet, but its only a matter of time...
Best comment all day. I just blew coffee out my nose.

“Bullish on Equal Rights”

Since: Dec 06

Rocky Mountains

#18 Apr 30, 2008
What a bunch of judgemental phobes posting here! I really don't know what your spreads your hatred except lack of knowledge. For those of you living in Bible land, where is it stated in the Bible that transgender is wrong? Bet you can't find it! For those saying that these people need serious pychological help, that is exactly what they get in order to come to terms with what is going on inside themselves. For those comparing transgenderism to pedophiles, there is absolutley NO link, nada, zip, zilch. These folks live full, productive lives, pay taxes, go to church, have boyfriends, girlfriends, get married, just like some of you.

Oh, and Mr. Cheeto, GOOD LUCK! You need it because you really are the crazy one here!

Since: May 07

Waynesville, NC

#19 Apr 30, 2008
Spirit wrote:
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God is a figment of the imagination...created by the weak people to control weaker people...
Can you prove that?

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#20 Apr 30, 2008
LOKEL wrote:
3 people represent the "Transgender Community" in Asheville.
No, three people were brave enough to be interviewed, and 2 more of us also spoke out. There are far more of us here than just those. Phoenix Transgender Support has been active in Asheville now for over 21 years. We live here, we pay taxes, we work, we play, we express our faith and we live our lives just like anyone else. We're people and we deserve to be treated with the same respect as anyone else.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#21 Apr 30, 2008
James Cassara wrote:
I cannot imagine what these brave folks feel like. Being born into a body that doesn't feel like your own. Being of one gender and feeling of another. The two transgender people I have known somehow emerged as healthy and productive citizens.
I salute their willingness to come forth and talk about their experiences. I shake my head in disbelief at those who fear and loathe them.
Thanks James, that means much more than all the bigots combined. Nice to know there are some folks out there who don't automatically hate what they don't understand.

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