The New Gender Paradigm
Virtually all LGBT activist groups were founded by gays & lesbians, are currently directed by gays & lesbians, and focus on gay & lesbian issues. They don't understand transsexuality and they have no interest in improving transsexual quality of life. In many cases, they're just as hostile to transsexuals as the general population is.
My viewpoint: A list of the problems we face
I made a list of the major challenges the transsexual community currently faces. Can you think of more? Which challenges should be given top priority?
If you had a magic wand, what would your "best possible world" look like?
...No transsexuals or happy transsexuals?
Psychiatrists claim that they get the diagnosis wrong 93% of the time. So transsexual youth are forced to wait until age 18-20 years before they can transition -- just in case they "change their mind". In the mean time, they aren't allowed to go through puberty. Blocking puberty is extremely dangerous, with serious potential complications such as: failure in brain development, inadequate calcification of bones, short stature, and other metabolic risks.
This is the place for ideas and guest input. Comments are welcome!
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So much time & energy has been invested in debating over terminology and who's a Real Transsexual, plans for the future have been overlooked. Consider:
-- What is the current status of the transgender community?
-- Is that status getting better or is it getting worse?
-- What are the major issues that should be addressed?
-- What changes are needed?
-- What areas need improvement?
-- What should be the ultimate goals, both personally and for the community?
-- How can we reach those goals?
The biologic cause of transsexuality is fact, not opinion. It's been shown in animal models, by studies in structural neuroanatomy, by scanning the functioning brain, and even by human experimentation. So why isn't trans biology mentioned in the media or by so-called "advocacy" groups?
Why are legislatures passing laws that promote discrimination against transsexuals? Over the past 70 years, media coverage has played an important part in creating the extreme hostility visible in current society.
At a recent medical conference, a pediatrician from the staff at the University of Colorado Medical School spoke on the subject of intersexuality. He said there were two types: "hermaphrodites" and infants with "ambiguous genitals". He warned that most intersexuals undergo inappropriate surgery during infancy.
If professors of pediatrics are stuck in the Victorian Age, how can the general population and policy makers hope to understand? ...And guess what the medical students at the University of Colorado believe when they graduate.
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