Legal Research class tomorrow. We get our Westlaw accounts tomorrow, w00t!!!!
i was just reading a column on indegayforum on transgender issues, and i got to thinking about some of things I had said in my early posts and than i read in the comments section, comments readers made many of which echoed my early remarks about transgendered individuals not being part of our struggle.
"I simply do not identify with a person with gender dysphoria. My sexual identity has to do with erotic orientation to other men, my own kind, not a wish to be someone else entirely. Drag queen, transgender or straight cross-dresser (why do we leave them out?)...it's all got nothing to do with me"
I echo this sentiment only as far as to say transgender issues are not something I understand or can relate to. THAT IS ALL.
"The inclusion of the T (and why the B is there God and the HRC only knows) just serves to re-inforce the large cultural assumption --one I have resisted seeing but now find inescapeable-- that being a gay man really means being a girl in a male body."
i admit, at one time I shared that viewpoint. It is a large cultural assumption, but it is hardly fair or sensible to use transgendered individuals as a scapegoat.