denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.
a person, typically a man, who derives pleasure from dressing in clothes primarily associated with the opposite sex.
synonyms: drag queen, cross dresser, female impersonator;
I use to have a high degree of tolerance for all these people, but find myself at a point that I have almost none at all. I can't even find myself having almost any empathy towards them. I think it is because the mainstream media has been flooded with so many negative stories, as has most Social Media.
Lately, we have found ourselves being subjected to one news story after another, and usually, it is because someone has supposedly done a wrong to a transgender person.
The only empathy I can rise to is it must be some sort of living hell, having to not be who you feel you should be. I can only imagine the therapy that would be involved to offer a solution or relief.
When I started to write this post, I put two definitions as the opening. I did this because there are many who seem to confuse the two. One is what I think is a psychological disorder, the other, I think is an excuse to play dress-up and expect others to think that it is perfectly okay.
The reason I did so, was because many people do not want to accept transgenders, and feel they should not be in the same washroom as their children. I will say that a real transgender person, in my thinking, is not a danger to your children, or even my grand children. They were born the way they were, and don't feel comfortable the way they are.
I just think that it is hard to accept a teen boy going to use the same bathroom as a teen girl. We can procrastinate all we want, I just don't think it is right. I wish I had a solution to it that would make everybody happy, but I don't. Maybe we need three different washrooms in public places now, Men, Women, and Transgender.....
As far as Transvestites go, if I was in a public place, and my grand daughter had to use the restroom, and some guy dressed as a woman decided he had to go at the same time, he'd piss himself, because he wouldn't be going where she was....