JakeBenson saidI wonder how many of you homosexuals would be "transgender" if you had the knowledge, acceptance, and opportunity to start changing your perceived sex at a really early age.
sex isn't perceived it is assigned. Gender is a perception which can be changed to alter your sex requires surgery.
and while I realize you said the above to push buttons for anyone reading who hasn't been exposed to this enough to know your errors...gender identity and sexual orientation are two completely separate things. Being gay isn't a stopping point on the way to being trans. Loving someone of the same sex doesn't make you want to be the opposite sex.
Yes I know the difference between sex and gender. That's why I said "perceived sex." The sex you want to be perceived as. I'm not talking about a guy who wants to dress up as and act like a girl. I'm refering to guys who genuinely want to become a woman and change their actual SEX to the best of technological capabilities. Turning your penis into a vagina isn't changing your gender, it is changing your PERCEIVED SEX because anyone who looks at you from the outside will see you have a vagina and perceive your actual sex, not your gender, as male.
I'm assuming thats what this 10 year old is going to go through, especially considering it's easier to leap into the other sex before you go through puberty. The only reason why I'm adding "perceived" in front of sex is because you can't change your sex 100% even though you can change the outside so that anyone can perceive
you as the other sex.
Moreover there is no conclusive data showing that gender identity and sexual orientation are completely separate things. Once you show me blood flow, brain regions, and different neurotransmitters catering to different parts of the brain regarding sexual orientation and gender identity then I'll start listening to you.