dudewithabeard saidYou were 2 years old when I came out of the closet and entered the GLBT community and in all those years, transgendered have always been the "Goddesses" of the community.
While their has been negatives towards them, it is no more so than the rest of the community. Dykes, lipstick lesbians, the leather community, the effiminate gays, the radical fairies and all the rest have all had negative things said about them from people in our own community.
Have you ever heard about lesbians being bad tippers or have you heard what a lesbian drives on a second day, a u-haul.
The effiminate boys get beat up alot these days since the term "masculine" has become a trait most guys seem to be looking for, this would be specifically targeting them for exclusion. Internal segregation at its best.
I could keep going but I dont think I need to.
So while you seem to think transgendered have some unfair target on them, I am going to say you are wrong. The trannies in Jacksonville have legions of loyal fans both in the gay and straight community.
but good luck with whatever you are trying to do and sorry if you live in a place where what you describe is more prevalent but it is not like that everywhere.
Thank you and good night
Thank you for your reply but at the same time
"sorry if you live in a place where what you describe is more prevalent but it is not like that everywhere."
Is no different than saying Jacksonville has a league of loyal fans. That just may be one of the specific places, but worldwide and as a whole
Transgendered get more heat, and humiliaton out of the gay community from not only the straight(s) but the gays aswell.
You can look on this site and see something negative said almost everyday.
Also it is the whole numbers thing aswell.
More people are LGB than T so therefore people understand them more or get "use" to it more than the idea of Trangendered..
and another thing that kind of supports it but more on a person to person level. If you are Transgendered than technically you are straight, but yet because many do not make that correlation with it, they fit it into the group of LGBT which bascially includes some form of homosexuality while, if you are basically born in the wrong body then you truly are a man or woman , so the term being couped up with us is a mistake in itself..which is how I feel anyway.
but moving on,
There also is the chain theory
Straight(s) have a hard time understanding gays
Gays have a hard understanding of bi's
Straight and Gays andBi(s) have an hard time understanding Trans
Transgendered are at the bottom of the pole, so it is almost needless to say that they would recieve the most criticism since not only arey they less in numbers , but because they are so less people cannot relate or even get use to them as much as we are. How many shows and stuff do you even see talk about the topic aside from on a political standpoint or scientific standpoint.
Sexuality is innate and it has been proven that more often than not people experiment with the same sex and so even though discrimintation and homophobia still exist, many understand the reasoning and relations behind sexuality.
however transgender many do not because many do not go through that, at all. It is alot more difficult and technical to understand.
Even if you think it is not, take a poll. and Ask members of the straight community, because at the end of the day a transgender is straight, in the mind, but ask if they would feel comfortable dating a transgender person. Most likely your answers will for the most part be NO.
The and Lesbians if they would do the whole M2F transgender and see.
Then ask members of the Gay community if they would date a F2M transgender and you will still find alot of the answers is no.
So this topic is to understand why that is, and also to wonder about discrimination and rude comments to people who otherwise do not deserve it.
I personally think the main diff between them and us is that for many of us "Gayness" cannot be seen, unless you are stereotyped but Transgendered can be especially if you have not went through surgery and stuff.
Also people are not even aware of the difference between everything
Alot of people think these are the same things and yet they are not. Hell I may have used some incorrectly myself in this little speech.
More education is the key, and i myself am not excluded from it. I probably am wrong about alot of stuff I have said but that is just my understanding. If i am wrong please correct me.
But one last thing before I go
"You were 2 years old when I came out of the closet and entered the GLBT community and in all those years, transgendered have always been the "Goddesses" of the community. "
What community, it would have had to be yours, but like I said earlier, in the same way you say me using my hometown as a representation is not fair, neither is yours, because even in 2012 transgender where I am from, it is not nice here, damn near at all, and I am a whole new generation than you are. So I say that is invalid.
This is Just my take on it, and I could be wrong, this is where I am coming from. If you can educate me then please do so, I am never to proud to listen and be corrected.
Thank you and good day,