posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:43 PM
If you read closely, it's also two "rival factions" in the community in Glasgow.
Trust me, if you thought run of the mill gay activists were extremists ... wait until you become more familiar with SOME (not all by any means) trans*
It's not as "simple" as men who feel like they are in the wrong body, or women who feel the same way, and either want to live out their real gender
identity as much as possible, up to and including sex reassignment surgeries.
You've also got "genderqueer" and "non-binary" folks, whose position is basically that all GENDER (as opposed to Sex) is a social construct and that
there is not merely "male and female" but a range of both and neither. And this is not as simple as "androgyny" either which has traditionally been
seen as a blending of "both" genders.
I will admit, on this issue, I rapidly become just another ignorant Gawga boy, I know the words, but I can't hear the music.
If you'd like an example, look up any of the folderol under use of the term "tranny" ... for any range of transvestite (strictly, a man who enjoys
dressing as a woman), transgender, transsexual (if you notice I've started using trans*) ... here's a good basic article:
The “Tranny” Debate and Conservatism in the
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