posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 02:57 PM
Im coming in late in the game, I know, but it never hurts to clarify our vocabulary for the sake of communication. There has always been confusion
about certain personality types. They are not disorders...none of them!
Transvestites: Men who are men, usually, but not always hetero, who enjoy wearing women's clothing, makeup, etc. for their own enjoyment. I would
venture to guess that most of them are NOT gay. No gender/ attraction issues for them.
Drag queens (or more PC, maybe just) Queens: gay men that enjoy dressing up as women, adopting a persona or alter-ego, stage-name, etc. These are
homosexuals but have no desire to physically become women..they may identify with female personalities out of a common attraction to men, but are
happy being male.
Transexuals: These poor souls have had the misfortune of being one sex on the inside, with the physical attributes of the opposite. They are not gay.
They identify with themselves as the opposite sex, and many if not all of them, have battled with this crisis for years out of fear of being labeled
or even self-identified as gay. The majority of these will activley pursue sexual re-assignment procedures to finally percieve themselves as a
'whole' person. I dont mean to be condecieving in my definition, I just can't imagine what a struggle living a normal life has been for them, being
stuck in a body that doesn't fit their psyche.
and then of course,
homosexuals: identify with the physical manifestation of their own sex, and are attracted to the same sex. Some may 'bend' (dressing/ appearance)
toward feminine/ masculine, to identify their preference, but are nonetheless content with their own bodies.
Understand that your brother is neither sick nor perverted. Some times nature makes an error, that's all. And if you percieve that as a slight on
God, then ok. Maybe he's not perfect. Or maybe he is, and has reasons for putting people through this.
Seems like alot of these cases occurred out of man's own gender assignment at birth to treat hermaphroditism...and the poor pt lost the coin toss.
Nowadays, I think they allow these children to live with both identities until the psyche is mature enough to make a choice.
That's the way it should be done, IMO. How could anyone but the child know what sex they identify with? And how long before they figure it out?