I posted in this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
I will quote that entire post here for some context:
I am 16 years old, and a transgender. I want to become a female.
I will never have the sheer luck that this child has had; she has unique, understanding parents, early access to horomone treatments that will allow
her to look beautiful someday, and she will never be alone.
By contrast, I live with parents who I am too afraid to talk to about my problem, no access to any doctors or psychiatrists that can provide me with
vital horomone treatments and other care - By the time I get these, it may very well be too late to stop the masculinity developing in my body from
being dominant and easily visible. It makes it so much harder to transition when people will look at you and ask themselves, 'Is this a man? Because
the shape of his face, the broadness of his shoulders, his height tell me this.'
If I had androgen blockers (which do nothing but prevent puberty-causing horomones from being absorbed) at the age of 11, I may very well be a pretty
young girl right now. Since I did not, I will have to make do with second best. Someday. Maybe never.
I am alone. She is not.
Those of you who feel disgusted by this should realize that just because we are children does not mean we don't know what we're talking about. I knew
about my problem from a very young age, I dreamed of it literally, imagining when I was younger that maybe I would be granted magic wishes so that I
could be free someday. I'm an avid reader, and I've been reading since I was three years old. I was interested in politics and history when I was ten,
and by eleven I could most certainly make choices like the ones she is currently making.
Actually, I'm really very insulted by those of you that say just because we are children, our opinions, hopes, dreams, needs, and tears fall on deaf
ears. I would be even sadder if you said this only because my parents were of the same sex. What more understanding parents could I have? What parents
could be more loving, less repressive, than those who could relate to me?
Is the world really so bigoted? So far it appears the answer is yes - it will be a long time before we are accepted and loved. Until then, children
like myself will have to endure. The rare few will get lucky, like this girl has. God bless her.
Now.. I have to ask the OP and the rest of the posters: Why do you hold so much hate in your hearts? Do you realize that what you are saying is that
you want to condemn an innocent girl - and yes, SHE IS A GIRL - to a life of misery, outcastedness, and depression?
You probably know many transgender girls and boys alike. You would never even know the difference if you did. You probably wouldn't even know the
difference if you dated one. We're people just like you, and deserve the same respect.
It hurts, it does, it really breaks my heart that the first thing people say on this site when they see a story like this is "Oh, this kid must just
be brainwashed by the gays."
First of all, sexual orientation has NOTHING to do with being transgender! I would love anyone that I fell in love with, I don't care if they're boys
or girls. Every transgender child (and adults too) have our own sexual orientation, and it frankly is none of your damn business, thank you very
Second of all, how can you people call for this child .. or the rest of us, for that matter, to be taken away by Child Protective Services and locked
up in some institution or put in an orphanage when we (well, at least some of us.. see above) have perfectly loving parents that understand and help
us? I just don't get it. I don't get how people can be so mean, so cruel-hearted, so hopelessly ignorant.
Especially not here. This is a site for conspiracy theorists, right? I came here because I was tired of all the lies about OWS and the situation of
the world, and I see threads like this filled with hate, bigotry and ignorance among those that consider themselves enlightened.
I'm depressed now. Luckily for me, I'm stronger than the rest of you cruel, sick morons and don't have to hop myself up on ritalin to keep myself
alive. But that's what you advocate, isn't it? Take us away from our parents, put us on drugs and try and make us 'normal'.
(P.S.: Thank you soooo much to those of you who understand, or don't and are okay with it. You are lifesavers.)
edit on 28-10-2011 by zanysami
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