The psych industry’s involvement in the transsexual issue has been one of opportunistic infection. Taking advantage of all the gender mumbo jumbo, some fringe sexologists have decided to completely erase true transsexualism from the equation. They’ve done this by taking the two groups who comprise the “transgender” and calling them “transsexuals”. These “transsexuals” are then allowed access to medical treatment as long as they cooperate with the sexologist agenda.
The transgender for their part have made the best of this situation and went along with the mantra that true transsexuals don’t exist. Yet when their own designated groups were characterized in a way they thought exposed the truth, they quickly turned and lashed out at the sexologist clique. The result of that ongoing clash can be read elsewhere.
The point of all this is that the two groups that these particular sexologists are studying really do exist. But they are not transsexual. It is a either a colossal bit of ignorance on their part that they have undertaken to erase the biological condition from the psych annals, or a purposeful misrepresentation much like the one the trans* have engaged in. The DSM V rewrite notwithstanding, it is hard to believe that the people responsible for the mischaracterization of the transsexual syndrome have changed their beliefs, especially since their careers depend on it.
A brief explanation of AGP and HSTS.
AGP: a crossdresser who has been given access to the transsexual treatment regimen by their mental health professional, up to and including surgery.
HSTS: A gay boy or young man who has been given access to the transsexual treatment regimen by their mental health professional, up to and including surgery.
It’s really that simple. Both groups do exist thanks to identity politics (I “identify” as…), and the complicity of psych professionals who encourage the behavior. These are not transsexual individuals by any standard other than latter day revisionism.
What do you suppose would happen if the psychs in question admitted to cooperating with either a patient’s mental illness, or a patient’s agenda to undertake what is simply a lifestyle choice using medical protocols? It would be a disaster for the APA. They simply can’t do it, hence the muddle-mouthed DSM revision currently underway. They have to find some way to put a stop to their endorsement of crossdressers and gay guys getting sex change hormones and such, and at the same time some of the more level-headed people involved have told them they can’t shut it down for true transsexuals, judging by the tenetive wording we saw with the interim report. AGP and HSTS only exist as disordered individuals because they have been allowed to do so by a debased psychiatric system. The system created these disorders, and these people wouldn’t have altered their bodies without that consent and encouragement from flawed DSM guidelines (not to mention the supportive “community” who told them they were a kind of transsexual). Think about the difficult position this puts the APA in!
This is also why it is useless to define the transsexual birth condition by surgical status alone. By and large, most people who get surgery and carry on with their lives uninvolved with gay politics are not heard from again. This is a fairly good indication of who the transsexuals are. Yet there are a number of post-operative transvestites and gay men (mostly the former) who make an inordinate amount of noise and who attempt to define the condition in their own terms.
The takeaway from all this is that HSTS and AGP are patently NOT transsexual. HSTS is not a “more real” transsexual, it simply means gay man. And you can’t graduate up the tranny scale from crossdresser to transsexual, that is a myth. Using these terms to describe yourself says a lot about you; our affinities for various sub cultures reveal where we really belong. If you “identify as” a crossdresser with sex-fueled surgical interests, that is what you are- a crossdresser. If you identify as a “homosexual” transsexual who is attracted to people of the same reproductive sex, that is who you are; a homosexual (man). Don’t confuse these lifestyle choices with the transsexual birth condition. It’s your life to ruin.