As I wrote before, there is currently a campaign to erase true transsexuals from the books and replace them with effeminate gay men and transvestites. There are some serious obstacles in the way for those who pursue this though. Hard science contradicts their wishes, and their own soft-science evidence often does as well.
When I pointed out that transsexual children (reproductively male) are not effeminate, I had a specific purpose in mind. While it is true that these children displayed little outward sign of the true problem, that is because by that point the window of opportunity for observing them had passed. There is no data at all on true ts children prior to this wall of silence. At the point the child is being put to the question by a cold, authoritative figure, the child has withdrawn from the world and you will gain no insight into them whatsoever. You other TS people will understand why this is so. Others can just guess.
By 7-10 years of age the transsexual individual has long passed the stage where their self-knowledge can be expressed freely; the real world has come crashing in and the bleakness of their fate is clear. Whether its the admonitions of their parents or the evidence of their own eyes, these kids are all too aware of reality. Transsexual kids have a physical birth defect; that doesn’t mean they are crazy.
So while the “effeminate” young boy (pre-homosexual) is expressing himself freely with gender play and his open mannerisms, such things are clearly forbidden to the transsexual child and serve only as a reminder of the horror that awaits them later in life. As time goes on, dreams are dashed before they were dreamt, and the future descends into a dark cloud of sadness. The affectations of gender as social play are meaningless to the TS child. And this is where you can draw clear distinction between the young pre-homosexual and the TS child.
Of course this says nothing about the child before this point, during that window when they could be observed. And in fact these TS kids appear to be completely left out of the literature. I hope it stays that way for a long time, long enough for the current crop of sexologist jerks to be pushed aside. But assuming you could watch them, they would probably seem no different from the other boys and girls… until the onset of self-knowledge when they clam up and fall silent to the world. The reasons for their behavior and lack of obvious cues will be completely inexplicable to sexologists who assume everything is about sexual orientation. I could explain it to them clearly, and it would simply pass in one ear and out the other.
In fact, Zucker’s own work shows that “non-gay” kids have no preference as to who they play with, while “pre-gay” kids prefer opposite sex kids as playmates more often. Where do you suppose a transsexual child will fit in before the moment of clarity that silences them? This will further confound the researcher who wants to study these kids as if they are little lab rats. The more these hacks bathe in their own theorizing the less they actually know.
I read with some amusement the writing of people who claim they were just so effeminate that they couldn’t help themselves. They couldn’t stop themselves from making out with boys when they hit puberty, and the reason they want a sex change (or in some cases already had one supposedly) was because they need to have sex with straight men. Sorry to inform you, that’s just called being gay.
The only reason to get surgery is because your body is driving you mad. All that nonsense about playing out the proper gender roles is fluff from people who have no clue about the core condition. Sex and marriage are a result of the bodies we wear, they are huge aspects of a full life. But they are not the cause of transsexualism. That little lie is put out there by people who want to change the condition from a birth defect to two conditions of sexuality- namely the “HSTS” and the “AGP” argument. These people want everyone to go along with them when they chant the mantra.
Its also interesting to see these people, claiming the top of the TG-inspired hierarchy by their “HSTS” status”, then handing out judgments on the rest based on sexual orientation. If you aren’t an effeminate homosexual as they were, then you are an AGP. Over the last 5 years I have seen this scenario time after time on the internet. These are the same people pushing the same harmful agenda. They prey on those who may in a difficult place in their life. They are trying to get momentum behind their false little model, using people in distress as fuel.
While it is difficult to win these arguments in the “soft science” of psych literature, there are some clear differentials between homosexual men and transsexual women in the neuroscience that has been done to date.
There is a clear difference between the super-chiasmic nucleus of gay men and transsexual women.
There is a clear difference between the INAH-3 area of gay men and transsexual women.
There is a clear difference between the BSTc of gay men and transsexual women.
So already at this early point, we have three solid points of difference before we even get to EEG and fMRI. In any other area, this would be enough to create a separate category. But in the soft “science” of sex, we have people trying to mash everyone into the same bin because base prejudice is still acceptable there.
Thinking back to the lives of children, what would you expect from a little girl once she realizes something is very wrong? Would you expect her to go blithely about her life, knowing that she is horribly deformed, with no ill effect whatsoever? Knowing that everyone has labeled her wrong, would she then stupidly proceed to act out “effeminately” and chase boys as if nothing is wrong? Of course not. It’s the basic definition of the condition itself. And that lack of self-knowledge would be a sign of delusion, not transsexualism.
Transsexualism is not defined by sexual orientation no matter what some people would have you believe. When someone tries to make you feel “less than” because of who you love, treat that person as you would any random stranger started talking down to you because of your sexuality. Don’t give self-appointed trans “experts”, whom you don’t even know past the internet persona, the power to make you feel insecure about yourself simply because you don’t fit some ancient scale that has been misapplied in the first place.
There are transsexual men, and transsexual women. There are transsexual gay men, and transsexual lesbian women. There are transsexual men and women who are bisexual. Being gay, or lesbian, or bisexual is not a pathology, and neither is it diagnostic of TS. Sexuality has no bearing on TS whatsoever.
There is only one kind of TS. It is a birth condition that has specific characteristics. It is not defined by sexuality, but by the sexually dimorphic brain. Reject attempts to categorize you by your orientation. Don’t let these people split us up. They have succeeded at the divide and conquer strategy far too long.