Homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender are Gender Identities. The most confusing for most is the Transgender Person, because their gender identity does not explicitly match their Sexual Expression. An outwardly anatomical born xy male, or xxy male, can very well be inwardly female, but have a preference for Transbian sex. Because a presumed "guy" dresses in female clothing, does not mean they're interested in sex with men. Many transpersons forced into prostitution because of societies bias, don't even like men.
The transgender person is the most deprived of Human Rights in America, and because they are seen by "proper society" as mentally impaired, they are subsequently afforted few basic rights. In Texas, as with many other States, even the suspicion that someone is transgender is grounds to terminate employment. Those actions, filtered through the insanity of Christian beliefs of what is male/female, have placed TG's in considerable harms way.
The transgender experience one of the most extreme levels of discrimination. Rejection, harassment, victimization, brutality, not only from family and the public-at-large, but also from institutions entrusted with the welfare of the people. Statistics show that transgender persons are exposed to the highest rates of prejudice, mean-spiritedness, violence, and institutional discrimination in America. TG's are more likely to be murdered or a victim of violence than 3 times that of Black males.
A male homosexual, does not have the same gender idenity as a hetero male,...both are male, but a different, naturally conditioned male. There is not one (1) prototype of male gender. Likewise, with Lesbians.
The only thing unnatural about LGBT's, are those who argue, sometimes to the point of hate and violence, that LGBT's are unnatural. LGBT's are disproportionately affected by significant problems, which not only includes bias-motivated violence, but daily exposure to mean-spirited, condemning, vicious, vindictive, and immoral abuse.
The current Texas GOP Official Platform says: ”[LGBT] behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God,….We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose [LGBT’s] out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.”
That Platform is shared by most Tea Party Christocrats in America.
Edited by Vmarco, 03 April 2012 - 01:24 PM.