Kathy Shaidle says it so succinctly: Transexuality is a disease to be treated, not a lifestyle to be celebrated. This blogppost was prompted by the suicide of a LA sports writer who was in the process of changing his gender to become a woman.
When a man feels that theres's a woman trapped in his body (or a woman feels that she's really a man), I don't doubt those feelings exist and there's something serious going on. But I can't believe that major surgery (cutting off breasts and penises, etc.) and a lifetime of taking hormones is any sort of answer. That we even do this to children is an abomination.
As Shaidle writes:
"We don't treat alcoholism and drug addiction by encouraging drunks and junkies to use more, let alone force everyone in their work environment to 'adjust' to their 'born that way' 'lifestyle' -- or get fired for raising objections."
"Transexuals are the only amputation fetishists whose sickness we enable. ... One hundred years from now, heads will shake in wonder at how cruel we were. "
Sooner than that, I bet.