Gender identity has become an interesting issue. Some states have even attempted to pass laws aimed at restricting transsexuals from using public bathrooms. Butt, fortunately, times are changing. Transsexuals are being elected to office.
Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse
November 8, 2017
Virginia's most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office Tuesday by Danica Roem , a Democrat who will be one of the nation's first openly transgender elected officials and who embodies much of what Del. Robert G. Marshall fought against in Richmond.
The race focused on traffic and other local issues in suburban Prince William County but also exposed the nation's fault lines over gender identity. It pitted a 33-year-old former journalist who began her physical gender transition four years ago against a 13-term incumbent who called himself Virginia's "chief homophobe" and earlier this year introduced a " bathroom bill " that died in committee.
"Discrimination is a disqualifier," a jubilant Roem said Tuesday night as her margin of victory became clear. "This is about the people of the 13th District disregarding fear tactics, disregarding phobias . . . where we celebrate you because of who you are, not despite it."https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/danica-roem-will-be-vas-first-openly-transgender-elected-official-after-unseating-conservative-robert-g-marshall-in-house-race/2017/11/07/d534bdde-c0af-11e7-959c-fe2b598d8c00_story.html
Transsexuals are even being accepted into the Miss Universe pageant.
Miss Spain makes history as first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe pageant
Dec. 17, 2018 at 4:52 p.m. EST
Angela Ponce, better known as the reigning Miss Spain, didn’t win the Miss Universe pageant Sunday.
But she didn’t seem to mind.
Simply by representing her country this year, Ponce became the first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe. After the preliminary rounds, the 27-year-old model said it was “an honor and pride” to be part of the history of the pageant.
Unfortunately, I have witnessed people here on NewsTalkers denigrating transsexuals.
Someone photoshopped a penis on an image of Michelle Obama. It was supposed to be funny. Butt, it was more than a joke, it was a very personal attack on Michelle Obama. Several people (conservatives) who admire Mr. Photoshop immediately began praising his sense of humor and ridiculing Michelle Obama. Those who “piled on” by referring to Michelle Obama as a “tranny” were being both dishonest and bigoted . Butt, the bigotry I’m referring to is not about race, it’s about bigotry toward the LBGTQ community.
Other people (liberals) began ridiculing Mr. Photoshop and accusing him of being attracted to transsexuals. They obviously intended their accusations to be insulting to the photoshopper, butt they were actually insulting transsexuals. It seemed like more bigotry toward the LGBTQ community.
I have a problem with people on both sides of that discussion. There is nothing wrong with being transsexual. Nor is there anything wrong with being attracted to transsexuals. There is nothing wrong with being lesbian, bisexual, gay, transsexual or questioning (or “queer”). People should be accepted as equal regardless of their gender identity.
As many of you know, Cobalt and I founded ButtHeads Nation on NV. We celebrated diversity and we had a transsexual Administrator (Veronikka). She was a highly intelligent and very articulate participant. Veronikka’s sense of humor was legendary. She had a huge impact on my previously naive perception of transsexuals. I wish she was here to provide her perspective to this important issue.
I hope NewsTalkers can accept transsexuals and people who are attracted to them. They are definitely welcome here in the SiNNERS & ButtHeads group.