I am not sure how that works in the military. I mean how segregated are the men and women? I agree that TG men and women should be allowed in the military without fear from their own soldiers. Since other countries are already doing it what is preventing the US from following suit? Bonnie
I am much like Caitlyn. I am transsexual and so is Caitlyn. I live privately as female and publicly as male. Since I do I can't go on hormones nor go for anything transitional. The public still gets confused regarding the difference between a crossdresser and a transsexual. A crossdresser enjoys wearing clothes of the opposite gender but does not wish to be the opposite gender. A transsexual wants to be the opposite gender, knows that they are inside, however, for various reasons may not go through any kind of transitioning. That does not change how they feel inside. That is all that matters, how one feels inside. I have been acting out a male character for all life but I know I am female inside. I am used to living this way and have come to terms with it for now. I do keep pushing the envelope now and then by going out in public dressed female. Caitlyn came to a point where she needed to come out publicly plus she was being pushed out by the media. She loves her family and wants to be accepted by them. She struggles, who wouldn't? Bonnie
The Scottish kilts have nothing to do with crossdressing and all the men I have seen wearing them look quite manly. Crossdressing has more to do with looking like someone of the opposite gender as much as possible. The crossdresser does not want to be the opposite gender, which crosses into transsexualism, but simply enjoys it. Bonnie
I know this is probably obvious to anyone who is actually trying to delete a message but when I was reading this and in 1a it tells me to clik on the "gear" found to the right of "My Conversations" I looked around on this page and didn't see the gear nor My Conversations. What I am trying to say is that if I read this How to and want to do this deleting the first steps are missing. Go to your Profile at top right of page by Clicking on your name. A drop down box appears -- click on Messages. Then you can go with the above. Also, it must be noted that message, conversation and PM are all the same thing. It can be confusing. Bonnie
Emma, George Carlin did the seven words you can't say on television. I thought he was great.
I wouldn't make a big deal over Foxx's Jenner jokes until I knew how Bruce and the family felt about them. If they found them hurtful then I would make a fuss about it. The transgender community has made their opinion, lets see if the jokes continue.
I did see a transgender MtF sing a duet in both her female and male voices. It was entertaining and the audience loved it.
Transgender is the broad term we use to cover the full scope and what is being discussed here is the differences between Transsexual and Crossdresser.. Transsexual is how you feel inside whether you pass or not and whether you go out or not makes no difference. Crossdresser is just a term used to indicate the wearing of clothes of the opposite gender for various reasons but without the desire to be the opposite gender or feelings you are the opposite gender.
In the wake of the uproar over Indiana's "Religious Freedom Restoraction Act," the governor of Arkansas on Wednesday asked for changes to a similar bill on the table in his state. Indeed, the backlash surrounding the Indiana law would seem to preclude any other jurisdiction trying something similar anytime soon.
"What Canadian courts have ruled is no human right automatically takes precedence," Seljak said. "The Indiana law says the right to religious freedom comes first. That's precisely what Canadian courts have said cannot happen."
That is true Emma and what Ms Li's is doing is educating and making people think and talk about it. As she said it will take a change of the people now in power. Hopefully those who do the replacing have heard her and thought about it and looked around them and saw how the people in general are thinking. With more people speaking out like Ms Li prison sentences will become shorter then non-existent and then the laws changed. It will be a long wait I think as far as China goes but who knows, maybe there will be a snow storm sooner than later.
The sad thing is that the world has way more important issues to deal with than people's sex lives and gender identity. How about hunger, homelessness, health care, education, employment, human rights, freedom and so much more.