I have just seen this article
which was written by a genetic female who is coming to terms with her gender-queer identity. I found it so interesting that the issues that concern her (use of public toilets, embarrassment when buying clothes, fear of discovery etc) are the same concerns that confront male to female crossdressers and other trans* people on a daily basis.
There is so much more that unites those of us on the trans* spectrum than that divides us. yet we are so hung up on the minute differences between being transexual (pre-, post- and non-op), transgender, crossdressers (fetishistic and ‘other’, where ‘other’ covers a myriad of motives and identities), gay, bi and ‘straight’ (whatever that means in a trans* perspective) etc. This compulsion to label, categorise and divide just weakens our community.
Why can we not accept the diversity that lies within our community and stand united so that we gain more acceptance, more rights and ultimately experience less harassment, fear and prejudice?