Reading some of the comments make me sick to my stomach that people can be so hateful... Some of these people actually commited suicide because the bullying was so bad...
Of course you guys don't need to fully support it... but to bully someone for being transgender? That is so messed up... You guys can express your opinions without spreading hate, guys... they didn't do anything to you... That's all I'm saying...
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People can't handle what's "different". Life isn't what they expected it to be so they lash out. Barely any of them have read about the struggles of those who are transgendered or know anyone who is transgendered. They choose not to sympathize with people who felt they were in the wrong body from a very young age. They choose not to understand how terrifying it is when puberty hits for transgendered individuals and their body turns into more of a foreign object to them. At least attempt to understand how horrifying such a thing might be for someone.. Imagine you woke up inside a body that felt foreign to you because it was of a different gender than you felt you were.. Imagine this was going on your entire life and there was nothing you could do about it.. Now with hormone treatments started before puberty mixed with eventual surgery these people feel a sense of hope.. Now imagine that hope being dashed when you realize nobody treats you with dignity and respect both before and after transitioning.. People don't even have the decency to use the pronouns you desire.. Even family don't support you and some want nothing to do with you.. I implore everyone to please close your eyes and try to imagine what this might be like. Things in life aren't as black and white as we'd like them to be.
In many states in the U. S. (You can guess where) transgendered and others in the LGBT community can be fired from their jobs or kicked out of their apartments just for being open with how they are because there's no anti discrimination laws in those states. They find themselves very much alone without a stable source of income. Then people wonder why depression is much higher among transgendered individuals. Then people ignorantly blame the condition instead of society's reaction to it.
Try to imagine this was your brother or sister or son or daughter.3