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What the words trans and transgender really mean

There is a new movement of transsexual separatists over at tumblr who claims total ownership of the term "transgender". They call themselves "truscum" (appropriating a slur directed against them) and require that anyone who calls him- or herself transgender must be diagnosed with gender dysphoria. 

I have the deepest sympathy for the transsexual struggle and is gender dysphoric myself, but this attempt at excluding other types of gender variance from the transgender umbrella is simply unacceptable.

So here is a reminder on the common use of  the word transgender.

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Broad Study of Gender Variant People Confirms Gender Continuum

Extensive study confirms spectrum of gender variance and debunks theories that try to sort transgender and transsexual men and women into distinct categories.

 

ShoesJaimie Veale is a New Zealand scientist who has spent quite some time on understanding transgender and transsexual conditions, including what I call crossdreamers.

 

I 2011 she published her doctoral thesis on gender variant identities, a follow up on earlier work that had also discussed Ray Blanchard's autogynephilia theory about birth assigned males who get aroused by the idea of having a woman's body.

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A Challenge Towards Transgender Pornography

 

You know, this is perhaps strange -- even arbitrary -- but, there seems to be a gross lack of tasteful Nudes in the Transgender genre.

 

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How the WHO medical manual is used to stigmatize sexual variation

The WHO medical manual says that only crossdreaming crossdressers can become tranwomen, not the ones that do not get aroused by the idea of being a woman. How did sexual arousal become such a sin?

I have spent some time looking at the American DSM manual. The American psychiatric manual say a lot about how some psychiatrist try to draw the line between different types of cross-gender identification.

There is another manual that is just as interesting, namely the WHO ICD manual (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems,10th Revision,Version for 2007)

Under "Mental and behavioural disorders" there is a category called "Disorders of adult personality and behaviour", where you will find both transsexualism and crossdressing/crossdreaming categorized as mental illnesses.

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You are not one of us!

The separatists  transwomen intensify their attacks on crossdressers and "transgender", immensely fearful of contamination by association.

White Pride

Separatist ideologue and HBS International general, Rose White, has now declared war on the presence of drag queens in Pride Parades in Calder-dale, Britain. The argument:

“Drag queens – homosexuals dressed as women – and drag kings, women dressed as men, performing as stereotypical crossdressers promote, foster and reinforce the belief among the audience that any bloke in a frock must be a homosexual.” she says. “If these people are allowed to perform in the town in the Pride, they must have a prominent sign stating ‘We are homosexual men – not transexuals’."

In other words: "You are not one of us!"

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Ynot.com Interviews Aly Sinclair!

by Peter Berton YNOT

Sultry t-girl porn star Aly Sinclair has been described as “punk,” “alt porn,” “busty,” and having “legs that won’t quit.” But one last word needs to be added to Aly’s description: Busy!

YNOT: First, tell us a bit about yourself.

Aly: I’ve been a performer for 5 years in the adult industry, and I couldn’t have found a better job to suit my tastes. I consider myself a very lucky girl to have transitioned and found tremendous acceptance. Along with that came a mess of fun too. I’ll tell you more about it.

YNOT: When did you discover you were a t-girl, and how did you come out?

Aly: I have memories from as old as 6 where I would search out ways to find out more about femininity. I never questioned why I liked it so much. I just did and that was all that mattered. I first had some fun with a guy when I was 18. By some chance circumstances, I met the right persons at the right time and was able to learn that transition was really an option. I had just graduated college and finally felt free enough to do it. I started hormones 6 months after graduation and I came out to the folks and friends about that time too. It was surreal at the time to discuss transgender subjects with family and folks that you had masked your behavior from for so long. Most said they knew for a while. And most said they didn’t care. They were happy for me. It was great, truly. I am very thankful. I am sure you can understand what a relief it is to remove the proverbial guise. I love being a girl. And I love it more to be open about it with other hot guys and girls.

YNOT: What were your biggest motivations for coming out?

Aly: If I didn’t transition at 23, I think I would have lived in fear forever. That was unacceptable. That was my biggest motivation. I didn’t like who I was. I had to remedy that. Hormones and a nice doctor who gave me wonderful boobs helped me do that! I love my doctors!

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What Harry Benjamin Really Meant about Crossdressers and Transwomen

In this post I will take a look at what one of the giants of trans research, Harry Benjamin, really meant about what he called "transvestites" and "transsexuals".

The discussion of Rose White's book on the Harry Benjamin Syndrome and the idea that "true transwomen" and crossdreamers belong to different species continues.

What about Harry Benjamin?

"So who are these HBS people that hold themselves clear and distinct from all other people on the planet?" Rose White asks. (Yes, that was a direct quote!). Her answer:

"Put simply an HBS is a person who from first memory feels to be trapped in the wrong body just as Harry Benjamin described back in 1966."

But would Harry Benjamin have embraced White's book if he was alive today? I can with great certainty say that he would have hated it!
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The Harry Benjamin Syndrome 2: The Scientific Basis

In this post I continue to the discussion of Rose White's book The Harry Benjamin Syndrome Comes of Age.

Continues from part 1.
She blinded me with science
Rose White argues that crossdressers and real transwomen (who she calls HBS) have nothing in common. The origins of the two conditions are completely different. While HBS transwomen have a natural brain based femininity, the crossdressers have not, she argues.
 
So what about the science White is pointing to? Does science really prove that HBS transwomen belong to a different race than crossdreamers who choose to transition?
 
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The Harry Benjamin Syndrome Part 1: When transactivism becomes transphobic

Some of you may have heard about the so-called Harry Benjamin Syndrome.


It is a term developed by transwomen who vehemently oppose any association between them and whom I have called crossdreamers, among them crossdressers.

The argument is that science has proved that this particular group of transwomen, the HBS women, are real women brain wise, and that transitioning male to female crossdreamers (men who get turned on by the idea of having a woman's body, including crossdressers) are not.

In three posts I will take a look at a new book from the Harry Benjamin Syndrome camp, and see if their arguments hold water.

 
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