I hate to keep going over an issue that really seems to get little coverage on transgender blogs but,when you have first hand experiences that affect you in personal ways it’s something worth mentioning.
What you say am I talking about? it’s the distance between the lgb and the T as much as anyone wants to say that we are somehow in locked arm on issues that concern us all it’s really just an illusion,with most Gay people and particular,those on the male end of the spectrum.
They really have about as much understanding of Transgender persons for the most part as Cis people do.While this isn’t true for all, it tends to be more than not.My peronal dealings with a great many of them,leaves me feeling that they are for the most part a very self centered group of people intrested in moving their own interests forward regardless of what is truly the civil rights movement of our time.
I don’t make these claims lightly it’s the culmination of years of interaction with gay men,I don’t however find this to be true of the lesbian community,guess it’s just a girl thing,can’t pin that down for sure,but they just seem more tolerant than their Male counterparts.
Most of you who have followed me for any length of time know that this has been an issue that has had a cumulative part of forming my way of thinking in regards to the LGB—- T,experience .
Personally I find a gap that lacks very much respect in most of the male gay community and those of us who are Transgender definitely the struggle is much different for lots of obvious reasons.
I don’t expect this gap t close anytime soon as the goals are far apart,in reality.
As for me I will try my best to close the gaps between all people regardless of their preferences in life.
But I often find some of the LGB T community out of sync with the real goals of humanity at large.
thanks to all