Last time, I got into a comment posted by "Max" which led off by comparing LGBTQ+ people/activism to a Cult?; this was just the first phrase of the first sentence of his comment. The remainder of his comment drew on the Bible to try to imply that simply being LGBTQ+ is sinful. I want to address his (mis)use of scripture and the flawed conclusions he arrives at.
To categorize humans, we first need to decide on which characteristics we will use for evaluation and sorting them.
When we left off, we had covered the dictionary definition of gender and a few related concepts. We found that while gender and sex relate to each other, one does not dictate the other. Let's dig deeper...
It seems straightforward, right? It's a yes or no question, so the answer should be one of those options. But as with so many other facets of gender and transgender experiences, the real answer is "it depends on your point of view".
This much is clear: laws which prevent transgender youth from accessing medical care are not in the best interest of those transgender youth.
The weeks following my first post-op visit started slowly, with me only able to move around within the apartment at first, then small trips to the grocery or pharmacy.
I'll be getting a bit more graphic in this post, discussing some of the more, er, bloody details. If you don't like blood and other by-products of surgery, you might want to skip this post.