A few days ago, user "Max" replied to a comment made by Brendan Birth on my post about Q: What do I do if I’m transphobic and homophobic? / As a Christian believer, will God disown me if I transition from MTF? Max's comment makes a few claims and cites scripture. I was setting up to reply to Max in another comment, but decided this is a big enough topic to deserve its own post.
A big event in the LGBTQ+ community this week was the news of Elliot Page coming out as transgender.
By being transgender, a person isn’t throwing away a gift from nature, they are embracing that gift!
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".
The hardest part of admitting I am transgender was admitting it to myself! Telling other people was easy. Plus two more questions!
With a Tweet, J.K. Rowling has sided with trans-antagonistic and -exclusionary views. I couldn't let this go without responding. I offer this open letter to Ms. Rowling.