"Transgender" is, as far as I understand it, identifying a person who
has specifically had a surgery which effectively rendered them the opposite
gender from that of their birth, and it would not be used when referring to
someone who, say, dresses as the opposite gender, or otherwise identifies as
Just two comments::The article fails to report what the girls who
use the girls bathroom feel about having a transgender student in there. I think that transgender children should, for the purpose of public
school bathrooms, use the gender noted on their birth certificate.
@Chris BChris, We'll never agree on many issues but then once
in a while you hit the nail on the head!
JMHO - the definition people often use is one person born with the physical
characteristics of one gender but "identify" with the other, regardless
of any actual physical transformation.That "definition" is of
course bizarre and completely wrong as simply identifying as something hardly
makes that person the thing they "identify" with
Question for those who support people like this:What makes someone a
male and what makes someone a female?If the only definition they can
come up with is "whatever they feel like" then why does society ever
separate the genders at all?My 4 year old nephew knows the
difference. Medical professionals designate either male/female at birth. If a new definition is being propsed I'd love to hear it.
Please excuse my ignorance. What is the definition of a transgender person?
Are they male, but want to be female? Have they been changed from one gender
into another? I think it is important to the debate that we understand the