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Just something that I posted on Facebook
By Ponderer
May 25, 2023 9:57 am
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National Review posted an article on Facebook about a young person who transitioned and then regretted it. There were hundreds of responses that were mostly transphobic and even downright hateful towards the entire concept of young people transitioning. I seem to be the only trans person I have come across in there responding back to these people. To be fair, there WERE some folk who were sensitive to the plight of trans youth. But not many. It was the National Review, after all.

After giving my story and what I went through, one poster responded to me with this:

"Sheri Gwendolyn Evans thatís great. But leave children alone. Let them be children and let them be an adult like you did and make that decision then."

I responded thusly...


I suffered for the entire first 36 years of my life with this before transitioning. Doing it as a child was simply not an option back when I was a youth. The very thought was literally unthinkable. There were a couple clinics in Europe, but there was absolutely no support to be found in the states. And society was barely even aware of adult transsexuals who transitioned back then. Transitioning while still a school student would have been a disaster. I would have been a freak and made national news unless I could have kept it secret. Which some rare few trans kids I've heard of actually did. But society and options for transgender people have come a long way since then. I never expected that I'd ever live to see how accepting this country became of transsexual people.

That is until the rise of the current transphobic MAGA Republican right of course.

Had I been born fifty years later than I was and realized all the acceptance and support and treatments that have become common for transsexuals, and all the support that we're seeing coming from non-trans youth today for their trans classmates, I would have sought transition about twenty years earlier than I did and saved myself nearly a quarter century of living hell. Not to mention the loathsome physical mutations that I had to helplessly watch my body permanently undergo and am stuck with.

And in the last few years we are seeing the result of trans people who WERE born fifty years later than I was availing themselves of all the relief and acceptance at their disposal now. Acceptance and options that I could only dream of decades ago.

You simply do not understand the living hell you are blithely condemning today's transgender children to by telling them to wait until their bodies grow into a living nightmare before their very eyes when there is health care that they, their parents, and their doctors can safely avail themselves of.
Parents and doctors are not stupid. Parents know their children a bit better than you do. They and their child's doctors know these children far better than MAGA Republican politicians do.

These treatments are safe and continuously monitored throughout the process. The child's well being and success is continually established before anything irreversible is undergone. It's not the instantly accessible, "on-demand" thing that MAGA propagandists are trying to brainwash people into believing. PLEASE don't fall for the bullshit.

The State has no business whatsoever ignorantly imposing itself on these decisions that are constitutionally up to the child, their parents and their doctors. These vote-hungry, sociopathic MAGA Republican politicians are going to accomplish nothing but imposing irreparable harm on children suffering from a condition that they are completely ignorant of and don't know or understand the first thing about.

(This is the most powerful image I have ever come across that presents some idea of what a young trans person has to deal with)


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Comments on "Just something that I posted on Facebook":

  1. by Ponderer on May 25, 2023 9:57 am

    Curt, is there anything you could do to allow images from Facebook to be posted?


  2. by islander on May 25, 2023 12:40 pm

    Ponderer, You might try copying the image right from Facebook and then pasting it to a file. You can then go to an image hosting site, I use imgbb.com where I upload the image from the file I have it stored in. Once it's uploaded I copy the image URL address from the picture on imgbb and post it here. It usually works most of the time. Be sure the URL address ens in .jpg!


  3. by Curt_Anderson on May 25, 2023 1:52 pm
    I am not on Facebook so I canít offer any informed suggestions. I may be wrong, but I believe that most or all pages on Facebook are viewable only by members, that includes image pages. I one thing you might try is to see if the image you saw on Facebook is available on other sites. Google has a function with the right click that allows you to search for a particular image.


  4. by islander on May 25, 2023 4:45 pm
    OK This is an experiment.
    I clicked on one my images that I had posted on Facebook and clicked [save to] I saved it to a desktop file. I then uploaded it to imgbb.com I went to my saved images and clicked on it to open it. I then clicked URL address and posted the address here in the link to URL address box.


  5. by Curt_Anderson on May 25, 2023 5:22 pm
    Here is another experiment. I right clicked on islander's image and Google searched for and found it. It was found at that site below.

    baptistnews.com


  6. by islander on May 26, 2023 4:20 am

    Wow! What an article! I bet there are some people who won't like it though !!
    🤣

    I had shared that photo in one of my Facebook posts but I didn't know the original source.

    Here is another attempt to share a picture from Facebook that was not one that I posted (It was from Occupy Democrats). from an post to see if that works too.

    I just right clicked on the Facebook photo and chose save image as and did basically what I did for the wonderful photo of Trump and his followers!


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