I had the opportunity to observe a person transitioning from male to female. I never talked with the person nor do I recall a name. The changing appearance was startling. It must take great courage to choose this no-turning-back process.
All I know about transgender people is what I have read and heard in the media. I tried to imagine myself walking in transgender moccasins and was overwhelmed with both fear and yearning. Going through sex change is not a painless, spur of the moment decision.
I am convinced that the medical team involved in any transition process carefully screens and supervises the steps required to qualify for the needed medication and surgery – both physical and psychological.
Once someone transitions from one sex to the other, their biological sex is gone forever. They are a new person.
Anyone going into a bathroom with predatory intent is a criminal. We have laws in place to address such situations.
What is frightening? When the General Assembly can pass so quickly an ill-conceived bill like HB2, it could as easily decide to pass a bill discriminating against everyone falling into the area of any current cultural concern. That’s us, folks.
Laura G. Crumpler