Most people I know refuse to enter publicly into the gender identity debate (and its coverage under health plans). This holds true also for the issues of equal opportunity for gays and marriage equality.
They say they have bigger things to worry about. It's said with a barely concealed disdain — for whom, whether for the gay rights movement or those who oppose it, I'm not sure. But worry of some kind is apparent.
I read recently an article in a national magazine about a 17-year-old girl who had a double mastectomy because she felt uncomfortable with her God-given gender. That's insane enough. But the fact that her parents assented to this and she actually found a doctor to perform the surgery is a horror almost beyond imagining.
- Nicholas Cisar, Lake Station