What else is interesting is that most cisgender (you and me) people don't realize that someone's sexual identity has zero to do with their sexual orientation. So, if a born heterosexual male transitions into a woman, they may still prefer woman. As is with the born homosexual woman who turns into a male, they will still prefer woman making them a "straight man". It can be confusing if you're linking orientation to identity.
But I do question this...
Ryan Sallans (a transgender man/activist) says, "Please, whatever question you ask, don't let the first question be about my genitalia. Because lots of times the first place everybody ever goes is, 'What's between your legs?' -- I always say, 'If you're gonna ask that question, you better be prepared to talk about your own genitalia as well.'"
Discussing tactfully and respectfully is key -- just like with anyone you would encounter, male, female, gay, straight, trans, cis --- we all have private lives and we don't need to discuss something that's just an entertaining curiosity in your mind. Educate yourself. This isn't some science experiment. The people of the LGBTQ community have been here for years, decades, centuries, and now it is becoming part of our everyday "normal" society. I do feel it's very important to educate people if you feel the need to, like Ryan Sallans did, but I also feel it's important that we're mindful of everyone else's different lifestyles, sexual orientations as well as identities. God molded us in beautiful unique ways, and with that comes respect for God's work -- God's creations.Kudos to @rsallans for explaining and educating society. Society should be learning on their own. Ryan Sallans is a transgender man who openly speaks about transitioning from female to male (FTM). He is an author and activist. #Follow him! For more about my thoughts on #transgender issues, please visit: www.debrapasquella.com for June 2nd. #trangender #lgbt #Caitlyn #CaitlynJenner #brucejenner #transgenderissues #bewhoyouare
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