Originally Posted by Tonberry
So I really don't understand the pet peeve, I have to say. Unless the pet peeve is that people think it will solve everything, even things that have nothing to do with marriage. Then I can see it.
Yes, that's it. The sad fact is, there is prejudice against transpeople amongst the gay and lesbian communities. I've seen it first hand. Many young "dykes" claim transpeople don't exist, or hate penises so would never date a pre-op transwoman (or even a post op one in many cases), or hate femmes for political reasons, so wouldnt date a femme transwoman, etc.
And a gay transman without a cock? Good luck finding a gay guy to date.
And gays/lesbians have actively blocked public restroom protections for transpeople here in Mass...
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