This is…sadly, going to be a source of friction within the community. The debate continues every day, with the LGB community asking themselves “why are we hanging out with these freaks?” and the T community asking themselves “we are dealing with more serious issues, medical ones, which can’t be hidden…why aren’t we standing on our own?”
Every reader will have their own answer. My answer is that there is so much overlap between the two communities, that we need to stick together. The politics and realities of gender and sex are too closely intertwined to be easily separated, and justice for one is justice for all. In short, the old quote “we must hang together, or we shall surely hang separately” applies.
Overshadowed by gay and lesbian compatriots, the transgender community is fighting for acceptance – Las Vegas Sun News.