Transgender is not an illness
Someone on twitter tweeted this to me earlier, and i thought i would weigh in on it.
I personally don’t think unofficial petitions work at all. So i probably won’t end up signing this one. Although i do want them to change their definition — it being such a large and influential organization — I do think they’ll do that in due time anyway. Just like they did with all minorities (homosexuals, for instance).
I think it’s great that there are people out there that are voicing their opinion on their current stance (Me included), and i hope they’ll change it soon. I think it’s more a product of the past than it is anything else, and changing it will mean a lot for the whole transgender community as we go forward. Less discrimination (Because it’s ok to discriminate the mentally ill, apparently), more legitimacy and more respect.