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With all the LBGT debate going on in politics today, I've become curious. I know quite a bit about, and totally support gay/lesbian/bisexual, but I don't know that much about transgender and I'd like to hear some accounts from people who are transgender or who know someone who is.
My main question is: explain to me better what makes you conclude that you are the opposite gender? I've heard some say they always preferred activities of the opposite gender growing up, but I don't see how that makes one transsexual. I have always preferred male/masculine activities in just about every situation, but I've never felt that I wasn't a girl, or that my gender didn't feel right.
Lastly, what are your opinions overall? Why would someone be born one gender, but actually be the opposite sex? Thanks for your time.

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May Day
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I realise you're curious, but i'm gonna point something out: it is not fair to ask trans gender people to explain themselves to you. There's a difference between asking to be pointed in the right direction where you can educate yourself and asking someone to substantiate their gender identity.

This site definitely has lots of information, you may find these two articles informative but do have a look around to see what else it available:

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(Nicely put, May Day!)

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