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Hot Topic: Transgenders

Updated on June 18, 2015

Transgender people have recently gotten a lot more attention from the media after Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, decided to tell the world that he identifies as a woman and is plans on living the rest of his life as a woman.

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.

Of course transgender people have been around for many many years before this, but now the topic is getting more and more attention. More than ever. Now I personally believe that people have the right to live their lives however they want to, being whoever they want to be, doing whatever they truly want to do in life. That being said, I have no problem at all with transgender people and stand behind all of the people who deal with this issue and are dealing with it accordingly. Transgender or not no one should be condemned for being themselves. Think about it this way, would you be happy with being treated poorly because of something you couldn't help? No, you probably wouldn't be

I am not at all saying that everyone has to accept this with open arms because people are entitled to how they feel. If you are uncomfortable with it or don't agree with this lifestyle for whatever personal reasons, you are entitled to feel that way and no one can really tell you that you are wrong. The problem comes into play when you start treating these people differently, or discriminating against these people because of something they cannot control. Now I do not fully understand how these people feel or think or go through. I can only imagine how they feel, empathize with them, and support them. I bet it is not easy making the adjustments you need to make to live the life you want to, even for people who aren't transgender. I believe that this topic is at the same point being gay was at some years ago. And I do believe that this new movement will open a lot of minds and hearts. I see progress for not only them, but the LGBT community as a whole. I can only wish them the best and support in any way that I can. What are your thoughts on the topic?

Do you think people have the right to be openly opposed to the lifestyle of a Transgender person?

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