This OP could get a little long. Bear with me, or skip down to the TLDR section. Okay, so. Today was the Day Of Silence at my school. For those who don't know, the day of silence is when some people elect not to speak at all for an entire day to symbolize the silence society imposes on the LGBT community. Today is not the national date, but my school did it today. Yesterday was the Day of Dialogue. The Day of Dialogue is not a national thing, but plenty of schools do it. Basically, speakers came in and talked in the auditorium about stuff pertinent to LGBT stuff. I wasn't particularly interested by the presentations, but it did get me thinking about transgender people. First off: definition of transgender. Transgender people are people who identify as a gender other than what they were born as. So, a woman who sees herself as a man. These people still have the anatomy of their birth gender. Some choose to "medically transition," which can mean either taking hormones or going all the way and having surgery. Most transgender people don't medically transition. Okay, so. This is not a thread about gay people. I will briefly summarize my views on gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. It doesn't hurt me or anyone else. It makes them happy. Therefore, there's nothing morally wrong with it. I also believe that it's biological and natural. Since there are many instances of homosexuality among animals, this isn't really debatable. Let that be the last mention of homosexuals in this thread. Anyhow. So I was thinking about transgenders, and I feel like it's wrong. A person is born either a man or a woman. I think we need to accept that. You are what you are. This shouldn't prevent you from doing anything, but there are some things in life that you have to accept, and I feel like this is one of them. Insisting that you feel like a man is just denying reality. It's kind of childish. Another thing is that it reinforces gender roles. If you find it necessary to see yourself as a woman in order to wear a skirt, or to see yourself as a man in order to play football or have sex with women, that reinforces traditional gender roles. I feel that said gender roles are outdated and restrictive. My basic philosophy is that people should be free to do what they want that doesn't hurt others. Gender roles restrict what someone can do. By seeing yourself as the opposite gender, I feel like this gives implicit acknowledgment to these gender roles. However, I don't think that being transgender is wrong. I recognize that this is my opinion, and would never try to enforce it on others. I support the establishment of a national bill outlawing workplace discrimination against transgender people. I apologize for the incoherence and ramblingness of this post, as well as for all the words that aren't real words. Anyhow, please share your thoughts. TLDR Version: What's your opinion on trannys?