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[–] Elle 18 points

That person's post history is interesting and a bit sad. He's in his 70s now, but he transitioned and had surgery in the early 1970s. He says he was an extremely feminine gay boy, also kinda looked like a girl, and his sexual orientation became very evident ever since he was 12. He wonders if today he'd be able to live as a feminine gay man without transitioning, as he feels he would be more accepted, whereas in the 1960s he was treated like some sort of deviant for his orientation (he doesn't use this word). He is also a widow (widower? His partner was male).

I don't know, after reading all those posts I almost felt bad for him. He doesn't seem aggressive, like most TRAs are, and he even says he doesn't understand parts of the trans community today. I think in a way he was a victim of sex stereotypes and was strongly encouraged to transition to "hide" being gay, and now getting in touch with the community after 50 years of living "as a woman" has left him extremely confused. I don't know, he seems so honest in his posts that this one claim I could believe.

I’m pretty sure a good deal of transsexuals, male-to-female, were gay men really. And honestly, since the TRAs are so intent on transing historical figures and the like, well, maybe we should start going back and looking at these transsexuals and saying “Hey, wait a minute, it sounds like they weren’t actually trans”