Green’s prospective study of gender-variant boys (1987) followed into adolescence and young adulthood found that 75% of those who could be reassessed had developed a gay or bisexual orientation, and only one was primarily transsexual. Subsequent studies of girls and boys have continued to find that the majority of gender-variant children grow up to have a homosexual or bisexual orientation rather than identify as transsexual (Drummond et al., 2008; Wallien & Cohen-Kettenis, 2008).
I’ve often said that gender, or rather gender expression doesn’t necessarily work in the favor of homosexual individuals. Gay men and lesbians are still regularly harassed and degraded for exhibiting “signs” that they may be gay, because lets face it, most of the time we aren’t actually out in the streets being gay. We are targeted often because they go off of the notion that we are gay merely because of mannerism, speech patterns or appearance. This is why people all over are assumed to be gay when there is otherwise no reason for such a suspicion.
Many gay men can attest to being effeminate as children, as many lesbians can attest to being considered a tomboy. gays and lesbians just tend to fuck with gender, always have and I’m sure always will. Of course being gay isn’t the only precursor to gender nonconformity nor is it even a certainty, however it often seemingly goes hand in hand.
While gender nonconformity is something I actively encourage in anyone and everyone, there is something especially concerning with what can be termed as modern progressive parenting. I really appreciate some of what that puts forth in terms of child rearing. While I have absolutely no desire for children and am ill equipped to comment on how possible or impossible things like attachment parenting may be for most families, I like the idea of fostering that kind of development and there are many great and nurturing ideas in these styles of parenting.
However there is a disturbing trend now, that many of these parents are taking a interest in their children’s gender identity. And, as the modern narrative seems to dictate, instead of merely encouraging and reaffirming who they are, they begin to prod with questions. Brain washed and submerged in the conflation of sex and gender, I’m sure they think they are doing what is best, however research would suggest otherwise. If most of the kids that are gender non-conforming are actually just gay children and the trend is to continuously ask these kids questions like : “Are you a boy or a girl?” or if these children are imaginative, as children are, entertain the notion and humor them when they claim to be the opposite sex, then one has to step back and critically ask: What are you doing?
Puberty blockers are the topic of much controversy as many, including myself, see this as a form of child abuse while others see it as making things easier for transgender individuals by negating the development of secondary sex characteristics. The question that now must be poised though, is that, when most gender non-conforming kids are merely homosexual is the gun not being jumped on offering these kinds of treatments? If this becomes the de facto treatment surely we will see scores of kids who were merely misidentified as being trans, and most of those will be homosexual individuals. Is the trans child the eugenics of gay children?
Also, the poison that is many of these drugs must be accessed. We already know that synthetic hormones are carcinogenic. How can we, as society, as people take this risk with our young to appease our concept that “gender” is innate? That the boy who likes glitter and ballerina dresses is a girl because, of course, only girls would like that. Or that the girl who is out playing in the mud and has an affinity for softball is a boy because, of course, only boys are in to that sort of thing. Gender is not an innate correlation to any sex, we must stop pretending it is. Can we agree that boxes are harmful? Lets stop using them than shall we? We are human.