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A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together
NPR ^ | 3/9/12 | NPR STAFF

Posted on 03/11/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT by bornred

This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. But they solved it as a family, in a way that kept them together and happy.

In the weeks leading up to that day back in 1997, Les was certain of two things: She was a mother who loved her daughters — and she was also transgender, the term for someone born in a body of the wrong sex.

Les grew depressed and withdrawn, terrified that revealing her need to live her life as a man would mean losing Scott and their daughters, Thea and Amanda.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2sick4words; baaarrfff; baarf; disorders; genderiddisorder; homosexualagenda; psychology
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The first step is to shove this garbage in your face every single waking moment of the day.

The second step is to force you to accept it as "normal" and make you a pariah if you express even a hint of disapproval.

Next up: polygamy, incest, and pedophilia. Watch for it.

1 posted on 03/11/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT by bornred
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To: bornred
No, she did not become a man. She became a surgically mutilated female.
2 posted on 03/11/2012 6:51:18 PM PDT by sport
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To: bornred
"I'm mentally ill. I think that having lots of surgery will make me happy. If that doesn't do it, I will flood my body with hormones in a futile effort to find joy in life ...

... And I insist that you praise me and call me normal."

3 posted on 03/11/2012 6:53:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: bornred

Do whatever weird things you want to do, but leave us out of it, weirdos.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 6:53:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: sport
No, she did not become a man. She became a surgically mutilated female.

Well when you put it like that you make me doubt getting the surgery to become a space alien unicorn.

5 posted on 03/11/2012 6:53:28 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: bornred

This world is getting sicker everyday.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 6:53:35 PM PDT by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: sport

not your average tomboy


7 posted on 03/11/2012 6:53:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: bornred
This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith...

Her name is Les? Really? It's not April 1.

8 posted on 03/11/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: bornred

...and this is what is declared “news you need to know” at NPR. 20% unemployment and this garbage trumps the real pain and suffering out there.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: bornred

Wow! She had an addadictomy!


10 posted on 03/11/2012 6:54:45 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: bornred

“....and she was also transgender, the term for someone born in a body of the wrong sex.”

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“Wrong”, huh?

So she really, unequivocally was a dude from birth?


11 posted on 03/11/2012 6:54:57 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: bornred
so he was a filthy queer with her as his beard all these years???
12 posted on 03/11/2012 6:54:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bornred

“three newspapers are more to feared than a thousand bayonets” — someone who ought to know.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 6:54:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (There is life after FR.)
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To: bornred

The psychologically disturbed and their enablers have turned the country into a carnival sideshow.


14 posted on 03/11/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: bornred
... and she was also transgender, the term for someone born in a body of the wrong sex.

What the hell does that mean? Can someone do me a favor and schedule the surgical procedure that will turn me into a well-built, athletic man who can be a professional hockey playter? I was obviously born in a body of the wrong physique.

I also think I see what the problem was with this married couple. Just look at the two people in that photo ... they look like they're siblings!

15 posted on 03/11/2012 6:57:07 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: bornred

“Ozzie and Harriet,” this ain’t. “Leaving the Beaver,” maybe.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 6:57:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (There is life after FR.)
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To: sport

They brought their freak show public, so all`s fair. Do they now have gay sex, or is she now adulterous. Or are the celibate? I don`t think it`s unreasonable to ask.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 6:57:45 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: bornred

18 posted on 03/11/2012 6:58:17 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Repeat Offender

You too?


19 posted on 03/11/2012 6:59:39 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: bornred
Reprobate minds.

Apparently it is contagious. Thus the warning to keep our distance from them.

20 posted on 03/11/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: bornred

No the mom did not become a man, she became a woman with a surgical attached dildo.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: bornred

Twins!


22 posted on 03/11/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: bornred

Isn’t it good to think that this story is brought to us by NPR, at taxpayer expense?

I remember when NPR used to be mostly classical music. There was some excuse for it, then.

Need it be said that the cowardly GOP needs to axe this travesty?


23 posted on 03/11/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bornred

Land of the freaks and the home of the brazen.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 7:01:06 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

People like this give weirdos a bad name.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 7:01:14 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: bornred

I’m surprised they don’t have a surgical procedure to swap their head with a Golden Retriever. What will they think of next?


26 posted on 03/11/2012 7:03:28 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: bornred


27 posted on 03/11/2012 7:04:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: bornred

Scott must be secretly relieved. Just bizarre.


28 posted on 03/11/2012 7:04:26 PM PDT by allendale
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To: bornred

‘Awww, ain’t that sweet, Edith, a mom cuts her body apart and now she’s a man. Those lucky kids.’


29 posted on 03/11/2012 7:05:13 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: bornred
The bearded woman in a tent at the fair, freak you could see for a quarter
30 posted on 03/11/2012 7:05:49 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: logitech

Sodomite, pervert, child abuse, freak show PING!


31 posted on 03/11/2012 7:06:52 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: bornred

There is no such thing as “being born in the wrong body” at all. You are born a man or a woman. The choices you make about what to do with your body are given to you by free will which was given to us all by God.


32 posted on 03/11/2012 7:07:28 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: bornred
Next up: polygamy, incest, and pedophilia. Watch for it.

This is all proceeding according to the Communist playbook laid out to us by Yuri Besmenov. Total corruption of sexual morals and destruction of religion to pave the way for totalitarian takeover.

33 posted on 03/11/2012 7:07:41 PM PDT by montag813
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To: bornred
Somebody explain this to me..when someone is "born gay", then God made them that way, and we are supposed to accept it, sez the Libs. However, when someone is horribly gender confused like this poor woman...well, they are "a man in a woman's body because apparently God made a mistake...and my insurance dollars apparently have to pay to have them changed.
34 posted on 03/11/2012 7:09:02 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: bornred

Shouldn’t this have come with a “Barf Alert”?


35 posted on 03/11/2012 7:09:22 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Melas
It's probably not short for Lester. :)
36 posted on 03/11/2012 7:11:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: bornred
Makes you wonder why left-wingers would support transsexuals, because aren't they fundamentally sexist? To think you were a man born in the body of a woman, doesn't that mean you have an inherently sexist, stereotypical opinion of what a man or a woman is? The leftists tell us a man or woman can say, do, think and act anyway they want to and that there's no real difference between the genders. So if the genders are the same, how can you be a man born in the body of a woman anymore than you can be a man born in the body of a man?

Here's a dude who had a cuddadicofmy operation and later decided he wanted an addidictomy. His transformation looks like it was more successful than most, too.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1327554/Charles-Kane-sex-change--hated-Samantha-man-Now-hes-getting-married-So-fiancee-crazy.html

He spent £100,000 on cosmetic operations and tooth veneers to create the ‘ultimate male ­fantasy’ and was so convincing as a woman he had no trouble attracting men, and was briefly engaged to a wealthy landowner.

Then, in 2004, after seven years of living as a woman, he decided he’d made a horrible mistake; the result -he believes now -of a breakdown following the acrimonious end of his 12-year ­marriage and estrangement from his children.

Initially thrilled by his transformation, life as a woman quickly paled despite a jetset lifestyle in Monaco.

He hated the way female hormones made him moody and emotional. Shopping bored him and sex was a disappointment.

No matter how feminine he looked, he felt he was merely playing a role.

So, five years ago, Charles spent a further £25,000 on three operations to turn him back into a male after being referred by the gender clinic at London’s Charing Cross Hospital.

His breast implants were removed and male genitalia re-constructed from skin grafts.

The trouble was, he wasn’t the man he had been before.

37 posted on 03/11/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: bornred

aww...isn’t that nice?


38 posted on 03/11/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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OY, I could not read this story.

Look I am far from perfect, I could just feel like I’m the worst mother sometimes, but at least, at the very least, my hoo-ha is still in good order.

I feel sorry for these people, I really do.

But there is just SO MUCH of it.

It’s disturbing, very much so.

Here’s my mom, she’s a dude now.

No, that can’t be OK.


39 posted on 03/11/2012 7:14:46 PM PDT by jocon307
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She cared more about herself than she did about her family...

The couple had met in college; they got married in 1987. And with Les’ secret now in the open, they decided to stay together. In 1997, Les began hormone treatments as part of the process of beginning to live life as a man.

“Amanda was 7 at this point, and I explained to her where this was going,” Les says. “And she burst into tears and threw herself onto my lap. And she says, ‘Oh, please, don’t change into a man. If you have to change into anything, couldn’t it be a cat?’ “


40 posted on 03/11/2012 7:14:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ClearCase_guy

Does that change the DNA?


41 posted on 03/11/2012 7:15:07 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Does that change the DNA?


42 posted on 03/11/2012 7:15:08 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: bornred

It looks like a hairy old woman to me. Years ago, she would have been in a sideshow.


43 posted on 03/11/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1026392/A-British-tycoon-father-man-woman-—man-—knows-hed-be.html

A British tycoon and father of two has been a man and a woman ... and a man again ... and knows which sex he’d rather be

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Charles is believed to be the only person in the UK to have undergone two sex change operations; the first to turn him into a woman and the second to turn him back into a man after he realised he’d made a horrible mistake.

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He has to take strong doses of testosterone daily - by applying a gel to his body, because he can’t produce the male hormone naturally, and although he says his new genitals look normal, intimate relations with a woman can be achieved only by means of a concealed pump.

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“The trouble is, I would much rather be the man I was before all this,” he says.

Charles blames his ghastly predicament on the UK’s then top expert on transsexualism, gender psychiatrist Dr Russell Reid - now retired - who in 2007 was reprimanded by the General Medical Council for rushing patients into sex-change treatments.

Dr Russell Reid was found guilty of serious misconduct by a GMC panel who rebuked him for his “lack of caution in initiating hormonal and surgical gender reassessment treatment in patients without more careful and thorough investigation and assessment”.

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“When she left me for another man, I was absolutely devastated and our split became acrimonious.

“I was prevented from seeing my children, which destroyed me. I’d been hugely successful building up a property portfolio, but at the time of our divorce the economy plunged and I lost a lot of money in the recession. I felt diminished as a man.”

Charles now believes he suffered a complete mental breakdown, during which he started to question everything, including his sexuality.

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It was through these transsexual clubs that Charles heard about Dr Russell Reid, and duly made an appointment in 1997.

“It was all so quick,” says Charles. “We spoke about my fantasies of being a woman and he diagnosed gender dysphoria and gave me female hormones.

“I was brought up to trust doctors and being in a severely depressed and confused state I accepted the diagnosis without question.”

Gender realignment guidelines, which are not legally binding, say patients should have been living in their gender role for at least three months before being prescribed hormones and should have at least 12 months of that treatment before surgery.

Charles had his sex-change operation just six months after his first appointment with Dr Reid, and the day after a failed court battle to gain access to his children, who were then aged 12 and 13.

Didn’t he have doubts about such a drastic course of action?

“You have to understand I was on my own,” says Charles. “I had lost my wife and my family. I had no one to talk to, no one to tell me I might be making a mistake.
“I believe that all my actions stemmed from the acute psychological distress of not being able to see my children.”

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“After what I’ve been through, I now think that sex-change operations shouldn’t be allowed. They should be banned.

“We live today in a consumerist society where we all believe we can have everything we want, but too much choice can be a dangerous thing.’”

He laments the level of counselling he’s received both times, but ultimately comes across as someone who is still as confused as ever about who he is and what he wants to be.


44 posted on 03/11/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: bornred

Think of the poor kids.

There is no hope - the country is nothing but a three ring liberal freak show.


45 posted on 03/11/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: sport

Exactly.


46 posted on 03/11/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: bornred

I have a question.

Since she - and those like her or him - need male hormones to ‘transition’ -

why not try female hormones to become happy with you ARE?

Since it’s a mater of hormones -


47 posted on 03/11/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: jjotto
Odds are excellent that she did not. It's a very rare and extremely risky procedure.
48 posted on 03/11/2012 7:31:19 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Alberta's Child

I was thinking the same thing! They look like brothers!


49 posted on 03/11/2012 7:32:32 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: bornred

aw geez, I just *had* to come he for the pic, didn’t I??


50 posted on 03/11/2012 7:34:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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