I never got the transgender thing
it is a form of mutilation
I know regular old gay folks who thinks as I
do-—they can’t wrap their minds around it either.
Few of these people are "post-op". Sex-change surgery (except to correct birth defects) is actually quite rare in the United States. I'm not even sure if there are any surgeons here who perform it. The hippocratic oath generally prohibits performing surgery on physically healthy people. Those serious about sex-change operations have to go overseas.
No, when we talk of "transgender people" 99% of the time we're talking about men (with all their plumbing intact) who wear women's clothing and demand we address them as women, including to allow them to use those public restrooms reserved for our wives and daughters.
I've never gotten a real definition of it that doesn't sound like a mental issue (and not in the way that people say "he likes guys? is he mental?").
"Transgender" doesn't mean (or doesn't only mean?) having had surgery. I'm told that people identify with one gender or the other, so they dress that way. I hear this, and I'm thinking "Corporal Klinger" or that female impersonator from "All in the Family". But, no, it depends on how they *feel*, which could change on a given day.
Now, sorry, but anyone who doesn't know what gender they are should not be indulged in some weird delusion. They need help because they have issues of some kind.