Monday, July 23, 2007

Transsexual Persecution

Man's world 1997

Vikki-Marie Gaynor, formerly known as Mike Gaynor, was a truck driver for DHL in good standing... until he chose to wear women's clothing, articles and make-up to work. That is when it all changed for Mike. He said at first his boss was supportive but then as word spread and others saw him wearing women's apparel that acceptance turned into discrimination. Mike said, 'It is not right that I should be forced out of my job simply because I want to live as a woman and wear the clothes I was born to wear.' He is currently seeking a 5 figure sum from his former employer and setting up a business that educates businesses and schools on transsexuality. He is surviving off benefits and "is currently undergoing counselling for his gender reassignment and is hoping to undergo a sex change operation on the Health Service."

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you support transsexual lifestyles?
-Do you support the alleged persecution Mike has endured?
-What responsibility should DHL (& the off shoot company Exel Europe) have in this matter?
-Do you think it to be right for Mike to go into public schools and promote transsexuality?
-Do you think that the government should pick up the tab on Mike's sex change and therapy that encourages him to that end?


Anonymous said...

Sure would be nice if the appropriate pronouns were used.

misawa said...

Like what - she? (Dare I say) It? The article clearly states that he is still a male - the sex change operation hasn't occurred yet.

I don't support persecution of anybody (except maybe the French).

If it were my local, state, or federal government (potentially) picking up the tab for the operation, I would absolutely be against it. Tax dollars are to be spent for the benefit of society as a whole, not a (few?) select individual(s). However, as it's across the pond, let'em foot the bill and let their tax payers bicker it out.