There's a difference imo, between someone who is experiencing an internal conflict for whatever the underlying cause is, and truly feels this to be a personal issue and someone who is a blatant lying opportunist.
That's because you are looking at intent. I now identify as an over 50 black woman for no other reason than thats the way I feel today. In so doing, if I just happen to receive some sort of government largess then so be it.
Yes. And isn't that important? there is a difference between some internal conflict (which basically effects you) and someone pretending to be something to take advantage of something or someone. Regardless of the whole sex change/ transgender issue itself, and why it happens, none of those people are faking that....they truly feel it. And its life changing and very controversial in nature making them targets for a life time of negativity.