Is It Bigoted Not to Date Someone Who Is Transgendered?

Sex has to do with nature, and nature always asserts itself and eventually wins out.

Researchers Karen L. Blair and Rhea Ashley Hoskin published their findings in an article Transgender exclusion from the world of dating: Patterns of acceptance and rejection of hypothetical trans dating partners as a function of sexual and gender identity published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.  They asked nearly a thousand participants, in the words of the abstract, “to select all potential genders that they would consider dating if ever seeking a future romantic partner.”

 

Nearly 90% of individuals–including gays and lesbians–would not consider dating someone who is transgendered.  Is this because of bigotry against men who identify as women and women who identify as men?  Or do these findings reveal a weakness in the ideology of transgenderism?

Researchers Karen L. Blair and Rhea Ashley Hoskin published their findings in an article Transgender exclusion from the world of dating: Patterns of acceptance and rejection of hypothetical trans dating partners as a function of sexual and gender identity published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.  They asked nearly a thousand participants, in the words of the abstract, “to select all potential genders that they would consider dating if ever seeking a future romantic partner.”

The options provided included cisgender [identifying as their birth gender] men, cisgender women, trans men [born female but identifying as men], trans women [born male but identifying as women], and genderqueer [those rejecting the binary male/female distinction] individuals. Across a sample of heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and trans individuals, 87.5% indicated that they would not consider dating a trans person, with cisgender heterosexual men and women being most likely to exclude trans persons from their potential dating pool.

Among heterosexuals, only 3.1% would consider dating someone of their own sex who identify or surgically transitioned to the opposite sex.  Meaning that 96.9% would not.

Similarly, the overwhelming majority of gay men are uninterested in dating a woman who now identifies as a trans man.  Similarly, lesbians are uninterested in dating a man who now identifies as a trans woman.

The only groups that expressed a willingness to date those who are transgendered are other transgendered folks, the “queer” or “non-binary,” and bisexuals.  But of these sympathetic groups, only 55% would consider a trans person as a romantic partner.  So nearly half of trans people will not date another trans person!

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