Monday, 29 June 2015

The Gay Mentality: XY to XX


The consciousness of one's gender identity or gender expression not matching one's body is becoming an urgent matter of concern in recent times. Most transgenders complain that while in their original gender, encountered a lot of stigmatisation, low self-esteem and harassment, which was one of the reasons that drove them to the edges of transition knife. They often say "it's all about what you are comfortable wearing, who you are and what you are called. We were meant to be what we currently are." This is the gay mentality.

With the legalisation of gay marriage in all 50 states in the U.S, the world is speeding back to the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. This means, the American church can no longer deny gay members the liberty to be wedded, as the church would face the wrath of the law for disobedience. Some other countries have already permitted this unlawful law, but with the likes of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe President, who threatens to behead anyone who marries same sex, Africa will be the last to embrace this habit.

On the contrary, America has a trending number of successful transgenders who are surprisingly happy with their transformed identity and are celebrated all over the media.

Here are Five Most Popular American Transgenders who Transformed from Male to Female

1. Amanda Lepore


American model, socialite, singer and performance artist, Amanda, is one of the most notable transgender public figures. Due to the numerous body enhancing surgeries undergone, her body is referred to as "the most expensive body on earth"- Vanity. 

1. Amiyah Scott


Amiyah Scott is a transgender model and make-up artist. Born in 1988 as Arthur Scott in New York,  Amiyah started the process of turning into a woman when she was 17. She got breast augmentation, booty shots, and light filler on the cheeks. She is one proud transgender who loves her new look and identity as much as she loves the air she breathes.

3. Carmen Carrera

Carmen was born on April 13, 1985, as Christopher Roman. She is an American reality television personality, model, burlesque performer, and actress. She is known for appearing on the third season of the Logo reality television series RuPaul's Drag Race. She presented as a male during the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, and on May 1, 2012, News about her transition was reported on ABC News. Since then her career and status has continued to bring her fame and recognition.

4. Candis Cayne

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Actress Candis Cayne arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AMA)

Candis Cayne is an American actress and performance artist. She was born in 1971 in Maui with her fraternal twin brother Dylan. Candis came to national attention in 2007 for portraying transgender mistress Carmelita on ABC's prime time drama Dirty Sexy Money. 

5. Caitlyn Jenner


Caitlyn Jenner formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American former track and field athlete and current television personality. Jenner came into limelight as a man. She won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Jenner was married for about 24 years to Kris Jenner. In 2007, the couple and their children appeared on the television reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The couple finally divorced in 2015, after which Jenner came out in a television interview in June 2015 as a woman revealing her new name as Caitlyn. Many news sources have described Jenner as the most famous openly transgender person in the world.

With all the fuss about these bunch of humans, one might be driven to ponder on these questions:

# What is the U.S. rationale for legalising gay marriage?

# Why are LGBTs celebrated?

# What is Nigeria's stand on this issue? 
# Is the 14-year jail time verdict for gays in Nigeria still functional?

©Ajumoke Nwaeze, June 2015.

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