Transphobic Radio Host Denies Attack on Gender Dysphoria

In a blast back to the article I wrote, Mr. Pratt hosted another podcast entitled “HD83: Democrat claims victimhood for criticism not levied.”

First, he claims I was not victimized because of the previous podcast entitled “Wiccan, male living as female in Snyder, running for Texas’ HD83.”

As I stated previously in my article, Gender Dysphoria is a real issue, and by him “attacking” me and misgendering, this is an attack on me and my rights.

After Lubbock Radio Host Slams Transgender Candidate, Local Preacher Gets Involved in the Fight

Earlier today A Lubbock transphobic radio show host blasted my campaign, not over policy, but my gender identity.

But that was just the start to a horrific day, A few hours later due to the post I made from one of my endorsers for my campaign Freethought Equality Fund PAC, the same Baptist Church Preacher from Odessa Pride and Lubbock Pride that has been bashing me and my campaign since my announcement on July 1st of 2019 started it up again.

A Transphobic Radio Host from Lubbock Attacks Transgender Candidate

On this PodCast, Mr. Pratt Blatanny shows his homophobic and transphobic nature, in his words that clearly are meant to hurt. Well, I wanted to confront this issue, and give you my side of all of this.

He states, “a man who pretends to be a woman.” Clearly a transphobic punch in the chest, but let’s talk about this issue, GENDER DYSPHORIA is real and is not a pretend fantasy. Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there’s a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It’s sometimes known as gender incongruence. This mismatch between sex and gender identity can lead to distressing and uncomfortable feelings that are called gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is a recognized medical condition, for which treatment is sometimes appropriate. It’s not a mental illness. A twin study (based on seven people in a 314 sample) suggested that GID may be 62% heritable, indicating the possibility of a genetic influence as its origin. In these cases. Gender dysphoria occurs in one in 30,000 male-assigned births and one in 100,000 female-assigned births which now is leading to higher numbers. In recent studies it showed Gender dysphoria occurs in one in 7,000 male-assigned births and one in 50,000 female-assigned births.

The Hardships of a Transgender Person in Texas

While the potential threat of violence in Texas against a transgender woman is significant, there are many other concerns for transgenders in the state of Texas that they inevitably face every day. I will explain some of these, and if you will bear with me. I would like the public to comprehend the hardships that the LGBT community, especially Transgenders face every day.

I will start with the most pressing issue of an LGBT or transgender person’s pain: acceptance.

Transgender Healthcare in Texas (or the lack thereof)

I have seen numerous Facebook posts, articles, and comments about allowing Medicaid or taxpayer insurance policies to pay for or to cover gender reassignment surgery for transgender individuals, and people stating they would not pay taxes to allow transgenders to get surgery.

As a transgender myself, I know firsthand how this affects these individuals. Texas Medicaid does indeed cover these sometimes life-saving surgeries. but no clinic in the state of Texas will accept Medicaid for these procedures.

Hatred Towards LGBT People By Those Who Are Not Knowledgeable About LGBT Issues

To begin with, I am not a medical doctor, or counselor, or teacher. I do not have a Ph.D. These are simply well-publicized and known reports on LGBT individuals, along with my opinions. This is merely an informational article to enable the people to know the struggles LGBT go through in their daily lives. What drives these people to be LGBT even though they endure hatred and hurt every day?