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Transgender people will no longer be considered mentally ill by WHO. Agree?

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The World Health Organization was long criticized by LGBT groups for classifying 'gender incongruence' a mental illness. Do you agree with them?
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Results in this view: Yes 26% - Convince Me 9% - No 65%
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By Daria Christine This is not subject to "agreement"; the fact of the matter is that being transgender is not pathological; what IS pathological is a condition called "Minority Stress"; Wikipedia explains it as "the chronically high levels of stress faced by members of stigmatized minority groups. It may be caused by a number of factors, including poor social support and low socioeconomic status, but the most well understood causes of minority stress are interpersonal prejudice and discrimination.". ... Read that again and consider that the only reason we're stressed is because we're under attack by violent people whose bigotry precludes being willing to accept any evidence, scientific, anecdotal or otherwise, that we're human beings deserving of basic human rights. --- Oddly enough; those of us who escape the notice of violent fools thrive; we're found in every profession, in every state in the union; we're your doctors, lawyers, teachers, plumbers, electricians, accountants, and mechanics; we're as "normal" as anybody ... until some bigot calls for us to be rounded up and exterminated or when yet another of us is murdered; that's when Cortisol flows like a river.
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