Friday, July 16, 2010

Buck Angel and Ignorance Towards the Transgendered

This is Buck Angel. He is a famous transgender adult film star. He is also a very nice person. He cares about other people and he cares about animals. That should be what counts the most. But people can't live and let live. Buck is always coming under attack, and not just from ignorant right-wing bible-thumpin' intolerants. He has also come under attack from the adult film community, and surprisingly, from lesbians, who thought that he was betraying them when he began his journey to becoming a man.
This blog gives a perfect example of this sort of attack.
But Buck was not betraying anybody. He was simply being true to himself.

This was my answer to the blog post above.

Buck is not, nor was he ever, a "Butch," or even a lesbian. He is a person who was born a woman but always felt like he was supposed to be a man. One could properly refer to him as a trans man.
I'm not really into pornography, I just like Buck because he's a kind and caring human being. He isn't a threat to womankind, and he isn't punishing himself by having gotten a gender change. He was being true to himself.
I think you need to take another look at the situation.

Only Buck can answer the question of why he chose gender reassignment. I for one believe it is because he felt that he should have been born a man. Why do other people feel the need to judge so harshly a person who is simply living the life that he feels is right for him?
I'm a woman who has always been fine with being a woman. And I'm in Buck's corner all the way on this.