Research gathered from more than a dozen major sources – including Alexa, Google and Internet World Stats – reveals that nearly 190 million heterosexual men are attracted to transsexual women and actively seek romantic contact with or sexually explicit images of them annually.
You would have to be living in a cave not to notice the increased attention being paid to transsexuals as they now regularly show up on top rated sitcoms and dramas, reality shows and the documentary of the week on cable stations everywhere. Sadly, too many people still think of us as nothing more than porn stars, prostitutes and guest stars on Jerry Springer. Even when they are trying to be respectful about us, they still can't help but belittle and be demeaning...
“You’re now seeing [transsexuals] in mainstream advertising and on TV shows. That and the Internet have made it [socially acceptable for transsexuals] to be out there on display.”
I'm so glad we're now on display, much like the prized cattle at your local state fair. I don't know what it's going to take to make people realize that we are real human beings, with real feelings and emotions, real families, real careers and more than capable of making great contributions to society. I keep trying to do my part by holding my head up high and going out into this world and do what I do best, live.