Oh I'm sure he could have been more insulting if he'd put some effort in, Jim. Fact is he was one of those bigots who thinks and claims he's only asking reasonable questions.
But when the questions are 'Why would you be allowed to exist?' and 'Why should you have the same rights as everyone else?' such 'questions' aren't civilised debate.
Indeed there is no 'transgender question, no such 'transgender debate'. My existence and my human rights are utterly non-negotiable.
I didn't enjoy writing this piece. But after the Pride month myself and many others suffered I'm operating a zero tolerance approach for the foreseeable future. Intolerance will be met with the same. I've hated that that has necessitated calling out other members of the LGBTQ+ community. But if we can't remember the building of wider coalitions that lead to recognition of gay rights, what hope do trans people have in light of our much smaller number?
As ever, thank you, Jim, for your unending and steadfast support. It's needed but please know it's never taken for granted.