Are you attracted to the person or the gender?
Seeing as non-tennis has become a hot bed of sexuality related discussion recently I wanted to get the views of the forum on a real life situation that I find strange. I've changed their real names.
Megan, one of my mother's friends, is a lesbian in a happy civil partnership. However, she has taken the decision to have a sex change operation and live as a straight man. Thus far I see nothing strange.
What I do see as odd is that she has told my mother that because she is having this sex change that she will have to split from her partner, Katie, because Katie is a lesbian, and thus attracted to women - meaning that once she is a man her partner will no longer be attracted to her.
I can see the argument here, but don't really think it is logical. Even after Megan is a man, inside she will still be the person she was before - the person Katie fell in love with, a sex change will not change that. My understanding was that you were attracted to the person not to their gender, and so I don't see why Megan and Katie would have to split despite still both loving each other.
Am I alone in this opinion or have I misunderstood something? I'm interested to know your thoughts. If your partner had a sex change would you have to end the relationship because they are no longer a man/woman, regardless of the fact you still love them?
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Last edited by Sean.; Apr 7th, 2011 at 03:19 PM.