my name is sherry horn. I was married to susan horn for 25 years. We had a home, a child, and a life together.He was a respected attorney in Los Angeles.At no time did he disclose, nor did I suspect that he was transgendered.Once that disclosure was made public, we lost our home, he was disbarred from practicing law, and our personal and financial lives were in ruin.This is not the first letter, nor publication that I have come accross that extolls the virtues of transexuality. No one has ever approached myself or my daughter to ask what all of this has done to us.One therapist referred to it as my former husband's "amazing" journey. No one ever stopped to consider my amazing journey...loss of my husband, friends, security, etc. Our daughter? Who will walk her down the aisle?There are so many places a trannie can go for help...where does the family go? Who considers our feelings? Should we feel strange because we are straight, or think that it's crazy to have someone you have known and loved suddenly appear with waxed eyebrows and a mini skirt?I submit to you that much of the encouraging and positive hype that surrounds the transgendered community is indeed dollar driven by counselors who refer to themselves as "doctors" and reap obscene profits from medicare and related expenses.And what if they encourage an individual who is severely disturbed to make this final change, then discover they were wrong? Someone needs to do a program that deals with the reality of all of this...ask me. Ask Lisa Dillman, whose husband, Christine Daniels committed suicide, what the other side looks like. Any journalist worth his/her weight, will tell you that the real story is the one you have to dig for.The story isn't about going to Thailand....the story is in dealing with the sense of betrayal and lost lost...for so many.
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