They're sorely in need of it in the sense that it's what many of them deeply desire and fail to get. Whether they're entitled to such validation is a different question. In my opinion, no one is really entitled to validation. But it is good-natured, not to mention wise, to be well-disposed toward people who haven't done you any harm. And transgender people have never harmed me, at least not on account of their being transgender. If anything, they've been more accepting of me than a lot people. So I return the favor.Originally Posted by grumpyvic81
I'm not suggesting that people in the minority require special treatment. What I'm suggesting, or trying to suggest, is that they should be treated like anyone else. My use of the word "validate" is to point out what J.K. Rowling might have done to make it clear that she isn't biased against transgender people. I didn't use it with the intention of suggesting that people are responsible for other's feelings. The only one responsible for your feelings is you.Just because trans people are in the minority, I don't need to handle their feelings with more care than other people's.