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Article: Bee Sting Prompts Gender Change

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Carolyn Marie   
Carolyn Marie

Yes, you read it right. It's a new one on me, but I suppose anything is possible. Judge for yourself.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2098442/My-husband-wife-Couple-reveal-extraordinary-story--started-bee-sting.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Guest Elizabeth K   
Guest Elizabeth K

I think I swallowed my cereal spoon - how SILLY!

Lizzie

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Carolyn Marie   
Carolyn Marie

She wanted to bee true to herself. Her wife now calls her honey. :D

Carolyn Marie

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VickySGV   
VickySGV

Easy does it ladies-- it does mention un-diagnosed Klinefelters Syndrome which is an Intersexed condition. I suspect the Klinefelters as the real cause, but I think some of our British cousins here have panned the Daily Mail as being a way out news rag.

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LauraJen   
LauraJen

Easy does it ladies-- it does mention un-diagnosed Klinefelters Syndrome which is an Intersexed condition. I suspect the Klinefelters as the real cause, but I think some of our British cousins here have panned the Daily Mail as being a way out news rag.

I can definitely agree on that. The Daily Mail is *not* popular among the trans community over here, and I've even heard of it being referred to as The Daily Fail. They frequently belittle trans people in their articles with scant regard to pronouns, or respect for that matter. I suppose the sting might have triggered some kind of hormonal event which in turn might have triggered other things that would lead to someone identifying as trans, but I am highly skeptical. Don't believe everything you read, folks!

Laura

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Carolyn Marie   
Carolyn Marie

I honestly don't know how much of the story is true. It could all be totally legit.

My problem is that this story is being played up big in the usual media circus places as an oddity, and I find it vaguely insulting. Without coming out and saying so directly, they are showcasing another "curiosity," like the transman who gave birth, and leading the cisgen world to think that we're all a bit daffy in some way. I'm sure Jay Leno's monologue is the next place this will turn up. :(

Carolyn Marie

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Guest Nick A   
Guest Nick A

This woman and her wife and two kids were on Anderson Cooper this past week. Chloe (transwoman) clearly stated that she always felt feminine -- probably like most of us, we repressed so much and so often that we just didn't have a name to mark the feelings, but it was always there. From what I gathered, the bee sting did somehow lead to Chloe discovering her XXY syndrome (Klinefelter's). While it is most unusual for an XXY male to identify as female (most do in fact ID as male), it is not impossible (obviously). Knowing she is intersex just provided the "proof" we all hope and long for regarding validating our feelings. And I think that's what enabled Chloe to finally make that mental jump and choose to transition. [As a side note, if a bee sting or any kind of chemical reaction could (post birth) change one's sexual/gender identity, then I can see how transition would no longer be necessary -- just transition the brain. I've wondered if strokes or anything else can actually change someone's gender identity -- I'm not talking mannerisms or behaviors, but ID. Would be interesting]

Unfortunately, I missed the first few minutes of the show where they discussed the bee sting, so I don't know the details of how that led, medically speaking, to her finding out she had Kinefelter's. At any rate, the show should be on Youtube...check it out. It was interesting.

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KimberlyF   
KimberlyF

I have no clue why they keep bringing them out? This happened in 2004, she's all over FB has a blog and isn't stealth. The media is more than happy to exploit someone who seems to be begging to be exploited.

Bee sting is almost a punch line in some circles when talking of possible TS links and causes.

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Guest Szenzie   
Guest Szenzie

It's just the media queens pandering to the hive-mind... >.> <.< *dorky snicker*

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Guest Elizabeth K   
Guest Elizabeth K

DEE JAY!

Stop beating that bee hive with a stick!

YIKES!

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Donna Jean   
Donna Jean

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*ouch*

*OUCH*

*ouch*

*OUCH*

dang, I hope this works....

dj

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Mia J   
Mia J

Rats.

Now the secret is out why I keep bee hives.....

Mia

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Guest Elizabeth K   
Guest Elizabeth K

I have heard of women who wanted the bee stung look with their lips... but?

Lizzy

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SaleneAlexis   
SaleneAlexis

~pouts~

No Fair! I am allergic to bee stings

Stephanie

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