See my post Do It on Your OWN Dime. I hazarded to share the news article about Chelsea wanting to go back to being Matthew with some of my FTM Facebook friends (and “real life” friends). It created quite a controversy, as this is a difficult and complicated subject. No less controversial because the story was reported in the UK’s Mirror, which is roughly the equivalent of the National Enquirer in the US.
I was made aware of an even more profound tragedy, that of Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, pictured above. See the following:
- Belgian trans man helped to die after failed gender reassignment operations, from PinkNews
- Mother of sex change Belgian: ‘I don’t care about his euthanasia death’, from The Telegraph
On Monday, Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, 44, was killed by lethal injection after requesting euthanasia on the grounds of “unbearable psychological suffering” because surgery to turn her into a man had resulted in “a monster”.
Today, his unnamed mother confirmed Mr Verhelst’s comments, made in an interview just before his death, that he had been an unwanted child and admitted she had not yet read his letter to her explaining why he asked to die.
“When I saw ‘Nancy’ for the first time, my dream was shattered. She was so ugly. I had a phantom birth. Her death does not bother me,” she told Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper.
“I will definitely read it but it will be full of lies. For me, this chapter is closed. Her death does not bother me. I feel no sorrow, no doubt or remorse. We never had a bond.”
After a life of being rejected by his parents as a daughter, Mr Verhelst had hormone therapy in 2009, followed by a mastectomy and unsuccessful surgery to construct a penis in 2012.
My worlds collide. Being transgendered isn’t easy. Being in a psychopathic relationship isn’t easy. And having a MOTHER who is a psychopath is “icing on the cake.” Weep, live, learn, and most of all, LOVE.
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