WOW, getting pretty heated in here.
You do realise that the issues you're talking about have been around for decades? When Homosexuality was legalised in the UK , people trundled out the same narrow minded prejudiced tripe that they're coming out with now. "how will it affect the children?". Always with the fu*king children. Fu*k the children (not literally).
It's the same bullsh*t over and over again. Right -Wing nutjobs who fear 'the different' on a campaign of fearmongering' because certain people don't fit their ideal. There was a time when gay and bisexual men were treated like peadophiles simply because of their sexuality. Gay women were seen as an affront to the species because they would never have kids. (lol, seriously).
At the moment the Transgender community are bearing the brunt of people's hatred, mainly because a lot of those same people have given up hating on the LGB community because they know they can't win. The 'T' community is seen as weaker and therefore easier to marginalise.
Unfortunately the 'LGBT' community isn't as cohesive as many members would have you believe, so it's worth bearing that in mind. Biphobia and Transphobia are as much a part of the LGBT community as they are in other areas of society; believe me, I know. Many student organisations had to fight against their own members to have the 'T' added to LGB because people didn't want Trangender people associated with their organisation. Bisexual people still get a hard time from Gay and Lesbian people for 'not making their mind up', or 'just being greedy'.
No-one should feel that they can't or shouldn't talk about issues that affect a particular community. It's only when everyone gets together that these 'issues' are resolved. The 'Gay' community didn't get where it is on its own, straight people helped. Same with equal rights for women, men helped. And it's the same for the Transgender community. The only way they will ever get anything close to full equality is if all people get on board and rain down on all those hate-filled Mother Fu*kers who seem to make a hobby out of making peoples lives a misery.
Nice to see that there's enlightened discussion on this forum.