question. How would any of you feel if you found out that your significant other was born a Man (if you are a man) or was born a Woman (if you are a woman) Sure, if you knew from the start that would allow two people to form a consensual opinion. I am not talking about that. I am talking about if you found out after several years of forming a life with this person, planned children and everything. That has to be a major betrayal. This is the betrayal that many people are afraid of. That should not affect peoples ability to do what they want to their own sexuality, but it is that fear that will understandably provide a stigma to the whole "transgender" situation.
That would be a fundamental trust issue... once you got to know someone as a person, then entered a relationship... if they didn't sit you down and say "OK, look... I wasn't born a man/woman..." then that's a pretty big deal imo. Not because of what they are, but because they didn't volunteer that information so you would know up front.
I don't see transgendered people as necessarily being all that different than gay/lesbian people, they just have the additional feelings that they're literally the wrong sex. Like Kurb and Philly I came up being pretty homophobic, but have come to realize who cares... people should live their lives however they see fit. Someone being gay/lesbian/TG whatever doesn't affect me in any way.