LIFE OF AGONY singer Keith Caputo, who recently revealed that he is "transitioning" into life as a woman and has begun to refer to himself as "her" on his official web site, was asked by U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine whether he thinks society is tolerant of people who have chosen to undergone sex changes. "No, I don't," Caputo said. "The whole system we live in is discriminative and fucked up. Everything's fucked up. There are no toilets for transgendered people, for example, which is why there are so many beatings and brutalities. If the authorities and the people who make laws would be sensitive towards the idea that humans come in all shapes, in different forms and desires, then there would be a lot more love in the world."
When asked if there are many misconceptions regarding the transgender issue, Keith said, "Definitely. People think that because you're transgendered you're homosexual — which I'm not — and sucking dick now. There's such a misunderstanding of what it means. The truth of that matter is that gender is in the brain and sexuality is in the genitals."
Regarding what the mechanics of his "transition" involved, Keith said, "I started seeing a psychologist and went through all the necessary steps that I needed to require an endocrinologist [specially trained doctor who diagnoses diseases that affect the glands. — Ed.]. There's certain laws and regulations that a transgendered person needs to go through before one can acquire hormones. You can't just walk into an office and say, 'Hey, I'm transgendered, give me hormones, I want to grow tits!'"
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