Keep this civil guys, please. So I stumbled upon a video that I wholeheartedly disagree with. I think there are some instances of mental illnesses versus something that is a biological component. The video link is here if you want to watch[but I'm not featuring it because ewww], but it's the reason why I am creating this thread. I am not transgender myself. I am one hundred percent full bred male. Except that I may have a few issues because I stopped growing in middle school at 5'1". So I have stunted growth, somewhere along the lines of my biology. Point being though is my ex was transgender and someone who I had considered a best friend was transgender. I should mention I am autistic and I mean there isn't much merit or salt in the study, but there is suggestion in the scieintific community that Autistic people are better with nonbinary genders. Well anyway the point being is I have always believed and considered the evidence and research of it being a biological component. Several studies have shown that transgender may actually have a biological compomnent in when hormones are washed through the system. Fetal development isn't in one quick moment, it takes months and weeks for something to develop. And it's common knowledge that sexual organs and the brain develop separately. Which is a complete and total reason why someone's brain may be one gender and the sexual organs another. We see this happen with sexual organs all the time. I am a firm believe that being transgender is not a mental illness. Because evidence between the 1940s- to today suggest. That the person who is transgender may actually have the opposite genders brain. What are your thoughts? Keep this civil because I know this is an extremely heavy subject, let's not hurt each other's feelings. I just, after a serious of ignorant and very rude Youtube comments. Decided to bring the discussion somewhere wider and distanced from the video.