08-12-2016, 09:44 PM
I think this has been around for a long time; it's just mostly been suppressed. Now with the internet, such people can first discover that they're not alone, and next they can support each other. I think when this happens with any suppressed group when they finally start to be able to be open in public without immediately being beaten or killed; they can go a little overkill promoting themselves or what they're about.
Second, I think this has to be thoroughly discussed with individuals to really discern they're completely transgender or whether they just lack a rigid sense of gender identity. It might be the latter group that gets depressed or even suicidal after going through the complete transition. Some of these people might have been fine crossdressing or something at some LGBT club on the weekends if they feel this is a side of themselves they have to let out, and then going back their regular boring office selves on Monday morning for the work week. Yes, this seems incredibly weird to many people, but it's possible some people might be satisfied doing this role playing rather than going under the knife making that other role permanent and never being able to go back.