don't let the procedural battles get you down, it's gonna be this way for a while
You don't have anything to prove, so don't fight to the point of exhaustion.
I appreciate all the thoughtful words. The thing is, I feel like I should be out there...trying my hardest to prevent people from making mistakes they can never fully recover from.
As other people here have voiced in the past, there are going to be SO many people in the coming years regretful of transition, because that was never the treatment they should have received if they didn't truly have the neurological condition requiring transition to feel okay.
People convince themselves into making rash decisions on everything far too easily these days. If they have gender confusion brought on by sexual trauma, or even fetishization through porn addiction or whatever...transition will only lead them into further problems in the future.