I am a hetrosexual women. I love Pat Califia. His views on transgenderism I have been following in both his sexes. I love his energy. I am sorry about his health problems. I think he is a beautiful person whatever sex he is chosing to be now. This book should be required reading for every senior in high school. It is not about being gay or straight. It is about being human and kind to others no matter what sex they feel they are. Because DNA is really a very private matter after all, don't you think?