We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Regarding transgender, I am reminded of a conversation I had with an 80-something neighbor who has voted Democrat all her life, as the Democrats are for the little people. [She might be surprised to find out that as the owner of two rental properties, plus her own house, some Democrats might not see her as "little people."]
She brought the issue of transgenderism, bathrooms etc. Like me, she considered the transgender brouhaha lacking common sense.
I pointed out to her that it was Democrats that were pushing transgender bathrooms etc. She didn't like that. "Trump is crazy," she replied, which is what she hears from watching TV all day.