Chaz Bono was criticized after an interview with the New York Times, where he compared being transgender to “a cleft palate.”
Beatty’s son, 19-year-old Stephen, who was born Kathlyn wrote on his blog, Super Mattachine: “I do not have a birth defect. If you feel like you have a birth defect, fine. That’s how you feel. Go feel that.
“Do not put it onto me. Do not define me that way, and do not define other trans people that way unless they claim that label.”
He also wrote that Chaz had said misogynistic things about gender and disagreed with his comments on trans embodiment and on women.
Stephen said: “Chaz is a misogynist. He is a trans man who seems to believe that his female-assignedness and his female socialisation makes him immune from being a misogynist, and he is manifestly wrong.
“I don’t want a single person thinking this guy is the best of us.”