The only thing I really want to comment on is this:
Indeed, one must ask why it is possible in this society that persons could even talk about a “female mind in a male body.”If transsexualism is a disease, then does desire qualify as disease? As Thomas Szasz has asked, does the old person who wants to be young suffer from the “disease” of being a “transchronological” or does the poor person who wants to be rich suffer from the “disease” of being a “transeconomical?”
Desire has nothing to do with it. It's not a want, it's a need. Not some whistful longing for something that's been lost. It's scary, sometimes lonely, often painful, something which, under any other circumstances no one would willingly do to themselves. People transition because there is no other choice. Because they reach a point where their life becomes unlivable without it, and the most a person can say is that they are merely existing. That's why it's not desire. Desire implies that life is bearable without it. And very often, that simply isn't the case.
My impression is that it seems to have been trivialised a little in that article. Like someone going to get a facelift because they think they're looking a bit aged.