I recently discovered that in Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, that you can have a state sanctioned gender reassignment surgery if you're gay, just so that you can physically appear to be in a heterosexual relationship.
I personally have nothing against transsexuals, but don't think it's right for someone to have to change their gender just so that they don't get persecuted and killed by the state. There's a difference between someone who *voluntarily* gets a sex change because they don't feel right with the bodies they have (good on them!), and between someone who feels the need to change their physical appearance and sex because they feel pressured to do so. It's sad that people are driven to this out of fear.
It just goes to show how deep rooted their hate for homosexuality is.