>If anyone here with more reputation than me feels that there should be an article on Slashdot about bigotry within the geek community in general, please let me >know and I'll be happy to write one.
Then write one, please. I'm a cisgendered straight male. I can only understand so much of the bigotry you face being a woman and a lesbian, let alone someone else being trans. But here's the thing, if you're going to make it about us evil straights attacking gays and transgendered persons, you're going about this all wrong. For example, I've done more to advocate for same sex marriage than my gay and lesbians friends who sat around and just automagically thought Prop 8 would fail, and that includes the git I know who attacked Chick-Fil-A for their anti-gay position whilst repeatedly going back to eat their sandwiches. Also, the AC had it right, the "gay community" has traditionally been unfriendly to transgendered people. Being gay doesn't automatically make you enlightened and open-minded. I don't think you can even assume generally that most gays support transgendered people. When Dan Savage repeatedly mocked transgendered people, it was mostly people like myself and trans people who criticized him.
Some of the hateful comments here might just be geeks showing off that infamous geek emotionally stunted sense of tact. If it's real, and if comments in articles like this one and the past one about women being groped at tech conferences are any indication, then your efforts might be largely wasted trying to teach Slashdotters to think differently.