I have always been bothered by Nikki Araguz. It is not related to her sex or gender. She was clearly transsexual and according to her intersexed but the transsexual part is rather obvious. What has always been obvious, but totally ignored by most sycophants genuflecting at her feet, is that quite simply Nikki Araguz is not a very nice person and I base this on a criminal past and a pattern of behavior that only the deaf, dumb, and blind could miss and ignore.
The GLB crowd jumped on her bandwagon as did the transgender crowd and then many in the transsexual community. Everyone wanted a role model for their particular vision of their ideal world. The problem was everybody ignored the simple truths about Nikki Araguz. Nikki has always been a manipulative, conniving, dishonest, and sadly a criminally active person. Her criminal record as a male and as a woman is undeniable and it is not short nor is it inconsistent with the current arrest for theft of a Rolex. She has been a thief for a long time.
From my perspective there could not have been a single worse choice to represent Transsexuals in the State of Texas or anywhere for that matter. Nikki is not a nice person and never has been if anyone wants to be honest with the facts. Even if we drop all the facts about her criminal past Nikki Araguz could not have been a worse choice for those of us born Transsexual. The facts are irrefutable and undeniable. Nikki Araguz was still packing a penis when she married her late husband and he knew it so whether we like it or not under Texas law and under the laws of most of the United States this was a marriage between two men. You can argue semantics all you want but the only argument Nikki has is against gay marriage which I happen to support.
Of course all the activists jumped on her bandwagon and are still on it in most cases. Under Texas law she does not have a single iota of legal precedent to stand on and she is screwing everyone born transsexual in the State of Texas because it has now supposedly about us. Ironically in a Houston poll, unscientific by a local paper, Texans overwhelming supported the right of transsexuals to legally marry with the implied belief they were post surgical.
I guess I have a little stake in this because I was married in central Texas in the late 80's but unlike Nikki I was17 years post operative. Now the nut-jobs are even after that right and we can thank Nikki Araguz for that. Nikki has never met a microphone, camera, or reporter she didn't like and even had plans for some foolish reality show about her which i hope is permanently shelved because of this.
Nikki even tried to lie about her surgery date and only after she was exposed did she admit she was not post-op when she married her husband. Nikki Araguz has been a liar, a thief, a drug user, a drug pusher, and god knows what else yet nobody wants to believe she did not take a Rolex. Maybe she didn't but with her criminal past what choice do the Police have. They have to believe the woman making the claim and the woman claimed she was "drugged" which is another interesting tidbit.
If Nikki had been a non-criminal and post operative at the time of her marriage she would have been an excellent candidate to fight the cause all the way to the Supreme Court. She is none of the above and is just doing what she did when she lived as a male. She is using people for her benefit and committing crimes to supplement her income. It is who and what Nikki Araguz is.
Nikki Araguz is not a role model for anyone born transsexual nor is she for anyone that considers themselves transgendered and most certainly not for those in the gay community seeking the legalization of gay marriage. Nikki Araguz is a walking nightmare for anyone and everyone trying to legitimize anything. If anything Nikki Araguz is the anti-role-model but those desperate for a piece of her limelight will never see that.
Find someone worthwhile as a role model and that is NOT Nikki Araguz. Even if she did not steal the Rolex she is a disaster for all born transsexual in the State of Texas.
In my eyes Nikki is just playing another con-game but this time it is on those in the trans and gay communities. Nikki Araguz was and is just a fraud.