While this post isnt specifically about Krol's suicide, I will say only a few brief things on the subject.
1) Both the Medical and Trans community bear some responsibility for this man's death. Both communities lead mentally unhealthy minds into believing that their social transitions will be as straight forward as their cosmetic transitions. It was no secret that Krol had tried suicide in the past and had a history of depression pre and post transition. It was well known also that rather than try and integrate his transition into the life he had lived for 50 years as a mechanic, husband of several women and father of two, Krol simply told the general public his family were all killed in a car accident. These are not the thoughts or actions of a mentally healthy person. The medical community should have put him into a long term treatment program before even considering transition and the Trans community should have been/be more transparent about just how unsmooth and unsuccessful social transition is. Both communities should have also reiterated that transition is about feeling better with ones body, regardless of what anyone else in the world thinks or says.
2) One of things that came out of the Stonewall movement was a majority agreement from gays and lesbians on how crucial "coming out" out was to gay and lesbian visibility. Showing that through visible numbers, we were everywhere and a force to be reckoned with. Made even more important when "coming out" was from those in places of high visibility or power. Of the gay and lesbian progresses from 1969 till today, those progresses were and continue to be because of a greater gay and lesbian visibility due to being "out" and "proud" and in all levels of society. The gay and lesbian community at large has also held the position of "outing" those closeted gays or lesbians in power positions, especially when against gay/lesbian progress. When gays and lesbians are still routinely bashed or worse, it makes a HUGE difference in the minds of the general straight public when they find out their favourite film or tv star/political leader/sports figure etc comes out as gay/lesbian or is outed as such. Being out/outed continues to be a prime changer in the progress of gay and lesbian rights and treatment. The Gay and Lesbian movement didnt invite the Trans community to the party, but it has supported them, even putting its out needs many times on the back burner. Being a apart of the Gay and Lesbian movement means being visible, out and proud, that goes for gay men, lesbians and every trans person wanting to remain part of our movement. There is an unspoken rule in this community necessary for a continued progress in straight society, thats out, loud and proud, and if you're not, ya might just find yourself outed. Welcome to our Gay and Lesbian community!
Now back to what gave rise to this post in the first place. The ever angry attacking Trans mob has so many folks in fits of fear over the insane politics of the Political Correctness of every atom that MIGHT fall into its field of Transgenderism vision, articles like this are popping up all over the net! All tripping over their own tongues with apologies whenever a wrong pronoun is used when referring to a trans male or trans female by mistake. Or trying to find, like the linked article above, an asexual pronoun they can use in place of he/him/his/she/her/hers. I realise most truly believe they are trying to help and not offend those in the constant state of transition, but their knowledge of transition, its past and present are nil as this article plainly illustrates.
If lets say, sex was suddenly removed from all languages, poof-gone. Now at first it would take a minimum of time to get used to, but the obviousness of the sexes would quickly reestablish itself with its presence. The truth is, most of us do not require an F or an M on our ID's, our clothing areas, our pronouns etc, most of us are secure enough in our biology that if sex were removed from language we would still function much as we today, including those of us whose sex is ambiguous or invisible.
But to the fragile (trans) mind that has settled on a HE or a SHE despite basic biology? They couldnt exist, period! If suddenly there were no transma(e)n or transwoma(e)n, no male to female or female to male, no male or no female. Because transition cosmetically mimics biology, if biology itself replaced language and all associated with it, trans could not exist. This is why we see the torrent of viscous verbal threats and attacks from the Trans community on anyone, especially feminists who insist on common sense biology and centuries of established language associated with biology. Because within those realms, the trans self created/deluded paid for identity cannot exist. Therefore creating a set of pronouns to replace sexed pronouns isnt a solution to the trans pronoun problem, it is the end of trans altogether.
If you were ever in doubt at all about the authenticity of trans, this post should clear it up for you. Simply, if you cannot stand alone on your biology; without clothing, without pronouns, without bathrooms, without names, without toys, without every external in the world, then you're not standing at all.