People like Sheila Jeffreys, who use rhetoric based in hate, only serve to further the cause of that which they oppose. In her case, the LGBT cause. The extremes of their opinions only serve to alienate those may be moderate or on the fence of the issue. Their insistence on using inflammatory speech makes them seem like persecutors and makes the LGBT cause more sympathetic to a general public.
Opponents of transsexualism such as Sheila Jeffreys inadvertently assist the LGBT cause by spewing venom, hatred, and intolerance, all of which backfires on them. Sheila Jeffreys' view that transsexual surgery is an extension of the beauty industry which offers cosmetic solutions to deeper rooted problems, and her statement that transsexual surgery should be banned and goes against human rights is compared to the Catholic's desire to ban abortion, by advocates of transsexualism and can be used to assist the LGBT cause.
I think that showing people like Jeffreys as the face of antagonism it actually strengthens the bonding of the LGBT crowd. Put the face of a villain on someone who opposes you and your entire order looks better simply by comparison. Just look at the Westboro Baptist Church as another example.
I think that opponents of transsexualism such as Sheila Jeffreys inadvertently assists the LGBT community by spewing hate that ends up backfiring on her. I think that people like Jeffreys needs to be a lot more understanding of such to topics. Instead of spewing hate, she should instead try to start a dialog.
No, opponents of transsexualism such as Sheila Jeffreys do not inadvertently assist the LGBT cause by spewing venom, hatred and intolerance, all of which backfires of them, because there are a surprising number of people who agree with what she has to say. Her views are not all that out of touch with mainstream society.