An American Caucasian woman may want to be Korean because of her love of K-pop and Korean culture. And so, she wears Korean clothing, learns K0rean language, colors her hair black, and even has double eyelid surgery and a nose job. But it doesn’t follow that she is Korean. Rather, she remains an American Caucasian who loves Korean culture.
A man identifies as female. The gender-dysphoric condition that leads him to do this is undoubtedly painful and as a result, he should be treated with kindness, compassion, and hospitality. But dressing as a woman, adopting a woman’s name, or even undergoing gender reassignment surgery do not thereby make a man a woman.