Personally, this sounds...dumb. I mean, even if there are indeed gender specific covens, a transexual person is a woman in the body of a man and vise versa. With that in mind, adding a male to female transexual to a women only coven is only right. Well, of course, it is the council and the high priest/priestess that make the rules, but if you are in a coven and do not work solo, you should be careful not to make rules that are stupid and bigoted such as this. But again, with rules so close-minded as this, why would you want to join a coven like that in the first place? I do not know if this is personal, but if it is, completely disregard that coven and find another one. Do you think that these people can really impart important knowledge to you? Ha. Have someone impart them knowledge on transexuality and acceptance for a start.
Hypocrites these days...