Just commenting on 2 things that were said...
I find what EVanimations said with regard to pedophilia to be as offensive and wrong as the thinking that surround all the other sexuality, gender, and cross dressing stuff before those started being better understood like what Matthew is putting forward...
Before people get offended and think that I think an adult having sex with a child is ok, that's not what I'm saying.
What I am saying is that attraction to something, regardless of what it is, is not a mental illness.
The thing that is the problem in the situation is if someone is attracted to children and acts upon it that is wrong, for the very same reasons that it is wrong to act upon someone in ways they can't consent to.
The more people understand and make this distinction the more fixable the situation will be because it will stop tearing down people for things that they can't control and start helping them find outlets for those emotions so they don't get overwhelmed and act wrongly.
This is the reason behind why much of the crime rate has decreased in the world it is thought. Because we have created outlets for people to work out their behaviors in some way other than actually doing what was previously the only way of feeding/treating that problem. It doesn't help everyone but it has shown itself to help quite a few people and it is what we should be doing and thinking, not trying to create thought crimes which is what people do when they try to make attraction to something a mental illness or a crime, rather than only dealing with acts.