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Review (2009): We're all intersex: The author of "Between XX and XY" on people born neither male nor female -- and why everyone's a little bit of both.
Gender: How many genders are there? - The Symphony of Sexes. - Transgender "Differently Gendered People" What
it is all about! - The Transgender and Gay Interface. - Ma Vie en Rose: Transgender, the child and the
family (2000). - Measures of transgender behavior (2001). -
Understanding Transsexualism (1990). - Transsexuality – An Introduction (Alternate
Link). - Introductory
Ideas & History of Transsexuality. - Should transsexuality be freely endorsed
by Christians? (1999). - Beyond Transsexuality (2000). - A SOFFA is a Significant Other, Friend,
Family, or Ally of a transsexual, transgender, intersex or
other gender-variant person. - Boys will be girls (2003). - Teacher
education generally ignores transgender issues (2009). - “I
Am Just So Glad You Are Alive”: New Perspectives on
Non-Traditional, Non-Conforming, and Transgressive Expressions
of Gender, Sexuality, and Race Among African Americans
(2008). - For
some, shadow of regret cast over gender switch (2009). - Mike
Penner: A cautionary tale of 'Transgender Regret' (2009).
Intersections: Intersex and Transgender Differences. - What
if It’s (Sort of) a Boy and (Sort of) a Girl? (2006). -
Volkmar E (2008, PDF).
Recent Perspectives on Atyical Gender Identity. Training Course
in Sexual Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland. - Pink
Boys with Puppy Dog Tails (2010). - 'I
identify as a trans man, a faggy queen...': Warren Beatty and
Annette Bening's son Stephen speaks about being transgender
What is Gender Identity? - Definitions from Northern Concord (England).
- Centre for Transgendered People (Vancouver, B.C.): High Risk Project Society: An Introduction to: Gender, Transgender and
Transphobia. - Guide to Intersex & Trans Terminologies.
- Boys will be boys... or not. - Telling The Children: A transsexual's
commentary (2001). - Entendiendo el transexualismo (1990, Translation).
- Questions answered by Transgender Ireland: The
Irish Association for the Transgendered (2002). - From the Magnus Hirschfeld
Archive for Sexology: Transvestites.
with links to additional information. - Twenty-Eight
Narratives About Autogynephilia N/A. - Confessions of an
Autogynephiliac. - Becoming
What We Love: autogynephilic transsexualism conceptualized as
an expression of romantic love (2007, PDF).
Fetishism/ Autogynephilia (Video). - Transgender
Men: A Demographic Snapshot (2008). - Developmental
Model of Transgender Coming-out, Bockting & Coleman
Trangender & Personal identity: A research project sponsored by the Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Prof. M. A. Gilbert, PhD. Principal Investigator. Transgender & Personal Identity: Full Overview. - Free to be she – or he Even if you don’t think you’re trapped in the wrong kind of body, Deirdre McCloskey says, you may still want to consider changing your gender (2007). - ‘Two-Spirit’ Native Americans. - Two-Spirit (Wikipedia): Two-Spirit People (also Two Spirit or Twospirit) is an umbrella term sometimes used for what was once commonly known as berdaches, Indigenous North Americans who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations communities. Third gender roles historically embodied by Two-Spirit people include performing work and wearing clothing associated with both men and women. The presence of male two-spirits "was a fundamental institution among most tribal peoples." Male and female two-spirits have been "documented in over 130 tribes, in every region of North America.". - Rethinking 'Who put the "Trans" in Transgender?' (2006). - Transition Deconstructed (2013). - Witnessing and Mirroring: A Fourteen Stage Model of Transsexual Identity Formation (2004, Download Page). - Who are 'We'? Where Sexual Orientation Meets Gender Identity (2002, Download Page). Transgender Identity Affirmation and Mental Health (2002). - Developing a Model of Transmasculine Identity (2010).
"For most people, the idea of an androgynous gender identity
goes in one ear and out the other; it simply doesn't register.
They see no evidence of it, never heard of it before, and assume
they never will again, so the concept is rejected almost as soon
as it is articulated. This cannot be emphasized enough. Even
when the idea is reiterated, the reaction is usually the same:
it is assumed to be faulty data. Society at large dictates that
gender is binary, and androgyne is not one of the two binary
genders. Convincing someone that androgyne is an authentic
gender identity is difficult because people are programmed to
believe that it isn't. Even LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and
Transgender) people tend to assume that a third gender does not
exist. Hate crimes against LGBT people are primarily based on
perceived violations of gender norms, not sexual transgression,
so you'd think that convincing LGBT people would be easier, but
it's often not because they tend not to see the connection. Even
androgynes have trouble discovering and affirming their own
nature, no thanks to society's insistence on the gender binary.
Some Transsexuals are Not Really Transsexual, but Androgyne..."
2010 Searches for the Next Transgender Supermodel (2010).
Payne, Tina (2010). Transgender: a
curriculum for inclusion. Master's Dissertation, Social
Work, California State University, Sacramento. PDF Download. Download Page. There is a gap that
currently exists in the basic diversity course for the Master of
Social Work (MSW) at California State University Sacramento, in
that transgender specific content is not equally included. This
missing information creates a lack of awareness for all social
work students in their education of a vulnerable population.
Early inclusion of transgender content into graduate diversity
courses is essential for building a foundation for cultural
competence. A curriculum was constructed from a deep secondary
meta analysis of existing information including, electronic and
academic sources, historical data, books, film, and other
relevant resources, including the researcher’s personal
involvement in the transgender community. This analysis helped
to determine what was most relevant to include in an
introductory transgender curriculum for social work students
including; terminology, history, political struggles and the
specific and cultural needs of transgender people. The
curriculum is designed to invite social work students to examine
their own biases toward gender variant people, as well as aid in
building on their repertoire of social work skills and
strategies for practice within the context of human diversity.
Ashbee, Olivia (2009). Tracing Erasures and Imagining Other-wise: Theorizing Toward an Intersectional Trans/Feminist Politics of Coalition. Master's Dissertation, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Victoria. PDF Download. Download Page.Debates between feminists and trans people are often narrowly framed in terms of inclusion and authenticity, or by questions about the extent to which trans identities challenge or reinforce normative conceptions of sex and gender. The terms of these engagements promote essentialist understandings of identity, difference, and community, and neglect to register the heterogeneity and differential locations of both women and trans people. This thesis examines several contemporary sites of contestation between and among feminist and trans scholars with specific attention to the unspoken assumptions and practices of erasure that shape and constrain these critical ‘border wars’, making certain kinds of subjects and conversations central, while rendering others peripheral, out of the question, or even impossible. Applying an intersectional trans/feminist analysis to the conceptual structure and discursive contours they assume, I investigate how such struggles, and our positions within them, might be deconstructed and reconceptualized in ways that disrupt dominant Self/Other relations and, in turn, make new political understandings and alliances possible.
Grant JM, Mottet LA, Tanis J, Herman
JL, Harrison J, Keisling M (2010, Full
Discrimination Survey Report on health and health care.
Findings of a Study by the National Center for Transgender
Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Over
7,000 people responded to the 70 question survey, providing data
on virtually every significant aspect of transgender
discrimination—including housing, employment, health and health
care, education, public accommodation, family life, criminal
justice, and identity documents... Lifetime "Attempted suicide"
incidence: 41%. By 'Ethnicity': White (38%), Asian (39%),
Latino/Latina (44%), African American (45%), Multiracial (54%),
American Indian (56%). - Study: Anti-transgender
bullying alarmingly high (2010): "Our study participants
reported attempting suicide at a rate more than 25 times the
national average." Rates of attempted suicide rose dramatically
-- to 59 percent -- when the victim’s teacher or professor was
the perpetrator of bullying or harassment. Among those who had
been physically assaulted by a teacher or professor, 76 percent
reported having attempted suicide. "These shocking and
disheartening numbers speak to the urgency of ending bullying in
our nation’s schools and ending discrimination in our nation’s
Those who were bullied, harassed, assaulted, or expelled because they were transgender or gender non-conforming in school also reported significantly elevated levels of suicide attempts (51% compared with 41% of our sample as a whole). Most notably, suicide attempt rates rise dramatically when teachers were the reported perpetrators: 59% for those harassed or bullied by teachers, 76% among those who were physically assaulted by teachers and 69% among those who were sexually assaulted by teachers. These numbers speak to the urgency of ending violence and harassment of transgender students by both their peers and their teachers. Education and income both correlate with suicide rates, with those earning $10,000 annually or less at extremely high risk (54%), while those making more than $100,000 are at comparatively lower risk (26%), while still astronomically higher than the general population. Those who have not completed college attempted suicide at higher rates (48% among those with no high school degree, 49% for those with a high school degree only, and 48% for those with some college education) while those have completed college (33%) or graduate school (31%) have significantly lower rates.
the diversity of gender and sexual orientation identities in
an online sample of transgender individuals (2012):
Although the term transgender is increasingly used to refer to
those whose gender identity or expression diverges from
culturally defined categories of sex and gender, less is known
about the self-identities of those who fall within this
category. Historically, recruitment of transgender populations
has also been limited to specialized clinics and support groups.
This study was conducted online, with the aim of exploring the
gender identities, sexual orientation identities, and surgery
and hormonal statuses of those who identify with a gender
identity other than, or in addition to, that associated with
their birth sex (n = 292). Genderqueer was the most commonly
endorsed gender identity, and pansexual and queer were the most
commonly endorsed sexual orientation identities. Participants
indentified with a mean of 2.5 current gender identities, 1.4
past gender identities, and 2 past sexual orientation
identities. The majority of participants either did not desire
or were unsure of their desire to take hormones or undergo
sexual reassignment surgery. However, birth sex and age were
significant predictors of "bottom" surgery and hormone
status/desire, along with several identities and orientations.
This study explores explanations and implications for these
patterns of identification, along with the potential
distinctiveness of this sample. - Related: The
Diversity of Gender & Sexual Orientation Identities of
Transgender Individuals (2012, Research Summary &
Video). - The
Diversity of Gender & Sexual Orientation Identities of
Transgender Individuals (2012, Video). - Transgender
Transsexual, Transgender, and Intersex History. - 20th Century Transgender History And Experience. - A Brief History of Transsexuality. - COGIATI: Combined Gender Identity And Transsexuality Inventory. - Transgender Aging Network. - Transsexuality: What it is, How it exists, What to do about it, and even some thoughts about the Why of it too. - Transgender clergywoman raises new issue for church. - Pioneers of Transgendering: The Popular Sexology of David O. Cauldwell - by Richard Ekins and Dave King. - A Transgender History. - Trans History Timeline.
Expressing Our Needs: Coming out for
Transsexuals and Transvestites. - Why Bother Coming Out? - Transsexual Coming Out Letter to Parents.
- Coming Out Christian. - Gendered sex work in the San Francisco
tenderloin. - Gina: The Woman Within tells the truly
remarkable story of the writer's traumatic and reluctant,
but inevitable, transgender journey of discovery, after a
lifetime spent running away from herself. (Book)
Information) - AlmostKate: This site follows my transition
from male to female. - NikaAskini.com:
This site was started in 1999 when I was an adventurous little
ankle biter! What started out as a high school pastime, turned
into a full blown articulation and extension of who I am as a
person. The site has taken many different forms, and as you
can imagine has changed along with me. Initially it was just a
gallery of images and slowly as my career as an educator,
activist, and writer began to take hold this site held a
number of my thoughts. It has also served as an story about my
transition from male to female and all that my gender change
has entailed. That is perhaps what brings people back and what
folks find most fascinating. I have tried to be as open about
my transition as possible and to provide some honest insight
into the process of gender change for a late-teens,
early-twenties male born feminist.
Homelessness and the
Transgender Homeless Population (Journal of Gay &
Lesbian Mental Health, 14(4),
2010): From Conference Proceedings: The Psychiatric Needs of
the Transgender Homeless Population, see abstracts
Needs of the Transgender Homeless Population, Shelter
and Transitional Housing for Transgender Youth, Treating
the Transgender Homeless Population: Experiences During
Residency Training. - "I Don't
Think This Is Theoretical; This Is Our Lives": How Erasure
Impacts Health Care for Transgender People (2009).
A Comparative Study of Male Transvestites, Male to Female Transsexuals, and Male Homosexuals. (Alternate Link) - Melanie Yarborough Transgender Articles. - Gender Identity Disorders in Children and Adolescents (PDF). - Changes in the sexual orientation of six heterosexual male-to-female transsexuals. - School of Transgender Studies. - The Traits of Transsexuality. - Transgender Experiences in Scotland (PPT, 2008): Presentation / Study.
Council on Social Work Education: Commission
on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression
(Association of Social Workers Concerned with Gay and Lesbian
Issues). - Transgender Book Reviews. - Policy on
Sexual Orientation and Gender Preferred Identity (PDF
Download (See Appendix 7, not given! But here:
"Should you require a copy of any of the above AEU policies,
please email the AEU
to request a copy."). - Equal
Opportunity (Gender Identity and Sexual orientation) Act 2000,
Victoria, Australia.. - TransProud Resources. - Mermaids:
For Transgendered Children, their families and carers. - Gender
Variant Children: Transgender Parents. - Second
Annual Transgender Religious Leadership Summit (2008). - Seeing the 'T'
in GLBT: D.C. marks the first-ever Transgender Awareness Month
(2007). - 2nd
Annual Transgender Leadership Summit (2007). - We
must end discrimination against transgender people (2008).
People 2020 Transgender Health Fact Sheet (2010).
LeBlanc, Fred Joseph (2010). Unqueering
Transgender? A Queer Geography of Transnormativity in Two
Online Communities. Master's Dissertation, Victoria
University of Wellington. PDF Download. Download Page. This research implicates
gender in the study of sexuality and suggests a genealogy of
transgender that consists of both the medicalisation of
transsexuality and the articulation of gender performances in
gay liberation’s politics of difference. While the transgender
subject is often idealised in queer discourses, this research
positions the transsexual (one articulation of transgender) as
normative: conservative gender politics, the ontological
separation of gender and sexuality that echoes assimilationist
gay and lesbian politics, an identity based on essentialist
biology and psychiatric “wrong body” discourses, and the
privileging of passing technologies such as hormone replacement
therapies and sex reassignment surgery (themselves justified
though the elaboration of wrong body discourses). Further to
this, the public rendering of some transgender bodies as
nonconformist results in violence and the need to explore
alternate spaces of being, namely the internet which has the
potential to build community, raise consciousness of gender and
transgender oppression, but can also be used to legitimate
transnormative (re)productions of the self. The analysis of two
online communities of transgender individuals shows the most
frequent users tended to be transsexual and privileging
conservative gender politics and an essentialist medical
etiology of transsexuality. Users were also typically more
knowledgeable in passing biotechnologies than some medical
professionals. In one community that are tailored to transgender
individuals, subjects felt at ease to discuss a variety of
topics and explore the complications of transgender. In the
second community, tailored towards feminists in general,
transgender issues were addressed in a more confrontational
manner, often exposing the transphobic nature of some feminisms.
Weiss, Jillian Todd (2004). The Cutting Edge of Employment Diversity: Transgender Human Resources Policies in U.S. Employers. The Law, Policy and Society Program, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. PDF Download. In a 2001 law review article, I suggested that there is a fundamental right to “gender autonomy” that protects people with transgender and transsexual identity. I grounded this in what was then called the “right to privacy,” an outgrowth of substantive due process. There have been significant developments in the law since then, and many commentators have discussed the possibility of a right to gender autonomy. This article looks to review the work that has been done since that time. It also focuses on how the groundbreaking, but widely misunderstood, 2003 decision in Lawrence v. Texas impacts this right. Lawrence has made it possible to argue successfully that laws and policies impacting gender autonomy are not rationally related to state interests. This would impact gender restrictions such as those found regarding birth certificates, laws requiring or permitting sex segregation in public facilities, employment or sports, restrictions on crossdressing or transition for youth, in divorce custody situations and in prisons, health insurance exclusions, marriage restrictions, and military service laws.
Are transsexuals born that way? - Sex Differences in the Brain. - Brain Difference. - Brain Neurochemicals. - Tomboys bred in the womb. - It
the Hormones. - Gender-related traits in transsexuals and
nontranssexuals. - A psycho-endocrinological overview of
transsexualism. - Sex differences in androgen receptors of the
human mamillary bodies are related to endocrine status rather
than to sexual orientation or transsexuality. - Birth order and ratio of brothers to sisters
in transsexuals. - Male-to-female transsexuals have female neuron
numbers in a limbic nucleus. - The disparate maternal aunt-uncle ratio in
male transsexuals: an explanation invoking genomic imprinting.
- Cognitive ability and cerebral lateralisation
in transsexuals. - Personality characteristics and sexual
functioning of 188 cross-dressing men. - Cross-gender identity in transvestites and
male transsexuals. - Male-to-Female Transsexuals Have Female Neuron
Numbers in a Limbic Nucleus. (Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology & Metabolism, 85(5): 2034-2041. Full Text). -
and Synopsis of the Etiology of Adult Gender Identity Disorder
and Transsexualism. Reevaluating Sex Reassignment: Evidence
supports nature over nurture in establishing gender identity.
'Born in the
Wrong Body': Transgender youth share their stories
in an MSNBC documentary. - Young
transsexuals should be allowed to put puberty on hold:
Halting development allows teenagers time to consider their
potential treatment, says Richard Green (2008). YouTube:
Transsexual Children youth. - Transgendered
Children and Youth, Ottawa-Carleton, ON, Mental Health
Resources. - Safe
Transgender and Gender Variant Children and Youth: Resources
for Parents/Guardians, Family Members, Educators and Allies.
Shows Lack of Support for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming
Youth in U.S. School Systems. - Sacramento
Based Radio Hosts Defame, Advocate Violence Against
Transgender Children (2009). - Caring
for Transgender Adolescents in BC: Suggested Guidelines
(2006). - Notes
On Gender Transition: Second Opinion. - Transgender
kids: How young is too young for a sex change (2009). - Suppressing
puberty with a view to sex-change surgery. - Lives in a
chiaroscuro. Should we suspend the puberty of children with
gender identity disorder? (2008). UK
Doctors 'Failing' Children Trapped In Gender Limbo, According
To Experts (2008). - Different
(2010): A new medical treatment helps teens who feel they were
born the wrong sex. - Dispute
on Transgender Rights Unfolds at a Colorado School (2013).
body is wrong': Should teenagers who believe they
are transgender be helped to change sex? And if so, what about
the four-year-olds who feel the same way? Viv Groskop meets the
parents and doctors in favour of intervention. - Transgender
Kids: Not Just a Phase (2009). - Two
Families Grapple with Sons' Gender Preferences: Psychologists
Take Radically Different Approaches in Therapy (2008). - Transgender
Kids: Boys Will Be Girls: If your child longed to be the
opposite sex, would you let them "switch teams?" (2008). -
Blockers for Transgender Kids? (2007). - Second
Grade Boy Lives Life as a Girl (2008). - Helping
Transgender and Gender Variant Youth (Video). - Barbies
and Beer: Narrative Therapy with a Gender Variant Child.
Boy's Life (2008). Since he could speak, Brandon,
now 8, has insisted that he was meant to be a girl. This summer,
his parents decided to let him grow up as one. His case, and a
rising number of others like it, illuminates a heated scientific
debate about the nature of gender—and raises troubling questions
about whether the limits of child indulgence have stretched too
kids: How young is too young for a sex change? Delving into
the often tumultuous worlds of transgender youth
(2009). - Transgender
Youth, Adolescent Decisionmaking, and Roper v. Simmons (Alternate
Link, 2009). - Born in a
bind: treating transgender children (2007). - Children's
Hospital Boston Offers "Sex Change" to Adolescents (2008).
Gender Identity in K-12 Schools. - Lonely
road: Why school is hell for transgender pupils (2008). -
Coming soon to a school near you. Should a male student be
allowed to dress as a girl and use girls’ restrooms?
(2009). - Kids
Pulled From Transgender Teacher's Class (2008). - Transgendered
Children in Schools: a critical review of Homophobic
Bullying: safe to learn – embedding anti-bullying work in
schools. - Research
Shows Lack of Support for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming
Youth in U.S. School Systems. - Guidance on
Combating Transphobic Bullying in Schools. - Transphobic
Bullying in Schools. - Lonely
road: Why school is hell for transgender pupils. - Trans
Youth at School. - Transgender
teens: girls will be boys (2010): The soap Hollyoaks is
about to introduce a challenging new storyline about Jasmine,
the girl who wants to be Jason. Can it help change attitudes to
Realities Finds Transgender Youth Face Extreme Harassment in
School. - Harsh
Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our
Nation's Schools (2009): "Societal norms of gender
expression - masculinity or femininity - pervade American
culture, on television, in advertising, at sporting events and
in school hallways nationwide. Children hear words like “sissy”
or “tomboy” or expressions like “you throw like a girl” from
their first days on the playground. Name-calling and bullying
based on gender expression are among the first forms of
harassment that young people learn and experience. And as
transgender and gender nonconforming students enter middle and
high school, they can face far harsher realities than
name-calling, including harassment and physicalviolence." - Transgender
youth gaining acceptance / More schools are honoring students'
gender identity (SF, 2004). - Working
With Transgender Students: Information for School
Psychologists (2009). - Growing
Up Transgender: Safety and Resilience (2008). - ACT
for (Trans) Youth, Part 1: Growing Up Transgender: Research
and Theory (2008).
Minutes (2009, Australian Video): My Secret Self:
This is a story that at first glance seems quite unbelievable.
It's about a little girl called Jazz. She's only eight years old
and she was born a boy. She is probably the youngest transgender
child in the world. For years, Jazz felt something was wrong,
that somehow she was trapped in the wrong body. So she decided
to dress and live as a girl.And even more controversially, her
parents accepted it. - Transgender
Kids: The Dr. Oz Show Segment [Video, part 1 of 2]: Parts
1 & 2. - Transgender kids on
Tyra shed a whole new light on viewers (Video, 2010). - Transgender
Kids tonight on TV One (2010). - On
TV: Transgender Kids (2010).
ABC's 20/20 on Trankids: 'I
Want to Be Seen as Male': Transgender Teenager and His Parents
Share Their Story With Barbara Walters (2008): Last year,
Barbara Walters spoke with the families of three transgender
children who agreed to share their stories. Now, one year later,
"20/20" has reached out to the families again to learn what's
happened since the original "20/20" episode aired. All three
families said that the story helped change their world for the
better. Advocacy groups also report a significant surge in young
transgenders coming out. Read below to find out more about
Jeremy, formerly known as Rebecca. - 'I'm
a Girl' -- Understanding Transgender Children: Parents of
Transgender Child Support Her Choice (2008). - Born
With the Wrong Body: Transgender 10-Year-Old Girl and Her
Family Talk to Barbara Walters. - Transgender
Children: Frequently Asked Questions to Help You Understand
Transgender Children (2007). - A
Better World for Transgender Children: Life has improved for
many of the transgender kids '20/20' profiled last year
(Video, 2008). - Coping
with Rejection: Experts help parents of transgender kids love
their children for who they are (Video, 2008). - Transgender
Kids: Early Revelations: Some children identify as a different
gender, saying they're the "wrong sex." (Video, 2008). - Transgender
Children: A transgender teenager and his parents talk to
Barbara Walters (Video, 2007). - Transgender
Children Face Unique Challenges: Families Talk to Barbara
Walters About Rejection, Harrassment and Isolation (2007).
View" on Transgender Kids (Video, 2010).
is a website about male to female transsexuals who were
obviously feminine as young children and whose social and sexual
issues are improved by choosing to live as female rather than
male, a decision which usually takes place between the onset of
puberty and the end of puberty for the majority of us. We have
been called different names in the past, primary transsexuals,
"true" transsexuals and most recently homosexual transsexuals.
We feel this last taxonomy is more etiologically and
descriptively correct and that it holds the most potential for
understanding, both socially and therapeutically, those of us
who begin our lives as "transkids... We prefer to speak about
our lives and issues ourselves and we are not helped by having
our lives and issues represented and re-interpretted by
non-homosexual transsexuals whose histories, motivations,
etiology and personal understanding of their transsexuality is
different from our own. In the controversy following the
publication of J. Michael Bailey's The Man Who Would Be Queen
there has been an exclusive focus on the reactions of
autogynephilic transsexuals to the concept of autogynephilia.
It's only appropriate for us to represent our own vantage point
and perspective rather than continuing to allow autogynephilic
transsexuals to speak for us. Our own voices need to be added to
the discussion of transsexuality..."
Transkids.us: 'What is wrong with
some common transsexual ideas' or Myths from the standard
transsexual narrative. - The Gender Identity
Fallacy: How an Irrational Concept Prevents a Rational
Understanding of Transsexuality. - Treatment
recommendations for hsts transkids. - hsts in
Singapore: In Singapore and most of SE Asia where I'm
from... transgirls like myself mostly start off as gay boys
first... and then later branch away from the gay community to
transition as women. It is loosely termed as the sisterhood here
because the girls here hang out together a lot, both for
guidance from older sisters and friendship...
The Watson Table: From "low level transvestite" to "transvestic transsexual" to "high intensity transsexual." - Psychology & Psychopathology of Transgenderism. - Crossdressing Transformation Contents. - Julia's Teen Crossdressing Page. - What The Bible Says About Crossdressing? - Cross-Dressing & the Bible (2001). - Crossdressing and Christianity (1999). - Crossdressing and Christianity: A REAL Man's Struggle (1999). - Crossdressing and Society (1997). - Ethics And Crossdressing. - Cross-dressing in The Roaring Girl. - Thomas Middleton's and Thomas Dekker's 'The Roaring Girl'. - Cross Dressing with a Difference: 'The Roaring Girl' and 'Epicoene' (2005). - The discrimination faced by transvestites (2010).
Crossdressing information from Cathy Anderson's Pages (From
Archives): - Internet Resources. - Crossdresser Support: "There are lots of
fun websites for crossdressers. But from time to time, every
crossdresser asks serious questions, too." - Jung's Anima Theory and How it Relates to
Crossdressing. - Freud's Sexual Inversion Hypothesis and
Crossdressing. - From John's Pages (From Archive): - Why Be A TV? - What scientists believe. - The Dark Side of Crossdressing: Staying
Balanced and Keeping Yourself Under Control. - Transvestite's Mother Wins $2.9 Million In
Suit Against City For Malpractice On Her Deceased Son. - No
cross-dressing at Morehouse College. (2009) - Cross-dressing
teens get own school bathroom (2008).
Drag King (Wipedia). - Drag King Links. Diesel Drag king Links. - Of Catamites and Kings: Reflections on Butch, Gender and Boundaries. - Just Like A Man. - 'Venus Boyz': the documentary film described by its director as a journey "in search of the women who live in between, and also of the man they become, be it for a night or a lifetime", charts examples of female masculinity from its most obvious realms, the Drag King arena, trans identities and intersex identities. - By Fan or By Sword: Cross Dressing in Golden Age Theatre as a Means of Social Resistance By Female Playwrights of the Era. - Gender and Body Construction in Edo Period Kabuki.
A Cognitive Behavioral Analysis of Transvestism. - Relativity of Gender: The Five Natural Categories of Sexes. (Google Search: "Relativity of Gender)- What is GIDreform.org? - The second self and male transvestism. - Transvestism and the Construction of Self. - Crossdressing Satisfies Need to Fully Express Self. - Betrayals (Wives and Crossdressing). - Cross dressing and gender dysphoria in people with learning disabilities: a descriptive study (2009).
From Vested Interests: Cross-dressing & Cultural Anxiety (1991). (Book Review published in Postmodern Culture) (Google Books) - Journal: Cross-Dressing Kickboxer Is a Big Hit in Thailand. - Crossdressing: CD-tips Home Page. - CrossDressing Guide - Informationen für CrossDresser. -The social organization of transvestite prostitution and AIDS. - Male transvestite prostitutes and HIV risk (1993).
Queer Play: The Cultural Work of Crossdressing in Medieval Drama. - Cross-Dressing in Antiquity: Art and Text. - Cross-Dressing in Shakespeare's Plays N/A. (Related Information) - Patterns of Crossdressing in Shakespeare’s Comedies. - Crossdressing in Indian Theater.- Cross-dressing in film and television. Cross-Dressing in Film. - On the Arts: Transvestism through the ages has served cross purposes. Cross-dressing Cultures. - Why White Boys Sing the Blues: Lott explores "Racial Cross-Dressing." - Crossdressing in the Renaissance. - Cross-dressing, sexuality, and gender identity of Joan of Arc. - Cross-dressing, Alter Egos, and the Artist. - Mark Twain's cross-dressing oeuvre.
Welcome to Mark Leonard’s one-of-a-kind comedy-drama, "Nikki and Bobby". A tale of romance between a straight white sheriff and a black transvestite from Times Square, "Nikki and Bobby" rises above cheap jokes to genuinely explore racism, homophobia and sexual possibility. As a love story, it’s intriguing. As a play, it’s not entirely successful. Would you believe it’s based on a true story? - Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Not Your Average Transvestite Musical. - Cross-dressing a long show business tradition in Japan (2007).
My son, the cross-dresser Just because he plays soccer in ballet slippers, does that make him a weirdo? - I humiliated my cross-dressing teenager. - Cross dressing at middle school causes controversy. - Whose movement is it?(transsexual feels part of the gay community): Transgender activists seek allies among often-reluctant lesbians and gay men N/A. (The Advocate) - Trans-Genders Go Home! When the Queers Shut Out the Trans Community. - The Gender Education and Advocacy organization has donated the National Transgender Library and Archive (NTL&A) to the University of Michigan.- Genetics vs. love.(same sex marriage): When one partner in a couple is transgendered, the courts say DNA counts more than a marriage certificate. - The secret life of men who wear female underwear.
Helping Wives of Crossdressers to Understand and Cope.- Today’s Crossdresser: The Perfect Husband! (2009) - Women in relationships with cross-dressing men: a descriptive study from a nonclinical setting. - Sexual Orientation Confusion Among Spouses of Transvestites and Transsexuals Following Disclosure of Spouse's Gender Dysphoria (1997). - Male Cross-Dressers in Therapy: A Solution-Focused Perspective for Marriage and Family Therapists (2001). - Old Hags & Sagging Bags: A Forum for Ancient Cross-Dressers (Newsletter/forum for aging cross-dressers and other transgendered people). - Advice for women with crossdressing partners. - Advantages of having a crossdressing husband. (Alternate Link) - Coping With Crossdressing: Essays & strategies for dealing with issues. - Boys Cross Dressing: Common Misconceptions. - Cross dressing in children. - Coping With Crossdressing: Essays & Strategies for dealing with crossdressing issues. - A web site for all gifted cross dressing people..
Crossdressing in the Czech Republic. - Crossdressing in Brazil: Behind the Glitter. - Crossdressing in Australia. - Challenging sexual stereotypes: is cross-dressing "un-African"? - Crossdressing in St. Louis. - The Seahorse Society of NSW Inc: Crossdressing in Sydney. - Cross-dressing Italian cop given the boot. - The rights of transvestites in Argentina (2001). Argentina: Transvestite dies in detention (2000). - Transvestite killings on the rise in Guatemala (2006). - For These Transvestites, Still More Role Changes (Indonesia, 2003). - High rates of sexually transmitted diseases among male transvestites in Jakarta, Indonesia (2003). - "Transvestites Unplugged": Does the Malay Society in Singapore Regard It as a Deviance? (2006).
Four renditions of doing female drag: feminine
appearing conceptual variations of a masculine theme. - by
Steven P. Schacht (PDF Download). From the Abstract: "I
highlight the apparent differences and striking similarities of
those doing female drag. By locating female impersonators within
the matrices of gender and sexual performance, identity, and
embodiment, a multifarious viewpoint of this activity results
that better illuminates participants’ contextual motivations for
undertaking what the dominant culture otherwise often defines as
a stigmatized presentation of self. Out of the myriad of ways
those doing female drag comes the strong impression that, while
such individuals may be gender traitors of sorts, they are
anything but gender anarchists."
Sounds Off On New Season Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Obama, The
Word 'Tranny,' And More (2012): On this idea of how
people identify, what they call themselves, a lot of controversy
too, lately, over the word "tranny"-- Yes. Lance Bass just
apologized for using the word "tranny." What do you think of all
that? [Laughter] It's ridiculous! It's ridiculous! Words -- it
goes back to grade school: Sticks and stones, you know the rest.
The thing is you have to look at the ego, you have to follow the
money, and the payoff. And the payoff is that the ego wants
attention no matter what. It will try to get it wherever the
hell it can, whether it's positive or negative. So you have to
ignore it basically -- you have to starve it out. And
unfortunately in our culture one person can write a letter to
the network and they shut something down. It's unfortunate. But
I love the word "tranny." And no one has ever said the word
"tranny" in a derogatory sense. In fact, you have to go to the
intent of the person saying it. Of course Lance Bass, his intent
would never be to be derogatory. Never. So, you know, that's
really ridiculous. And I hate the fact that he's apologized. I
wish he would have said, "F-you, you tranny jerk!" --- It's
something that a lot of activists feel though is used against
them in a negative way. But, I mean, lesbians, a lot of them
call themselves dyke too, right? So, you can call yourself these
words. - Right, because they've earned the right to do it. And
in the ACT UP age we called ourselves queers because we earned
the right, we took the word back. But in reality, once you go
even deeper, you know, you have to come from intent. And black
folks call themselves the n-word all the time. It's because the
intent is coming from a place of love. If the intent is coming
from a place of hatred, that's different. But you can't
legislate intent. You can't -- there's no way to do it. So, the
truth is, you have to fix that individually on a one by one
basis. If somebody calls you a green martian, would you be
offended by it? No, you wouldn't be. Why? Because you know
you're not a green martian. But if you're offended by someone
calling you a "tranny," it was only because you believe you are
a "tranny!" [laughter.] So then, the solution is: Change your
mind about yourself being a "tranny."
Transgender and Crossdressing Books, Videos and Information. - Gianna's articles on closets apply to those who crossdress in private or in public, while remaining in the gender role of their birth. - Transgender and Crossdressing Resources - Clinical Social Work. - Tri-Ess: The Society For The Second Self. - Crossdressing Freedom. - TrannyWeb.com - Men Who Wear Panties. - Tranny International. - URNotAlone. - Coping With Crossdressing. - The Girl Inside. - Cross Dressers Wives - Resources. - A user created transvestite movie list.
Search the QRD. - Search all GLBT Resource Directories. - Search Google.com - Search findarticles.com: many full text articles and papers. - Open Directory: Crossdressing. - Google.com: Crossdressing. - Yahoo Directory. - Open Directory.
CrossDressing Guide - Filme zum Thema
CrossDressing. - Verkleidung, Verwirrung, Verführung -
Crossdressing im Film. - glbtq:
Crossdressing Literature. - CrossDressing
Books. - Ralph
W. Judd Collection on Cross-Dressing in the Performing Arts.
Smith, Tones (2011). Pathology, bias and queer diagnosis : a crip queer consciousness. Master's Dissertation, Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts. PDF Download. Download Page. The medical industrial complex has historically contributed to the oppression and pathology of queer and disabled people in a myriad of ways; through forced medication and institutionalization, as well as denial of self-determination and identity. Queer theory and disability theory both challenge modes of normalcy directly related to both queer and disabled identities by using a lens that encompasses sexuality, gender, embodiment, health and impairment. This paper will use queer theory and disability theory to analyze the ways in which queer and disabled identities are connected and co-constructed, as well as, the ways in which these intersections may expand our thinking in social work. The current diagnosis and controversy around Gender Identity Disorder as a diagnosis in the DSM will be examined through the lenses of queer theory and disability theory, to aid in the continued movement to depathologize queer and disabled identities. It is the perspective of this paper that the liberation of queer people is directly linked to the liberation of disabled people and that trans/queer justice is disability justice.The High Price of Looking Like a Woman (2011): For these women, yearning to appear more feminine, and unable to afford gender reassignment surgery, pumping can seem like a relatively cheap and easy shortcut. The names of pumpers travel by word of mouth, handed down from older women to younger ones just beginning the process of transition. Some operate in teams, renting a hotel room and holding a pumping party to inject 10 or 20 women at a time. It is a dangerous, and sometimes fatal, practice. Most plastic surgeons say silicone is safest when used as enclosed implants, but pumpers use loose silicone, which can migrate and cause disfigurement or significant scarring. Because medical-grade silicone can be hard to come by without hospital connections, some pumpers even inject cooking oil or industrial-grade silicone intended for cars and airplanes, said Dr. Anita Radix, a physician at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in Manhattan, which primarily serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community...
Bohane, Katie (2010). Self-made women: The
(re) construction of self following male to female gender
reassignment surgery. PhD Dissertation, School of
Psychology, University of Leicester. PDF Download. Download Page.
Emergent themes in the interview data were clustered into five
super-ordinate themes, where participants had communicated the
following issues of significance to them: the importance of
contextualising surgery; the social dimension of the procedure;
the need to distinguish between gender and sex; the notion of
having made a difficult but necessary choice; and the sense of
living between genders post-operatively. Conclusions: The
findings of the current study suggest that from a psychological
perspective, surgical gender reassignment has complex
implications for both the patient and those around them, such
that it is perceived as both life-changing yet ultimately
limited as an intervention. Further research is needed to build
on these findings, for example through examining the experiences
of partners and family members whose are themselves integral to
the experience of constructing gender in this way.
Counseling the Transsexual.
- Gender counselling and its difficulties in
cases of acute and chronic gender dysphoria. - Culture and Sexual Orientation: How to Create
More Sensitive Environments for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and
Transgendered Clients. - Notes on
Gender Transition by Anne Vitale PhD. - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex
Change (but were afraid to ask). - Transgender in Thailand: Links. -
Trans Australia - A
resource for Australian's experiencing Transsexualism /
Gender Dysphoria. - Couple's Therapy
when the Male Partner Crossdresses. - Working
with Female to Different Gender Students: Language,
Development, Inclusion. - Mistaken
identity (2004, Alternate
Link): Once, if you felt you were born the wrong gender
in the wrong body, you had to put up with it. Now, there are
up to 400 sex change operations a year carried out in Britain.
Some transsexuals who resort to surgery live to regret it,
others decidedly do not. David Batty hears their stories.
Counseling Transsexual Populations. - High Risk Project Society: An Introduction to: Gender, Transgender and Transphobia. - Guide to Intersex & Trans Terminologies. - Counseling the Transsexual Client: A Brief Overview of Transsexualism for Mental Health Professionals. - Issues of Countertransference in Therapy with Transgender Clients. - Recent Transgender Theory (Feminist Studies, Summer 2001). - Gender identity disorder in adolescence: outcomes of psychotherapy (Adolescence, Summer 1999). - Adolescents With Gender Identity Disorder Who Were Accepted or Rejected for Sex Reassignment Surgery: A Prospective Follow-up Study N/A by Yolanda L.S. Smith (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, April, 2001: Abstract). - Clinical management of gender identity disorder in adolescents: a protocol on psychological and paediatric endocrinology aspects. - Counseling the Transsexual. - Gender counselling and its difficulties in cases of acute and chronic gender dysphoria. - Transgender and Counseling. - Los Angeles and Southern California transgender counseling and therapy for gender identity issues, disorders, and transvestite crossdressing behavior. - Culture and Sexual Orientation: How to Create More Sensitive Environments for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients. - Order your 'Trans Clients Speak' DVD today!: This is your chance to hear from Transgender and Genderqueer people about their range of experiences with therapists: helpful, insulting, insensitive, uplifting, pathologizing, plaguing, empowering, and healing.
and Sexuality. - On Gender and Sexual Orientation. - The Issue of Sexual Orientation. - Sexual Orientation Confusion Among Spouses of
Transvestites and Transsexual Following Disclosure of Spouse's
Gender Dysphoria.. - On Gender and Body Image. - Transsexuals
struggle to reconcile physical body with self-identity. - Sexual Orientation among Male-to-Female
Sexuality: Literature Review: Sexual Orientation. - Gender
and Sexual Orientation Among Genetic Females with Gender:
Blended Self-Perception in Childhood and Adolescence. - Transgender Experiences: - Transgendered Scholars Defy Convention,
Seeking to Be Heard and Seen in Academe. - Big in Japan: the country's first out
transgendered elected official hopes to be a role model in a
country where few dare to break the mold of tradition. - Transgendered
in Schools: a critical review of Homophobic Bullying: safe to
learn - embedding anti-bullying work in schools (UK,
Hopkins research shows nature, not nurture,
determines gender. - The Presence of Gender Dysphoria,
Transsexualism, and Disorders of Sexual Differentiation in
Males Prenatally Exposed to Diethylstilbestrol:Initial
Evidence from a 5-Year Study. - Gender Role Reversal among Postoperative
Transsexuals by A.J. Kuiper, and P.T.
Cohen-Kettenis. - A
Discussion on the Relationship Between Gender Identity And
Prenatal Exposure to Diethylstilbestrol (DES) in 46XY
Individuals. - Britain's
vanished Tour de France champion reappears - as a woman N/A:
Robert Millar. - Robert
Millar found, now a woman. - A
pound of flesh: The cost of transsexual health care in Canada:
Many provinces, including British Columbia, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and Ontario, require that transsexuals seeking
government-funded medical care be assessed at this Toronto
clinic by a team of doctors who are considered to be experts in
the field of gender identity... - Engaging
Trans Debates on Gender Variance: A Feminist Analysis. - Sexual
Identity (National Geographic Video). - In
France, Transsexuals Celebrate a Small Victory (2010):
"Last month, France became the first country in the world to
remove transsexualism from its official list of mental disorders
— a major victory when it comes to acceptance of this oft
misunderstood condition..." - A
choice of sex (2004): Why would a teenage girl want to
become a boy? Genetic research may soon provide the
My transsexual father (Australian Humanities Review, 1997). - Patrick Califia-Rice: Transitions from being a well-known lesbian feminist to being a new father N/A (The Advocate). - Radical Transformation / Writer Patrick Califia-Rice has long explored the fringes. Now the former lesbian S/M activist is exploring life as a man. - Was Snow White a transsexual? - Funding the educational work of transgendered people on low incomes.
The Gender Centre Inc., Sydney, Australia Submission to The 2009-2010 Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Suicide in Australia (Download Page) (The Report, June 2010: The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia - PDF, Download Page and HTML Version): (B, PDF): The Gender Centre as the peak organization for transgender people in NSW has a plethora of anecdotal evidence on the subject of suicide. It is by combining this anecdotal evidence with the statistical data available that a picture of transgender suicide in Australia can be formulated. The SPA position Statement (2009) does argue that the current research that is available indicates that the prevalence and rates of self harm and attempted suicide are significantly higher amongst transgender people than among non transgender populations.
Lynn Conway: My goal for this website is to illuminate and normalize the issues of gender identity and the processes of gender transition. This project began in the year 2000, as I struggled to "come out" about my past to my research colleagues. I wanted to tell in my own words the story of my gender transition from male to female three decades earlier, in 1968, and then of being outed 31 years later in 1999, while living quietly and successfully in "stealth mode".
Taboo Domestic Behavior: Focus on
Richard Green's book The Sissy Boy Syndrome and the work of
George Rekers and O. Ivar Lovaas. - Bargaining Power: Safer Sex and Survival on
the Streets of New York: "He says kids with 'gender
atypical behavior' are often the first to get kicked out by
their parents, and then, looking for a meal and a place to stay,
'they quickly learn they're a commodity.' These youth,
functioning outside of an organized sex-work structure, may have
very little ability to assess risk."
Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and
Transsexualism - by J. Michael Bailey - Review.
- Review. - Review: "A
primary aim of Bailey's book is to challenge the distinction
between sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
that has become commonplace in the LGBT community. "The standard
lecture is that sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender
role behavior are separate, independent psychological traits; a
feminine man is as likely to be straight as gay," Bailey writes.
"But the standard lecture is wrong. It was written with good,
but mistaken, intentions: to save gay men from the stigma of
femininity. The problem is that most gay men are feminine, or at
least they are feminine in certain ways." Bailey goes so far as
to assert that "the causes of homosexual transsexualism are
largely the causes of homosexuality."" - The Bailey
Affair: Psychology Perverted (PDF
Download): "Bailey s thesis is that all transgendered
women can be divided into exactly two mutually exclusive classes
- extremely feminine homosexual men, and men who pursue a
crossdressingfetish to the point of modifying their bodies. This
thesis is not new." Review:
"Bailey’s point in writing this book is exposed near the end,
when he states, “Learning more about the origins of
transsexualism will not get us much closer to curing it” (p.
207). For a person who claims to be supportive, his notion that
transsexualism or crossdressing is a mental illness in need of a
cure makes this work one of the more offensive ones in recent
years to come from one who hides behind the mask of academic
News Items / Commentaries / Analyses / Reviews: Categorically wrong? A Bailey-Blanchard-Lawrence clearinghouse. - Prof's book challenges opinions of human sexuality: Bailey tackles sensitive transsexuality issues; some find his views offensive. - Report on a J. M. Bailey lecture at Stanford University by Joan Roughgarden. - An investigative report into the publication of J. Michael Bailey's book on transsexualism by the National Academies. - Group rescinds honor for disputed book: "The Lambda Literary Foundation announced Friday that it was removing a controversial book about transsexuality, titled "The Man Who Would Be Queen," from a list of finalists for its annual literary awards." - The gay and lesbian "Lambda Literary Foundation" disses all transsexual women by nominating Bailey's book for a GLB'T' literary award!
World according to J. Michael Bailey inside "The Man who
would be Queen: The Science of Gender Bending and
Transsexualism": "Through our forgiveness I feel we
can help foster his personal growth. I hope the broader
transgendered and mental health communities can forgive one
another and acknowledge the legitimacy of each others'
perspectives. I hope that by seeing what dismissive cynicism can
do, we can see in its reflection what honest communication can
do. I am personally optimistic about the future for the
relationships between psychologists and transgendered persons. -
Controversy Question & Answer - The
Bailey Affair, Again. - Transsexual
Smokescreen: Ignoring Science In “The Man Who Would Be Queen.”
(Submitted by jmichaelbailey on 4 September 2007): Both in her
recent appearance on KQED’s Forum talk show and in her blog,
Stanford University’s Joan Roughgarden continues her campaign to
discredit me and my book, The Man Who Would Be Queen.
Roughgarden’s rate of false accusations per utterance is so high
that it is tempting to take the time to refute them one by one
to the exclusion of getting around to discussing the science.
Indeed, I believe that is the intent of Roughgarden and my other
chief critics. If attention is focused on an endless stream of
(false and outrageous) allegations made against me as a person,
then no one will pay attention to the scientific ideas,
presented in my book, that many of my critics wish to keep
hidden. That is the purpose of the Big Lie, which can be
summarized as follows: ...
Dreger AD (2007, in press). The
Surrounding The Man Who Would Be Queen: A Case History of the
Politics of Science, Identity, and Sex in the Internet Age.
Archives of Sexual behavior. PDF
Link). - Responses to Commentaries: PDF
Page. - Some Media Reponses: - Criticism
of a Gender Theory, and a Scientist Under Siege (New York
Times). - The show
examines the ongoing debate over research into transgender
identity. Host: Michael Krasny. - Some Responses by
Individuals: - How Can I
debate this? By Sophia Siedlberg. - Gender
Identity Disorder in Childhood: Inconclusive Advice to Parents
(2009, by Alice Dreger). - Pretenders
to the Throne: A Reply to Alice Dreger ("Pretenders to the
Throne" a commentary on Alice Dreger's "The controversy
surrounding The Man Who Would Be Queen: A case history of the
politics of science, identity, and sex in the internet age,"
Archives of Sexual Behavior (June 2008), 430-433.)
On the Science of
Changing Sex: "Silly Ol' Me" is a middle-aged
transsexual woman who transitioned as a teenager, 35 years
ago... This blog is about ideas and the science behind them
regarding what is called rather loosely today, transsexual or
transgender. “Them’s fighin’words!” Seriously, if
you’re not familiar with the denizens of this world, it can be a
very confusing place, with identity politics played for
keeps. But my hope is to cut through the noise and explore
facts, “Just the facts ma’am.”
A Walking Map Through The Oppression Of Trans & Intersex People. - Trans and Intersex Survivors of Domestic Violence: Defining Terms, Barriers, & Responsibilities. - Why Serve Trans or Intersex Survivors? - Lesbian, Gay Male, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues. - Suggested Rules for Non-Transsexuals Writing about Transsexuals, Transsexuality, Transsexualism, or Trans. - State health investigators are probing the apparent suicide of a nationally known Transgender activist at a state-licensed mental-health facility in Tucson. Related: Alexander John "Bear" Goodrum.
Are transsexuals at the forefront of a revolution - or just reinforcing old stereotypes about men and women? - Kate Bornstein: A Transgender Transsexual Postmodern Tiresias. - Silence = Death for Max. - If You're Going to Be a Female, Please Don't Be an Airhead. - Transsexual of color: A Transexual's Opening Song. - A Word On Sexism, and How Cultural Differences Divide the Transsexual/Transgender Community. - Sexism in the Male-to-Female Transsexual.
FTM International: - FTM London. - FTM Resources, NZ. - FTM Resources. - FTM Links and Other Helpful Stuff. - Publications & Resources. - Transgender Health Program: Resources. - Our standard method of reconstruction of the penis and urethra in female to male transsexuals. - Femmes, Butches and Lesbian-Feminists Discussing FTMs.- Burth-Femme Dynamics. - Butch-Femme Relations. - Butch-Femme-Transguy. - Butch/Femme Test (Link to...). - Butch-Femme.com - My Life As An Erroneous Sonogram: An interview of Marcelle concerning his body image and decision to transition female-to-male. - Fenway: Transgender Health Resources.
Transensual Femme. - Transensual Femme: This is a place for Femmes who are primarily attracted to transgendered butches and other guys on the transgender spectrum. Check out this exploration into Femme Identity and the nuances of Stone Butch/Femme Dynamic and FTM/Femme Dynamic. - Yes, just what *is* a transensual Femme, anyway?? - Butch-Femme Resources on the Web. - Butch-femme.net work: Serving the needs of Butches and Femmes, StoneButches and StoneFemmes, TGButches, TransMen, FtMs and their Femmes and MtFs since 1996. - I myself identify as a female to male transgendered guy. - Butch Gender in Transition. - Pursuing the Femme Identity. - Coming Out of the Queer Closet. - “Tranny” and Subversivism: Re-reclaiming “Tranny” (or not) part 1.
Counseling the Transsexual Client: A Brief
Overview of Transsexualism for Mental Health Professionals.
- Southern California Transgender Counseling.
- Transsexual Surgery: Its Pros and Cons. -
Recommendaqtion for T ransgend Health Care.
- «Une opération, cela ne se regrette jamais»
A Lausanne, le Dr Paul Daverio reçoit des patients du monde
entier. Sa spécialité: le changement de sexe en une seule
opération. Entretien: "On dit aussi qu’il y a un fort taux de
suicide chez les transsexuel(le)s... Attention, ce ne sont pas
les personnes qui se sont fait opérer qui se suicident ou
tentent de le faire. Ce sont justement celles qui n’arrivent pas
à faire comprendre à leur entourage qu’elles sont quelqu’un
d’autre et que l’opération leur serait salutaire; ce sont celles
qui se font trimbaler d’un médecin à l’autre, sans qu’aucun
d’eux ne fasse le bon diagnostic; ce sont celles encore qui
doivent se battre pour que leur assurance reconnaisse leur cas.
On ne s’en rend pas compte, mais beaucoup de médecins ne savent
même pas faire la différence entre les transsexuels, les
travestis et les homosexuels! Il y a encore beaucoup
d’information à faire à ce niveau-là." - Serving
Trans Elders: What Service Providers Need (and Don't Need!) to
Know. - Sexual
Assault in the Transgender Communities (1999).
Empowering the Transgender Community: The San Diego
Experience: In May 2005 HIV InSite recorded the
proceedings of several sessions at Equality and Parity: A
Statewide Action for Transgender HIV Prevention and Care.
Following is a partial transcript of presentations on Empowering
the Transgender Community: The San Diego Experience. - Addressing
Ongoing Areas of Need: National Teleconference on Transgender
Health & HIV (2009): The
teleconference-based training exchange (Slides & Video)
comprised brief, practical presentations of a range of material,
including: Transgender 101 (Greene) - Epidemiology of HIV in
trans communities in the U.S. (Keatley) - Effective HIV
prevention interventions (Sevelius) - Mental health concerns and
support (Bockting) - General health care concerns for
transgender patients (Kohler). - Transgender
HIV Health Services Best Practices Guidelines. - Transgender
Health and HIV (2009). - Sex
work and HIV status among transgender women: systematic review
and meta-analysis (2008). - Estimating
HIV prevalence and risk behaviors of transgender persons in
the United States: a systematic review (2008). - Transsexual
Women: At High Risk for HIV Infection: Assesing the Extent of
the Disparity (2007).
People - AMSA National Inclusion Campaign: This
module is designed to provide your group with a springboard for
discussing current issues in healthcare that affect transgender
individuals. AMSA's hope is that this discussion will also
create a more understanding environment within your medical
school for students who have yet to accept their sexual or
gender identities and who therefore have yet to "come out" as
transgender. Furthermore, we would like all students to gain
insight into the unique cultural challenges faced by transgender
persons in order to facilitate professional and quality patient
A problem of image: Life in Thailand's
twilight zone: Mention the word katoey and Thais
immediately think of the slightly soiled image of the feminine
end of the gay spectrum - the man dolled up as woman, the limp
wrist and exaggerated postures of the lady-boy. But as Thai gays
seek a higher level of social acceptance, so the country's
transvestites and transsexuals are trying to cast off their
image as the unacceptable face of homosexuality... Still, all is
not well in the sexual twilight zone. Trapped in the wrong
gender, sometimes desperate to make the change from male to
female, katoey are often prone to depression, anger and rash
behavior. A minority turn to prostitution, others to crime.
According to Peter Jackson, author of Dear Uncle Go: Male
Homosexuality in Thailand, a large percentage of Thai
transsexuals kill themselves." - Sporty Little Number: Thai audiences are
lapping up a controversial movie that deals with gay and
transsexual issues: "A box-office smash, Satree Lex,
chronicles the country's gender-bending 1996 volleyball
champion... the lead characters include a lesbian and five
katoey - a Thai term that covers transsexuals, transvestites
and effeminate gay men."
Trouble When Jane Becomes Jack (PDF
Download): "The reaction to the fictional character
captured the bitter tension that can exist over gender
reassignment. Among lesbians — the group from which most
transgendered men emerge — the increasing number of women who
are choosing to pursue life as a man can provoke a deep
resentment and almost existential anxiety, raising questions
of gender loyalty and political identity, as well as debates
about who is and who isn’t, and who never was, a real woman...
Still, coupled with a simultaneous trend among the young to
reject sexual identity labels altogether, some lesbians fear
that the ranks are growing of women who once called themselves
lesbian but no longer do. “It’s as if the category of lesbian
is just emptying out,” said Judith Halberstam, a gender
theorist and professor of literature at the University of
Southern California, San Diego, whose books include “Female
Masculinity.” ... Despite the tangled set of
issues involved, the survival rate of lesbian couples seems
higher than among gay couples when one partner changes gender,
raised as girl tells of life as a wife: Rabei
returned recently from an operation in Thailand to correct
his gender -- a procedure for which he obtained consent from
both Sunni and Shi'ite clerics. He is the first Bahraini to
go public with news of such an operation, his lawyer said.
It triggered a flood of media coverage and condemnation from
many of his fellow Bahrainis for what they see as a
procedure forbidden by Islam. Most Muslim scholars say
changing one's sex is forbidden unless it is related to an
intersex condition such as Rabei's. His is one of a range of
relatively rare conditions in which there is a mismatch
between the body's sexual genetic code and its physical make
up. Instead of having two X chromosomes -- the female
pattern -- he has an XY or male configuration. This is a
complex issue that Rabei said much of Arab and Islamic
society was not yet ready for.
The 1998 HBIGDA (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's) Standards of Care. - Report on the Survey of Provision of Medical Care for Transsexualism in UK District Health Authorities carried out in 1995. - Access to Health Care for Transgendered Persons in Greater Boston (PDF Download). - Research Versus Assumption: Adapting the Standards of Care to Address Individual Needs. - Health care needs of transgendered patients. - Unacceptable standards of care proposed: a reasoned critique of the proposals issued for national consultation regarding "gender identity disorder in adults - guidance for the management of transsexualism". Speech: Royal College of Psychiatrists (16 April 2002) - "Trans People in the New NHS" by Dr Zoë-Jane Playdon, Co-Chair, Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD). - Conceptualizing trans populations in research and implications in HIV prevention. - Trans activist Sass Rogando Sasot’s speech at the UN (2009).
Family Court Judgement on Transsexual Marriage (Australia). - Transgenders and the Issue of Same Sex Marriage. - Information for Transsexuals and their Partners. - Kids with Transgender Parents. - TransParentcy - References: Transgender Related. - Six year old trans child removed from supportive parents (Must Scroll). - Lesbian wedding allowed in Texas by gender loophole: Same-sex union allowed because one was born a man.
The Cook-Danielses - Who We Are: a queer, transgendered, multiracial family that lives in the North Bay area of San Francisco in Vallejo, California. - What kind of paths do female partners of FTMs take through transitions? - Trans-Positioned: "She's the kind of butch any femme would want: kind and thoughtful, mature and funny, politically aware and playful, handsome and great in bed. You've been soaring on cloud nine since the two of you got together. There's just one little problem that threatens to bring the whole wonderful lovership to a crashing halt. She says that despite her female body, she's actually a man. And she -- or should it be "he"? -- intends to live as one." - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Persons.
Dealing with Sexual Orientation (Workplace).
Employment discrimination and transsexual
people. - Adding Sexual Orientation & Gender
Identity To Discrimination and Harassment Policies in Schools.
- How Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Impacts the Workplace. - Transgender Employment Links. - Sexual Orientation at Work - Gay, Lesbian
& Transgender People in the Workplace. - Guidelines/Suggestions
the Recruitment and Hiring of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender (LGBT) Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees
(University of Maryland). - Campus
Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Faculty
and Staff (University
Maryland, 2005). - The
law protecting employees in California from employment
discrimination based on gender identity. - Transgender
People Need Advocacy At Work (2008): Two University of
Oregon doctoral students dove into issues of transgender
identities - in the workplace and professional counselling - and
surfaced with a call for psychologists and vocational
counsellors to not only treat but to act as advocates for their
clients - and to help end discrimination in the workplace...
Typing in Stereo: The Transgender Dilemma in Employment
Discrimination (2003). - Studies
of employment discrimination against transgendered persons.
veteran wins sex discrimination lawsuit (2008). - Transsexual
truck driver tells employment tribunal she was ridiculed and
forced out of her job (2008). - Transgender at Work
(Rrsources for Employers & Employees). - Testimony
the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund For the
Hearing: An Examination of Discrimination Against Transgender
Americans in theWorkplace (2008)
rages on over transgender rights (2008). - National
Center for Transgender Equality: 52 Things You Can Do for
Transgender Equality. - Transgender
Identities and Public Policy in the United States The
Relevance for Public Administration (2007). - Section
Review: Legal protections for transgender people
(Massachusetts Bar Association, 2007). - Transgender
Issues: A Research Summary (2009, Equality Arizona). - Trans
Three myths regarding transgender identity have led to
conflicting laws and policies that adversely affect
transgender people (2008).
Trying to Keep the Boats Together (A
Common Ground Column): "Finally, we must realize that prejudice
against one of us is used against the other. One of the reasons
transgender activists oppose versions of the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act that cover only sexual orientation is
that we believe these ENDAs leave most Gays unprotected, too. If
firing someone because they're Gay is illegal but firing someone
because he wears an earring or she wears men's shirts is fine,
just how long do you think it will take employers to learn to
say, "Your Honor, I couldn't care less what he does in bed; it's
his appearance I fired him for"?" - Transgendered people gaining acceptance in gay
and lesbian community (2002). - In Her Own Image: Transgender Activist Pauline
Park (2002). - The Mistake of "GLBT" (2002). - For
transgender people, acceptance is hard to find-even in LGBT
The Gender Centre Inc., Sydney, Australia Submission to Submissions to The 2009-2010 Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Suicide in Australia (2009, PDF): Some of the triggers for suicide include discrimination and bullying. Research has shown that some of the perpetrators of this discrimination and bullying are members of gay/ lesbian and bisexual community. The Human Rights Watch (HRW 2000) research showed that transgender youth are marginalised and attacked within the gay community especially young gay males sexually harassing transgender students. Mailman et al (2000) also argues that transgender people have been stigmatized by well established gay and lesbian organisations that marginalize transgender people and their issues. Anecdotal evidence from case work notes at the Gender Centre also reflect exclusionary practices of the Gay and Lesbian community, particularly from lesbians who summarily exclude trans women arguing that these women do not belong to the lesbian community as they are only males who wear dresses. With this type of discrimination and exclusion evident in the GLB community it raises the question of why the amalgamation of theGLB and transgender communities is considered appropriate.
US Protest Targets Transgender-Less Discrimination Act (2002): "Sleeping in a tent by night and making signs by day, Danielle Clarke began her vigil on May 9 as part of an education campaign about the need for legal protections in the transgender community. "I am just one of the many transgendered people around the country who can't find work"..." - Transsexual picketing Edmonton hotel N/A: "Lisa Hardy - formerly named Doug - is picketing a city hotel today she claims forced her resignation for following a doctor's advice to dress as a woman."
rights still unenshrined (2008, Canada). - Transgender
Struggle (2008): Transgendered people face lost jobs,
estrangement from family and friends, complicated surgical
procedures, ridicule and threats of violence. But for one
Ontarian, the risks were worth it. - Atlantic
Transgender. - Atlantic TransGender (Canada): ATG is not
a Crossdresser support group. While there is nothing wrong with
being just a Crossdresser, we as Transsexuals have different
issues that cannot be put away at the end of the evening with
the wig, breast forms, and hip pads. Nor can we live the double
lives common in the CD community. There are many CD resources on
the net. For those of that persuasion in Atlantic Canada I
suggest you check out: Gender Expressions Atlantic. - Maritime
Transgendered Worplace Solutions Projects. - Gender
Mosaic: Canada's oldest and most established Transgender
Support Group. - Masquerade (Winnipeg): A
Winnipeg Social Club For Crossdressers & Their
Wives/Girlfriends: - Transgender Cafe:
Winnipeg Transgender Group. - Transgender Canada. -
Health Program (Vancouver, BC). - Transgendered
in Canada. Eps.1 (YouTube).
Transsexuals in Canadian prisons: An
equality analysis (PDF Download). 'Cruel
and Unusual': trans folk in prison. - Transsexual
prisoner victimised. - Transsexual
Inmate Treatment Issues. - Transsexual
Prisoners. - Transsexualism
in Prison. - HMPS guideline proposals
for transsexual prisoners.- Deliberate
Indifference in Treatment of Transsexual Prisoner. -
Breaking out of the prison hierarchy: transgender prisoners,
rape, and the eighth amendment (PDF
Download). - New
policy for transgender kids in NY juvenile jails (2008).
“to open first prison for transgender inmates”
(2010). - Resources
on Transsexual / Transgendered People in Prison. - Transgender
prisoner resources. - Bibliography:
Articles concerning detention and trans people (2008).
Face Dilemma With Transgender Inmates: Inmates Who
Look Like Women, Housed With Men. - Transgendered
Behind Bars (2007): A recent study by the San
Francisco-based Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice
Project on rape in California prisons found that 59 percent of
transgender people reported being sexually assaulted in prison
in 2006, compared to 4 percent of the general prison population.
Protests Human Rights Violations against Transpeople in
California Prisons (2007). -
Sexual Violence and Transgendered Prisoners. - Transsexual
killer and attempted rapist wins 'human rights' battle to be
moved to women's prison (2009). - Transgender
patients face significant challenges in prison (2010). - Lost
in the Gender Maze: Placement of Transgender Inmates In the
Prison System (2010). - Transgender
Prisoners, Identity, and Detention: Policy Recommendations
(Human Rights Watch, 2006).
Group Australia Inc: - Gender Identity Presentation. - Management of Infants with Intersex Conditions.
- dAISy - The Newsletter of the AIS Support
Group Australia. - IAIS Intersex Links. Press for Change: Intersex Links. - UKIA
Link. - Intersex Initiative. - Intersex South Africa
(ISSA). - Intersex
Society of Utah. - FINE:
French-speaking Intersex Network of Europe.
The United Kingdom Intersex Association (UKIA): - Writings by Intersex people. - A Light Still Shining: ... may those who are tempted to become the gender police for society take note and follow the light to where it leads. - The Road to Hell is ... paved with good intentions? - Intersex Support Group International (ISGI): - Manifesto: Intersex Support Group International was established BY and FOR persons whose bodies were born with a physiological or genetic characteristic which has been diagnosed as Intersexual.- Apologetic. - Pediatric Ethics and the Surgical Assignment of Sex.
- The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is an education,
advocacy, and peer support organization which works to create a
world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted surgery for intersex
people (individuals born with anatomy or physiology which
differs from cultural ideals of male and female). Newsletter
1994- . - Bibliographies. - Articles about Intersex Available Online.
en español. - Hermaphrodites Speak. Produced by the Intersex
Society of North America, 1996 (Video Review: Journal of
Sex Research, May 2001). - Sex: none of the above: a message about
transsexuality. - Hemaphrodites.
with Attitude: Hermaphrodites with Attitude was the
occasional newsletter of ISNA, published from December 1994 thru
Spring 2003. Here are all the back issues, in pdf form. - Hermaphrodites
with Attitude: The Intersex Patients’ Rights Movement and
Clinical Reform (2003).
Hillman: The Inner Sanctum of Intersex: In recent
years, Thea Hillman's spoken-word career (she was a
multiple-time National Poetry Slam competitor, toured with
Sister Spit and launched the ForWord Girls authors' festival)
has taken a backseat to her other passion: intersex activism. A
board member and former chair of the Intersex Society of North
America, and born intersex herself, Hillman recently released
her second book, Intersex:
For Lack of a Better Word--part childhood memoir,
part adult memoir, and part essay on intersexuality and the
world--on San Francisco's estimable Manic D Press. It's both a
departure (her previous book came out of her work in performance
poetry) and not a departure at all: Hillman is no stranger to
writing deeply confessional memoir prose, stirring controversy
just by existing, and finding connections through simple truths.
She spoke with Jewcy about choosing family over art, her issues
with Jeffrey Eugenides, and, well, Judaism...- What's
in a name? Everything. Intersex: Why Naming Matters, Or What
to Call It, by ,
Thea Hillman. - Thea
Hilman Discusses Being Intersex.
The Child with an Intersex Condition: Total Patient Care (20 minutes). This video tape is addressed to medical and mental health professionals, but is quite accessible to a lay audience as well. - Medical Treatment of Intersexuality: Internet resources. - How can an LGBT office serve intersexed people? Are they included under the "T"? Are there specific suggestions of speakers or printed materials we should acquire? - The self I will never know: Esther Morris, born with an intersex condition, writes about the scandal of 'corrective surgery' whereby thousands of children are mutilated without consent - Sexual & Gender Diversity (Alternate Link) - Mother Nature Strikes Back. - Dangerous Intersections: Intersex and Transgender Differences.
Bodies like Ours: By comparing the new Patient-Centered Protocol with the old Concealment-Centered Protocol, it is easier to understand how they differ. - Our Bodies: Bodies like ours are not created in one way, but rather many. - Our Psyches: Aspiring to be "normal" - Born Between the Sexes (PDF Download) - Bodies like Ours by Alice Dreger (PDF Download) (Full Text) - Our gender: People with bodies like ours sometimes don't particularly fit well into binary, either/or categories due to our unique chemical, hormonal and physical make up. This can also be true when we try to place ourselves solely on one side of the gender scale (feminine) or the other (masculine). - Intersex Issues - An Interview with Betsy Driver: Betsy Driver is an intersex adult, who has been kind enough to share her story and her thoughts with us. She is also the co-founder of an organization called "Bodies Like Ours" that provides information and support to other intersex persons and their families... -“Das verordnete Geschlecht” is a documentary film about sex and body politics. It shows the force of normality and the importance of accepting difference. - Hermaphrodites: Gender Transgression, or Gender Transcendence?
Intersexuality @ HealthyPlace.com: -Vocabulary. - Frequently Asked Questions. - Article Listing. - The Sex Police. (Alternate Link) - Multi-Dimensionality of Gender. - Syndromes of Abnormal Sex Differentiation.
- The Medical Management of Intersexed Children.
- John / Joan. - A Single Word: Stop! - Intersexuality - A Plea for Honesty and
Emotional Support. - A Native American Perspective on the Theory of
Gender Continuum. - Management Of Intersexuality: Guidelines.
(Alternate Link) - Introduction to: Evaluation of the Newborn With Developmental
Anomalies of the External Genitalia - Policy Statement by the
American Academy of Pediatrics, July 1, 2000... This
policy is a revision of the policy posted on July 1, 2000: Consensus
Statement on Management of Intersex Disorders (2006). - Intersex Survivors of Domestic Violence.
The 2010 DSM-5 Issues: - "Depathologize!”: A follow-up: I have not yet seen any reaction from DSD community or family groups about the proposed changes. I suspect that they have been caught by surprise (as have I). Although transgender and other groups have been following the DSM discussions very closely for many years, the widening of the primary gender-related diagnosis was not discussed by DSD groups. The issues of interest to DSD advocates usually pertain to how infants are treated, what sex they should be raised as, and whether any surgeries should be conducted in infancy or later in life, when the persons are able to make decisions for themselves. This change to the DSM seems (to me) to have come out of nowhere. It will be very interesting to see what the DSD communities’ responses will be, as they organize their reactions.
Welcome to the webpage of Intersex Activist and Educator, Photographer, Poet, International Performance Artist, and Columnist, Lynnell Stephani Long. Please take a moment to read my story "A girl named Steve." My life story! As an African-American Intersex Woman, Activist and Educator...
Welcome to the companion Web site to "Sex: Unknown," originally broadcast on October 30, 2001 (Nova Online - PBS). The film investigates the complicated world of gender identity. Here's what you'll find online: My Life as an Intersexual - Two Sexes Are Not Enough (Excerpt from "Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality") - The Intersex Spectrum - How Is Sex Determined? (Hot Science) - Resources. - Articles on Intersex Conditions. -
Misconceptions about Intersex . - The
Self is Infinitely More Than the Sum of Bodily Parts. - Why
the intergender community is so important to the intersex
Sociologists for Women in Society Fact Sheet. Prepared by Maura
Kelly, Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut.
Report (Germany, 2008: Download Page):
To the 6th National Report of the Federal Republic of Germany On
the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): "On the basis of the
beliefs and experiences of the authors, this shadow report is
devoted to revealing the denied human rights of intersexual
persons as they are standardized in the UN Convention on the
Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and
respectively, in conjunction with Article 3 CEDAW, as well as
other UN human rights treaties. According to the legal point of
view of by the authors of this report, CEDAW embraces the
protection against discrimination, of all persons who are
physically and clearly not belonging to a male gender. Only
through this expansive comprehension can it be assured that this
protection will be fulfilled for people who have been falsely
assigned to a male or female gender. According to the views ond
experiences of the authors the implementation of an effective
protection of persons who have been defined as intersexual or
"DSD" (Disorder of Sexual Development) is not given through
Papers: - Please Write 'E' in this Box - Toward Self-Identification and Recognition of a Third Gender: Approaches in the United States and India (2010?). - Surgery on intersex infants and human rights (2009). - Intersexual Genital Mutilation In North America & Europe (2009). - Intersex individuals' religiosity and their journey to wellbeing (2009). - Quantum Sex: Intersex and the Molecular Deconstruction of Sex (2009). - Disorders of Sex Development: Improving Care for Affected Persons and Their Families (2008). - Intersex mental health and social support options in pediatric endocrinology training programs (2008). - Intersex and Intrasex Debates: Building Alliances to Challenge Sex Discrimination (2006). - The Ethics of Surgically Assigning Sex for Intersex Infant (2006). - International Legal Developments Protecting the Autonomy Rights of Sexual Minorities: Who Should Decide the Appropriate Treatment for an Intersex Child? (2006). - Changing the nomenclature/taxonomy for intersex: a scientific and clinical rationale (2005). - Who Will Make Room for the Intersexed? (2004). - Medical photography: ethics, consent and the intersex patient (2002). - Management of Children with Intersex Conditions: Psychological and Methodological Perspectives (2003). - Rhetoric of the Medical Management of Intersexed Children: New insights into "Disease", "Curing", "Illness" and "Healing" (2003). - Engendering Differences: Ethical Issues about Intersex (2001). Sex Reassignment at Birth: A Long Term Review and Clinical Implications (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 1997).
Dreger: Major Academic Articles. - Progress
and Politics in the Intersex Rights Movement: Feminist Theory
in Action (2009). - Gender
Identity Disorder in Childhood: Inconclusive Advice to Parents
(2009). + more.
Dreger was chosen as an Utne Reader visionary in 2011. Each
year Utne Reader puts forward its selection of world
visionaries—people who don’t just concoct great ideas but also
act on them (2011).
Morland: 2009 Papers / Chapters: Why Five Sexes Are
Not Enough. - Between Critique and Reform: Ways of Reading the
Intersex Controversy. - What Can Queer Theory Do for Intersex? -
Intimate Violations: Intersex and the Ethics of Bodily
Integrity. - Plastic Man: Intersex, Humanism and the Reimer
Case. - Iain
Morland: 2009 Papers / Chapters: Between Critique
and Reform: Ways of Reading the Intersex Controversy. -
Impersonal Intersex: Genital Surgery in the Public Sphere.
New Zealand Intersex - Intersexion -
Television Documentary (2011): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.
Google Directory: Intersexed. - Open Director: Intersexed & Gender Assignment. - YouTube: intersex OR intersexed OR “disorders of sex development” - Intersex Bibliograpgy. - Advocates for Informed Choice: Bibliography. - Zines by Intersex Initiative. - Bibliography of articles accessible online 1994-2006.
Gay = Queer? Not anymore: "Last
week the Link published its annual special issue focusing on
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual and Queer issues. Trans content (relating
to transvestites, transexuals and transgendered persons) was
something decidedly missing from the issue. And that's not
something unique to the Link's coverage of the situation. Gay
culture has come to be, in Montreal anyway, bordering on
kitsch. While there are episodes of discrimination, there is a
visible gay community complete with festivals and businesses
focused purely on gay interests. This has melded into the
community at large. Couples walk down the streets holding
hands, live openly, and legal recognition of their unions is
in reach. Their Trans cohorts, however, have been left quietly
behind. Many times one can pick up a zine on what is supposed
to be GLBQT issues and will find there is no Trans content
whatsoever. Sadly, there is prejudice and discrimination even
within the community. At times, "straight" gays and lesbians
avoid a person or pretend they are not even there." - The
Rebellion is Not Over: Transgender Activism 35 years
Activism After Falls City: "The demonstrators were
moved by their rage at the indifference of mainstream society
to the killing of transgender people, and by the fear that it
could have been any of them. As one demonstrator, Kate
Bornstein, the transsexual playwright and performance artist,
put it: "Everyone who fucks with gender has some kind of brush
with this kind of violence. Everyone's got their war
stories."... Transgender people still live, in large part, in
that twilight world. Although we were among the first to
fight back, at Stonewall and even before, most of the hard-won
legal protections for gays and lesbians do not apply to us. We
are the "freaks du jour" on exploitive talk shows like Jerry
Springer's. We're thought of as an embarrassment by
"mainstream" gay groups and leaders; in some other LGBT
groups, we're included on a token basis but ignored in
practice. How did we get left behind?
Maskulinity and The Dress: This paper looks at the question, 'Why can't men wear dresses?' - A Jungian Analysis of TG Identity Development and Internalized Transphobia. - Transgender Inclusion In The "Queer" Community. - Separatism or Inclusion? Stonewall & Us. - Transgender debate: against exclusion. - Do We Have to Include Transgendered Persons? - Divided we Fall. - MWMF Trans-inclusion Petition: N/A WE, THE UNDERSIGNED call for a peaceful re-evaluation of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's "Womyn-Born-Womyn" policy (hereafter referred to as "the policy"), with the ultimate goal of including all SELF-IDENTIFIED women.
In the Gay Community, Part 1 (2009). - Transphobia
In the Gay Community, Part 2 (2009). - Transphobia:
Imagine wanting to be someone else, and never being happy until
you become that person. For trans people this feeling dominates
their lives day after day, and it doesn't help when members of
an accepting community -the gay community turn their backs on
trans people... - Queerty
Transphobia, Racism and White Gay Male Privilege On Display
(2009). - Divided
We Fall: Addressing Transphobia in the DC Queer Community
(2009). - Gay
organisations join forces in Ireland to make Homophobia and
Transphobia History (2009). - Hate
101: Gay and Lesbian Transphobia – Historical (2010). - Transphobia
in the LGB (YouTube). - Protest
against ‘transphobic’ Stonewall Awards (2008).
Transphobia. - Transphobia
in Feminism’s Clothing. - Radical
Feminism and the Transgendered, or, how to write a post that
will infuriate everyone. - Camp
Trans Confronts Transphobia at Michigan Women's Music
Festival. - Michigan
Womyn's Music Festival: Lesbian And Feminist Musical Artists
Supporting Segregation (2010). - Transphobia
and Feminists for Animal Rights (2008). - A
classic example of transphobia in older-generation gay men.
This weekend’s Sunday Styles section of the New York Times has
a story by Paul Vitello about lesbians who decide to become
men—or decide they always were men, to be transgenderly
correct. - Six Cases
of Transphobia within Academia and Why HBIGDA Should Change
its Name. - The
lesbian community and FTMs: détente in the butch/FTM
borderlands (2007). - Bending
Over Backwards: Traditional Sexism and Trans-Woman-Exclusion
Policies (2007). - Related: Excluding
Trans Women From Women Only Spaces: What This Policy Renders
Invisible (Including White Racism).
Outside Looking In - 2005 - by Julia Cerano: a 36
page chapbook containing 4 essays and 1 letter providing a
trans woman's perspective on feminism and the exclusion of
trans women from lesbian and women-only spaces. See excerpts.
Trying to Keep the Boats Together.
(A Common Ground Column): "...Both women agree on one point: be
they self-mutilating transsexual or faddish young
transgenderist, "trans" not only don't belong in the Gay
movement, they actually threaten it... It's hard to imagine what
either woman would make of my family, which is, of course, the
point. The Gay community is righteously furious when leaders
from the religious right repeatedly equate homosexuality with
pedophilia and argue that our attempts to legalize same-sex
marriage are really attempts to destroy their families... One
reason is that many of us belong in both boats. Because sexual
orientation is generally stable through gender transition,
virtually every transsexual belongs to the Gay community (at
least by default) either before or after transition. Similarly,
many Gays -- drag queens and kings, stone butches, androgynous
Lesbians, queer faeries, and deMotier's gender-bending young
former Act Uppers -- could fit as well in the trans boat as the
Gay one. Asking any of us to silence or leave at home one part
of ourselves -- or, in cases like mine, our partners -- is,
quite simply, immoral. We also need to recognize that our youth
are indistinguishable..." - This
Gender Becomes You: Speaking with Trans Playwright Kate
Bornstein: “Even if you win your revolution, I’m still an
outlaw.” Kat is a transsexual lesbian, and her foray into
political activism has begun to feel like a primer in exclusion
and invisibility. She is shut out of pro-choice marches, told
that “Keep your laws off our bodies” doesn’t refer to
transsexuals. And she feels alienated at gay-rights rallies that
steadfastly refuse to acknowledge her own existence. She is a
queer among queers. - LGB....T?:
sinking or swimming together (2009).
BT: The Archaeology of Biphobia and Transphobia Within the
U.S. Gay and Lesbian Community by Jillian Todd
Weiss, From the Journal of Bisexuality (2004) 3, 25-55. -
Pride & the Police... Open Letter to London Pride 2008
organisers et al. - Transphobia
from within the LGBT community (2009). - Racism,
Congressional Hearings, and GLBT Politics: Stop Excluding
African Americans (2009).
the Written: FTM Self-Making and the Performance of
Possibilities in Sean Dorsey’s Uncovered: The Diary Project
(2009): Even at LGBT community centers, gender-variant and trans
people often report having experienced harassment when using
restrooms that correspond to their selfproclaimed gender. For
them, the letter “T” in the LGBT acronym by no means guarantees
that their identities and desires are respectfully acknowledged
both within and outside the queer community...
Supremacy (2010): While a lot of consciousness
raising activism for the well being of the LGB community exist
in the West similar actions for transsexuals and intersex people
is sorely lacking. Personally, I have observed the lack of
activism in these groups first hand. The fact that certain
activists literally thrive on ignoring transsexual or intersex
issues is alarming given what activist in the LGB have been
through in the past. Yes, LGBT groups do insist on including the
“t” and “i” as attachments and their functionality seems to end
101: Gay and Lesbian Transphobia – Introduction
(2010): But the oppression goes much further than that seen with
other groups. Social isolation is complete at nearly every
level. Verbal and physical attacks are commonplace, and largely
socially acceptable. Unemployment and homelessness is so
pervasive, it effects 90% of all transitioning transgender
persons. And, when a transgender person is murder, it is usually
a long, drawn-out process that often involves torture over a
period of hours. While it is rare for gays and lesbians to
perpetrate violent acts against transgender persons, it is
fairly common for them to engage in the socio-economic and
political isolation of transgender persons. While not as bad as
it once was a few decades ago, the oppression continues to this
Aren’t Like Me, Susan Stanton: One of the many
rumors flying around the transgender blogosphere is that the
next Human Rights Campaign (HRC) golden (or token, if you like)
transgender person is Susan Stanton. If true, it’s an sign of
just how desperate the HRC is to “Win Back” the transgender
anti-trans “feminism” at National Women’s Studies
Association (2007). - Archive
for the ‘radical feminist transphobia’ Category. - True
Spirit Conference: Facing Lesbian and Feminist Transphobia
(1999). - Trans
Accessibility Project: Transphobia In The Women's Movement
(1998). - Julie
Bindel and the Trans vs. Feminism Tug-of War (2008). - Feminist
Perspectives on Trans Issues (2009). - Challenging
Feminist Transphobia (2008). - Germaine
Greer: still glowin’, still crowin’, still transphobic as hell
(2009). - Mary,
Mary, Quite Contrary: Transphobia in the feminist
Biotic Woman: Talking About Transphobia and Ecofeminism With
Ida Hammer: A number of ecofeminist writers have
written in deeply offensive, often terribly misguided, ways
about trans people and have done a lot of damage to the
movement’s credibility as open, accepting, and working for the
liberation of all people. Why do you think transphobia persists
and continues to come up again and again in ecofeminist rhetoric
and activism? - In order to understand why transphobia and
cissexism persist and are continually perpetuated throughout
feminist communities, particularly the vegetarian-ecofeminist
community, it is important to consider the origins of anti-trans
advocacy as a conscious project of prominent, elite White
feminists in the 1970s. In the late sixties and early seventies,
trans people were very active in the women's and queer
liberation movements... So it's important to keep in mind that
trans women, and trans people more generally, were an integral
part of the early women's liberation movement. But in the mid-
to late-seventies, there was a transphobic backlash within
feminism to systematically remove and exclude trans people,
explicitly transsexual women, from the women's and queer
SexPanic! slams Jim Fouratt's transphobia. - How To Combat Transphobia: Intellectual Ammunition from the Lesbian Avengers/San Francisco. - Youth Trans-Action: Transgendered teens are taking control of their issues and demanding respect in school N/A (The Advocate). - David Steinberg: Embracing the Transsexual Menace. - Queering Gender: Trans Liberation and Our Lesbigay Movements (Trikone Magazine. July issue. 14(3): 6-8 & 18). - Transphobia Among Transgenders of Color.
Transgender: Talking about the Silent “T” (2006):
Being supportive of LGBT students has recently become a hot
topic for teachers. Gay-Straight Alliances have been
springing up in schools around the state. But what does the
silent “T” at the end of the acronym mean? How can teachers help
the transgender and gender variant students who get left out of
the picture? Join other area high school teachers for a workshop
on how to best serve transgender youth. - More
than Adding a T: American Lesbian and Gay Activists' Attitudes
towards Transgender Inclusion.
Devor AH, Matte N (2004). ONE Inc.
and Reed Erickson: the uneasy collaboration of gay and trans
activism. GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies,
10(2): 179-209. PDF Download. - How
did the T get in LGBT? The 30-year fight for a federal gay
civil rights law may fail because activists insist on including
rights for transgendered people too. Has gay inclusiveness gone
too far too fast? Related Information from Wikipedia: LGBT.
than Adding a T: American Lesbian and Gay Activists' Attitudes
towards Transgender Inclusion (2009).
Impact on HIV & Health Care (PPY Presentation,
2007). - Our
Bodies and Lives: Transphobic Trauma, Transsexual Healing
(2009). - Reject
Transphobia, Respect Gender Identity: An Appeal to the
United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the States of
the World (2009). - Anti-transsexual
discrimination in Kenyan medical services (2009). - Effects
of Transphobia on Transgender Communities: What’s Really Going
On and What Do We Do About It? (2008. PPT Presentation). -
Transphobia: Authenticity and Sexual Abuse (2006).
and the Relational Production of Gender (2007):
Knowing one's place in the social order, whether that place is
one of relative privilege or not serves two psychologically
ameliorative functions. It relieves one from the “anxiety of
[gender] identity interrogation” and it helps to inform one as
to the socially agreed upon, acceptable conduct for
interpersonal exchanges - the episteme of social interaction.
This Paper will demonstrate that gender identity is produced
through relational, contextually influenced, interpretative
processes. Because gender is constructed in societies which
strongly embrace static, binary conceptions of gender, and in
which social, familial, occupational, and sexual interactions
are heavily influenced by gendered social scripts, gender
expressions which are ambiguous, or which have changed since a
prior interaction, or which are strongly incongruent with
normative understandings of the correlation between gender and
biology, are typically experienced by others as at least
uncomfortable, and often actually disruptive. The dominant
social response to disruption is an ultimately futile effort to
reinforce a gender binary. The law is frequently invoked in aid
of this re-inscription of gender. In this Paper I argue that the
disruption is produced by the binary model itself, and I propose
legal strategies which will assist in a re-conceptualization of
by Dr Surya Monro (2005).
By David C. Barnett, Ph.D. - Goals for this
To provide participants a chance to explore their reactions to
situations where gender is unclear. 2) To examine how
assumptions about gender may interfere with one's ability to
listen accurately. 3) To increase participants use of
gender-free language when discussing issues.
Meyer, Elizabeth J (2008). A
Feminist Reframing of Bullying and Harassment: Transforming
Schools through Critical Pedagogy. McGill Journal of
Education, 43(1): 33-48: What is Gendered harassment? Gendered
harassment is a term used to describe any behaviour that acts to
assert the boundaries of traditional gender norms: heterosexual
masculinity and femininity. It is related to, but different
from, bullying. Bullying is defined as behaviour that repeatedly
and over time intentionally inflicts injury on another
individual (Olweus, 1993), whereas harassment includes biased
behaviours that have a negative impact on the target or the
environment (Land, 2003). Forms of gendered harassment include
(hetero)sexual harassment, homophobic harassment, and harassment
for gender non-conformity (or transphobic harassment). I link
these three forms of harassment because the impact of the
harassers’ behaviour is linked to norm-setting and policing the
performance of traditional (heterosexual) gender roles (Larkin,
1994; Martino, 1995; Martino & Pallotta-Chiarolli, 2003;
Renold, 2002; Smith & Smith, 1998; Stein, 1995).
See the section on Sissyphobia / Transphobia / Effeminaphobia
in Community Attributes & Problems. - "Brain says you're a girl, but I think
you're a sissy boy: cultural origins of transphobia"
by J Norton, Journal-of-Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity,
2(2): 139-164, 1997. - Transpeople,
transphobia and mental illness: a call for the
de-pathologisation of transgenderism. - “Disordered”
No More: Challenging Transphobia in Psychology, Academia and
Up Now!: National Queer and Transgender Vision Statement on
Immigration Reform (2008).
Transphobia on Facebook. - Stop
Transphobia. - Words
That are Transphobic and Why.
Whose feminism is it anyway? The Unspoken
Racism of the Trans Inclusion Debate (Emi Koyama, PDF Download: Web Page from which to download file.) From the web Site: Eminism.org,
the official web site for Emi Koyama, the
activist/author/academic working on intersex, sex workers'
rights, (queer) domestic violence, genderqueer, anti-racism, and
other issues. "In the trans and feminist communities, everyone
has an opinion or two about Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and
its 'womyn-born-womyn' policy. But have you noticed how
everybody invokes 'feminism' as the reason for their wildly
varying positions? Emi takes apart the racist attitudes that are
present in most sides of the controversy and urges white
transsexual activists to allign themselves with women of color
instead of trying to appease white women's racism."
Mingus is an activist, thinker, writer and
speaker. Mia identifies as a queer physically disabled
woman of color, Korean American transracial and transnational
adoptee...“Intersectionality” is a Big Fancy Word for My Life -
from MBGLTACC 2010 Keynote Address: "To the queer white folks
in the audience and the folks who benefit from white privilege,
I would ask you: how are you connecting your fight for queer
liberation to challenging white supremacy? How are you
connecting your queerness to your white privilege? How are
you listening to queer people of color in your world, supporting
them and practicing solidarity? How are you actively
noticing how whiteness, racism and white supremacy play out in
queer communities, student groups, organizations, and movements?
Racism and white supremacy are so pervasive, that we don’t even
have to be consciously or intentionally doing anything to
participate in them. It’s in the air we breathe; it’s how
the machine rolls; it’s the default. It’s backed by
everything in our society...
White Supremacy (2007): “It is not fair, even if it
is true, that people be given more or less power based on their
appearance. It’s not right that being born black…means a shorter
lifespan. It’s not fair that low-income trans women of
color face the largest burdens of combined oppression this
society has to offer.” Toth muses, “Fighting for liberation
doesn’t mean re-creating the same old power setup in the LGBT
world, with rich white gay men at the top and poor trans women
of color at the bottom. We all need to be in the struggle to
turn this upside down.” - Transgendered
People of Color: Like gay, lesbian, and bisexual people of
color, transgendered (or gender variant) minorities also balance
the challenges of being both an ethnic and a sexual minority.
Below are some of the facts reported on gender variant people of
noise of the street enters the house - World Women’s Day
(2010): I’ve been trying to teach some of my undergraduates
about the history of feminism that they don’t learn on TV. Of
course, you don’t learn much on TV aside from bra-burning
(which, I understand, never really happened) — which I guess
doesn’t say much on one level. But on another level, there’s the
fact that trans women are routinely erased from the history of
the gay rights movement, too. After all, it was trans women
(especially trans women of color) who led the charge at
Stonewall. Why is it, then, that we say that Stonewall was a
crucial moment in gay rights? It was a crucial moment in trans
rights too, or rather, first. I’ve been trying to explain to
people that not only is it not my job to speak for all trans
people (nor is it any trans person’s), it’s also absurd to ask
me to really tell you about injustices committed against trans
people. After all, the murder rate for trans masculine folks is
still far and away closer to the murder rate for the general
population. On the other hand, trans women face numbers closer
to one in twelve. While some days I spend adrift, feeling
alienated from much of the world that surrounds me, I am rarely
threatened. I continue to be privileged in other ways, too — I
live a comfortable life, to be sure...
Flashpoint: How do White
Middle-Class Crossdressers and Transsexuals relate to
Transgendered People of Color? In the audience discussion, it
was brought out that our diversity can paralyze us.Ethnic issues
can often cloud overall transgender issues. Many White
transgendered are reluctant to approach other communites,
fearful of simmering resentments. - People of Color Institute N/A Part I
- In the Beginning A day of reflection and community-building
for people of color at the only annual national gathering of
progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, Two Spirit, transgender,
intersex people of color (LGBTSTI / POC)... Racism will be
eradicated if and when white people commit themselves to its
end. This participatory workshop explores the ways racism
impacts all our lives and helps us move from guilt to action.
Theory and Embodiment: the risk of racial marginalisation
(2001): Whilst wholeheartedly supporting the efforts of
transgenderists to challenge medical constructions of
transsexuality, one of the purposes of this paper is to critique
the way perspectives of whiteness echo, largely unacknowledged,
through transgender theorising and to thus inspire more critical
thinking aboutthe racialised aspects of transsexual bodies and
transgendered ways of being...
freedom and self expression: While state
legislatures are gradually enacting laws to protect transgender
and gender non-conforming people, significant economic,
educational and health disparities continue to impact
transgender people - especially transgender people of color...
This toolkit is exploring how funders can better promote racial
equity in this country. Through your work at the Transgender Law
Center, what are the ways in which racial and economic
inequities affect transgender and gender non-conforming people?
While transgender people experience disproportionate amounts of
violence, poverty and homelessness, it's very clear from TLC's
day-to-day work that transgender people of color face the brunt
of these issues. We see a high number of calls about employment
discrimination, the vast majority of which come from transgender
people of color facing both transphobia and racism at work.
Transgender women of color are at a high risk of violence and
police harassment, experiencing a high rate of profiling for
"walking while trans." TLC also sees a large income gap among
white transgender people and transgender people of color that we
believe is largely tied to educational disparities. Overall, it
is clear to us that our work has to focus on the issues that
impact the most marginalized transgender people, which are
consistently low-income and transgender people of color. We see
a lot of transgender youth of color dropping out of school or
being encouraged to leave school due to their gender identity,
and ending up on the streets or in foster care, both of which
will have a long-term impact on their economic self-sufficiency.
We also see that many organizations are not set up to meet the
needs of transgender people in general, but particularly
low-income transgender people of color, who experience
of color testify to the United Nations on racism in the U.S.
(2008): Bay Area Transwomen of Color Activists Travel to the
U.N. in Geneva to hold the U.S. Accountable for Lack of Economic
Opportunities for Transgender Women of Color. Women
Color: Response to the Periodic Report of the United States to
the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (2008). Prepared by: WILD for Human Rights,
Justice Now, and the Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex
realities in the transgender community: The Race
Equity Project: Under/unemployment also disproportionately
affects the transgender community. Fewer than half of survey
respondents were employed full-time, and three out of four
earned income from more than one source. Female respondents were
unemployed at twice the rate of male respondents. The overall
unemployment rate was 14%, twice the statewide average during
the survey period. With such progressive anti-discrimination
laws and a relatively high level of education among survey
respondents, how are these discouraging results possible? ... -
NYC Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People of Color Job
& Education Fair (2005).
Police and Trans Women of Color. - Stop Law Enforcement Violence against women and trans people of color. - End Unjust Arrests, Sentencing and Sex Offender Registration of Sex Workers (2010): We stand in solidarity with trans women and all others in New Orleans and elsewhere who are affected by these archaic, draconian anti-sex work laws! Here in DC, we face similar laws such as the Prostitution Free Zones and a “three strikes” policy that makes the third arrest for solicitation a felony offense. These policies drive rampant police profiling and the over-incarceration of many trans women, especially trans women of color.Individuals can sign the General Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/desiree1/petition.html ). - Many Transgender Young People Turn to Prostitution to Buy Illegal Hormones: "It's very class related... When we look at who murder victims are, they're generally young low-income trans women of color and very often immigrants. If you're any of those things you are more susceptible to violence and disrespect. If you're all of those things, you probably feel like you have a bull's-eye on your back."
Tyli'a "NaNa Boo" Mack: vigil held for murdered D.C. trans woman (2009): The use of homophobic language is a strong indication of a bias-motivated crime. While trans women are not gay men, attackers often use anti-gay slurs against trans women, either during an attack or when talking about the attack later. Anti-gay language was used by the murderers of Angie Zapata and Lateisha Green and in the attack on an unidentified trans woman in Trinidad, Colorado. Trans women, and especially trans women of color, are particularly vulnerable to this type of violent attack. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program has informed me that one thing concerned citizens can do in these situations is to hold the media accountable for reporting this violence and for using correct names and pronouns in their reporting. Use of the wrong names and pronouns serves to reinforce incorrect stereotypes about trans people, as well as dishonoring and disrespecting our lives and the memories of those killed. Underreporting or failing to report on these murders and assaults diminishes the value of our lives and keeps the public from seeing the brutality and violence directed at trans people for no reason other than that we are simply living... - Remembrance into action: Honoring trans women of color (2008).
Risk Behaviors Among Male-to-Female Transgender Persons of
Color in San Francisco. (2004, Full Text) - What are
the HIV prevention needs of male-to-female transgender persons
(MTFs)? - Incidence of human immunodeficiency virus
among male-to-female transgendered persons in San Francisco
(2001): "African-American race/ethnicity (adjusted relative
hazard ratio [HR], 5.0; 95% CI, 1.5-16.2) and unprotected
receptive anal intercourse (HR, 3.9; 95% CI, 1.2-13.1) were
independent predictors of HIV seroconversion." - Transgender
Women and HIV Prevention in New York City: A Needs Assessment
(2009). - Perceived
Risks and Benefits of Sex Work among Transgender Women of
Color in San Francisco (2007). - Social
Stigma, Marginalization, Injection Drug Use, and HIV Risk
Among MTF Transgenders [of Color]. - Transgender
Latinas & HIV (2007).
Fem Queens, and Cross-Dressers: Differential
Marginalizations and HIV Vulnerabilities Among Three
Ethnocultural Male-to-Female Transgender Communities in New
York City (2007): This article describes 3 distinct
ethnocultural male-to-female transgender communities in New York
City: the low-income African American/Black and Latina(o) House
Ball community; low-income, often undocumented immigrant Asian
sex workers; and middle-class White cross-dressers. .These
communities are highly socially isolated from each other and are
more connected to their ethnocultural contexts than to an
abstract and shared transgender identity... With regard to HIV
vulnerabilities, violence, and rape, House Ball community
members seemed to engage in the riskiest form of survival sex
work, whereas Asian sex workers seemed to engage in
moderate-risk survival sex work. White cross-dressers seemed to
engage in very low-risk recreational sex work...
Program:gives trans-women of color a forum to voice
their opinions, express their concerns and meet other women with
whom they can identify. - Reinventing
SISTA for Young, Transgender Women of Color: DIVAS and TITA
(2007). - Assessing
the Needs of Female-to-Male transgender People of Color and
their Partners (2004).
African-American: - An
African-American transwoman shares her thoughts about being
Black and transgender: There are a lot of talented
African-American transgender people like myself who are poised
and ready to contribute our education and talents to uplift our
race. The question I put forth to my fellow African-Americans
and others is will you open your minds and hearts, embrace your
brothers and sisters and allow us the opportunity to do so? - Letter
To My African-American Transgender Elders (2007): By going
stealth, I feel that my history as an African-American
transperson has been hidden from me. I know HIV/AIDS took some
of you away from us, but why didn't y'all do a better job of
passing that history down to my generation? Where were y'all
when I needed multiple transgender role models that share my
cultural background to look up to back in the 70's? Why weren't
more of you visionary enough like Justina Williams for example
to build organizations on a local and eventually national scale
that passed that knowledge down and build a networked national
community at the same time? I know y'all had the skills to do
so. You proved it time and time again during the Civil Rights
era. Why did some of y'all hate us younger transpeeps so much
that when we humbly asked you for the information as to the how
to's of Transition 101 and longed to be mentored by you the
response was stony silence, derisive laughter or derogatory
self-esteem deflating comments?..
African-American Transgender History-50's Style (2009). - African-American Transgender Information. - African American Transexual in the White House (2010): It seems America is moving alot closer to accepting the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer) community. Back in November, Helena Bushong, a Transgender Activist from Illinois Gender Advocates, became the first African American transgendered woman in the White House and the second Transexual ever. The Chicago-based transgender advocate, joined HIV experts in December as the first transgender representative to attend a White House National Strategy Meeting back... - African-American Mother Shares Story about Transgender Daughter with The Grio (2009): During the training, Spikes shared that she felt compelled to be part of this group because she wanted for her transgender daughter Michelle to have the opportunity to be legally married one day. She also talked about the pain her family endured when Michelle became the target of a near fatal hate crime in 1999 and how the attack strengthened their mother-daughter relationship. - African-American Transgender Youth (2009).
of the High HIV Prevalence in the Transgender African
American Community in San Francisco (2002). - Investigation of the high rate of HIV
prevalence in the transgender African American community in
San Francisco (2002): "A recent study among the estimated
3000 transgendered people in San Francisco revealed a
significantly higher HIV prevalence among the African American
transgender population than other racial/ethnic transgendered
groups. Sexual and drug use behavior was determined to be
similar among transgendered people of all races; therefore, the
higher HIV seroprevalence rate among African American
transgendered people warranted further investigation of the
reasons for the difference among this population. - Incidence of human immunodeficiency virus
among male-to-female transgendered persons in San Francisco
(2001): "African-American race/ethnicity (adjusted relative
hazard ratio [HR], 5.0; 95% CI, 1.5-16.2) and unprotected
receptive anal intercourse (HR, 3.9; 95% CI, 1.2-13.1) were
independent predictors of HIV seroconversion."
Hispanic - Latino/a: - Lessons
for the Left from the Radical Transgender Movement:
The notorious shoe which set off New York’s now famous Stonewall
Riot in 1969 was slung by the legendary Sylvia Rivera, a Latina
transgender woman. One year later, Rivera co-founded Street
Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), which organized
transwomen of color in New York until the mid-90s. Rivera was
also a member of the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican revolutionary
group that was part of the growing anti-imperialist movement in
the US at the time. Now deceased, Rivera was an agitator and
activist who pioneered gay and women’s rights issues within the
Young Lords, alongside other powerful anti-imperialist women of
color. She continued to be very active in the radical queer
liberation movement in New York City until her death... - Transgender
Sex Workers and Sexual Transmigration between Guadalajara and
San Francisco (2008). - Transgender Chicana runs
for Prom King in Fresno (2007). - Transgender Latinas
& HIV. - Plenary
III: Latino/a Transgender HIV Prevention and Care Perspectives
(2009, Audio). - Latino
Men’s Sexual Behavior with Transgender Persons (2007). - Police
say murder of transgender Latina teen was "provoked by her
lifestyle". - New
Play About Transgender Latino Premieres at Hartford Stage:
Local Groups Support Award-winning Playwright to Spark Discourse
(2010). - Lifetime
Movie To Tell Transgender Tale (2006): A Girl Like Me:
The Gwen Araujo Story.
Bibliography for trans people of color: "This is all I know about. As you can see, it's not much. People have color have been whited out, and when it suits an academic career, trotted out and reinterpreted by (white) ethnographers." - Archive for the 'trans/genderqueer' Category. - Tips and Strategies for Meeting the Needs of GLBTQ Youth of Color. - Tips and Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Transgender Youth. - NGLTF Resources.
Transgender in Thailand web site
(Archive). - The Politics of Re-Presentation: An analysis
of Western academic treatments of Thai transgenderism. -
Matzner, A. (undated) In the beginning: northern Thai creation
mythology. - The Politics of Re-Presentation: An Analysis
of Western Academic Treatments of Male Transgenderism in
Thailand. - Transgenderism and Northern Thai Spirit
Mediumship. - In Legal Limbo: Thailand, Transgendered Men,
and the Law. - Peter A Jackson: History of the Thai Sex/Gender SystemN/A [Performative
Genders, Perverse Desires:
A Bio-History of Thailand's Same-Sex and Transgender Cultures]. - The Persistence of Gender: From Ancient Indian Pandakas to Modern Thai Gay-Quings. - Kathoey (Wikipedia).
Nong Toom: Kathoey Kickboxer: "The idea of a "lady boy" beating
the crap out of some bruiser appealed to the general public's
appetite for incongruity, and Nong Tum quickly became a hot
media item. Unlike the katoey volleyball players who had been
denied spots on the national team because government officials
feared what the rest of the world would think, Nong Tum appeared
to be embraced by the Muay Thai establishment." - Thailand to turn out transsexual boxer film.
- Katoeys - "Lady Boys": A Big Difference
Between a Transsexual and a Transvestite. - Thai
school offers transsexual toilet (2008). - Thailand:
The Tale of the Pink Toilet - Transgender Rights in Thailand
(2008). - The
pageantry of the "Third Gender" (2009). - Network
of Transgender Women of Thailand Calls For End To Transphobic
Education Uniform Regulations (2009): The Network of
Transgender Women of Thailand has urged the Education Ministry
and universities to cancel regulations forcing transgender
persons to wear male uniforms to classrooms, exams and
graduation ceremonies. - Transgender
Rights in Asia (2009).
Sinnott M (2002). Gay vs. ‘Kathoey’: Homosexual Identities in Thailand. IIAS Newsletter, 29, November. PDF Download. Download Page. ‘Homosexuality’ (rak-ruampheet) is a mid-twentieth-century addition to the Thai vocabulary but islargely understood as existing within this model of gender inversion represented by the kathoey (Jackson 1997). Therefore, homosexuals are commonly understood to be emotional kathoey, such as men who feel they are women, or women who feel they are men. In the past three decades, some homosexual Thai men have formed a personal identity that distances itself from the transgendered kathoey. These men use the English term ‘gay’ as a positive self-referent in which they position themselves as extensions of a transnational gay identity. However, even within this gay identity are referents to gendered positions. While these distinctions may not be obvious to the general Thai population, gay men often mark themselves as masculine or feminine in terms of sexual roles, appearance, and mannerisms (Jackson 1995)...
Winter S (2003). Language and Identity in
Transgender: gender wars and the case of the Thai kathoey. PDF Download. In this paper I will examine
the conflict as reflected in four areas ( a ) the overall
emphasis upon physical or mental reality in questions of
maleness and femaleness, ( b ) perceptions of MtFs as male or
female, or indeed a third category, ( c ) views of MtFs as
homosexual or heterosexual, ( d ) notions of MtFs as ‘wrong’
minds or bodies, as well as disordered or different. In each
case I will outline the viewpoints that are expressed in the
West (to be honest, the English-speaking West), and then outline
the viewpoints that one comes across in a culture very different
to the West, unusual (if not unique) both in terms of the
numbers of people living as transgenders (our observations
indicate that as many as one male in every 170 may be living as
a transgender), as well as in terms of the commonlyheld
perceptions of what transgender is. That culture is Thailand.
The transgenders there are called by many names (more of that
later), but I shall refer to them by one of the most widely used
Jenkins C, Ayutthaya PP, Hunter A
(2005). Katoey in Thailand: HIV/AIDS and Life
opportunities. Produced by the United States Agency for
International Development. PDF Download.
The term katoey (or kratoey) has traditionally been used to
refer to a third gender category, known in English as “lady boy”
and in Thai as “sao praphet song” or “second type of woman” and
other terms with similar meanings. It appears that all
recognized homosexually active males were once called katoey and
had a variety of roles in different sectors of society,
including spirit mediums in the north (Matzner, 2002a). Over the
last two decades, however, Thailand has seen the introduction
and evolution of other identity terms for homosexually active
males focused on gay identity and behavioral roles, such as “gay
queen” and “gay king” (Jackson, 1996; Murray, 1999).
Middle-class and urban life styles have become more associated
with gay identity than with katoey identity. The public face of
the katoey has shifted toward greater transgenderism and
transsexualism, particularly as Thailand has a well-developed
medical establishment ready to perform various forms of surgery
to feminize the body. While these identity distinctions have at
times led to discrimination against katoey by gays, gradual
co-existence in certain venues and jobs is leading to greater
chances for affiliation. In this study, the identity of katoey
is self-defined and reveals a wide range of gender presentations
as well as a crossover in self-identification (i.e., calling
oneself both katoey and gay).
von Feigenblatt, Otto F (2010). Resisting
Universalistic Feminist and Queer Hegemonic Discourses: An
Emic Model of Thai Gender and Sexuality. RCAPS Working
Paper No. 10-1.
PDF Download. "Where are the Masculine
Gays in Thailand? Masculine homosexual men have been at
the forefront of the “gay movement” in the West while they were
invisible until the late 1980s in Thailand (Peter A. Jackson,
1997). This leads to the question of where are the masculine
gays in Thailand? Needless to say there have always been
masculine homosexual men in Thailand however their presence was
hidden from view by prevalent cultural practices. Since
homosexual actions were relatively accepted in the private
realm, and those actions did not automatically determine the
identity of the person, masculine gays were counted as part of
the regular male population. Form is more important than essence
in terms of gender in the Thai context and because of that, in
the eyes of the majority of the population, masculine gays were
performing the role of men in terms of dress and behavior.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that masculine homosexual men
were prevented from establishing long term relationships with
other masculine men and appearing in public as a couple (Morris,
1997). The reasons for the previous limitation is that while
homosexuality was permitted in the private realm, in the public
realm everyone had to perform one of the two “master” roles of
either mother or father. Due to the emphasis on the public
performance of gender and the lack of a clear gay identity
formed in opposition to heterosexual men, masculine gays were
never at the forefront of gender rights in Thailand. Most
masculine gays in Thailand identified with the traditional role
of men even while engaging in homosexual acts in the private
sphere. The result of this is that a “gay” identity never
developed from autochthonous sources. When the “gay movement”
was transplanted to Thailand from the West in the late 1980s it
only reached a small minority of urban masculine homosexual men
mostly involved in the entertainment business. Moreover, the
movement was never able to gain the support of other subgender
groups such as lesbians and kathoeys (Kamano & Khor, 1996)..
The Hegemony of ‘LGBT' (2011): There are countless examples of how the mainstream LGBT movement uses stigma to limit access to legal and policy agenda-setting to those who meet its narrow identity criteria. In this post I’d like to focus on two places in particular: the example of third-gender kathoeys in Thailand and the example of alternative queer genders and sexualities in the US. In Thailand, as Sonia Katyal describes in her piece “Exporting Identity” (14 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 97-176), there was an understanding before the Western mainstream LGBT movement showed up of three genders: male, female, and kathoey. If the word “gay” did come up, it would probably refer to a kathoey, but what Westerners would term “homosexual behavior” was generally private. When the Western LGBT movement arrived in the 1980s on the heels of globalization and the spreading AIDS crisis, a new masculine-identified image of the gay man showed up in Thai culture. “Gay” became public, seeking legitimacy through masculinity. The word “gay,” Katyal posits, may have come into common use in Thailand specifically to distinguish these masculine-identified gay men who aligned themselves with the Western movement from kathoeys. Whereas gender identity had not previously been regulated by the state, the adoption of the Western LGBT model in Thailand made private public. Thai gay men turned social stigma on kathoeys, alienating both kathoey identity and effeminate gender expression. They began to define themselves in opposition to the newly-stigmatized kathoeys, who were then socially and legally sanctioned due to their public visibility. Ironically, they also became an easy target for state actors who objected to the arrival of the LGBT movement in Thailand...
Phuket hospitals: the Phuket Plastic Surgery Center, Thailand. - Transsexual, Law and Medicine in Thailand by Sanguan Kunaporn (Journal of Asian Sexology) - The Lovely Ladies of Doctor Sanguan: "Nestled in the tropical forest of Phuket is one of Thailand's best kept secrets-an international hospital which turns men into lovely women." - Other Articles.
Boys Will Be Girls. In a Bangkok clinic, $1,000 can turn a man into a woman. Some call that the price of freedom (2001, Alternate Link). - Thai Transvestite Volleyball Team.
Pilipinas: Philippine Rainbow Flag flies at the 2009 Manila
Pride March N/A. - Filipino
LGBTIs for Nick Perlas in 2010 N/A. - Survey
on the Oppression and Violence against Filipino LGBTIs and
other SGMs (Google
Translation) N/A. - Team
Pilipinas: Facing Inequality (2010) N/A. - What
Made Me This Way? Contrasting Reflections by Thai and Filipina
Transwomen (2006). - Transgenderism:
The Philippine experience (2008). - Baylan, Asog, Transvestism, and Sodomy:
Gender, Sexuality and the Sacred in Early Colonial Philippines.
The "Thank You"
Girls: "The 'Thank You' Girls" is a Visayan film
with a gay lingo twist. Tired of losing in all the beauty
competitions in Davao City, five dysfunctional gay beauty
pageant veterans decide to travel north to Cagayan de Oro City,
in the island of Mindanao. Their mission: to conquer the
grandest competition of beauty, personality and brains in the
whole province. They believe that being city dwellers, gays in
the province will never stand a chance against them. - STRAP:
Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines. - Transgendered
Women of the Philippines (2008).
Gay Travel, Life & Culture. Photo Galleries, Stories, Links,
News & Reports
Malaysia: - PT
Foundation Mak Nyah: works to empower transgender and
transsexual people and to foster a supportive, informed
community. The Foundation works through the Islamic culture and
tradition to counter discrimination by building community
alliances. - Malaysia:
Transsexuals should be treated fairly (2010). - Gender
trouble: some thoughts on transgenderism in Malaysia
(2008). - Neither
Here Nor There: the Legal Dilemma of the Transsexual Community
in Malaysia (2005). - Jeffrey
Jessie: Recognising Transexuals by Honey Tan Lay Ean
(2005). - Documentary
of a Malaysian Transgender (2009). - Teh,
Y. K. (2001) Mak Nyahs (Male Transsexuals) in Malaysia: The Influence
of Culture and Religion on their Identity. IJT 5(3).
Fazdil Min Bahari (Fatine): Malaysia's most famous transsexual (2009). - Live and let live (Malaysian transsexual faces deportation for overstaying in Britain): The story of Fatine, the 36-year-old transsexual married to a British man and about to be deported to Malaysia for overstaying, once again brings to light the intense discrimination that transgender people suffer in Malaysia. If I were Fatine, I too would be worried for my safety and well-being upon returning to Malaysia. The prospect of life here would be grim after all the publicity... There was a time in Malaysia when transsexuals could undergo sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in the country, have his or her name changed to reflect the new gender, and identity card, passport and driving licence all changed with new photographs, new name and new sex assignment. Some even got married and were able to adopt children and became grandparents. Then in 1983, all this changed when the National Fatwa Council issued a fatwa against sex reassignment surgery for Muslim transsexuals and banned Muslim doctors from performing the surgery. The one Muslim doctor in Malaysia had to stop his practice...
Indonesia: - Indonesia’s
transgendered community is raising its profile (2007): Indonesia’s large
transgendered community, who describe themselves as waria, a
term for transgendered people derived from the words wanita
(woman) and pria (man). As Shuniyya says in her softly spoken,
decidedly feminine voice: ‘People see the waria as sex workers
on the side of the streets at night, dressed in mini-skirts,
with silicone-inflated breasts as large as watermelons. They see
the show business drag queens who perform on stage and on
television. They see these waria and think that they know what a
waria is. They don’t. The waria they see are just the most
obvious and easy to identify, and the ones the straight
community are most likely to meet.’ Shuniyya is uncomfortable
with many of the current definitions of the term ‘waria’, simply
because these definitions are not sufficiently inclusive... - Indonesia's
transgender Koran school (BBC, Video).
Commission celebrates the Transgender Inquiry in Indonesia
(2009). - U.S.
grants asylum in Indonesian transgender case (2008). - Human
Rights Abuses Against Sexual Minorities in Indonesia
transgender community faces discrimination (2009). - Transgender
Beauty Contest in Bali (2010). - Strategic
Communities: The Notion of Keluarga in Indonesia and among
Females of Same-Sex Attraction in Yogyakarta (2006): All
self identify as butchi and assume masculine gender. They are
therefore not to be seen as representative of all females of
same-sex attraction in Yogyakarta. - Men
who have Sex with Men (MSM) – Update for ICAAP, Bali, 2009 N/A:
Waria are considered at risk for HIV transmission, especially
due to: stigma and marginalization; strong association with sex
work; have less access to health services; health services lack
skills and expertise in providing services to transgender; low
educational levels and social economic status; highly mobile;
significant violence and human rightsabuses especially by police
and in prisons.
Singapore: - Transgender
people in Singapore (Wisipedia). - SgButterfly: First
Transgender Portal. - Singapore
name change for transgender people (2007). - Leona's
Japan: - Sex
change no cure for torment: Surgery an option but transsexuals
still face legal walls (2001). - Male
Homosexuality and Popular Culture in Modern Japan
(2000): Today, homosexuality in Japan is largely conflated with
cross-dressing and transgenderism due to the prominence of
cross-dressed individuals featured in the media and the
entertainment world. Thus, homosexual men are understood to be
okama (literally a 'pot' but meaning something similar to the
English word 'queen') and are usually represented as
cross-dressed and effeminate. The use of the term okama derives
from the slang usage of the term to refer to the buttocks and
thereby to anal sex which is considered to be the definitive
sexual act engaged in by homosexual men. However, use of this
term is extremely loose and it can be used to describe a man who
displays any transgender attribute. - Beginnings
of Sex Reassignment Surgery in Japan (2001). - The
Newhalf Net: Japan's “Intermediate Sex” On-Line (2002). -
the stage to the clinic: changing transgender identities in
post-war Japan (2004).
China: - Transgender
in China (Wikipedia). - China’s
Transgender Community (2009). - China’s
Progressive Attitude Toward Transgender Community (2009).
on LGBT Visibility Amidst Government Restrictions (2009).
The Arts Centre Presents Shanghai Beauty (2010): Whilst still serving in the army, Jin Xing travelled to Europe and America studying with some of the world's best dancers and choreographers including Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham, winning a multitude of awards including "Best Choreographer Award" at the American Dance Festival in 1991. Returning to China from Europe at age 26, Jin Xing underwent sex reassignment surgery to become the first transsexual recognised by the Chinese government. Her story has been made famous by the documentary Colonel Jin Xing: A Unique Destiny. - L'étrange destin du colonel Jin Xing (2004): As a man, Jin Xing was a colonel in China's People's Liberation Army. Now as a woman she's a mother, a world class ballerina, an actress, and China's most famous modern dancer. This is her story. - Related Video: Dancing From The Communist Cocoon - China. Related: Shanghai Beauty.
Taiwan: - Being
in Taiwan. - Embodying
gender: transgender body/subject formations in Taiwan
Protest New Policy in Taiwan (2008): A government policy
in Taiwan has made it more difficult for transgenders to get an
ID, creating panic in the community. The policy, which went into
effect last year, stipulates that female-to-male transgenders
cannot get an ID card that identifies them as male unless they
have undergone all three parts of gender reassignment surgery. -
model Alicia Liu admits she is transgender (2010).
Hong Kong: - Hong
Kong plays transgender catch-up (2009): In the biggest
challenge yet to traditional Chinese values about sex in this
city of 7 million people, a male-to-female transsexual is suing
the government for the right to marry her male partner.
Moreover, because the plaintiff makes such a compelling case,
traditionalists find themselves on the legal defensive. - MtF
Transgendered Persons in Hong Kong (2007, Study). - Transgender
Casting in the Hong Kong film world: There has been quite
a number of women playing male or gender-ambiguous characters in
Hong Kong movies. The same-sex dynamics and identity confusion
so common in Hong Kong film are rarely seen in Western movies,
at least not in the same context.
Gender Embodiment: Transgender Body/Subject Formations in Taiwan (Josephine Ho, National Central University Taiwan) (Abstract, Must Scroll: PDF Download): "‘A soul trapped in the wrong body’ is a common description employed by trans subjects to explain their unusual condition. This self-characterization includes two important premises: that the body and the soul (or identity, self-image, etc.) are two separate and independent entities whose correct alignment makes up the effect of gender; and that the soul occupies a higher position than the body, to the extent that any mismatch between the two is to be resolved by modifying the body (through cross-dressing, hormonal therapy, SRS, or other procedures) to match the soul. The body-soul imagery may help illuminate the awkward situation of trans subjects by graphically presenting the often contradictory feelings and images that trans subjects have to negotiate as they move through social space. Yet the simple graphic of the body-soul imagery also tends to obscure the manifold differences among trans subjects, differences that may very well affect the credibility of their claim to ‘a soul trapped in the wrong body.’ More importantly, the imagery further conceals ‘the daily effort of doing gender in everyday interactions that all of us engage in.’ The present paper presents the various ways in which Taiwanese transgender subjects have forged out of limited social means and support their own constructions of gender and identity. As the contradictory and disharmonious body/identity of the transgender subjects struggles to assert itself despite existing gender stereotypes and prejudices, their self-reflexive project of doing gender are also constantly ‘trans’-gressing/’trans’-forming existing gender/sexuality categories."
South Korea: - S.Korea's
top transgender beauty ties knot (2007). - The
Korean Transgender Community (2009). - Korean
Court Convicts Man for Raping Transgender Woman (2009). -
Korea in dilemma over transgender citizens' (2006). - South
Korea: Anti-Discrimination Bill Excludes Many (2007):
Human Rights Watch highlighted the removal from the
non-discrimination bill of language that extended protection to
sexual orientation and urged the cabinet to make explicit that
the proposed law covers discrimination based on gender identity.
South Asia: - Mapping Transgender Groups, Organisations and Networks in South Asia (2008). - Strike a Pose: India’s Transgender Pageant (2010). - India hosts its first ever transsexual beauty pageant (2009). - India's transgender talk show host (2008). - Pakistan to Recognize Transgender Individuals (2009). - Living on the extreme margin: social exclusion of the transgender population (hijra) in Bangladesh (2009). - Pakistan Grants Transgender Rights (2009). - Suicide rate rising among transgenders (India, 2010).
South Asia (Wikipedia). - The Hijra Research
Blog. - YouTube:
Hijra. - A eunuch pioneer in India politics. - India’s wings of desire (2001). - Hijras
india: paradox and surrogate families. - The Hijras of Pakistan. - Blurring the gender lines in Bangladesh
(2000). - Stop Police Brutality Against Hijras and
Kothis in Bangalore! - Hijras: Who We Are by Meena Balaji and
other Eunuchs as told to Ruth Lor Malloy. - The Rise of Eunuchs in Hindi Films. - Film Reviews: "Bombay Eunuch" (2001). - Nepal
Jumps Ahead on Gay and Transgender Rights (2008) (Related
2009 Video: Transgender
Rights in Nepal).
gays hide their pride (2010): ''Gay and homo are
words wealthy and educated people use,'' he says. ''The people
around here call us gur [raw sugar] or mitha [sweet].'' Young
homosexual men in Mumbai often move between multiple city
identities including sex worker, massage boy, student and even
Bollywood film extra. But they may have a wife and family back
in their village. Kavi,
an adviser with UNAIDS, has identified at least 13 distinct
groups of men who have sex with men in India, apart from the gay
community. This includes India's traditional Hijra, or
transgender community; itinerant transport workers such as truck
drivers; and aspiring male actors who flock to Bollywood each
year in the hope of stardom. Male film extras have been
identified as vulnerable to HIV infection because many sell sex
in order to survive between acting jobs. They may also have to
exchange sex for work.
Sangama: A sexuality minorities human rights organization for individuals oppressed due to their sexual preference. Sexuality minorities include, but are not limited to, hijras, kothis, doubledeckers, jogappas, lesbians, bisexuals, homosexuals, gays, Female-to-male/male-to-female transsexuals and other transgenders. We aim to help live their lives with self acceptance, self respect and dignity. We especially emphasize the concerns of sexuality minorities from poor and/or non-English speaking backgrounds and sexuality minority sex workers, who otherwise have little to no access to information and resources. - Human Rights Violations against the Transgender Community.
on the Extreme Margin: Social Exclusion of the Transgender
Population (Hijra) in Bangladesh (2009). - Sexual
identity and its contribution to MSM risk behavior in
Bangaluru (Bangalore), India: the results of a two-stage
cluster sampling survey (2008): More feminine kothis (26%)
and hijras (13%) mostly reported receptive sex, and masculine
panthis (15%) and bisexuals (23%) insertive anal sex. However,
behavior did not always conform to expectation, with 25% and 16%
of the sample reporting both insertive and receptive anal
intercourse with known and unknown noncommercial partners,
respectively (p < 0.000). Although behavior often complied
with stereotyped role and identity, male-with-male sexual
practices were fluid. Reification of these categories in an
intervention context may hinder our understanding of the
differential HIV risk among MSM. - Not to
stigmatize but to humanize sexual lives of the transgender
(hijra) in Bangladesh: condom chat in the AIDS era (2008).
- A hidden
sexuality: hijra sex workers and their risks of HIV/AIDS and
std in Bangladesh (2002).
Beauty and Power: Transgendering and
Cultural Transformation in the Southern Philippines
- 1997 - by Mark Johnson. - Global
Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora - 2003 - by
Martin F. Manalansan IV (Review)
(Review). - Dear Uncle Go: Male Homosexuality In
Thailand - 1995 - by Peter Jackson (About
the Author) (Review)
(Review). - The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eneuchs of
India - 1998 - by Zia Jaffrey. (Related Information) (Review). - Gender
Diversity: Crosscultural Variations - 1999 - by
Serena Nanda (Review)
(Review). - Undercurrents:
Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong - 2008 - by
Helen Hok-Sze Leung (Google
(Review). - The
Mak Nyahs: Malaysian Male to Female Transsexuals -
2003 - by Yik Koon Teh, Teh Yik Koon (Review)
(Review). - Philippine
Gay Culture: Binabae to Bakla, Silahis to MSM - 2009
- by J. Neil C. Gracia (Review)
(Review). - Tritiya-Prakriti:
People of the Third Sex - 2008 - by Amara Das
book: A Third Sex Around the World) (Review). - Queer
Japanese: Gender and Sexual Identities through Linguistic
Practices - 2010 - by Hideko Abe. - 'O
Au No Keia: Voices from Hawai'i's Mahu and Transgender
Communities - 2001 - by Andrew Matzner (Review) (Review). - Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India
- 1998 - by Serena Nanda (Related)
(Related) (Review). - Toms
and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-sex
Relationships in Thailand - 2004 - by Megan J.
Toms and Dees (2009): Lesbians are accepted in Thai
society, even six-year-olds with mullet haircuts.).- The
Third Sex: Kathoey: Thailand's Ladyboys - 2004 - by
Richard Totman (Review)
A Review of Three Ethnographic Films: Ladyboys (1992), Sunflowers (1997), and Shinjuku Boys (1996). Other Films of Interest noted. - Ladyboys: The Film.
Quelques problèmes relatifs à la définition
de l'identité sexuelle dans l'anthropologie sociale
contemporaine (1996). - Des Transgenders. Le brouillage des identité
sur le marché de la prostitution (Related article: L'arc ou le panier.) - Carte
des intimités dans la famille et différenciation sexuelle de
l’enfant (2001). - Le
transsexualisme. - La
métamorphose transsexuelle comme renaissance (2007). - La
plus belle chose du monde la transsexualité (2009). - Entendre
la voix des enfants transsexuel-le-s et transgenres
(2006). - Quand
on nait transsexuel dans un pays du monde Arabe! (2009).
une conceptualisation du transsexualisme (2005). - L’identité
sexuelle (2006): Article en préparation pour l’ouvrage
collectif "dictionnaire de la transsexualité." - Le
transsexualisme : de nouveaux enjeux pour le travail social
? (2007). - Working
the edge : s'engager dans un travail thérapeutique avec des
jeunes ayant un développement atypique de l'identité de genre
changement de sexe et trajectoire biographique. Tous les
chemins mènent-ils à la demande de changement de sexe ?
Le journal des Travestis de Suisse Romande
et de France. - ABC: une association
d'entraide et de soutien pour transgenres.
Le journal des Travestis de Suisse Romande
et de France. - ABC: une association
d'entraide et de soutien pour transgenres.
ACT UP Paris: Discriminations
des transgenres et transsexuelLEs (Translation):
Les articles liés au sujet (2004-2011): 19 associations
dénoncent le mépris du TGI de Lyon vis-à-vis des trans (2010).
L’incarcération des trans’ (2010). Trans dépsychiatriséEs : on
aimerait bien (2009)...
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