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The tyranny of the gender binary:  "There must only be two genders" and harm will be done to all who are born in violation of socially learned beliefs." (Author of this Webpage) - Intersex embodiment: when health care means maintaining binary sexes (2004).- The worse of both worlds (2 parts, 2001, Sunday Times Magazine) (2001, Alternate Link): "How would you feel if you'd grown up thinking you were a girl and discovered at 20 that, genetically, you were a man? ..But in the West since the 1950s, standard medical procedure for treating children born with ambiguous genitalia has been to assign them a gender quickly to avoid ridicule and rejection... Surgeons, geneticists, endocrinologists and clinical psychologists form a team to decide, usually within a few days, what sex the child is to be designated. The rationale is that parents must be told as quickly as possible to prevent them from rejecting the child. This medical response is based on the assumption that normality is essential for parental and social acceptance and happiness." - Empirically Deconstructing the Sex/Gender Binary (2007): There are presumably two and only two kinds of people in the world: men and women. This work posits that the mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive categories of male and female fail to adequately describe that part of human experience referred to as sex and gender, and that ultimately biological sex is a social construction. - Transmuting Gender Binaries: the Theoretical Challenge (2007). - Doing Gender in Sex and Sex Research (2009). - Epistemic Gender, Sex Beyond the Flesh: Science, Medicine, and the Two-Sex Model in Modern America (2007). 

The Five Sexes: Why male and female are not enough. - The Five Sexes, Revisited (2000): The emerging recognition that people come in bewildering sexual varieties is testing medical values and social norms. - Boy or Girl? When Doctors Choose a Child's Sex (Video Review: Journal of Sex Research, May, 2001) - Male, Female, or Other. - Ms Magazine: Making the Cut - It's a girl! ..Or is it? When there's doubt why are surgeons calling the shots? -  A Way Out of the Gender Mess. - Thai Genders and the Limits of Western Gender Theory (2000). - How I Became a Queen in the Empire of Gender (Third Genders, American Aboriginal People. Other cultures). - Questioning Gender and Sexuality Binaries: What Queer Theorists, Transgendered Individuals, and Sex Researchers Can Teach Social Work (2004). - Playing With Gender: Judith Butler and Gender Performativity (2006). - Queer Theory and Gender Performativity (Lecture). - Gender Performativity and the Borderlands: Butler and Anzaldúa on Liminal Identity (2008). - Introduction to Judith Butler, Module on Performativity. - Sex and Gender: Conceptual Confusions. - Brief Communication: Gender and Sex: Vive la Difference (1998). - How Many Sexes? How Many Genders? When Two Are Not Enough.

The eight human genders N/A. - A portrait of the gender rainbow, along with nine answers to the question "How do you define gender? - Human Sexuality and Gender: What makes a person male or female? - Key variables in Social Investigations: Gender as a key variable? Issues in the use of gender. Deconstructing gender. - Neither Man nor Woman. - The uses and limitations of transsexual categories. - Transgender People Across Cultures Over Time. - The Transgender/Shaman Link. - Feminine, Masculine... Neuter? - Gender: Beyond Appearances. - Gendercide. - Performativity N.A: "Performativity is the process for individuals of repeating and mimicking societal markers of gender, which part of an overall theory that shows gender to be constructed.  If gender is a performance, then there is no preexisting true or false identity by which to judge an individual’s acts or traits." - Performativity (Wikipedia). - The nature of gender: Gender identity in persons who are intersexed or transgendered (2005). - In Search of the Elusive Definition of Heterosexuality (2012): “If male and female are two of a variety of sexes, and masculine and feminine two of a variety of genders, then heterosexual and homosexual are two of a variety of ways to combine them,” she notes.

Robinson, Matthew P (2000). Unspoken Assumptions: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Sexual Abiguity. Lambda Alpha Journal, 30, 28-41. PDF Download. This paper focuses on the issue of "sexually ambiguous" individuals - that is, those who exhibit traits that are neither exclusively female nor male - and the problems associated with their existence within a sexually dimorphic cultural context. It examines studies that investigate various innovations in Sambian, Indian, Navajo, Omani, and Samoan cultures that actively incorporate sexual ambiguity into their respective social and cultural systems. Specifically, it describes the nature of the social interactions, cultural significance, and adaptive strategies of these groups in relation to the respective cultural frameworks within which they exist. Looking at cultures whose constructions of sexuality acknowledge (and therefore legitimize) the existence of sexual ambiguity with the incorporation of a third sex class, this paper also discusses alternatives to the binary Western model of human sexuality... With many heated debates currently surrounding Western social policy issues such as civil rights protections for sexually diverse peoples, samesex marriages, and demographic reporting techniques such as the United States Census, the study of sexual ambiguity is especially relevant. Considering alternative models of sexual identity and classification provides us the opportunities to reconsider the implications of differential treatment towards sexually ambiguous and divergent peoples in Western society, to reevaluate and potentially redefine Western cultural assumptions about sexual "normalcy" and "deviance," and to renew our commitment to embracing human diversity.

The binary gender: a constructed phenomenon N/A.  - What’s the big deal about gender? – Female Identity as Intersex (2010): A U.N. report by Finnish international law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur, Martin Scheinin, says, “gender is not synonymous with women, and, instead, encompasses the social constructions that underlie how women’s and men’s roles, functions and responsibilities, including in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity, are understood.” The report stresses “gender is not static; it is changeable over time and across contexts.” - New UN Report Pushes Gender as a Social Construct not Based in Nature (2009). - IWF in the News: UN Report Says 'Gender Is Not Static, It Is Changeable'. -  The Report: Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. - Transgender People Face Violence, Obstacles (2007).

Breaking out of Binaries:  Reconceptualizing Gender and its Relationship to Language in Computer-Mediated Communication - by  Michelle Rodino (1997). - Facets - An Introduction to Dress and Gender: "Although the concept of multiple genders may seem alien to some cultures that lack the linguistic capacity to describe them, in many societies this is not the case. But are gender categories even necessary? Why must one become a fa'afafine in order to perform "women's work"? What is "women's work"? "Men's work"? Are words such as transgender, transsexual, transvestite, hermaphrodite and berdache accurate descriptions of who we are? Or are they just convenient (or in some cases, derogatory) categories for containing the unknown?" - Policy: Equitable Child Welfare Services Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (Children's Aid Society of Toronyo): Backgrounder on Gender Diversity (2008). 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. - Intersex: The space between the genders (2007): The West defines gender in two distinct categories. But gender may be a spectrum. Why does society, and even science, struggle to understand and accept those who are somewhere between male and female?

Undoing Gender (Deutsch, 2007): "Doing Gender," the groundbreaking article by Candace West and Don Zimmerman, appeared in the first issue of Gender & Society in 1987. Arguably one of the most important writings in the contemporary study of gender, "Doing Gender" has been cited 634 times, including 60 times in 2005 alone ... West and Zimmerman argued that gender is not something we are, but something we do. Gender must be continually socially reconstructed in light of "normative conceptions" of men and women. People act with the awareness that they will be judged according to what is deemed appropriate feminine or masculine behavior. These normative conceptions of men and women vary across time, ethnic group, and social situation, but the opportunity to behave as manly men or womanly women is ubiquitous. Thus, gender is an ongoing emergent aspect of social interaction... - An evolutionary perspective of sex-typed toy preferences: pink, blue, and the brain (2003). - Was pink originally the color for boys and blue for girls? (2008). - Learning gender in primary school playgrounds: findings from the Tomboy Identities study (2006).

"Doing Gender": The impact and future of a salient sociological concept (Messerschmidt, 2009): "Doing Gender" was one of the conceptual breakthroughs that compellingly responded to this theoretical impasse and considerably influenced feminist theory worldwide. The concept of "doing gender" was supported and confirmed during twenty years of intense sociological scrutiny and substantial cogent research. Not surprisingly, this concept became, and remains, immensely salient in sociology, gender studies, and feminist theory. Over the last eight years my research on "doing gender" has concentrated primarily on white working-class violent and non-violent teenage boys and girls (Messerschmidt, 2000, 2004). Through life-history interviews, I uncovered detailed accounts of gender interaction in three distinct "sites": the family, the school, and the peer group. This research validates the social processes involved in "doing gender." - Gender performativity (Wikipedia). - When Gender Isn't a Given (2004). - Building Boxes and Policing Boundaries: (De)Constructing Intersexuality, Transgender and Bisexuality (2008). - Dismantling the Gender Binary System (2009).

Out/Performing Our Selves: Sex, Gender and Cartesian Dualism (Wilton, 2000): Elements of feminist and queer theories and of phenomenology are used to engage with Cartesian dualism, in order to clarify the political implications of medicalized male-to-female (MTF) discourses. Particular attention is paid to descriptions of MTF as being in the `wrong' body. The author argues that this idea depends on a `shallow' model of corporeality, and suggests that a chronotopic model, by which the body is conceptualized as a process existing in both time and space, is more useful in counter-hegemonic theory. - Welcoming Dialogue: A Further Response to Out/Performing Our Selves (Hird, 2002).

Manning E (2009). Queerly Disrupting Methodology. Paper presented at the Celebrating Graduate Scholarship Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. PDF Download. Download Page. Beginning: Dichotomous thinking infuses numerous research methodologies, limiting what is allowed to exist. These ways of thinking and being negate queer existences because those who identify as queer live beyond the binaries of sex, gender and sexuality. Thus, queer methodologies are vital for exposing hegemonic linear ways of being and thinking that analyze, categorize and psychiatrize those outside of such polarized identities. My goal is not to delimit what a queer methodology is, but rather to add to the discussion regarding ontology and epistemology and how this may shift our gaze in a queer research inquiry. I argue queer methodologies provide space for the multiplicity of strangeness to exist as their disruption of normalcy and Otherness (Kumashiro 1999) is explicitly political. Queer methodologies deconstruct truth claims, question dualistic ontology and queer straight lines... Concluding: Although I do not make the argument for a specific queer methodology, I wish to contribute to the on-going conversation regarding queer methodologies. It is imperative that the ontology of researcher and research project question modernist ideas based on binary understandings. Embedded in research methodologies and methods are dichotomies of all kinds: homo/hetero, man/woman, female/male and insider/outsider, which need to be problematized as they simplify and erase the plurality we exist in. By deconstructing these binary notions, we call into being multiple existences previously rendered deviant or invisible. Resisting solidification of a queer approach to methodology is also important. By allowing disorientation, contradiction and plurality to exist within research, queer methodology remains reflexive through continually challenging its own character.

Fleshing Gender, Sexing the Body Refiguring the Sex/Gender Distinction. - Gender Criticism: What Isn't Gender. - About Gender: Towards a balanced account of gender and sex differences. - Sex and Gender: Same or Different? - Taking Sides: Issues in Sex and Gender. - Reevaluating Sex Reassignment: Evidence supports nature over nurture in establishing gender identity. - The Multi-Dimensionality of Gender. - Butler, Subjectivity, Sex/Gender, and a Postmodern Theory of Gender (2002). - Shaking up transgender assumptions (2007). 

Androgyny and Gender Dialetics (1997): "One of the biggest and most prevalent mistakes in Western Culture is the idea that there exist two separate and "opposite" genders, masculinity and femininity. This gender dualism is not only false and without any factual or scientific support, but also very harmful. One strategy to overcome this wrongness is the idea of androgyny, by which masculinity and femininity are not conceived as opposite ends of one spectrum, but as two separate spectrums: you can be or have both at once (or neither), not only the one or the other." - What is Gender? - Swinburne's Philosophy of Androgyny. - Androgyne: The Union of Opposites Within (Alternate Link). - The Amazon Connection. - Gender Gallery.

GenDissent Thesis (2000). - Gender Identity Disorder. - Notes on Gender Identity Disorder. - It's Time America! / It's Time Oregon: Position Paper on Gender Identity Disorder. - The Disparate Classification of Gender and Sexual Orientation in American Psychiatry. - An open letter to physicians regarding Gender Dysphoria. - Myth, Stereotype, and Cross-Gender Identity in the DSM-IV. - Biological Origins of Gender Dysphoria. - Gender Identity Disorder Articles. - Notes on Gender Role Transition: Rethinking the Gender Identity Disorder Terminology in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV

Culture, sexual lifeways, and developmental subjectivities: rethinking sexual taxonomies (1998, Social Research): "In the twenty years since the first English translation of Foucault's (1980[1978]) History of Sexuality, Volume 1, sexual categories have become conceptually and ideologically suspect. Building on Foucault's post-structural critique of sexual ideas and discourses, lesbian, gay, and feminist theorists have repeatedly contested the essential, intrinsic, or universal character of sexual identities." - Is Gender Identity Disorder in Children a Mental Disorder? (Sex Roles) "Because of flaws in the DSM-IV definition of mental disorder, and limitations of the current research base, there is insufficient evidence to make any conclusive statement regarding children who experience discomfort with their biological sex. The concluding recommendation is that, given current knowledge, the diagnostic category of GID in children in its current form should not appear in future editions of the DSM."

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 (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). - Forcing Boys to Be Boys: the persecution of gender non-conforming youth - April, 2001 - by Patience W. Crozier, Boston College Third World Law Journal, 21(1): "Part III discusses how the state reinforces gender borders through the legal system by punishing gender transgressions and supporting parental and medical efforts to pathologize gender non-conforming children... Gender Non-Conforming Youth in Schools: Both Invisible and Targeted by the Enforcement of a Binary Gender Model... Profound and enduring change in how gender should be viewed and how difference should be respected will not occur without major alterations to what society teaches children."

Forced crossing: An involuntary traveler across the gender line - and the first man who went under the knife to become a woman. - Who was David Reimer (also, sadly, known as "John/Joan")? - The True Story of John/Joan (Rolling Stone: Alternate Link). - Infant Sex Reassignment: A Case Study in Medical Experimentation. - Book Excerpt, Chapter 1. - The John/Joan Case: Another perspective (Milton Diamond, Ph.D.): Mr. Jack Heidenry, Editor in Chief of the Internet site, ThePosition, published a screed against Mr. John Colapinto and his book As Nature Made Him: The Boy who was Raised a Girl (2000). In so doing he published many false accusations about me. Apparently his writings had no editorial or fact checking. Nevertheless, there are too many unfounded assertions to let matters lie...." Book Review. - Boy raised as a girl suffered final indignity (2004): "Most of David Reimer's tragedies have been well-documented: how his penis was burned off during a botched circumcision, how doctors tried surgery and hormones to make him a girl and how the experiment went horribly wrong. But only his friends knew the 38-year-old Winnipegger was agonizing over yet another personal catastrophe in the months before he committed suicide last week. - Why did David Reimer commit suicide? - By John Colapinto. - The Death of David Reimer: A Case Study in Psychiatric Politics N/A.

Plastic Man: Gender, Genitals and Scientific Humanism (2006) (PDF Download): This is a summary of the plenary lecture delivered on 25 October 2006 at Thinking Through Gender and Science, a workshop at Queen’s University Belfast’s Gender Research Forum, which will be published in a different and longer form as ‘Plastic Man: Intersex, Humanism and the Reimer Case’, in Neil Badmington (ed.), Posthuman Conditions, a special issue of Subject Matters (forthcoming 2007)..." - He/She/Thee/Me and How We Came to Be (2008): " Last summer I read a very interesting book called As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl... in the case and I began to research it on the web. If the book had raised many questions in my mind about issues of nurture versus nature, of sexuality and gender, my research raised many more. But, perhaps the most interesting questions were those raised by the case of hermaphroditism, or intersexuality. By exploring what I thought were extreme cases of sexual ambiguity, I discovered that there are plenty of opportunities in biological sexual development for the lines that divide male and female to become blurred, and still be considered normal..." - Is gender a social construct or a biological imperative? (2000) - Who Abused Jane Doe?: Case histories make contributions to science and practice, but they can also be highly misleading... Our analysis raises several general questions about the use of case histories in science, medicine, and mental health. There is a cautionary tale not only for those professionals who advance the case history, but also for those who base their theories on it or would readily accept it as proof..."

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Transgender Coverage: the next frontier (1999, PDF Download). - Asian American journalists association hosts sex gender bender panel discussion (2001). - Multiple Communities Picket Boston Media, Demand Truthful News Coverage (1998). - Chestnuts: A critique of scientific and media reporting of sex and gender issues (2005). - News media sucks at reporting on violent attacks on transgender individuals in Washington, D.C. (2009). - Transforming Coverage:Transgender issues get greater respect—but anatomy remains destiny (2007): As of this writing, the major network and cable news programs had nearly doubled their coverage of transgender issues in 2007 compared to the same period of time in 2006. But while it’s an encouraging start, quantity does not necessarily equal quality, and coverage is still plagued with a narrow uniformity of subjects and a relentless and invasive fixation on anatomy. - Suggested Rules for Non-Transsexuals Writing about Transsexuals, Transsexuality, Transsexualism, or Trans----. - Transsexuals of Brazil. - The True Face of Islam : Iran has the highest rate of sex changes in the world (2011, YouTube: Cultural Tyranny?).

Serbia Becomes a Hub for Sex-Change Surgery (2012): Twenty years ago, newspapers here jeered that transsexuality was an act against God. Today, people are coming from around the world to Serbia for sex change operations, which are now subsidized for Serbs by national health insurance. “It is surprising that a conservative, patriarchal country is becoming a center for sex change operations, but social attitudes are slowly shifting,” said Cristian, a transgender activist from Belgrade who was unwilling to give his last name. Nearly 100 foreigners and Serbs have undergone sex reassignment surgery in the past year, and the numbers are growing, according to the Belgrade Center for Genital Reconstructive Surgery, with candidates coming from France, Russia and Iran, and from as far away as the United States, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. Serbia is becoming a transgender surgery hub, experts say, in part because genital reassignment surgery is costly, controversial and complicated and is shunned in many other countries in the region, including Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece and the other countries of the former Yugoslavia, according to Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, a professor of urology who leads the Belgrade Center. Even in medically advanced Western European countries like France, some surgeons complain that they cannot get proper training or that they are even rebuked by colleagues for performing sex reassignment, prompting many transgender people to go to Belgium for treatment. In Britain, where the procedure costs about $15,000 and is covered by the National Health Service, 143 such operations were performed in 2009, according to British news reports.

Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region (2012): A study titled Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region [PDF Download. PDF Download.] was released in Bangkok to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. According to this research, which was jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), transgender persons are among the most socially ostracized in this region and lack fundamental rights, including basic access to health care and social protection schemes. So there is need for concerted action by governments, civil society, development partners and the transgender community itself to design and conduct further research to fill the lack of information about transgender people and their environments. The report seeks to examine literature on laws, regulations, policies and practices that prompt, reinforce, reflect or express stigma and prejudice towards transgender people. It seeks to identify vulnerabilities to HIV and barriers to access or uptake of HIV related healthcare services, and attempts to establish a research agenda aimed at providing the sort of data that will enable a reduction in future risk, as well as better access to treatment, care and support for transgender people living with HIV. According to Dr. Sam Winter from the University of Hong Kong, the author of this report and a noted expert on the challenges of transgender people, “For too long, trans people have been lost in transition. Pushed to the social, economic and legal margins in a majority of countries in this region, trans people often suffer from poor emotional health and well-being. Many find themselves involved in risky behaviours and situations, such as unsafe sex and involvement in sex work. Social exclusion, poverty and HIV infection contribute to what we call a ‘stigma-sickness slope’, a downward spiral that is difficult to reverse. We hope that this report will demonstrate the burning need to address a very human crisis, viewed through the prism of HIV, which has taken a devastating toll on millions of our fellow citizens in our region and beyond”.

Winter, Sam (2012). Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region. Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Development Programme, UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. PDF Download. PDF Download. The Asia-Pacific region is home to a large number of trans* people; individuals whose gender identity, and/or expression of their gender, differs from social norms related to their gender of birth.1 Across the region it can be speculated that there are possibly 9-9.5 million trans* people, though existing research is scattered and small-scale, and is largely limited to trans* women.2 Asia-Pacific research, again scattered and small-scale, indicates alarming numbers of trans* women are HIV positive, with prevalence rates as high as 49 percent. There appear to be no data at all on HIV rates among trans* men, an emerging identity group. The number of trans* people of either gender who have died of AIDS, or what proportion they represent of overall AIDS-related deaths, is unknown. The regional HIV epidemic among trans* people is strongly linked to stigma and prejudice. This review, focusing on the literature post-2000, seeks to examine literature on laws, regulations, policies and practices that prompt, reinforce, reflect or express stigma and prejudice towards trans* people. It seeks to identify vulnerabilities to HIV and barriers to access or uptake of HIV related healthcare services, and attempts to establish a research agenda aimed at providing the sort of data that will enable a reduction in future risk, as well as better access to treatment, care and support for trans* people living with HIV...

Chinese transsexuals gaining acceptance (2004): Transsexuals such as Chen Lili, who hoped to compete in the Chinese Miss Universe contest, are making gains against social disapproval... Transsexuals have ceased to be taboo in urban China in recent years, and a total of about 500 Chinese men have so far had their sex changed surgically, according to statistics given by the country's state media. Chen, who underwent a sex change in November, first began attracting local attention as a hormone-taking transvestite singer in China's southern Guangdong Province more than eight years ago... "In 10 years the most important thing I want to achieve is to keep myself alive, to keep my life," she said, before laughing and claiming to be joking. The thousands of dollars she has spent on her physical transformation have come from singing. Despite offers, she has never prostituted herself, she said. Chen and the Jiangsu Sirrim clinic have also come to an agreement where she promises to do all media interviews at the clinic in exchange for free surgical procedures. - China to regulate transsexual operations (2009).

Sex in China – The Third Sex, Transgender People Struggle (2012): China has one of the largest populations of transgender people in the world, it is estimated that over 400,000 people consider themselves to be trapped in the body of the wrong gender. However many of these individuals face an uphill struggle if they wish to undertake surgery for sexual reassignment... In 2009, the government published fairly stringent regulations for anyone hoping to have surgery – some of these conditions seem reasonable given the severity of the surgery... The main requirements of the policy are as follows:... So China isn’t Thailand, and despite the fact that the country imports enormous numbers of Thai transsexuals to work as show girls – Chinese transsexuals have a much harder time being accepted into society... The final barrier to many of China’s transsexuals is that of money, gender reassignment is expensive (estimates are around 200,000 RMB) and many Chinese people simply cannot afford to have an operation of this nature. In a country where the average wage is 1,500 RMB a month, the average worker would need to go without food, clothes, a place to live, etc. for 11 years to be able to afford a sex change.

First Chinese transsexual gets marriage certificate (2004): Transsexual Zhang Lin received not only a new ID card, but a marriage certificate in Peng Township, Shuangliu County in Southwest China's Sichuan. - Chinese transsexual Chen Lili disqualified from Miss Universe (2004): Chen Lili, a 24-year-old trans-sexual from Sichuan Province, was shut out of the Miss Universe contest by organisers, saying she is an artificial woman. - Transsexual's wedding mirrors social changes (2004). -  China removes transsexual dancer as talent show judge (2011): A well-known contemporary Chinese dancer says she has been removed as a judge from a television talent show despite the objections of the show's producers, and believes it is because she is a transsexual. Shanghai-based retired dancer Jin Xing announced on her microblog that she had received the news in a telephone call this week from the director of the singing show, which is made by a television station in the eastern province of Zhejiang. "He told me that the reason for my removal, according to the regulator's letter, is because I am transsexual, which will have negative effects on society," Jin, a one-time colonel in a People's Liberation Army dance troupe, told Reuters. - Chinese transsexual talks openly about womanhood, sparks heated online debate (2011): Jin Xing (金星) is an internationally acclaimed dancer who had been fantasizing about being female since the age of 6. Though she was already mentally prepared to undergo full surgical transformation by age 16, it was not until 12 years later that she finally took herself to the operation table. “Only when I am truly successful can I expect the society to accept me for my differences,” said Jin at a recent interview.

Malaysia transsexual who lost name fight dies (2011): A 25-year-old transsexual who lost a court battle in Muslim-majority Malaysia to change his name to that of a woman has died, a report citing heart problems said Sunday. On July 18, a high court in conservative eastern Terengganu state ruled that a person's sex was determined at birth so Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz could not change the name on his identity card to that of a female. The Sunday Star newspaper said Ashraf was admitted to a hospital on Friday for low blood pressure and chest pains, having earlier suffered a bout of vomiting and dizzy spells. Ashraf, a former pharmaceutical assistant who underwent a full sex-change operation in neighboring Thailand in 2008, was born with an abnormally small penis, and died on Friday due to a heart problem, doctors said.- Malaysian transsexual vows to fight for her rights (2011). - Malaysian transgender singer fined for being ‘feminine’ (2012): Islamic court fines transgender woman after she ‘repents’ ... Malaysian transgender singer Hafiz Jeffri was fined by the Islamic Syariah high court for ‘dressing in women’s clothing and having feminine mannerisms’. The singer, also known as Kajol, ‘repented’ and had a prison sentence reduced to a 1,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($313, €250), government-owned newspaper The Star reported.

Entrevista a las representantes de la RedTraSex y la REDLACTRANS (2011, Translation): Elena Reynaga, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Red de Mujeres Trabajadoras Sexuales de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (RedTraSex) y Marcela Romero, Coordinadora Regional de la Red Latinoamericana de Personas Trans (REDLACTRANS) y Vice Presidenta de la Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans (FALGB) fueron entrevistadas por el equipo de corresponsales clave y hablaron sobre diferentes temas vinculados con su trabajo y activismo...  ¿Cuál es el trabajo de la REDLACTRANS en los otros países de América Latina y el Caribe?  Marcela: La red se ha fortalecido, identificando y empoderando a líderes en la mayoría de los países, quienes a su vez replican las experiencias a nivel nacional. Además, damos apoyo según las necesidades y disponibilidades de la red, tales como pronunciamientos y apoyo político, entre otros. Trabajamos en varios frentes el derecho a la identidad de género, al respeto, a la igualdad de oportunidades, al acceso a la salud, a la no violencia hacia las trans, que en muchos casos es ejercida por la misma policía que debería velar por nuestra seguridad. Muchos opinan que ser una persona trans es una enfermedad; sin embargo, ser trans es sentirse y pensarse como mujer a pesar de haber nacido con un cuerpo de hombre.

Informe especial: Transfobia y crímenes de odio en Guatemala (2011, Translation): En lo que va del año se cometieron 13 asesinatos de odio y una joven trans de 20 años está desaparecida. Johana Ramírez, referente de la Redlactrans en Guatemala, también sufrió un atentado y relata los pormenores de esta dura realidad... “En Guatemala hay una persecución continua a nuestra comunidad. La Justicia y el Estado persiguen a las compañeras trans”, explica Marcela Romero, Coordinadora Regional de la Redlactrans. También agrega que esta situación se repite en toda la región: “En Latinoamérica las trans no conocemos la democracia, no hay ley que nos ampare, nuestros derechos se vulneran día a día”. Ante esta grave situación, ninguno de los esfuerzos para reducir los factores de vulnerabilidad de hombres gays, trangéneros y trabajadoras sexuales tendrá éxito alguno. Estos repudiables acontecimientos merecen un trabajo coordinado de los gobiernos, la sociedad civil y las agencias internacionales, porque tienen que ser esclarecidos y es fundamental evitar futuros incidentes. Mientras tanto, si las cosas no cambian, estas ciudadanas serán blanco fácil de la violencia institucional que abusa y mata impunemente, bajo el amparo de los gobiernos. Que la orientación sexual, la identidad de género o el trabajo sexual sea causa de muerte es una responsabilidad compartida por todos nosotros, que requiere urgentes acciones y menos retórica..

Argentina: Las personas transexuales son las más discriminadas en televisión (2011, Translation): Las personas con identidades, expresiones de género, orientación o prácticas sexuales no normativas son los colectivos más discriminados a los cuales se les reservan etiquetas negativas y epítetos peyorativos y ofensivos, de acuerdo con las mediciones realizadas por el Observatorio de la Discriminación en Radio y Televisión...  El Observatorio, un espacio de cooperación institucional conformado por la Autoridad de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual (AFSCA), el Instituto Nacional contra la Discriminación, la Xenofobia y el Racismo (INADI) y el Consejo Nacional de las Mujeres (CNM), informó que "este sentimiento de rechazo y desprecio puede en ocasiones llegar a la violencia física, la agresión y hasta el exterminio". "Es habitual que en los medios de comunicación este colectivo sea objeto de burlas y chistes. Es importante recordar que la violencia física generalmente comienza con violencia verbal", dice el informe dado a conocer a propósito de celebrarse mañana el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, Lesbofobia y Transfobia. El informe explica que la discriminación es un conjunto de prácticas culturales de estigmatización y represión en función de las cuales se vulnera la igualdad de oportunidades, trato y resultados de distintos colectivos y sujetos sociales en función de la desigualdad y las diferencias que se atribuyen a los mismos...

Chile to cover sex change operations (2012): Chile will soon cover sex change surgeries under its public health plan in order to allow citizens of limited means to "recover their true sexual identity," Health Minister Jaime Manalich said.

Una organización argentina que lucha por los derechos de los transexuales en América Latina y el Caribe gana el "Premio Clarence H. Moore al Servicio Voluntario". (2009, Translation): Una organización argentina basada en la promoción de los derechos de las personas transgénero fue galardonada anoche con el prestigioso Premio Clarence H. Moore al Servicio Voluntario durante la ceremonia de los Premios a la Excelencia en Salud Pública Interamericana. La Fundación Panamericana de la Salud y Educación (PAHEF) y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) otorgaron el premio a REDLACTRANS (Red de América Latina y el Caribe de Personas Transgénero) en reconocimiento a la labor de la organización en impulsar la aceptación y los derechos humanos de las personas transgénero en la región y marcar un verdadero progreso...

Declaración Travestis Feministas, XI Encuentro Feminista Lat. y El Caribe (2009, Translation): XI Encuentro Feminista de Latinoamericano y El Caribe  31/03/2009 - Texto leído por Lohana Berkins - Texto leído por Lohana Berkins en la plenaria final del XI Encuentro Feminista de Latinoamericano y El Caribe. México D.F. Marzo de 2009: Estimadas Compañeras... Las travestis, transgéneros, transexuales y mujeres que tenemos la dicha de compartir este espacio con todas celebramos la realización de este evento y sobre todo celebramos la presencia de todos los feminismos y todas las feministas, No somos ni nos consideramos nuevos sujetos o nuevas sujetas del feminismo. Somos diversas travestis, transexuales, transgéneros, muxes, mujeres, vestidas, parecidas, colitas y los miles de nombres distintos que toman nuestras identidades, Estamos aquí porque como todas la presentes, somos feministas cada una a su modo y gusto. También somos lucha, resistencia, nombres propios, somos cuerpos y pasiones feministas enfrentando al sistema patriarcal que nos oprime a veces de manera idéntica y otras veces de manera diferente a como oprime a cada persona, sujeta o sujeto que no encaja en sus parámetros normativos de privilegio..

Presentación del documental: “Putas o peluqueras”. Historias de discriminación laboral de mujeres trans (2011, Translation): La sistemática exclusión social que viven las mujeres Trans en Colombia, su victimización por un sistema heteronormativo, patriarcal y prejuicioso y el alto nivel de violencia verbal, física y simbólica que viven en Colombia hombres y mujeres que libremente han optado transgredir el género y construir su identidad en relación a sus propias realidades, sentimientos y acciones; ha motivado el trabajo que en esta ocasión presentamos a la ciudadanía de la región Caribe para que en el marco del mes del “Orgullo Gay” (que se extiende por el reconocimiento de los derechos de lesbianas, bisexuales y hombres y mujeres Trans) se generen reflexiones, acciones y decisiones que garanticen al vida digna a las mujeres Trans de nuestra región...

Reporting on Transgender Legal Issues (2006): Many media outlets face challenges in accurately reporting about transgender people, our families, and our lives. Most times, these challenges simply reflect a lack of experience on the part of journalists in how best to report on stories that involve transgender people. Sometimes, inaccuracies are also a reflection of stereotypes that society has about gender and transgender people. And rarely, but still often enough that it is a problem, inaccurate reporting is the result of bias or at least willful ignorance on the part of an individual or a media institution. The following tips are primarily meant for the first category of people above. They are likely also helpful for the second category. Unfortunately, they will probably do little if anything to change the reporting practices of people in the third category. - The Hidden HIV Epidemic, Transgender Women in Latin America and Asia (2009). - Report Warns Murder Rate Against Transgendered People Is Rising (2009): A new report has found an estimated 200 transgendered persons were murdered from January 2008 to June 2009; which is enough to say that every three days a transgendered person is killed somewhere in the world.

Transvestites: A definite no-no in Dubai (2008). - Turkey: Transgender Activist Murdered (2009). - Turkey: Stop Violence Against Transgender People (2010). - Iran's 'diagnosed transsexuals' (2008): Homosexual relationships are banned in Iran, but the country allows sex change operations and hundreds of men have elected for surgery to change their lives. - Remembering Our Dead (2008): Below is a list of transgender people murdered in the middle-east (and other Islamic countries) whose deaths are attributable to prejudice and that were reported in the media. This list does not include victims that were unreported. - Kuwait (2008): More transgender people arrested, mistreated in detention as dress-code crackdown continues. - Lebanon (2010): Memoir sheds light on the life and struggles of Arab transsexual from Algeria.

Africa: Transgender Activists Attend Historic Gathering (2008). - Transgender Africa - The Forgotten People (2009). - Africa: Pro-Transgender Development - Challenges Posed by Religious Extremism (2010). - On Transgender Human Rights Issues in Africa (2006): In most African states, homosexuality is illegal. Juliet Victor Mukasa writes that in Africa, transgender people are punished and ostracised for being who they are. “While still with my parents, I was always beaten by my father for “behaving” like a boy. In school, the same story. While peeing one day my neighbour’s daughter found me peeing while squatting and she screamed like she had seen a monster.” ... In Africa, transgender people are seriously punished for being who they are. - South African bank assists on transgender IDs (2006): South Africa's First National Bank has grown the favourite of the nation's small transgender minority after it helped out a Burundian female male-born refugee getting a bank account. As a transgender refugee in South Africa, identity problems may often be a big hurdle to overcome. - Transgender Organizing in Africa (2008): Issues and Analysis. - Ugandan activist punished for transgender identity (2009). - Peace Corps from a Transgender Volunteer’s Perspective: I am an RPCV who successfully served in rural Africa. I also happen to be the first transsexual man to have done so.

Church and Organizations Slam Dominican Republic Transvestite Beauty Pageant (2009): Governor allows it as long as it is held inside and minors are not allowed. - Transgender, intersex leaders meet in Argentina, issue declaration ( 2005). - Guatemala: Transgender People Face Deadly Attacks (2006). - Transgender Murders in Chile Increasing (2007). - Argentina: Transvestites find a voice (2008). - Cuba: Transvestite cabaret helps bring tolerance (2007). - Cuba:  Transvestites and Crossdressers Key Workers Against AIDS (2008). - Obstacles for the advancement of lesbian, transvestote and bisexual women's rights in Columbia (2010). - Buenos Aires Transvestites Push Neighbors to Share Rose Garden (2007). - Transsexual Is Argentina’s “Woman of the Year” (2009). - Indigenous Drag Queens at the Center of Fiesta in Mexico (2008). - Mexico:  Supreme Court Debates Transsexual’s Right to Privacy (2008). - Latin American Countries Launch Programs To Improve Health Care For Sexual Minorities (2008). - IGLHRC publishes report - Latin America: Transgender People Surviving Extreme Poverty (2009). - Uruguay: Transforming Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Citizenship (2009). - Transgender group seeks end to Guyana dress code laws (2010). - BBC (2009):  Venezuela 'silent' on hate crimes rise... "We've registered over 20 murders of transsexual people in Venezuela so far this year, which is more than twice the number seen in the second half of last year," says Ms Cerezo, who is a transsexual hairdresser in one of the rougher neighbourhoods of Caracas, Flores de Catia...

Violations of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons in Honduras: A shadow report (2008).  - Honduras: IGLHRC Expresses Outrage at Human Rights Abuses After Military Coup (2009): The transgender activist's murder occurred on the night of June 29, 2009, after she went to work during the military-imposed two-night curfew. She was found dead in the morning of June 30, 2009, one block away from San Pedro Sula's Gay Community Center, with two gunshot wounds: one through her head and one in her back. Local activists in Honduras claim she was killed by military police patrolling the streets. Representatives from Colectivo TTT/REDLACTRANS have protested the murder. Five other LGBT activists-Hector Licona, Donny Reyes, Patrick Pavon, Claudia Cervantes and Lizeth Ávila-were arrested, detained and then beaten while in custody on June 29. The arrests occurred while the activists were participating in a demonstration in support of the democratically elected government. All of the activists are well-known public figures, known to be leaders in the LGBT movement.

Police torture transvestites in Argentina (1997). - Turkish Transsexual Activist Beaten and Arrested by Police (1997). - Policemen allegedly execute transvestite in Brazil (1998). - Ecuador: Transvestite Sex Workers Suffer Arbitrary Arrest, Forced HIV-Testing, and Other Indignities at Hands of Local (2000). - Facing the Music, Transsexual Diva Returns to Storm of Controversy (1998). (Related Information) - Transsexuals lose Euro court fight (1998). - The European Court of Justice: a transsexual who was sacked from a job in Cornwall should not have been dismissed (1996). - Seventh Gay Transvestite Killed in El Salvador (1998). - IGLHRC: UN Rep Meets with Transgender Activists (2001). - Transsexual Revolution Brews in UK's Leafy Suburbs (2002, Must Scroll). - Transgender Rights Bill Hits New York City (2001).

Transsexual teacher's ouster sparks student protest (1999). (The Advocate). - Transsexual sues United Airlines after being refused passage while dressed as a woman (2001). - The World: transsexual politician in New Zealand (2000). - Surprise? It's a Man's World in Iran: transsexual woman elects to be changed back to man (2000). - Transgender Sex Work in the News (1996/97). - Rhode Island Adopts Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Law (2001). - Transgender Teacher Comes Under Fire (2000).

Cross-Dressing Students Get 'Transvestite Toilet' at Thai School (2008). - LadyBoy On A Plane: The World’s First Transgender Air Hostess (2006).  - Thai Paradise Not (1998). - Transsexual man wins bid to reenter high school (2000, Japan). - Japan's First Legal Sex Change (1998). (Related Article) - See "Asia" section for more information.

Press For Change: In The News: - Pre-1996. - 1996. - 1997. - 1998. - 1999. - 2000. - 2001. - 2002. - PFC-News mailing list archive: 1997 to 2008. - Press for Change: PFC-News mailing list.

Transgender World News. - Transgender News Group: an internet news service focusing primarily on news and commentary relating to transgender, intersex and gender variant persons around the world.- Transgender News.  - tgguide's Transgender News and Current Events. - Transgender Law and Policy Institute: News.

Trangender News (Italy: Sito dedicato alla questione Transgender, Transessuale, Intersessuata)  - ECCO: Transgender News. - Transgender News. - News: Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Sexual-Transgender issues in Cuba (To 2010 +). - Trans News Updates: Compiled and edited by Lynn Conway. - Transsexual And Transgendered News (Laura's Playground).

List of transgender-rights organizations (Wikipedia). - TGEU: Transgender Europe. - International resources for transsexual women.

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Discrimination / Abuses / Murders / Legal Issues

Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People.- 2000 - by Viviane K. Namaste: "Namaste explores myriad ways by which transsexual and transgender (TS/TG) persons are erased, or excluded, from various social institutions, including academe, medicine, and social service organizations... This book is unique because of its focus on the exclusion of transsexuals from social systems and institutions, rather than the production of transsexuals via medicine and psychiatry... In the second section of the book, on culture, Namaste conducts extensive literary criticism, focusing on the erasure of TS/TG persons in popular culture and rhetoric... In the final section of the book, on institutions, Namaste's proposed activist research shines through during her discussion of research politics, methods, and the findings from her interviews with 33 Canadian TS/TG individuals. She opens this most interesting section of the book with a discussion of queer-bashing and the conflation of sexuality and gender in homophobic and transphobic attacks..." - Transgender Day of Remembrance 2009- Trans Murder Monitoring Project: 333 cases of reported murders of trans people in the last 2 years (2010). - Iowa Transgender Day of Remembrance 2009: Speech Text. - Transgender Human Rights Issues (To 2007). - Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming People Among First, Most Affected by War on Terror's Biometrics Craze (2012).

Transgender Tragedies: A new analysis finds Washington, D.C. topping the list in transgender murders. - Murder underscores anti-transgender violence in D.C. (2009). - Another Trans Woman Joins the Remembering Our Dead List (2009). - Another “Beyoncé” Killing: New Orleans Trans Murder Hate Motivated? (2009). - Murdered Trans-teen Gwen Araujo Vindicated by CA Appeal Court Ruling (2009). - Another Trans Woman of Color Shot in Memphis (2009). - Russian Trans Woman Murdered (2009). - Transphobia in reporting Houston trans woman’s murder (2010). - Syracuse Sucks If You're Trans And Murdered (2009). - Hate-Crimes Against Transgender People Grow but Community Response Deepens (2008): In 2008, the transgender community and its allies suffered some of the highest incidents of violence against people targeted for their gender identity or expression. High-profile murders of transgender people and people targeted for their gender expression reached double digits as we lost Adolphus Simmons, Ashley Sweeney, Sanesha Stewart, Lawrence King, Simmie Williams, Ebony Whitaker, Angie Zapata, Jaylynn Namauu, Nakhia Williams, and most recently Ruby Molina. You can click here to learn more about their lives. These people were multiracial, native Hawai’ian, Black, Latina, and white. They ranged in age from early teens to mid-40s and spanned the US from coast to coast.

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re young and we’re strong! Let’s get this straight: Homophobia and transphobia kill. - Transphobia Kills (Video). - Fierce Love (Presented at the Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2008, Edmonton, Alberta). -Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Bias: 2008 Hate Crime Survey (2008, About Human Rights First). - Can a Trans-gendered Person be 'one of us'? Should male to female trans-gendered volunteers be eligible for training in women's crisis centres? - America’s Undeclared War On African American Trans Women (2009). - Genderbashing: The common root of Homophobic and Transphobic violence (2008).

McBride R-S, Hansson U (2010). “The Luck of the Draw” A Report on the Experiences of Trans Individuals Reporting Hate Incidents in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Institute for Conflict Research. PDF Download. This is the first report to study transphobic hate incidents in Northern Ireland, the effect such incidents have on trans individuals and the issues that might constrain trans persons from reporting such incidents to the PSNI. The core focus of the report has been to give a voice to the views, opinions and experiences of trans individuals in relation to hate crime and the way in which experiencing a transphobic incident impacts one‟s perception of safety and also one‟s emotional, physical and psychological well-being...

Banning the "Trans Panic Defense" (2009). - A Heat of Passion Offense: Emotions and Bias in "Trans Panic" Mitigation Claims (2005, Alternate Link). - Trans Panic Defense Underway in Trial for Angie Zapata’s Murder (2009). - Why Hasn't the "Gay Panic" Defense Died a Miserable Death? (2010). - Evil Deceivers and Make-Believers: On Transphobic Violence and the Politics of Illusion (2006). - Transgender People Face Violence, Obstacles (2007).

Latino Commission on AIDS: "The transgender community has been among the most affected communities when it comes to HIV/AIDS but we are often disregarded in the rush to address how AIDS impacts a specific community,” said Nora Molina, a Latina transsexual activist in a sentiment also shared by other participants.  “This is particularly neglectful considering that there is also no funding for research on HIV/AIDS in transgender or transsexual communities of color,” she added. - Being Transgender in the Latino Culture. - Latino AIDS Agency Evicted Because Transgender Clients Used ‘Wrong’ Bathroom, ACLU Charges in NY Lawsuit (2001). "Jackson Heights -- which is one of New York’s largest gay communities, is 45 percent Latino and has one of the largest concentration of Latina transgendered people in the nation -- is home to many Latinos affected by HIV/AIDS." -  Judge's Rulings Favor Latino AIDS Agency in Transgender Discrimination Suit (2003). - Bias Against the Transgendered Closes HIV/AIDS Agency. - Transgender Latinas Organize at City College (2010). - Story of a Latina Lesbiana Searching For the Respect She Deserves (2010): “Among Latinos, homosexuality is understood as a problem with your gender, and there is a lot of shame connected with that,” Díaz said. “The Latino culture is obsessed with the question, ‘Are you a man or a woman?’”

International Transgender Day of Remembrance.  - Day of Rememberance. - Memorial - Remembering our Dead: "Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." George Santayana. - "I Wish I Looked Like Matthew Shephard" A poem by Yosenio Lewis, an amazing Latino trans activist (Related: Transgender Day of Remembrance, SF 2002, Video). - The hidden hate epidemic: Violence against the transgendered is widespread, brutal--and often unnoticed. (The Advocate) "In November, about a month after 21-year-old Matthew Shepherd was pistol-whipped and lashed to a fence on a rural Wyoming road in subfreezing temperatures, Rita Hester, a 34-year-old transgendered woman in Allston, Mass., was stabbed some 20 times in the chest. Just before New Year's Eve, Vianna Faye Williams, a 36-year-old preoperative transsexual in Jersey City, N.J., was stabbed nine times in her back, neck, and chest. In January, Donald Fuller, an 18-year-old cross-dresser who went by the name Lauryn Paige, was found stabbed with his throat cut in a patch of woods in Austin. In February, Houston police reported that an unknown man wearing women's clothing was shot several times in a motel parking lot. In March, Tracey Thompson, a 33-year-old transgendered woman, was beaten on a Georgia country road. All died." - Another transgender murder. - Rash of murders shock community (2002) N/A: August was one of the deadliest months on record for Transgender murders. - Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries Demand Justice. Sylvia Rivera Critiques Human Rights Campaign Disinterest. Other Groups Endorse Commemoration for Amanda Milan. - 'Disposable People': A wave of violence engulfs the transgendered, whose murder rate may outpace that of all other hate killings. - Murders of Gender Non-Conforming Youth Documented in New Report.

Amanda Milan was a jet-setting, transgender escort  Why did she wind up with a knife in her throat at New York's Port Authority bus terminal? - Remembering Rita Hester: " This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of Rita Hester. Rita, an African-American transsexual woman, was found in her apartment in Allston on November 28, 1998. In the Boston area alone, one transsexual woman, usually of Afro-American decent, has been murdered every year for the last 5 years. Per capita, this is an alarming rate. - Teaching Transgender Victims of Sexual Violence how to Access Legal Rights in Chiang Mai Thailand (Video).

City in Florida Fires Official Who Planned to Change Sex: "LARGO, Fla., March 24 2007 - The longtime city manager here was fired early Saturday, one month after he disclosed his plans to seek a sex change." - Activists: Fired city manager could be transsexual champion: "Steve Stanton loved this city he ran for 14 years. This week, he asked the city to love him back - to accept his plans to pursue sex-change operation and let him keep his $140,000 job as city manager. It didn't." -  Fired Fla. transsexual takes case to TV N/A. - Fired Transsexual City Manager Won't Sue N/A: "A city manager fired after revealing his plans to have a sex change said he will not sue the city that fired him and he will begin living as a woman full-time by the end of May."

Gender outlaws (2005): Transgender prisoners face discrimination, harassment, and abuse above and beyond that of the traditional male and female prison population... “There were a lot of queens in jail,” Mahan mentions offhandedly. Transgender and gender-variant people, as a population, are incarcerated at even higher rates than the general population of African American men, although the majority of those incarcerated are also people of color. In San Francisco, a 1997 study conducted by the city’s Department of Public Health found that 67 percent of MTF respondents and 30 percent of FTM respondents had a history of incarceration. Almost a third of MTF respondents had been jailed in the past year. The numbers are staggering: among U.S. adults, only 3 percent are or have been incarcerated. Overall, “unless they’re rich, [most transgender people have] spent a little time in jail,” says Judy Greenspan.

Handbook on monitoring and reporting homophobic and transphobic incidents (ILFA-Europe). - Transphobic Violence in Portugal (2006). - Transphobic Hate Crime in the European Union (2009). - Transgender Need Not Apply: A Report on Gender Identity Job Discrimination (2010, New York).

Honduras: Reconciling a “Culture of Non-Violence” and Transphobia (2009). - Perú: New Transphobic Aggression By Lima’s Serenazgo. Violence Must Stop! (2006). - Fighting Discrimination in Latin America: the “antihomophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia Guidelines”. - Transphobia in Mexico and America, Handbook of intolerance (IGLA, 2009): We have been nurturing the handbook of intolerance and tranphobia some time ago; however, we are not the only ones who have closely followed this terrible list of deaths, pain and injustice to the trans and LGBT community in general. We’ve received some shocking information from Mexico and we are still on this fight in order not to forget them all. The handbook has been increased by recent cases in Peru, which has been described as a wave of gay’s murders. This is a list that opens the bleeding wound.

5 Questions About Transgender Rights. - The Transgender Rights Movement in the 21st Century (2003). - Lambda legal: Transgender Rights. - Transgender Rights Updates (USA, 2009). - New York Assembly moves transgender rights bill forward (2010). - The transgender rights deficit (2009): Across Europe transgender rights lag behind those of other groups. We're working to change that. - Transgender Rights in Asia (2009). - Nepal Jumps Ahead on Gay and Transgender Rights (2008) (Related 2009 Video: Transgender Rights in Nepal). -  Pakistan Grants Transgender Rights (2009). - Sexual Rights of Gays, Lesbians, and Transgender Persons in Latin America (2005).

Jillian Todd Weiss Web Pages: - Dissertation: "The Cutting Edge of Employment Diversity: Transgender Human Resources Policies in U.S. Employers (PDF Download, 2 Megs) (Executive Summary). "The Gender Caste System: Identity, Privacy and Heteronormativity." 10 Law & Sexuality. 123 (2001): 123-86 (PDF Download). The paper was also presented at the XVII Harry Benjamin International Symposium On Gender Dysphoria in Galveston, Texas, October 31-November 4, 2001.

Transgender Legal Links. - The Canadian Task Force For Transgendered Law Reform N/A. - A Bill of Gender Rights. - Trans Across America:  "transgenders" are emerging as the newest group to demand equality (Time Magazine, 1998). (Time magazine becomes one of the first national publications to present an extensive article on transgender individuals N/A.) - The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law: Transgender Issues and Sexual Orientation. - A Dictionary of Words for Masculine Women. - FTM International. - Transgender Employment Links.

List of transgender-rights organizations (Wikipedia). - TGEU: Transgender Europe. - International resources for transsexual women. - Transgender Law and Policy Institute. - Human Rights Campaign: Transgender.

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Internet Resources:

Varied Websites: The Trans Group Blog: where you'll find a working group of writers who have written about trans topics, and is intended to give voice to a diversity of voices within the trans community. - Transpolitical Blog. - Laura's Playground: Transsexual, Crossdressing, Transgender, Gender Dysphoria. Articles. - News. - Transsexual Menace, Toronto. - GenderTalk Radio Archives. - Articles related to the Geography of Gender, Race, and Class. - Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition. - Portal for transgendered People. - Northern Concord (England). - Trans Australia. - Gender and Life's Paths: Transgender related information and resources. Many news items from around the world. - The Antijen Pages. - Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Transgender Resources.

Varied Resource / Information Pages: - Cross Dressers Wives - Resources. - Transgender Organizations and Support Groups in California. - Trans & Intersex Resource List. - TransGender Canada. - Documentaries on Transgender Issues (2008). - Links to online papers on gender in the ancient world. -'s article index. - UKIA Link.- World Wide Web Review: Webs of Transgender. - Index to the sites 'A Gender Variant Who's Who' (previously Gender Variant Biography) and 'Gender Variance in the Arts'  March 2007 – January 2010. - Jewish Transgender Resources. - Trans / Butch-Femme - Gender Resources. - Liens: transsexes - transsexuels/les, transgenres, transvestiEs. - Trangendered Resources. - Trans Australia - A resource for Australian's experiencing Transsexualism / Gender Dysphoria: Links. - Androgyne Online: - Some Transsexuals are Not Really Transsexual, but Androgyne. - Transgender Links Pages. the web site for Emi Koyama, the activist/author/academic working on intersex, sex workers' rights, (queer) domestic violence, genderqueer, anti-racism, and other issues. - Zines by Intersex Initiative. - Zines by Emi Koyama. - Article located at - Interrogating the Politics of Commonality: A Possibility for Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Alliance (2001 Keynote Address at Transcending Boundaries conference). - The Transfeminist Manifesto (PDF Download). - 'Zines by Emi & The Feminist Conspiracy Press: Index. (Includes "Teaching Intersex Issues: A Guide for Teachers of Women's, Gender & Queer Studies, June 2001 & Introduction to Intersex Activism: A Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Trans Allies, October 2001). - How I Became a Queen in the Empire of Gender: This talk was presented at the conference “Lesbian and Gay History: Defining a Field” held at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York, October 7, 1995. Personal domain of Leslie Feinberg where you can explore the entire spectrum of sex and gender and the movement for liberation. - Books. - Articles. - Speeches. - References. - Blog: Femme 2.0 ou le parcours transsexuel (Translation).

Support / Education: - The International Foundation for Gender Education. - Information and Resources on Transgender Issues (Queen's University: Transgender/Transsexual Policy Group). - Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools (2004). - The Renaissance Transgender Association: Support and information for transgendered individuals: Crossdressers, Transvestites, Transsexuals. - Human Rights Campaign: Transgender.- Transgender Education and Support Resources (Lanbda 10 Project).

FORGE: A national education and advocacy organization supporting FTM+s and SOFFAs. - Publications and Resources.

Ingersoll Gender Center (Seattle): Supports transgendered people toward growth and well-being. We provide support, education, advocacy, and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends as well, in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity.

Counseling: - Articles by Arlene Istar Lev located at : Social Work Embraces Transgender. - Being a GOOD Gender Therapist. - Published Writings. - TIGRIS: Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and Sexuality. - Transgender and Gender Identity Index of Writings and Recommended Readings. - - Issues of Countertransference in Therapy with Transgender Clients. - Links. - Transsexual Women's Resources (Anne Lawrence).

Survivor Project: a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action. - Readings. - Internet Resources.

FORGE: - Practical Tips for Working with Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence. - Transgender/SOFFA: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Sheet. - Transgender Elders and SOFFAs: A Primer for Service Providers and Advocates. - Trans Elder Health Issues. - Social Change and Justice for All: The Role of SOFFAs in the Trans Community. - Transgender Aging Network: Elder TG.

CUAV (SF): the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization. Our mission is to prevent and respond to violence against and within our diverse LGBTQQ communities. We accomplish this through peer-based counseling, direct assistance, education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy.

Trans Health: - The online magazine of health and fitness for transexual and transgendered people: - Aging. - Body Modifications. - Disability.  -Fitness & training. - Health and wellbeing. - Health care services. Hormones. - Mental & emotional health. - Nutrition. - Origins. - Sexuality. - Sports & competition. -  Surgery. - Transitioning. - Justin's Columns. - Pandora's Columns. - Transgendered Children and Youth,  Ottawa-Carleton, ON, Mental Health Resources. - Press For Change: Health and Social Care.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association,  HBIGDA): a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA): Transgender Health Resources. - TransMedicine (2006): How will you treat your transgender patients? - Gender and Sexuality. - Medical Student Electives in LGBT Health.

Transgender Health Program (Vancouver, BC): Programs & Services. -  Education & Support. - Online Library. - Resources. - Seven sets of detailed practice protocols for clinicians in BC. - Consumer Information PDFs.

Intro to Transgendered Health Issues. - Transgender Health.

Advocacy / Rights: - The TransAdvocate. - Facing Trans: Inclusion, Advocacy, and Empowerment Workbook, Guide, and Resource Packet. - The International Foundation for Gender Education & Transgender Tapestry: Promoting Acceptance for Transgender People. - Press For Change: Health and Social Care.

NGLTF:  Transgender Issues: Preliminary Findings - National Transgender Discrimination Survey (2009). - Jurisdictions with Explicitly Trans-Inclusive Discrimination Laws (2008). - Scope of Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Discrimination Laws (2008). The Task Force has published three transgender-specific publications: Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People: The Nine Keys to Making LGBT Organizations Fully Transgender-Inclusive (2008), Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers (2000) and Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People (2003).

Press for Change: a political lobbying and educational organisation. We campaign to achieve equality and human rights for all trans people in the United Kingdom, through legislation and social change.- Gender Politics Index. - Legal Matters. -

Trans-IGLA: The Trans people and groups (travestis, transgender, transsexuals and intersexual), members, along with LGB (Lesbian, gays, bisexuals) identities that are federated in ILGA, form at this moment the Trans Secretariat, which approaches the variety of situations that reflect the themes of this sector about sex-generic diversity. But this space is open for ALL people and Trans organizations who would like to take part of the discussion and decide the course of this page and possibly to integrate themselves to a world-wide federation materialized in ILGA. According to the agreement of the pre-conference during the World-wide Conference of ILGA in Geneva 2006, this site is made to tie all the Trans people and organizations around the world, through its 6 regions: North America; Latin America and the Caribbean; Africa; Europe; Asia; New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific islands (ANZAPI). It is a really interesting challenge and we hope that we all take an active a part in it.

Children / Youth: - Mermaids - For Transgendered Children, their families and carers. . - TYFA - Serving Transgender youth and their families. - TransActive: Serving Trans Youth and Their Families. - Transgender Youth Links. - Lambda 10 Project: Transgender Education and Support Resources. - Safe Schools: Transgender and Gender Variant Children and Youth: Resources for Parents/Guardians, Family Members, Educators and Allies. - Let’s talk trans: A resource for trans and questioning youth.

Publications: - The International Journal of Transgenderism (Abstracts): Vol 8 to 11+. - The International Journal of Transgenderism (Full Text): Vol 1 to 6. - Liminalis – Journal for gender emancipation and resistance: "Liminalis" is a project of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Transgender Netzwork Berlin (TGNB). Liminalis supports the aims of, and provides critical theoretical insights into transgender and intersex movements. On the one hand this leads to a critical reflection of methods and structures of those sciences that deal with the analysis of genders and sexualities. On the other hand Liminalis is based on, promotes and demands depathologizing and deexoticizing approaches to research. Hence, Liminalis is dedicated to link social movements with critical research. - Full Text Papers by AH Devor.

Major Information Sites: - transray: information system for transsexual matters. - is designed to provide educational and community resources for those with an academic or personal interest in the spectrum of gender identities. is a project in association with AGREAA: The Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia & Action. - (German: für transsexuelle, transvestiten und transgenderisten) - TransgenderAsia: Older Website. - TransgenderAsia: From 2002 to Present. -

Lists of Internet Trans Resources: International resources for transsexual women. - Worldwide Transgender Support Groups (Laura's Playground).

History: - For the Study of Women & Gender in Ancient World: Links to pertinent essays, lectures, and journal articles.

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Movies / Videos / The Arts:

The Ultimate "Planet Out" Guide to Queer Movies (Subject: Transgender). - Transgender Films. - Gender on celluloid: movies that address gender identity issues. - Transgender Cinema. - SF Chronicle Looks Back At Transgender Films. - The list below was compiled from multiple sources which indexed films relating to transgender, transsexuality, sex-change, transvestism, crossdressing, and drag, and it is intended to be a complete index to such films. - (r)Evolution of Gender Exhibition. - Transgender Comedy Not Amusing to Some (2010). - Doing Deviance, Teaching Conformity: How Transgender Characters in Hollywood Films Promote Normative Gender Roles (2009). - Negative Transgender Imagery in Horror Films Explored (2008). - The Top 15 Transexual Killer Movies.

The Transgender Decision (Video, 2011): The decision to change one’s gender, or even to decide to start this course of action, isn’t one to be taken lightly. Paul Vasey and Marc Breedlove speak of fellow psychologist Kenneth Zucker’s work in the field of transgender development. They debate issues of acceptance, whether the child can truly know, and how their view can change upon reaching puberty.

Reel Forecast: Human Rights Film Festival, Transgender docs double-feature, and more (2010): There's a great double-feature happening at Concordia University on Monday night. Two documentaries exploring issues around sexuality, gender and gender transformation will screen back-to-back, surely followed by the usual charged discussion that comes with a Cinema Politica screening. Boy I Am (dir. Sam Feder & Julie Hollar, USA, 2006) covers female-to-male transgender experiences, while Girl Inside (dir. Maya Gallus, Canada, 2007) does the flip-side. - Girl Inside Documentary Wins Gemini Award (2008). - She's a Boy I Knew (2007): Outcast Films. - T: A documentary feature film.

Conn, Kirby (2004). ODD ONES OUT: A Documentary Film Exploring the Lives of Three Transgender Youths. Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design (PDF Download). - Odd Ones Out: Three Transgendered Teens' Reconciliation of Body and Mind (2005). - Odd Ones Out, 2008, Produced by Rainlake Productions, Directed by Dana McClure and Kirby Conn, DVD, color, 47 min. 

Film on Irish transgender person wins rights award (2009): Winning short film My Identity was directed by Vittoria Colonna. The documentary tells of the battle and discrimination faced by transgender person Lee and the impact which his identity had on his daughter Siobhán. - "Prodigal Sons" is not your typical transgender film (2010): Kimberly Reed: There’s a lot of escapist fare out there and there always has been. We’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world with "Prodigal Sons" and it has been absolutely astonishing to see how well it connects with audiences all over the place. I think that films, especially documentary films, should portray the real complexity of our lives. - Transsexual film-maker Kimberly Reed wows America with Prodigal Sons (2010): The tale of two small-town brothers and their battles with identity, both sexual and biological, has defied all expectations. - Film Review: Prodigal Sons.

You Don't Know Dick: Courageous Hearts of Transsexual Men [video]. - 1997 - Directed and Produced by Candace Schermerhorn and Bestor Cram (Review: Journal of Sex Research, May, 2001) - Reel transsexuals: 'The Adventures of Sebastian Cole" is latest film portrayal of a transsexual. (The Advocate, May 25, 1999) - Portrait of a man.(transsexual photographer): Born as a woman, an award-winning photographer tells how he became the man he is today. (The Advocate) - Hot Docs kudos for Davis' pic.U.S. filmmaker Kate Davis' transsexual love stow "Southern Comfort" took the top two prizes at the weeklong Hot Docs Intl. Documentary Festival (2001). - Examining the Politics of Trans Images in Film and Media (2009).

Multiple Genders: Mind and Body in Conflict [video]. Produced by Anna Laura Malago. 1997 (Review: Journal of Sex Research, May 2001). - My Mother Frank. Produced by Phaedon Vass, Susan Vass, John Winter, Australia (Review) - Just Like a Woman (Review). Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Review).- Boys Don't Cry - Movie Review. - The Brandon Teena Story. - Brandon goes to Hollywood : Boys Don't Cry and the transgender body in film (2003). - Riot Acts: Film Explores The Lives Of Transgender And Gender Variant Musicians (2010, Video).

Transgender Documentary Reveals What Other Films Refuse (2007): Trans/Formed, the gritty, new documentary fom Cleo Valente, shows the unabashed detailed lifestyle of one of the largest transgender communities, located in Los Angeles, California. - Transgender Teens (2003, Documentary): A transgender person perceives their body to be one sex, while their brain says they are the opposite sex. Although there are families who stand by their children through this transition, many are thrown out of their homes, often leading to a desperate life of depression, prostitution, and even suicide. This program tells the story of two transgender teenagers and the people who help them live with their identity.

Netherlands Transgender Film Festival 2009: The Netherlands Transgender Film Festival (NTGF) is a bi-annual event organised by T-Image Foundation since 2001, a community-based and non-profit organisation set up in 2000 that aims to organise cultural and educational events to encourage visibility and positive representations of transgender issues. - May 19: International Symposium on Trans Cinema Studies.

Deaf Shorts to Premiere at [SF] Transgender Film Festival: Of particular interest is the world premiere of excerpts from Lexie Cannes, a film by Tom Bertling. The film tells the story of a deaf woman who is being stalked, and it features multiple deaf and transgender actors (Bertling himself is also deaf). The dialogue is conveyed through American Sign Language and closed captioning. -  Lexie Cannes Cast Promotional Short. - Preview. - Deaf Film “Lexie Cannes” rejected from DC ASL Film Festival (2010).

Counting Past 2 N/A(Archive Links) is Canada’s first event created to feature films /videos /performances /spoken word by transsexuals as well as relevant work from intersex and transgendered people... However, rarely is our own work presented to either mainstream, queer, or even transsexual audiences. This has led to a situation in which we are viewed as being incapable of speaking and creating for ourselves. Counting Past 2 seeks to remedy this situation by.... - Documentaries on Transgender Issues. - YouTube: Transsexual Children youth. -  Videos: transgender.

Review For Three Films (2009): The Aggressives. Directed by Daniel Peddle. Los Angeles: Seventh Art Releasing, 2005. Black and White. Directed by Kirsty MacDonald. New York: Women Make Movies, 2006.  Boy I Am. Directed by Sam Feder and Julie Hollar. New York: Women Make Movies, 2006... Each film provides complex representations of the experiences of gender-non-conforming, transgender, and intersex people in the United States and globally.  These films, when coupled with critical writing can begin rich conversations for the feminist classroom interested in interrogating the political, cultural, and visual dynamics of gender.  Far exceeding a “census model of gender designation,” The Aggressives, Boy I Am, and Black and White offer viable inroads to discussions on the varied landscape of gender as lived practice.

Transgender Movie Guide 2000-Present. - Hazel Freeman's International Transgender Film Guide (Alternate Link).  - Nederlands Transgender Filmfestival (NTGF) (2010). - Transgender Movies. - Transgender Movie Guide. - Transgender Documentary Films, Docu-Dramas, Feature Films. - Transgender Video/Movie & Reviews Directory. - Amazon: transgender films & documentaries. - Films featuring Drag Kings, Gender Benders and FTM TransMen.

Transgender Stories: Check out real stories about real transpeople - their lives, relationships, struggles and triumphs in this collection of films, documentaries, and series. - List of transgender characters in film and television (Wikipedia). - Tranny Fest: Transgender/Transgenre Cinema.

Elliot Montague: A New York-based experimental and fictional narrative filmmaker. His work explores representations of the genderqueer and transgender body within social and personal spaces. Montague is a Teaching Artist of film and video at the Urban Arts Partnership in New York City.

Deep Stealth Productions: Produces entertainment and educational content focused on issues related to gender. They work to provide more accurate and positive portrayals of transgender people, and to give a voice to transgender actors and entertainers... Deep Stealth Productions creates entertainment and educational content across several media. Since incorporating in Hollywood in 2003, founders Andrea James and Calpernia Addams have consulted on and appeared in numerous notable films, performances, and documentaries, including: Soldier’s Girl (Showtime, 2003), The Vagina Monologues [first all-transgender cast] (Deep Stealth, 2004), Beautiful Daughters (Logo, 2006). Middle Sexes (HBO, 2005). Transamerica (Weinstein Co., 2005). Casting Pearls (Frameline, 2007). Transproofed (Deep Stealth, 2009)... Deep Stealth also sells a series of best-selling instructional videos for transgender women in transition. Calpernia and Andrea frequently write and speak about trans issues and are sought-after media figures.

Outcast Films: a film distribution company dedicated to the fair and equal representation of media made by or about the diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community. We are also educators and activists and want to be a vehicle for voices that may not otherwise be heard. Outcast Films outreaches to thousands of teachers, community leaders, activists, policy makers and breakers, institutions, and individuals. By doing so, we hope to foster critical discussions around social justice issues, as well as providing the public with a resource of cutting edge films and videos created by and impacting the LGBT community.

Fresh Meat Productions creates, presents and tours transgender and queer performance, dance, visual art and media arts. Fresh Meat Productions was founded on the belief that art is a powerful tool for social change and building community. We are based in San Francisco. - Fresh Meat Festival Features Bold Transgender and Queer Performance (2009): The 2009 Fresh Meat Festival lineup includes a world premiere by Taiko Ren and performances by Ryka Aoki de la Cruz and D’Lo. Ryka Aoki de la Cruz is a trans-dyke writer, performer, and composer from Los Angeles. She has a third-degree black belt in Kodokan Judo and is a professor of English at Santa Monica College and the University of Phoenix. Asked why she is excited about performing at the festival, Ryka says, “I like Fresh Meat because it is one of the few venues that lets me showcase work that incorporates my poetry, my music, and my martial arts experience. Growing up Asian-American, I found myself showing different parts of my self to different people - families, schools, other Asians, queers… The soul yearns for a time it can present itself completely, without apology... The Festival lineup includes taiko, hip hop, theater, modern dance, ballroom and live music with performances by Zoe Balfour and Citabria Phillips, the Barbary Coast Cloggers, Ryka Aoki de la Cruz, Deadlee, D’Lo, Sean Dorsey Dance, Storm Miguel Florez, Mind Over Matter, Taiko Ren and Shawna Virago. Dorsey says, “We want to show the world how transgender and queer communities are at the forefront of cultural innovation. This year’s artists are breaking all the rules, pushing boundaries and making history.” - Rewriting the Written: FTM Self-Making and the Performance of Possibilities in Sean Dorsey's Uncovered: The Diary Project (2009).

New Play About Transgender Latino Premieres at Hartford Stage (2010): Local Groups Support Award-winning Playwright to Spark Discourse... Connecticut Latina/os Achieving Rights and Opportunities (CLARO) presents the world premiere of Janis Astor del Valle’s one-woman play, Becoming Joaquin... Directed by Carolyn Kirsch, Astor portrays the title character, his family members and girlfriend, who are in therapy, struggling to accept his identity as a transgendered Latino.

Outrage as Jesus portrayed as transsexual woman (2009). The creator of a controversial play which depicts Christ returned to earth as a female transsexual has accused critics of misinterpreting her work. Nearly 300 people picketed the opening night of Jesus, Queen of Heaven at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow this week, part of the city’s publicly funded annual Glasgay! arts festival. - Transgender Jesus play protested in Scotland (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.

"Lady" : The Korean Sensational "Transgender" Pop Band! (2007) Lady is a Korean pop group, noted as the first transgender group from that country. The band consists of Sinae, Sahara, Binu and Yuna. According to the official story, they were the best out of hundreds who tried out to be part of this band. Although only three were supposed to be in the group, a fourth was added at the last minute.Their formation was inspired by the emergence of Harisu, a Korean singer and actress, who is also transgendered.

Transgender and Art - International Treasure House for Transgender Art and Artist.  - Tranny Panic: Radical Art From Trans Experience.

The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts - 2004 - edited by Claude J. Summers (Reviews). - Koch-Rein, Anne (2006). Passing Moments: FTM-bodies in contemporary transgender photography. ZtG (Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien) Bulletin, 32: 156-179. Full Text. Download Page. PDF Download. - Famed Transgender Photographer Loren Cameron at VCU! - Online Alchemy: The Art of Loren Cameron. -  Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits - 1996 - by Loren Cameron. - Loren Cameron discusses his photography of transgender people (2010). - Transgender Photography Art Exhibit – Mexico City (2007). -  Transgender Art show in NYC (2008, YouTube). - Transgender Photo Narratives: The Art of Activism (2009, Arthur Robinson Williams). - Lecturer faces sack for recommending Del LaGrace Volcano’s transgender photography (2009). - Gender and queers: F2M crossdressing filmography.

Josh Lehrer at Robert Miller Gallery: Portraits of individuals from New York’s homeless teenage transgendered community.  Some of the portraits at Artist's website.

Davidmann, Sara (2008). Border Trouble: photography, strategies, and transsexual identities. Scan: Journal of Media Arts Culture, 3(3). Full Text. Download Page... My work emerges from a tradition of photographing transgender and transsexual people, for example the work of Loren Cameron, Catherine Opie, and Del LaGrace Volcano.  However, I have moved beyond their work, through a methodology that involves collaboration, empowering the subject, and presenting the projection of the self from the participant's point of view... My study explores the first adaptation of photo-elicitation to be undertaken with transsexual people into their experiences of the relationship between gender, self-image, the body, and the social domain. This type of research in this kind of community has not been previously undertaken... 

Transgender and art in the school curriculum (2006): The intention of this paper is two-fold. First, it makes explicit a little known and poorly understood area of human experience: transgender. Second, it explores curriculum possibilities opened up by recent legitimating of transgender people through the Gender Recognition Act (2004). The Act foregrounds the necessity for a forum in schools to debate, reflect and understand the full implications of changes to legislation. This paper proposes that, rather than approaching transgender issues through biological science or through the levelling gaze of citizenship, issues of gender identity can be understood without censure through the visual arts. Moreover, the visual arts offer a 'safe place' to discuss issues around the body because they allow distance and, in offering visual representations rather than text-based work, make visually concrete what science ethically cannot.

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Bibliographies / Abstracts / Conferences

Abstracts: - Fe/male Trouble: The Unsettling Place of Lesbians in the Self-images of Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes (1998).  - ‘Hormones is not magic wands’: Ethnography of a Transgender scene in Oakland, California (2004). - Branding Teena: (Mis)Representations in the Media (2003). - A Psychoanalytic Reading of Transsexual Embodiment (2001). - Building culturally sensitive substance use prevention and treatment programs for transgendered populations (2000). - Teacher Transsexuality: The Illusion of Sexual Difference and the Idea of Adolescent Trauma in the Dana Rivers Case (2003). - Becoming Women: Transgendered Identities, Psychosexual Therapy and the Challenge of Metamorphosis (2002). - Violence, identity and policing: The Case of violence against transgender people (2004). - ‘I Can Accept My Child is Transsexual but if I Ever See Him in a Dress I’ll Hit Him’: Dilemmas in Parenting a Transgendered Adolescent (2002). - Explaining stable partnerships among FTMs and MTFs: a significant difference? (2002). - Engendering homophobia: violence, sexuality and gender conformity (2001). - The 'Third Gender' of the Inuit (2005). - Transvestic Fetishism in the General Population (2005). - Gender Dysphoria and Cross-Dressing in People With Intellectual Disability: A Literature Review (2006). - The Rise of Transgender-Inclusive Laws: How Well Are Municipalities Implementing Supportive Nondiscrimination Public Employment Policies? (2007).  - Queering Sport: Lesbian Softball Leagues and the Transgender Challenge  (2006). - Teaching Transgender (2008). - Health Care Policies Addressing Transgender Inmates in Prison Systems in the United States (2009). - Doing Gender, Doing Heteronormativity: "Gender Normals," Transgender People, and the Social Maintenance of Heterosexuality (2009). - Lost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asia (2009).

Abstracts: - Essentialism, Culture, and Beliefs About Gender Among the Aravanis of Tamil Nadu, India (2003). - The Newhalf Net: Japan's “Intermediate Sex” On-Line (2002). - The semiotics of transgendered sexual identity in the Thai print media: imagery and discourse of the sexual other (2002). - Transgender Theory and Embodiment: the risk of racial marginalisation (2001). - “Brain Says You're a Girl, But I Think You're a Sissy Boy”: Cultural Origins of Transphobia (1997). - 'I am the Prince of Pain, for I am a Princess in the Brain': Liminal Transgender Identities, Narratives and the Elimination of Ambiguities (2002). - For a Sociology of Transsexualism (2002). - Sex and Gender are Different: Sexual Identity and Gender Identity are Different (2002). - A study of the seduction of transsexuals by the image (1999). - Transvestism: A Survey of 1032 Cross-Dressers (1997). - Drag Kinging and the Transformation of Gender Identities (2007). - Evolving Language and Understanding in the Historical Development of the Gender Identity Disorder Diagnosis (2008). - Transgender Sex Workers and Sexual Transmigration between Guadalajara and San Francisco (2008). - Ethics of Management of Gender Atypical Organisation in Children and Adolescents (2008). - Lives in a chiaroscuro. Should we suspend the puberty of children with gender identity disorder? (2008) - Unknowable Bodies, Unthinkable Sexualities: Lesbian and Transgender Legal Invisibility in the Toronto Women's Bathhouse Raid (2009). - Doing extra-ordinariness: trans-men's accomplishment of `authenticity' in the research interview (2009). - Doing, Undoing, or Redoing Gender? Learning from the Workplace Experiences of Transpeople. (2010). - Doing Gender in Sex and Sex Research (2009).

Abstracts: - Adolescent and Young Adult Male-to-Female Transsexuals: Pathways to Prostitution (2004). - Affirmative Psychotherapy with Bisexual Transgender People (2006). - Make Me Feel Mighty Real: Gay Female-to-Male Transgenderists Negotiating Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (2006). -  On bodies and research: Transgender issues in health and HIV research articles (2006).  - Judicial child abuse: The family court of Australia, gender identity disorder, and the ‘Alex’ (2006). - "No Way My Boys Are Going to Be Like That!" Parents’ Responses to Children’s Gender Nonconformity (2006).  -  Biased-Interaction Theory of Psychosexual Development: “How Does One Know if One is Male or Female?” (2006) - The Nonprofit Industrial Complex and Trans Resistance (2008). - Transgender and Transsexual Studies: Sociology's Influence and Future Steps (2008). - Children with gender identity disorder: Is there a best practice? (2008). - Transforming Couples and Families: A Trans-Formative Therapeutic Model for Working with the Loved-Ones of Gender-Divergent Youth and Trans-Identified Adults  (2008). - Transgendered Women of the Philippines (2008). - Psychotherapy and the real-life experience: From gender dichotomy to gender diversity (2008).  - Two Cans of Paint: A Transsexual Life Story, with Reflections on Gender Change and History (2010). - Partners in Transition: The Transition Experience of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Identified Partners of Transgender Men (2010). - Two Cans of Paint: A Transsexual Life Story, with Reflections on Gender Change and History (2009). - African-American Transgender Youth (2009). - A pathway to diversity?: human rights, citizenship and the politics of transgender (2009). - Gender Identity, Cross-Dressing and Gender Reassignment and People with Learning Disabilities (2009). -  Normalizing Medicine: Between “Intersexuals” and Individuals with “Disorders of Sex Development” (2009). - One pill makes you boy, one pill makes you girl (2009).

Abstracts: - What About the "T"? Is Multicultural Education Ready to Address Transgender Issues? (2003).  - Beards, Breasts, and Bodies: Doing Sex in a Gendered World (2005). - Current management of male-to-female gender identity disorder in the UK (2007). - Intersexuality and Alternative Gender Categories in Non-Western Cultures (2008). - Trans governmentality: the production and regulation of gendered subjectivities  (2008). - Fear of the Trannies: On Filmic Phobia of Transvestism in the New Latin American Cinema (2008). - Building Boxes and Policing Boundaries: (De)Constructing Intersexuality, Transgender and Bisexuality (2008). - Stepping back, looking outward: Situating transgender activism and transgender studies — Kris Hayashi, Matt Richardson, and Susan Stryker frame the movement (2008). - Intersexuality and Alternative Gender Categories in Non-Western Cultures (2008). - Engaging Trans Debates on Gender Variance: A Feminist Analysis (2009).  Transgender Across the Curriculum: A Psychology for Inclusion (2009). - Engaging young people with atypical gender identity development in therapeutic work: a developmental approach (2009). - Considering Transgender People in Education: A Gender-Complex Approach (2009). - Transgender Identities and Gender Variance in Vocational Psychology: Recommendations for Practice, Social Advocacy, and Research (2009). - Varieties of Transgender/Transsexual Lives and Their Relationship with Transphobia (2009).  The experiences of people with an intersex condition: a journey from silence to voice (2009). - An Affirmative Intervention for Families With Gender Variant Children: Parental Ratings of Child Mental Health and Gender (2010). - Boys with gender variant behaviors and interests: from theory to practice (2009). - Dissecting "gaydar": accuracy and the role of masculinity-femininity (2010).

Abstracts: - “This Area Has Been Declared a Prostitution Free Zone”: Discursive Formations of Space, the State, and Trans “Sex Worker” Bodies (2011). - Drag Queens' Use of Language and the Performance of Blurred Gendered and Racial Identities (2011). - Black Women Queering the Mic: Missy Elliott Disturbing the Boundaries of Racialized Sexuality and Gender (2011).

The Third International Congress on Sex and Gender: Index by title to abstracts of papers. - XV Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (Sept. '97) Symposium: ABSTRACTS. - This paper documents the author's Presidential Address at the XV Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 7.-18. Sept. 1997.  - Chronologie et bibliographie représentative du transsexualisme et des pathologies de l'identité sexuelle de 1910 à 1998. - Gendys Conference Index. - 2004, - 2002, - 2000, - 1998, - 1996, - 1994, - 1992, - and 1990 conferences, Speakers and Their Topics with links to some texts. - Gendys' Journal. - The UK's Premier Gender Dysphoria Conference Gendys '98.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 2009 XXI Biennial Symposium.

Bibliography: Transvestism, transsexualism and transgender issues. - Books on Cross Dressing (Amazon). - Published Resources for Transgendered Women. - Annotated Bibliography: Selected readings on transvestism, transsexualism and related subjects. Compiled by JoAnn Roberts & Dallas Denny. Updated Dec 2000.. - Auckland TG Resources Booklist- Books, videos, & magazines for and about crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals and transgender issues. - New books and magazines.  - Trans Books: German, French, English. - Transgender Bookshop. - Institute of Transsexuality Bookstore. - Employer's Gender Identity Disorder Bookstore. - ISNA Intersex Books. - Press For Change: Inersex Books. - Aging in Transgender People: An Annotated Bibliography. - Hermaphrodism: Intersex Bibliography by James Park. - Intersex Bibliographie (Geman, English, French). - TRANScending Identities: A Bibliography of Resources on Transgender and Intersex Topics (2008). - GLBTRT TRANScending Identities Bibliography. - A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology: Transvestism (Word Download). - Transgenderism, transsexualism, gender dysphoria, & gender identity, Biographies, books on the transsexual movement, books for therapists, etc. - Amazon Books: Gender Identity Disorder. - Books and Video on Cross dressing, Fetish and Body Modification. - Bibliographie de travail sur les troubles de l'identité sexuelle. - Books on Transsexualism: Selected and reviewed by James Park. - When boys will be girls and girls will be boys: unerstanding and treatment of gender non-conforming children and their families : selected bibliography. - Transgender Persons: HIV Prevention Needs: A summary of literature citations (2003). - Bibliography of Transgender Literature: 2000-2010.

Bibliography of Asian TG (and TG-related) studies in the humanities and social sciences. 1990-present. - Amazon: Transgender Community. - Bibliography on Transgender Issues, HIV and Health Care (Word Download).  - Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network: LGBT Aging Issues. - H. Benjamin: The Transsexual phenomenon Bibliography. - Bibliograpgy: Notes on Gender Role Transition. - Gender Identity Development and Transgender: Asia, Papers, Book Chapters, Web Pages (S Winter). - TransKid' Annotated Bibliography of Autogynephilia and HSTS Research. - Resources for transsexual, transgender, and gender questioning people and allies at MIT: Recommended Reading List Addendum — Medical and Mental Health Providers. - Fenway's Transgender Health Bibliography & Resources. - Oak Park Public Library: Transgender Resource Collection. Sources on Gender Non-Conformity. - Gender Transgression in Books for Children, Teens, and Caring Adults: A Bibliography by Nancy Silverrod, San Francisco Public Library (2009). Amazon Books: Studying the lives of transgender people. - Renate's TS/TG/CD Books by Year. -  Sources on Gender Non-Conformity. - Bibliography: Career issues and workplace considerations for the transsexual community: bridging a gap of knowledge for career counselors and mental heath care providers (Begins at Bottom of Page). - Gender Blending Bibliography. - Assylum Law: Transgender Issues Individual Documents since 2005 + Links. - Suggested Reading: Books. - Transvestism Books. - Gillian Rodger's Cross Dressing Bibliography. - Gender/queer Fiction. - Gender Transgression in Books for Children, Teens, and Caring Adults: A Bibliography by Nancy Silverrod, San Francisco Public Library (2009). Kusz, Michelle (2010). Overview of Literature in the Field of Transgender and Intersex. Reading & Download Page.

Bowers R (2007). A bibliography on Aboriginal and minority concerns: Identity, prejudice, marginalisation, and healing in relation to gender, sexuality, and the ecology of place . Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health, 3(2), Indigenous Special Issue, 46-88. PDF Download.

GLBTRT American Library Association (2005): "Addressing the Information Needs of the Transgendered Community" The bibliography lists resources for the transgendered communities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual transsexuals and transvestites/cross-dressers; drag kings and queens; self-defined "gender queers;" and their allies. It also including includes resources for and about intersexed individuals. Because of the blurring of lines between these groups, the bibliography has only been separated into fiction and non-fiction materials, and internet resources. - Organisation Intersex International: Books. - TransBiblio (University of Illinois): A Bibliography of Print, Audio-visual, and Online Resources Pertaining to Transgendered Persons and Transgender Issues. - Bibliography for Trans & Intersex Issues (2006).

Books: Gender and Transgender Theory. - Gender Trespassing on Shared Space. - SIECUS Annotated Bibliographies: Gender Identity. - Links to Reviews of Books on Queer History. - Transtudies: Annotated Bibliography. - Transtudies: Compiled Bibliography. - Variations of Sex & Gender Bibliography. - Transgender Studies Subject Guide. - Butch/FTM Mindmeld Bibliography and Resources. - Gender and Sexualities Bibliography. - Transgender Resources and Reader's Advisory. - Transgender Book Reviews.

Transgender Health Program: Resources: Guidelines for Transgender Care (PDF). As part of the Trans Care Project, a joint initiative of the Transgender Health Program and Transcend Transgender Support & Education Society (with funding by the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition), local and international clinicians expert in transgender care worked with transgender community members to co-create seven sets of detailed practice protocols for clinicians in BC, avaiable for download. Consumer information PDFs are also available. Note: The Trans Care Project guidelines are consistent with (but more detailed than) the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)'s Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH, also available for download), formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. (HBIGDA) is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders. - Transgender Health Program: All Resources.

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Books / Gender Disorder / DSM Issues: - Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience - 2008 - by Katrina Karkazis (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Gender Madness in American Psychiatry: Essays From the Struggle for Dignity - 2009 - by Kelley Winters (Book Website) (Beyond Conundrum: Strategies for Diagnostic Harm Reduction) (Author Writings) (Review) (Review). - Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Sex and Gender - 2001 - by Elizabeth L. Paul (Chapter: Gender as Illness: Issues of Psychiatric Classification). - Sexual and gender diagnoses of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM): A Reevaluation. - 2006 - by Dan Karasic, Jack Drescher (Google Books). - Gender identity disorder and psychosexual problems in children and adolescents - 1995 - by Kenneth J. Zucker, Susan J. Bradley (Google Books) (Review). - Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy?: Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory - 1998 - by Lynne Layton (Google Books). - Essentials of Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World - 2000 - by Jeffrey S. Nevid, Beverly Greene. - The Psychology of Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and Identity: A Handbook - 1995 - edited by Louis Diamant, Richard D. McAnulty (Google Books) (Review).

Books / Controversy: - The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism - 2003 - by J. Michael Bailey (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). See more related information in the "Transsexual Issues" section.

Books / Large USA Survey: The Lives of Transgender People - 2011 - by Genny Beemyn and Susan Rankin. "Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey—one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S.—on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation." - Columbia University Press. - PPT Presentation. - A Related 2010 Presentation: Beyond the Binary: The Lives of Transgender People. - Articles by Genny Beemyn (some with co-writers) at the Stonewall Center (Genny Beemyn, Director, University of Massachussetts): Measuring and Improving the Climate for Transgender Students.  - Serving the Health Care Needs of Transgender Students. - Serving the Needs of Transgender College Students" . - Ten Strategies to Improve Trans Inclusiveness on Campus. - Transgender Issues on College Campuses. - Suggested Steps to Make Campuses More Trans-Inclusive. - How Have Trans-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policies Changed Institutions?

Books / Gender / Sexuality Issues: - The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender - 1991 - by Kim Elizabeth Stuart. - Communicating gender diversity: a critical approach - 2007 - by Victoria Pruin Defrancisco, Victoria Leto DeFrancisco, Catherine Helen Palczewski (Google Books) (Chapter 4: Gendereed/Sexed Bodies) (Review) (Review). - Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female - 1997 - by Phyllis Burke (Review) (Review). - Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender - 1997 - by Riki Anne Wilchins (Review) (Review). - Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity - 2006 - edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Review: the content “tears binary gender norms to shreds, and proceeds to embrace, challenge, and transform not only the categories of ‘man’ and ‘woman,’ but the categories of femme, transgender, butch, genderqueer, and ‘none of the above, thank you.’”) (Review) (Author Interview) (Author Interview). - Body and Soul: Sexuality on the Brink of Change - 1996 - by Anne Stirling Hastings. - Judith Butler: Sexual Politics, Social Change and the Power of the Performative - 2008 - by Gill Jagger (Google Books). - Are You a Boy or a Girl? Intersex and Genders: Contesting the Uncontested: A Comparative Analysis between the Status of Intersex in Australia and the United States of America - 2008 - by Stephen Kerry.  - Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender - 2009 - edited by Barbara Penner, Olga Gershenson (Introduction) (Interview with Authors) (Related). - Gender, nature, and nurture - 2005 -  by Richard A. Lippa (Google Books). - Gender as soft assembly - 2005 - by Adrienne Harris (Google Books). - Encyclopedia of sex and gender: men and women in the world's cultures, Volume 1 (Google Books) - 2003 - edited by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember (Volume 2: Google Books).

Sex Differences: Summarizing More Than a Century of Scientific Research - 2008 - by Lee Ellis (Google Books)- Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us - 1994 - by Kate Bornstein (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality - 1999 - by Anne Fausto-Sterling (Review) (Review) (Review: The New England Journal of Medicine) (This article is a version of Chapter One) YouTube, Fausto-Sterling on Gender (2009): 1, 2, 3.. - Paradoxes of Gender - 1994 - by Judith Lorber (Excerpt). - Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety - 1991 - by Marjorie Garber (Review) (Review). - Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Nation (An Introduction to the Social Sciences) - 2000 - edited by Kath Woodward, Kathleen M. Woodward, Kathryn Woodward. - Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach - 1985 - by Suzanne J. Kessler, Wendy McKenna. - Postmodern Sexualities - 1996 - by William Simon (Google Books). - Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely - 1998 - by  Kate Bornstein (Google Books) (Review). - Unzipping gender: sex, cross-dressing and culture - 2004 - by Charlotte A. Suthrell (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Introduction to Gender: Social Science Perspectives - 2007 - by Jennifer Marchbank, Gayle Letherby (Review). - The gendered society - 2000 - by Michael S. Kimmel (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Related). - The Gendered Society Reader - 2007 - edited by Michael Kimmel, Amy Aronson, Amy Kaler. - PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture - 2009 - edited by Ayelet Zohar. - After identity: rethinking race, sex, and gender - 2007 - by Georgia Warnke (Google Books) (Review) (Review).

The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities - 2003, 2007 - edited by  Joan Z. Spade, Catherine G. Valentine (Google Books) (Valentine Release Second Edition of Gender Studies Text, 2008). - Gendering bodies - 2008 - by Sara L. Crawley, Lara J. Foley, Constance L. Shehan (Google Books). - Revisioning gender - 1999 - edited by Myra Marx Ferree, Judith Lorber, Beth B. Hess (Google Books) (Embattled Terrain: Gender and Sexuality). - When The Opposite Sex Isn't: Sexual Orientation In Male-to-Female Transgender People - 2008 - by Sandra L. Samons. - Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer - 2006 - edited by Angela Maria Pattatucci Aragon: Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 12(2/3). (Google Books) (Review, Must Scrool) (Review) - Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and Identity - 2010 - edited by Charlotte Witt. - Trans/forming Feminisms: Transfeminist Voices Speak Out - 2006 - edited by Krista Scott-Dixon (Review) (Review). - Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives - 2006 - by Judith Lorber, Lisa Jean Moore (Review, Must Scroll). - The Transgender Studies Reader - 2006 - edited by Susan Stryker, Stephen Whittle (Google Books). - Performance: pt. 1. Identity and the self - 2003 - edited by Philip Auslander (Google Books). - Diversité sexuelle et constructions de genre - 2009 - by Line Chamberland, Blye W. Frank, Janice Ristock (Google Books)

Books / Transsexual / Transgender Issues: - Male Femaling. A grounded theory approach to cross-dressing and sex-changing - 1997 - by Richard Ekins (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing - 1996 - edited by Richard Ekins, Dave King, David King  (Google Books) (Review) (Related: Blending Genders: Contributions to the Emerging Field of Transgender Studies.) (Related: Is the Future Transgendered?). - The Bliss of Becoming One!: Integrating 'Feminine' Feelings into the Male Psyche Mainstreaming the Gender Community - 1996 - by Rachel Miller . - In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives - 2005 - by Judith Halberstam (Google Books) (NYU Press) (Preface) (Review) (Review). - S/He: Changing Sex and Changing Clothes (Dress, Body & Culture) - 1998 - by Claudine Griggs (Google Books) (Review). Lesbians Talk: Transgender - 1996 - by Zachary I. Nataf (Review). - Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People.- 2000 - by Viviane K. Namaste (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Somatechnics: Queering The Technologisation of Bodies - 2009 - edited by Nikki Sullivan, Samantha Murray (Chapter: King’s Member, Queen’s Body: Transsexual Surgery, Self-Demand Amputation, and the Somatechnics of Sovereign Power). - The Transgender Debate: The Crisis Surrounding Gender Identity - 2000 - by Stephen Whittle (Review).

Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude - 2003 - by Amy Bloom (Excerpt) (Edited Extract) (Review) (Review). - Reclaiming Genders: Transsexual Grammars at the Fin De Siecle - 1999 - edited by Kate More & Stephen Whittle (Google Books) (Review). - Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism - 2005 - by Vivian Namaste (Author Bio) (Review). - Prisoner of Gender: A Transsexual in the System - 1997 - by Stephanie Castle, Katherin Johnson. - Human Sex Change and Sex Reversal: Transvestism and Transsexualism (Symposium Series, Edwin Mellen Press), V. 45.) - 1998 - by David Brez Carlisle. - In Search of Eve : Transsexual Rites of Passage - 1988 by Anne Bolin (Review). - Current Concepts in Transgender Identity - 1998 - edited by Dallas Denny. - Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity - 2003 - edited by Tracie O'Keefe and Katrina Fox (Review) (Review). - Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men - 2009 - by Lori B. Girshick, Jamison Green (Review). - Men Trapped in Men's Bodies: Narratives of Autogynephilic Transsexualism - 2012 - by Anne A. Lawrence (Springer Book Reference: Contents. Chapter 2: Theory and Case Histories) (Related: Men Trapped in Men's Bodies: Autogynephilic Eroticism as a Motive for Seeking Sex Reassignment - 1999) (Related: Chapter 9: Men Trapped in Men's Bodies - by J Michael Bailey) (Related: Thirty-One New Narratives About Autogynephilia - edited by Anne A Lawrence).

Bisexuality and Transgenderism: Intersexions of the Others (Google Books) - 2003 - edited by Jonathan Alexander and  Karen Yescavage. - Transgender Nation - 1994 - by Gordene Olga MacKenzie (Google Books) (Review) (Review)- Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism - 1997 - by Pat Califia (Review) (Review). - Transexuals: Life From Both Sides - 2000 - by Lynn Hubschman. - Transsexualism in Society: A Sociology of Male-To-Female Transsexuals - 1995 - by Frank Lewins. Horsexe: Essay on Transsexuality - 1990 - by Katherine Millot.  - Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender - 1995 - by Bernice L. Hausman (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - The Transvestite and the Transsexual: Public Categories and Private Identities - 1993 - by Dave King. - Sexual Metamorphosis : An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs - 2005 - by Jonathan Ames (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality - 2010 - by Gayle Salamon. - True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism - 1996 - by Mildred L. Brown & Chloe Ann Rounsley (Review) (Review). - Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism - 2010 - by Patricia Gherovici.

Stone Butch Blues -1993, 2003 - by Leslie Feinberg (Author Webpage with related information) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). Trans-X-U-all: The Naked Difference by Tracvie O'Keefe and Katrina Fox (Related) (Contents). - Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity - 2007 - by Julia Serano (Author Webpage) (Author Interview) (Whipping Girl (chapter 12) - Bending Over Backwards: Traditional Sexism and Trans-Woman-Exclusion Policies) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). Julia Serano creates and (re)defines terms, dismantles media and medical representations, and analyzes the impact of sexualization on trans women's lives: PPT / Audio Presentation. - Week in Review: The Politics of Being Transgender. - Understanding Transgender Lives: A book in development by Brett Genny Beemyn & Sue Rankin (2006). - The Lives of TransgenderPeople in the 21st Century (2007).

Books / Medical / Surgery / Transition / Identity: - Transgender Care - 1998, 2001 - by  Gianna E. Israel and Donald E. Tarver II (Google Books) (Gianna Israel Gender Library) (Gianna Israel Gender Library) (Review). - Guidelines for Transgender Care - 2007 - by Walter O. Bockting, Joshua M. Goldberg (Google Books) (Review). - Feminizing Hormonal Therapy For The Transgendered (5th Edition) - 1999 - by Dr. Sheila Kirk. - The Transsexual's Survival Guide II: To Transition & Beyond for Family, Friends, & Employers - 1992 - by Joanne Altman Stringer. - Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Men - 2003 - by Henry Rubin (Review) (Review). - Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits - by Loren Cameron (Review) (Review). - Transmen and Ftms: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities - 1999 - by Jason Cromwell (Google Books) (Review). - FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society - 1999 - by Jamison Green, Holly Devor (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity - 2009 - by  Laurie Shrage (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (By Author: Does the goverment need to know your sex?). - Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality - 1998 - by Jay Prosser (Google Books) (Review). - The Praeger handbook of transsexuality: changing gender to match mindset  - 2006 - by Rachel Ann Heath (Google Books). - From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond - 2004 - edited by Morty Diamond (Author Interview) (Review). - Trans Bodies, Trans Selves - 2011? - edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth (Related Website).

Books / Therapy / Counseling: - Gender Loving Care: A Guide to Counseling Gender-Variant Clients - 1999 - by Randi Ettner. - Transgender Subjectivities: A Clinician's Guide - 2004 - edited by Ubaldo Leli, Jack Drescher (Google Books) (Review) (Chapter: Autogynephilia: A Paraphilic Model of Gender Identity Disorder). Social Services with Transgendered Youth - 2000 - edited by Gerald P Mallon and Farzana Doctor (Google Books) (Review). - The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals - 2008 - by  Stephanie A. Brill, Rachel Pepper (Review). - Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families - 2004 - by Arlene Istar Lev (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Transgenderism and Intersexuality in Childhood and Adolescence: Making Choices - 2003 - Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Friedemann Pfäfflin (Google Books). - Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People - 2006 - edited by Deana F. Morrow and Lori Messinger (Review) (Review). - Case Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice - 2006 - edited  by Lori Messinger and Deana F. Morrow (Google Books). - The Desire to Heal: A Doctor's Education in Empathy, Identity, and Poetry - 1998 - by Rafael Campo (Review / Excerpt). - Transpeople: repudiation, trauma, healing - 2008 -  by Christopher Shelley (Google Books) (In Defence of Trans People: Author Christopher Shelley on the pain bigotry inflicts on transsexual and transgendered persons) (Review) (Review). - Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth - 2009 - edited by Gerald P. Mallon.

Books / Legal / Workplace Issues: - Respect and Equality: Transsexual and Transgender Rights - 2002 - by Stephen Whittle (Google Books). - Transsexual Workers: An Employer's Guide - 1998 - by Janis Walworth (Contents / Excerpt). - The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights - 2005 - by Deborah Rudacille (Google Books) (Review). - Medical, Legal and Workplace Issues For The Transsexual - 1995 - by Sheila Kirk (Preface / Contents). - Transgender Rights - 2006 - edited by Paisley Currah, Richard M.Juang, Shannon Price Minter (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Transgender Jurisprudence: Dysphoric Bodies of Law - 2002 - by Andrew N Sharpe (Review) (Review) (Review). - Transgender Jurisprudence - 2008 - by Andrew Sharpe. - Working with a Transsexual: A Guide for Coworkers - by Janis Walworth (Contents / Excerpt).

Books / Family Related: - Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Loved Ones - 1999 - by Mary Boenke (Abstract, reviewer comments, Book Reviews.) - Why Don't You Tell Them I'm a Boy? - Excerpts from: Tell Grandma I'm a Boy. - Mom, Dad, We Need to Talk. - More Than "Standing By My Trans". - Love You, Daddy, No Matter What. (Review) (Review). - Mom, I need to be a girl - 1998 - by Just Evelyn: editor Dawn Trook (Review) (Contents, Comments, Introduction) (Introduction to Page 62) (Introduction to Page 103) (Review). - My Son Divine - 2001 - Frances Milstead, Steve Yeager, Kevin Heffernan (Review) (Review). - Transparent: Love, Family and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers - 2007 by Cris Neam (Excerpt) (Reading Guide) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Transgender Explained for Those Who Are Not - 2009 - by  Joanne Herman (Author Website) (Author Bio) (Google Books) (Review). - Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods—My Mother’s, My Father’s, and Mine - 2001 - by Noelle Howey (Review) (Review) (Excerpt).- Social services with transgendered youth - 2000 - edited by Gerald P. Mallon (Google Books).

Books / Intersex: - Intersex in the Age of Ethics (Ethics in Clinical Medicine Series) - 1999 - edited by Alice Domurat Dreger (Review, Table of Contents) (Related) (Review). - Lessons From the Intersexed - 1998 - by Suzanne J. Kessler (Google Books) (Review). - Ethics and intersex - 2006 - ediyrd by  Sharon E. Sytsma (Google Books) (Contents, Contributors, Introduction). - Intersex - 2007 - by Catherine Harper (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self - 2003 - by Sharon E. Preves (Google Books). - Intersex: a perilous difference - 2008 - by Morgan Holmes (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review) Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience - 2008 - by Katrina Karkazis (Author Website) (Introduction) (Naming the Problem: Disorders and their Meanings) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes - 2009 - by Gerald N. Callahan (Google Books) (Review: 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.) (Review) (Review). - Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) - 2008 - by Thea Hillman (Author Website) (Author Interview) (Article by Author:  What's in a name? Everything. Intersex: Why Naming Matters, Or What to Call It.)  (Thea Hillman: The Inner Sanctum of Intersex) (Review) (Review) (Review). - Online intersex communities: virtual neighborhoods of support and activism - 2008 - by Brian Still (Google Books) (Preface & Introduction). - Coming Soon: Mighty Hermaphrodite: A Memoir - 2010 - by Hilda Viloria. Related: Commentary: My life as a 'Mighty Hermaphrodite'. - Intersex and After - 2009 - edited by Iain Morland, with many contributors. - Critical Intersex - 2009 - edited by Morgan Holmes, Wilfrid Laurier (Related).

Books / Transvestism / Crossdressing: - My Husband Wears My Clothes: Crossdressing from the Perspective of a Wife - 1999 - by Peggy J. Rudd. - Crossdressing With Dignity: The Case for Transcending Gender Lines - by Peggy Rudd (Contents) (Review). - Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls - 1997 - by Veronica Vera (Website) (Review). - Miss Vera's Cross-dress for Success: A Resource Guide for Boys Who Want to be Girls - 2002 - by Veronica Vera.  - The Lazy Crossdresser - 2002 - by Charles Anders. - Gender Blending : Transvestism (Cross-Dressing), Gender Heresy, Androgyny, Religion & the Cross-Dresser, Transgender Healthcare, Free Expression, Sex Change Surgery - 1997 - edited by Bonnie Bullough, Vern L. Bullough, James Elias. - Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them - 1990 - by Mariette Pathy Allen. - Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah - 1997 - by The Lady Chablis with Theodore Bouloukos. - Transvestism and Cross Dressing: Current Views - 2004 - edited by Jed Bland. - Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender - 1993 - by Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough. (Table of Contents) (Google Books). - Coping With Crossdressing - 1991 - by Joann Roberts (Table of Contents). - Aspects of Gender: A Study of Crossdressing - 1997 - by Lesley Gordon. - Crossdressing, Sex, and Gender - 1993 - by Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough (Google Books) (Review) (Related: Female Monks, Bearded Ladies, and Medieval Gender Crossing). - I Am My Own Woman: The Outlaw Life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Berlin's Most Distinguished Transvestite - 1995 - by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Translated by Jean Hollander (Review). - Cross Dressing - 2005 - by  Bill Fitzhugh (Google Books) (Author Interview). - Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety - 1991 - by Marjorie Garber (Review) (Review). - Girlfriend: Men, Women and Drag - 1999 - by  Holly Brubach, Michael O'Brien (Photographer) (Review: NY Times, Must Register, Free).  - The Drag Queen Anthology: The Absolutely Fabulous but Flawless Customary World of Female Impersonators - 2004 - edited by Lisa Underwood (Google Books)

Books / History: - The Tradition of Female Transvestism in Early Modern Europe - 1997 - by Rudolf M. Dekker and Lotte C. van de Pol (Review). - Clothes Make the Man : Female Cross Dressing in Medieval Europe - 1996 - by Valerie R. Hotchkiss (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Rupaul (1996) by Leslie Feinberg (Review) (Review) (Review).  -  Drag: A History of Female Impersonation in the Performing Arts - 1995 - by Roger Baker, Peter Burton, and Richard Smith. - Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex - 1998 - by Alice Domurat Dreger (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review).  - Early Modern Hermaphrodites: Sex and Other Stories - 2002 - by Ruth Gilbert (Review)- Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex - 2009 - by Elizabeth Reis (Google Books) (Related). - Female-To-Male Transsexualism: Historical, Clinical, and Theoretical Issues - 1983 - by Leslie Martin Lothstein. Gendering Bodies/Performing Art: Dance and Literature in Early Twentieth-Century British Culture- 1995 - by Amy Koritz. - How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States - 2002 - by Joanne Meyerowitz (Google Books) (Review). - Transgender History - 2008 by Susan Stryker (Review) (Author Presentation, Video) (Author Bio) (Video Review). - Sexology in culture: labelling bodies and desires - 1998 - by Lucy Bland, Laura L. Doan (Google Books). - Lieutenant Nun, Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World - 1996 - by Catalina de Erauso (Google Books) (Review).

Books / Anthropology: - Unzipping Gender: Sex, Cross-Dressing and Culture - 2004 - by Charlotte Suthrell (Google Books) (Review). - Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History - 1996 - by  Gilbert Herdt (Excerpt). - Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations - 2000 - by Serena Nanda (Review) (Review). - Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America - 1998 - by Will Roscoe (Exerpt: Kuilix, Pend d'Oreille Warrior Woman) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review). - The Zuni Man-Woman - 1991 - by Will Roscoe (Google Books) (Review). - Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives - 1996 - edited by Sabrina Petra Ramet (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Imagining transgender: an ethnography of a category - 2007 - by  David Valentine (Google Books) (Review). - Female Desires: Same-Sex Relations and Transgender Practices Across Cultures - 1999 - edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa (Google Books).

Books / Personal Stories: - Dear Sir or Madam: The Autobiography of a Female-To-Male Transsexual - 1996 - by Mark Nicholas, Alban Rees. - The Woman I Was Not Born To Be: A Transsexual Journey - 2001 - by Aleshia Brevard (Google Books) (Chapter 1) (Review) (Review). - Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography  - 2000 - by Christine Jorgensen (Review) (Wikipedia) (Related). - Mirrors: Portrait of a Lesbian Transsexual - 1996 - by Geri Nettick with Beth Elliot. - As Nature Made Him: The boy who was raised as a girl  - 2000 - by John Colpinto (Excerpt) (Review: NY Times, Must Register, Free) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Related). - Gina: The Woman Within - 2003 - by Gina Large (Author's Web Site N/A) (Review) (Review). - A Man: The Transsexual Journey of an Agent Provocateur - 1994 - by Max Wolf Valerio. - Passage Through Trinidad: Journal of a Surgical Sex Change - 1995 - by Claudine Griggs. - Man Enough to be a Woman - 1995 - by Jayne County, with Smith, Rupert (Author Website) (Review). - Change for the Better: The Story of Georgina Beyer - 1999 - by Geogina Beyer, Cathy Casey (Review). - Dangerous Games: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer on Death Row Who Changed His Sex and Won Her Freedom - 1993 - by Robert L. Bentley. - The Last Time I Wore a Dress - 1997 - by Daphne Scholinski with Jane Meredith Adams (Review) (Review) (Review). - Crossing - A Memoir - by Deirdre N. McCloskey (Google Books) (Review) (Review) (Review) (Review).

Books: - Honey, Honey, Miss Thang: Being Black, Gay, and on the Streets - 1996 - by Leon Pettiway (Google Books) (Review). - TRANS: Transgender life stories from South Africa - 2010 - edited by Ruth Morgan, Charl Marais, Joy Rosemary Wellbeloved (Book Launch) (Review) (TRANS Authors Speak Out Against Lulu Xingwana). 

Books / Latin American: - Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes - 1998 - by Don Kulick (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - From Toads to Queens: Transvestism in a Latin American Setting - 1999 - by Jacobo Schifter (Review). - Mema's House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos - 1998 - by Annick Prieur (Abstract/Contents) (Abstract / Review (Review) (Book Related) (This book is part of the "Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture" from the University of Chicago Press.). - Streets, Bedrooms, and Patios: The Ordinariness of Diversity in Urban Oaxaca: Ethnographic Portraits of the Urban Poor, Transvestites, Discapacitados, and Other Popular Cultures - 2000 - by Michael James Higgins, Tanya L. Coen (Google Books). - Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh - 2002 - by Ben. Sifuentes-Jauregui (Google Books) (Review). - Cuerpos encerrados, cuerpos emancipados: travestis en el ex penal García Moreno - 2007 - by  Margarita Camacho Zambrano (Google Books) (Review: Gendered Identities and Prison Life: The Case of Ecuadorian Transvestites). - Sex and sexuality in Latin America - 1997 - by Daniel Balderston, Donna J. Guy (Google Books).

Books / Asia: - 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 Books) (Review) (Review) (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 Wilhelm (Introduction) (From the 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. Sinnott (Google Books(Review) (Thailand' 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) (Review) (Review).

Bisexuality and Transgenderism: Intersexions of the Others - 2004 - edited by Jonathan Alexander and  Karen Yescavage (Also published as the Journal of Bisexuality, 3(3/4), Haworth Press: Journal Reference - Abstract / Contents: Soon to become available.) (Google Books). - Some papers: Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others. GL vs. BT: The Archaeology of Biphobia and Transphobia Within the U.S. Gay and Lesbian Community. - Pomosexual Play: Going Beyond the Binaristic Limits of Gender? - Bisexual and Transgender Identities in a Nonclinical Sample of North Americans: Suicidal Intent, Behavioral Difficulties, and Mental Health Treatment. - Looking Toward the InterSEXions: Examining Bisexual and Transgender Identity Formation from a Dialectical Theoretical Perspective. - Butch-Femme Interrupted: Angelina Jolie, Bisexuality and the New Butch Femme. - Living More "Like Oneself": Transgender Identities and Sexualities in Japan. - Walking Through Walls: An Immodest Proposal for Transcending Sexual Orientation. - We Are All Others: An Argument for Queer...

Books: - La Mascarade des Sexes: Fétichisme, inversion, et travestissement rituels - 1989 - par Stéphane Breton (Google Books) (Abstract) (Related). -  L'illusion Transsexuelle - 1994 - by Patricia Mercader (Abstract). - Changer De Sexe - 1997 - par Collette Chiland (Author Related). - Travestissement féminin et liberté(s) - 2006 - by Guyonne Leduc, Christine Bard (Google Books) (Contents). - Le Transsexualisme - 2003 - by Colette Chiland (Review). - Le Transsexualisme - 2000 - by Henry Frignet.  - La Metamorphose Impensable: Essai Sur Le Transsexualisme Et L'identite Personnelle - 2003 - by Pierre-Henri Castel. - Changer de sexe - 2006 - by Stéphanie Nicot. - Le transsexualisme, une manière d'être au monde - 2009 - by  Marie-Laure Peretti (Google Books).

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The Best Search Engines & Information Directories, The Searchable Sites to Locate Papers & Abstracts...
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Search Engines & Directories: - Google Scholar. - MSN Search.- Proteus Search. - Wikipedia Listing of Search Engines. - All GLBT Resource Directories. - Google's GLBT Directory. - Yahoo's Directory. - DMOZ: Open Directory. - BGLAD. - Wikipedia. - GLBTQ: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture.

Directories for Open Access Resources: - The Directory of  Open-Access Journals. - Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR). - Yahoo Theses Access Directory. - Google Directory: Free Access Online Archives.

Open Access Collections From Multiple Sources: - Australian Research Online. - hal: articles en ligne (French / English Version). - Archive Ouverte INRIA. - Hispana. Directorio y recolector de recursos digitales. - Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal- Pacific Rim Library. - OAIster: a union catalog of available digital resources. - - OpenJ-Gate: Open Access. many free full text articles and papers. -

Search for Free Papers / Book Reviews: - All Papers are free at BioMed Cental (Open Access) & PubMed Central. - HighWire Press (Numerous Free Papers).  eScholarship Repository:  University of California, e-books, journals and peer-reviewed documents. - DSpace Eprints: Australian National University. - DSpace@MIT. - Virginia Tech: Digital Library / Archives. - eScholarship: U of California. - University of Southampton CiteBase. - Eprints: University of Nottingham. - T-Space at The University of Toronto Libraries.  - NTUR, National Taiwan University- Allacademic: Some free papers to either read online or download as PDFs. -  UNESCO: Articles, Report, Dissertations, Films, etc. - Kyoto University Research Information Repository. - Doctoral dissertations and other publications from the University of Helsinki- E-LIS: eprints in Library & Information Services. - CogPrints: eprints. - RePEc: Research Papers in Economics. - DiVa: Scandinavian University Documents. - The International Gay & Lesbian Review (IGLR): Book Reviews & Abstracts. - InterAlia, a peer-edited scholarly journal for queer theory

Search for Free Articles, Papers or - The Free Library. - France Queer Resources Directory. - Séminaire gai. - The QRD. - GLBTQ: The Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Culture. - Human Rights Campaign. - IGLHRC: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. - ILGA: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. - ILGA-Europe: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association of Europe. - Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. - Kinsey Institute Staff Publications. - Sexual Policy Watch Working Papers. NAZ Foundation International: Primary aim is to improve the sexual health and human rights of marginalised males who have sex with males, their partners and families in South Asia and elsewhere.  The World Health Orgazization. - The Body: The complete HIV/AIDS Resource. - POZ Magazine: Archive dates back to 1994.

Search for Papers, with Abstract Available (Some May Be Free): The National Library of Medicine (Free papera are highlighted). Abstracts from searches are available at: ERIC: The Education Resources Information Center (Many Free Documents). - Informaworld. - Oxford Journals (Some Open Access Content). - Springer Journals (Some Open Access Content). - ScienceDirect Journals. - University of California Press Journals on Caliber. - IngentaConnect. - Project Muse. - JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive. - Wiley Interscience. - Cambridge Journals Online: Follow Link. - Sage Journals. - Palgrave Macmillan Journals. - Emerald E-journals. - University of Chicago Journals. - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Journals. - HeinOnline (Access Free Content, Law Papers). - SSRN: Social Science Research Network.

Search for Free Theses / Dissertations, May Include Papers: Library & Archives Canada, Electronic Free Theses Download. - Virginia Tech: Electronic Theses and Dissertations. - DSpace@MIT. - Electronic Theses & Dissertations BYU. - OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center & Worldwide ETD Index. - Australasian Digital Theses Program (Abstracts Given & Free Downloads). - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (Abstracts). - PQDTOpen Dissertations (Abstracts & Free Downloads: ProQuest). DART-Europe: Free Access to European Doctoral Theses. - The British Library's EThOS service (British Doctoral Theses Abstracts). - DORAS: Free Theses,  Ireland. - TEL (thèses-en-ligne). - DiVa: Scandinavian Theses / Other Documents. - BORA: Open Archive, University of Bergen, Norway.  - Doctoral dissertations and other publications from the University of Helsinki. - LUP: Lund University Publications. - National Cheng Kung University Institutional Repository. - HKU Scholars Hub. - Biblioteca Digital de Teses e Dissertacoes (BDTD), Brazil. - OAIster: a union catalog of available digital resources. Free papers also available -

Full Text GLBTQ Papers / Articles by/at: - Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review. -  Archive of Sexology Full Text Papers. - Hawaii AIDS Education and Training Center: AIDS Education Project. - Arlene Istar Lev. - F. Kenneth Freedman. - Margaret Nichols & IPG Staff. - Michael Shernoff. - Gary Remafedi. - Susan Cochran & Vickie Mays (and Others). - Gregory M. Herek and others. - Esther Rothblum. - First International Conference of Asian Queer Studies: Index of Papers. (Related Book) - "Queer Space: Centres and Peripheries" Conference Papers. -  Sexualities: Bodies, Desires, Practices: Project Archives: 2nd Global Conference on Sex & Sexuality Papers,  2005,  3rd Conference, 2006: Probing the Problematics: Sex and Sexuality. Papers in one PDF + More Conferences. - Intersections: Gender & Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. - The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review - Special Issue, 1996: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Education (Many Authors, abstracts, articles). - The International Journal of Transgenderism (Many Authors, Official Journal of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association: HBIGDA). - Lesbigay SIGnals. - Self-Help Psychology Magazine. - Australian Humanities Review Archive Index. - Schools Out Document Resource. - All NGLTF Documents. - National Coalition for LGBT Health: Downloading Page For Full Text Papers and Reports.


  The development of these GLBT information web pages were made possible through the collaboration of Richard Ramsay (Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary) and Pierre Tremblay (independent researcher, writer, and GLBT children and youth advocate) who both recognize that often needed social changes occur as the result of knowledge availability and dissemination. Additional Information at: Warning, Acknowledgments, Authors.

These GLBTQ Info-Pages were located at the University of Southampton from 2000 to 2003, this being the result of a collaboration with Dr. Chris Bagley, Department of Social Work Studies, University of Southampton.

Graphics are compliments of Websight West. The Synergy Centre donated computer/Internet time to facilitate the construction of this GLBT information site. Both are owned by a Chris Hooymans, a friend, and former publisher of a gay & lesbian magazine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Chris continues to offer his expertise whenever needed and he has supplied, free of charge, the hosting of the site - Youth Suicide Problems: A Gay / Bisexual Male Focus - where a smaller - GLBTQ Education Section - and the Internet Resource Page for this subject ( is located.

Many thanks to Wendy Stephens from The Department of Communications Media, University of Calgary.  She communicated with publishers of many academic journals (an ongoing time-consuming process) for permission to reproduce abstracts from papers and studies on these GLBT information web pages.


The information made available on this web page does not represent all the relevant information available on the Internet, nor in professional journals and in other publications.

This web page was constructed to supply a spectrum of information for individuals seeking to understand one or more of the many gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender issues.

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