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Gender Education Training for the New Millennium (2001)

Posted on Jul 17, 2016 in AEGIS, Gender, Gender Education & Advocacy, Inc., Presentations

As a movement, the time has come for us to prioritize our public gender education efforts in order to remove this stigmatization and restore our basic human dignity.

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The Third Sex (1995)

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

In her view, Denny said, transsexuality was just one more manifestation of the human urge to transform the body.

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Who’s Who in the Transgendered Community (1993)

Posted on Jul 10, 2016 in Publicity

JoAnn Roberts′ Who’s Who in the Transgendered Community (note the now antiquated ed word ending) was an admirable attempt to list notable persons and resources in the transgender community.

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On the Future of the Transgender Community (1998)

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in AEGIS, AEGIS News, Editorials

Considering the profound nature of the change I expected, I thought it expedient to begin with a look at the transgender community as it existed at the time I began writing and end with speculation about the community’s future.

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The Case Against Camping (2008)

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 in Computers, Editorials, Uncategorized, Virtual Worlds

Rebecca took great offense at the illustrations and turned her venom on me. She threatened to sue me. Telling her I did not select the images made no impression on her, nor did she seem to understand just what an editorial is. I eventually told her to go f**k herself. It made for a most interesting comments section.

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Transgender Alliance for Community

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 in A/V, Gender, History, Presentations

©1996 by American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and...

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In the Beginning: How My Photos of 1950s Crossdressers Inspired a Hit Show on Broadway (2014)

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in A/V, Gender, History, Interviews, Presentations

In 2013 Andrea was visiting our own Miqqi Gilbert at Miqqi’ s home in Toronto and Miqqi showed her Hurst and Swope’s book. Andrea immediately realized she had taken and developed most of the photos in the book.

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Creating Community: A History of Early Transgender Support in Atlanta (2015)

Posted on Nov 7, 2015 in Gender, History, Presentations

In which I provide an illustrated and incomplete history of transpeople in Atlanta, ending around 1994.

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Cat Killer (2015)

Posted on Jun 20, 2015 in Fiction, Poetry

It was a confirmed killer of cats, her 1976 Nova.

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Being Virtually Virtual (2011)

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in A/V, Computers, Presentations, Virtual Worlds

Letting people into our real lives can be dangerous. Even if the window into our lives is a narrow one, we must be concerned with issues of privacy, safety, and security.

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Dangerous Curves: The Trouble with Injectable Silicone (2014)

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in Gender, Medical, Presentations

Today silicone injections are occurring in epidemic proportions. Typically, large amounts (liters, sometimes) are administered by non-licensed and usually non-medically trained “practitioners” who use big-bore needles to pump large quantities of non-medical grade silicone into virtually every part of the body.

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All We Were Allowed to Write (2014)

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in Gender, History, Personality, Presentations

Before 1994 or so, transpeople were excluded from our own literature. We authored no textbooks and had no book chapters or articles in professional journals. What we could get published, at least from the 1950s onward through 1990 or so, were autobiographies.

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Gender Reassignment Surgeries in the XXth Century (2015)

Posted on May 10, 2015 in Gender, History, Medical, Presentations

The techniques used in modern plastic surgery—including GRS—were developed almost exclusively by this man, who is considered the father of plastic surgery. His name was Harold Gillies.

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Dismantling the Gender Binary (2015)

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Gender, History, Presentations

This are the notes for my keynote delivered at Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law, Farmington, CT, 25 April, 2015

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My Self-Nomination for the 2015 Trans 100 List

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Gender, Misc.

This year I nominated myself for the 2015 Trans 100 list.

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All We Were Allowed to Write (2014)

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Gender, Presentations

There are hundreds and hundreds of trans bios. In this presentation I describe and discuss some of them.

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Dining With the Privileged (2014)

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Fiction, Gender, Poetry

How is it that those who dine most lavishly manage to pay less than they ought?

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Fantasia Fair 2013: The Movie

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Publicity

I appear briefly in this promo for the trans conference Fantasia Fair.

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (2014)

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in A/V, Book Chapters, Gender, Presentations

Jamison Green and I prepared a 30,000-word chapter on trans representations in the media. As things sometimes go in the book publishing business, it morphed into a series of media spotlights. Anyone interested in a great chapter on trans people in the media?

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The Language of Gender Variance (2014)

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in AEGIS, Presentations, Research

In 1998 Jamison Green, Jason Cromwell, and I distributed a questionnaire asking transgendered and transsexual people their reactions to selected terms and asking them what they did and did not wish to be called. One hundred thirty-seven questionnaires were returned, of which 134 were usable responses. We also conducted focus groups in September and October 2001 at the Southern Comfort and Fantasia Fair conferences to discuss our project and ask what message(s) about language usage participants would like professionals to hear. Ten years later we again distributed the survey and received 2651 responses. In our paper, we present our findings.

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The Language of Gender Variance (2001)

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Gender, Presentations, Research

This paper presents data from a national survey of attitudes of transpeople about various and assorted terms which had been used to describe them. The survey was done in 1998. Ten years later we again surveyed transpeople about their preference for terminology. The resulting paper is now under review for consideration for publication in the International Journal of Transgenderism.

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Interview for Monika Kowalska, The Heroines of My Life (2014)

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Gender, Interviews

Polish transwoman Monika Kowalska publishes a brilliant blog in which she prints interview of people she admires. She’s been at it since January, 2013 and has interviewed more than 100 trans women. I’m happy to be one of them!

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Trans Pioneers to Lead University of Victoria Symposium (2014)

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 in Gender, History, Publicity

Dallas Denny is one of four pioneers of the trans rights movement featured at Moving Trans History Forward, a three-day symposium starting today at the University of Victoria.

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Preserving Trans* History: A Short History and Suggestions for the Future (2014)

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in A/V, AEGIS, AEGIS News, Gender, History, NTL&A, Presentations

Clearly the mere establishment of a trans archive at the University of Michigan has resulted in donations in the form of money and materials—and clearly the university itself is proud of the collection and is motivated to grow it. And clearly, the collection has grown since 2000.

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It Gets Better (2014)

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Interviews

In October, 2013 I filmed a spot for the It Gets Better Project.

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Interview for University of Missouri Maneater (2013)

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Interviews

This is an audio recording of an interview I gave to reporter Elizabeth Loutfi of the school paper Maneater following my keynote during Trans Awareness Week at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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Not Screwed Up Enough (2013)

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in A/V, Gender, History, Presentations

I was honored to be asked by The Triangle Coalition to present this keynote. I was treated like royalty while at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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InsideOUT Radio 11/13/2013

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in A/V, Gender

On 13 November, 2013, I was a guest on the University of Missouri radio show InsideOut.

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The Campaigns Against Transsexuals: Part I (2013)

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Presentations

Today I’m talking about a remarkable—and successful—plot to end sex reassignment in the United States. Yes, right here in River City! The year was 1979.

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Transgender Communities in the United States in the Late Twentieth Century (2006)

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Book Chapters, Gender

What were the historical roots of this larger transgender community, and how did it so quickly arise and so quickly grow? What kept these communities apart for so many years, and what eventually brought them together?

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