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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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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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Black Telephones, White Refrigerators: Rethinking Christine Jorgensen (1998)

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 in Book Chapters, Books, Gender, History

If she changed the world for nontranssexual people, Jorgensen had an even more profound effect on people who were like her. Her story galvanized many transsexual men and women into seeking the same sort of medical treatment. In 1953, Christine Hamburger published a paper in which he described receiving 465 letters from men and women, desperately begging for a “sex change.” Neither he, nor anyone else, was prepared to oblige them.

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Gender Variability, Transsexuals, Crossdressers, and Others (2007)

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Book Chapters, Gender

This draft differs in small way from the printed version. I was unable to scan the printed pages without breaking the book’s spine. The chapter appears here courtesy of Praeger Publishers.

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Coming of Age in the Land of Two Genders (1997)

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Book Chapters, Gender

I was honored to be asked to make a contribution to this book of autobiographies of famous sexologists.

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Terminology, Gender Diversity, and the Primacy of Gender (2000)

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Book Chapters, Gender

I’m grateful to Dr. Sandra Cole for allowing me to be second author of this chapter.

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Gender Identity: From Dualism to Diversity (2007)

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Book Chapters, Gender

This draft differs in small ways from the printed version. I was unable to scan the printed pages without breaking the book’s spine. The chapter appears here courtesy of Praeger Publishers.

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Transgender Cross-Cultural and Historical Models (1997)

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender

This book chapter looks at historical, cross-cultural, and contemporary models of gender variance and provides suggestions for researchers, authors, and mental health professionals.

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My Transsexual Autobiography (2006)

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender

For me, gender reassignment was a good thing, a fulfilling thing. It removed the pebble from my shoe. Life is good.

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Shifting Paradigms? Making the Move to Transgender Clinical Practices (2004)

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Journals, Reviews

My chapter in the edited text Transsgender Subjectivities rated a paragraph from reviewer Karl Bryant.

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Dallas Denny: A Public Person Speaks Out (2001)

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Interviews

You are right in your observation that transgender publications rarely mention AIDS. Certainly they should. I think editors often deal with the issue by not dealing with it. The readers certainly need information, especially as it relates to gender issues.

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Transgender Identities and Bisexual Expression: Implications for Counselors (2007)

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender

I’m awaiting permission to post the text and book pages here.

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Gender Identity and Bisexuality (1996)

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender

Jamison Green and I collaborated for this groundbreaking chapter about sexual orientation in transendered and transsexual people. It appeared in 1996 in Beth Firestein’s edited text, Bisexuality: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority (Sage Books)

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Reader’s Favorite Graffiti (1983)

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Book Chapters, Humor

When, in the early 1980s, I read a book about graffiti by Marina Naan and Richard Hammerstrom, I sent them these selections for a forthcoming volume. It was and remains my only involvement with graffiti.

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Electrolysis in Transsexual Women: A Retrospective Look at Frequency of Treatment in Four Cases (1997)

Posted on May 12, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Journals, Research

This study is, so far as I am aware, the only empirical study of electrolysis in transsexuals.

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Christine Jorgensen and MTF Articles, Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality (In Press)

Posted on May 11, 2013 in Book Chapters, Encylopedias, Gender, History

The editors of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of human sexuality asked me to contribute two articles– one an entry on Christine Jorgensen and the second on male-to-female identities and behavior. The entries are in. The book is on track for 2013 publication. After it has been published and some time has elapsed, I’ll ask permission from Wiley-Blackwell to print them here. Hopefully, they will say yes.

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Down and Coming Out at the Ross Fireproof Hotel (2006)

Posted on May 4, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, TG Forum, Young People

I’m treating Miss Charlotte to a meal for her birthday. Looking fabulous, if artificial with her ridiculous, pumped-up cheekbones, and with two Cape Cods inside her, she’s reading me for my stand against injected silicones.

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You’re Strange and We’re Wonderful (1994)

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Journals, Magazines

With its newly-found voice, the transgender community will no longer tolerate colonization by the gay community. People like Billy Tipton, Radclyffe Hall, and Joan of Arc are being reclaimed as transgendered—queer, but not gay. And it’s clear it’s a reclamation and not a revision, for they were stolen from the transgender community, which wants them back. And make no mistake about it: the murmur of today will be a roar tomorrow.

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Just Another Year in Chronic 1A (1988)

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 in Book Chapters, Developmental Disabilities, Fiction, Magazines, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Tales from Chronic 1A

We’re on the big goddamned yellow and black school bus, on our way to a “picnic,” which means we’ll stop at a roadside park with three trees and two concrete picnic tables and eat extra krispy recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken, bones and all, and maybe even the plastic sporks, the hungrier of us. Then we will be put back on the bus and driven back to the hospital, where we will disembark and be rolled back to the musty, dusty, and always gloomy buildings, back to the chronic wards.

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Why is Your Partner This Way? (1996)

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender

The upshot of all this is that scientists know as little as they did in the first place. No clearly identifiable cause for being transgendered a being transgendered has been isolated, and it is unlikely that one will be in the foreseeable future.

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The Gender Revolution (1995)

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in Book Chapters, Flyers & Pamphlets, Gender

Kate tells us there are millions of genders. The gender we wake up with in the morning may not be the one we go to bed with. We are free to try on one gender after another, as if they were coats at the consignment shop. “Here’s a nice gender. And only $19.95! Won’t it look good at the symphony tonight!”

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Transgendered Youth at Risk for Exploitation, HIV, Hate Crimes (2003)

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in Book Chapters, Gender, Young People

Many transgendered and transsexual persons are rejected by their families or are victims of hate crimes, rape, persecution, discrimination in employment and housing, and denial of social services based either on their appearance or because others possess knowledge that they are transgendered.

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Changing Models of Transsexualism (2004)

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 in Book Chapters, Gender, History, Journals

The transgender model has opened a middle ground that was not possible under the medical model it replaced. Before about 1990, transgendered persons were expected to declare themselves to be crossdressers, who were not expected to seek sex reassignment; or transsexuals, who were expected to and who came under pressure from peers when they didn’t.

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Accommodating Trans Students in Colleges and Universities (1998)

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 in Book Chapters, Gender, Young People

It’s safe to say that sooner or later almost every post-secondary school will be confronted with the issue of gender-variant students.

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Night Ride (1993)

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 in Book Chapters, Fiction, Gender, Magazines, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction

Bicycles have changed, and yet they are the same. They are still silent running and breezes in your hair and sweaty palms from holding onto handlebars too long. They are leaning into curves and riding without hands, pumping hard when you go uphill, and coasting when you can find a downhill. Modern bikes only remotely resemble those I rode when I was a kid the first time, but the old-time feeling is still there, fresh as ever it was and ever will be.

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Results of a Questionnaire on the Standards of Care (1995)

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 in AEGIS, Book Chapters, Gender, Offprints, Presentations, Research, Standards of Care

We prepared and distributed a questionnaire which solicited the opinions of transgendered and transexual persons about the HBIGDA Standards of Care. In this paper, we present some results of that survey and discuss some of the issues involved in imposing such standards on transexual bodies.

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