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AEGIS Online News (Some Single Posts, 1997)

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in AEGIS, AEGIS Online News, Computers, Gender, Online

Below are single posts that were distributed by AEGIS Online News. Some may be duplicated in the other posts of this series. In May,...

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AEGIS Online News (Some Single Posts, 1995-1996)

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in AEGIS, AEGIS Online News, Gender, Online

In May, 1995, when I was Executive Director of the nonprofit American Educational Gender Information Service, I compiled and transmitted what I believe was the first transgender-specific online news feed. It was called AEGIS Online News. The News initially went out to several hundred AEGIS members and other subscribers as a plain text file over the fledgling internet.

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The End of Second Life Art As We Know It (2010)

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 in Computers, Online, Virtual Worlds

              Intro I spend time in the virtual world Second Life, where I do, well, just about...

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Your Virtual Life is Waiting (2007)

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Computers, Gender, Online, Presentations, Uncategorized, Virtual Worlds

What would you do if you could build a world—and a perfect body—from scratch? What would it mean if you could fly? If you were fabulously wealthy? What happens to our consciousness when we can simultaneously control multiple or inhuman bodies, each with its own personality? Computers make possible the creation of complex virtual worlds which can enrich, extend, and redefine the human experience. Linden Lab’s Second Life is such a world, a three-dimensional space created entirely by its inhabitants.

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Zum Thema Hormone, mal wieder (1994)

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Gender, Newsletters, Online

A half-dozen or so of my essays have been translated into a variety of languages, including German, Dutch, and Norwegian. The translations were web-published, and all seem to be gone now. I happened to make a copy of this German translation.

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Letter to SEXNET e-group RE Posting by Ken Zucker (1995)

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 in Gender, Letters, Online

Now that I have vented my spleen, I would like to urge you to be a good scientist and look at the biases reflected in your posting, and think about how your assumptions have impacted your work with transsexual and transgendered persons. And I would like to invite you to swim out to the boat before it completely leaves the harbor.

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Twenty-Nine Linear Feet! (2013)

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 in AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, History, Magazines, NTL&A, Online

Twenty-nine linear feet! If you’re a book geek, if you’ve spent a lot of time in libraries and archives, you’re already excited. If not, let me the space a collection takes on a library’s shelves is described in linear feet. In this case it’s the cumulative length of the pamphlets, flyers, and correspondence of The National Transgender Library & Archive materials at the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Thousands of books and hundreds of journal titles are housed elsewhere in the archive and aren’t counted in those twenty-nine linear feet.

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Do We Need Standards of Care? (1996)

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Gender, Online, Standards of Care

Certainly, in my opinion, the Standards of Care give too much power to the mental health professional and not enough to the individual. Just as certainly, in my opinion, to scrap them in favor of the Emperor’s New Clothes Standards‑‑ excuse me, I.C.T.L.E.P. Health Law Standards, which are in fact no standards at all‑‑ would be a recipe for human misery and would jeopardize the availability of treatment for everyone.

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Review of J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen (2003)

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in Gender, Online, Reviews

My Amazon.com review of Michael Bailey’s “The Man Who Would be Queen.”

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