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Critical Intersex (Queer Interventions)

To date, intersex studies has not received the scholarly attention it deserves as research in this area has been centred around certain key questions, scholars and geographical regions. Exploring previously neglected territories, this book broadens the scope of intersex studies, whilst adopting perspectives that turn the gaze of the liberal, humanist, scientific outlook upon itself,…

Adventure Fantasy Fiction

Close to Spiderman

Close to Spider Man marks the debut of an exciting new literary talent: a collection of connected stories whose female narrators seek out lives for themselves amidst the lonely, breathtaking landscape of the Yukon. The young women in Ivan Coyote’s deeply personal stories are looking to make a break from their circumstances, but the North…

Adventure Fantasy Fiction

One Man’s Trash

In Close to Spider Man–which won a Danuta Gleed Literary Award–readers were introduced to the crystalline storytelling voice of Ivan Coyote. The talent evident in that first collection is confirmed with One Man’s Trash, a series of connected stories about searching out new frontiers, and being on the road. The characters in One Man’s Trash…

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Peer Teaching by Stanford Medical Students in a Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education Program

Medical school curricula devote few instructional hours to LGBTQ-inclusive content. Innovative approaches are required to prepare students to care for sexual and gender minority patients. We describe a student-led program at Stanford School of Medicine in which peer educators are trained to teach about sexual and gender minority health issues. Keywords: Diversity; LGBTQ; Medical education;…

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Politically Assisted Procreation and State Heterosexualism

The “marriage for all” law, passed by the French Parliament in 2013, could be thought of as a sign of social progress. But if we observe its terms from the viewpoint of contemporary relationships between biotechnologies and sexuality, we can conclude instead that the law has the potential to reinscribe and renaturalize within the juridical…

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Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows

Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a ‘trans tipping point’, while American Vogue named 2015 ‘the year of trans visibility’. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgender people have suddenly become part of the zeitgeist. This apparently overnight emergence, though, is…

Anthology Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences

Trans Voices

Foregrounding the voices of transgender and non-binary people, this honest and insightful book is a compilation of the voices of those who have decided to undergo transition – both male-to-female and female-to-male. Drawing on over one hundred interviews with individuals, the book details the diverse experiences and challenges faced by those who transition, exploring a…

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Women Who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins (Dress, Body, Culture)

Most people conceive of gender as a culturally informed response to a biological imperative. But such rigid notions are overturned by certain women in remote regions of Albania who elect to ‘become’ men simply for the advantages that accrue to them as a result. They crop their hair, wear men’s clothes, roll their own cigarettes,…