Art Essay Humanities Nonfiction Photography

To Survive on This Shore: Selections From the South

Here, we share portraits and interview excerpts with participants from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington D.C., to highlight the ways in which transgender people are aging in the South. Our participants’ experiences reflect the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and geographic place. Their…

History Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

The whiteness of gay urban belonging: criminalizing LGBTQ youth of color in queer spaces of care

Chicago’s gay village of Boystown has long been linked with whiteness, and in the past decade, tensions have flared between neighborhood residents and queer and transgender (trans) youth of color, often homeless, who come to Boystown for the many services provided by its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organizations, or queer spaces…

Natural Sciences Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences

Gender Confirmation Surgery: Principles and Techniques for an Emerging Field

Gender confirming surgery represents one of many therapies for individuals with gender dysphoria and can be pivotal in allowing individuals to become their true selves. An emerging field, this text represents a continuing evolution of surgical techniques, as well as a framework around which surgical therapies are based. Providing a fundamental understanding of the surgical…

Natural Sciences Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences

Providing Affirming Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth

A SpringerBrief in Child Health, “Providing Affirming Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth” discusses current practice and policy; emerging science and best practices related to cutting edge work in the field; and anticipated changes, recommendations, and strategies to achieve the best healthcare for transgender and gender-diverse children and their families. In 2018, the American Academy…

Nonfiction Theory

A Japanese Electra and Her Queer Progeny

Mori Mari’s 1961 novella “Koibitotachi no mori” (“A Lovers’ Forest”) is the first story of a trilogy she wrote about passionate and doomed love affairs between older men and beautiful young boys.1 Mari’s work is invariably cited by Japanese scholars as the antecedent of a genre of manga and popular novels written by women for…

Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual

Transgenderism and Intersexuality in Childhood and Adolescence: Making Choices

There is little doubt that children with gender problems suffer psychologically. But when clinicians are confronted with such cases, they often make controversial choices without the benefit of a substantial knowledge base. Transgenderism and Intersexuality in Childhood and Adolescence: Making Choices presents an overview of the research, clinical insights, and ethical dilemmas relevant to clinicians…

Drama Fiction

This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world. This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches.…

History Nonfiction Social Sciences

Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit

Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey’s rich first-person performance ethnography of the…