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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Alternately unsettling and affirming, devastating and delicious, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, is a new collection of essays on gender and identity by S. Bear Bergman that is irrevocably honest and endlessly illuminating. With humour and grace, these essays deal with issues from women’s spaces to the old boys’ network, from gay male…

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Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men

This pioneering anthology is the first of its kind, presenting raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men’s experiences of sex reassignment surgery. The collection offers a comprehensive understanding of why transsexual men choose genital surgery and its trans-formative impact on their lives. Hung Jury has widespread appeal, catching the attention and interests of a wide and…

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Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality by Sue-Ellen Jacobs; Wesley Thomas; Sabine Lang; Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures by Sabine Lang

Review of two books: Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. Edited by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures. By Sabine Lang. Trans. John L. Vantine. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.

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Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

When “rights” go wrong. Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition? Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and empower LGBT people around the world? Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen…

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Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care

This book is a response to the Trump-Pence Administration’s reversal of transgender rights. Pamela Ayo Yetunde offers an intersectionally-robust turn in pastoral and spiritual care—pastoral and spiritual care as religious freedom law literacy, public advocacy, East-West integration, and systems agitation. In this book, Yetunde draws on the works of Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn; black…

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Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives

We’re here. We’re queer. We’re fat. This one-of-a-kind collection of prose and poetry radically explores the intersection of fat and queer identities, showcasing new, emerging and established queer and trans writers from around the world. Celebrating fat and queer bodies and lives, this book challenges negative and damaging representations of queer and fat bodies and…

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Social stigma, legal and public health barriers faced by the third gender phenomena in Brazil, India and Mexico: Travestis, hijras and muxes

Aim and methods: The aim of this article is to provide a narrative literature review of the ‘third gender’ phenomenon in Brazil ( Travestis), India ( Hijras) and Mexico ( Muxes), considering the social stigma, the legal and health aspects of these identities. Results: These three groups share similar experiences of stigmatisation, marginalisation, sexual abuse,…