Biography History Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences

Steel Closets Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers

Even as substantial legal and social victories are being celebrated within the gay rights movement, much of working-class America still exists outside the current narratives of gay liberation. In Steel Closets, Anne Balay draws on oral history interviews with forty gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers, mostly living in northwestern Indiana, to give voice to this…

Biography Essay History Humanities Journal/Diary Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences

Man, Woman, “Other”: Factors Associated with Nonbinary Gender Identification

Using a unique dataset of 7479 respondents to the online Australian Sex Survey (July-September 2016), we explored factors relevant for individuals who self-identify as one of the many possible nonbinary gender options (i.e., not man or woman). Our results identified significant sex differences in such factors; in particular, a positive association between female height, higher…

Art Critique Essay History Humanities Journal/Diary Natural Sciences Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences Theory

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

What constitutes a “real” man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny. In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed…

Critique Essay Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences

The Justification of Loving a Trans Woman

**CW: Reference of genitalia, transmisogyny, homophobia, racism, murder, sexual trauma** Earlier this month, dozens of trans women across various social media outlets created a motion to “Boycott DL Men” via Instagram, Twitter, and so forth. The overall intent behind this motion was to call-out the double-bind that we trans women find ourselves hegemonically placed in…

Biography Essay History Humanities Journal/Diary Natural Sciences Nonfiction Social Sciences

Sporting Gender: The History, Science, and Stories of Transgender and Intersex Athletes

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to feature the first transgender athlete, a topic that will be highly contentious during the competition. But transgender and intersex athletes such as Laurel Hubbard, Tifanny Abreu, and Caster Semenya didn’t just turn up overnight. Both intersex and transgender athletes have been newsworthy stories for decades. In Sporting…

Biography Children's Essay History Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences Theory

Surviving a gender-variant childhood: the views of transgender adults on the needs of gender-variant children and their parents

Adults with gender-variant childhoods have often lived traumatic lives because of the attitudes and limited understanding that people in their environment had of the concept of gender variance. This study explores the childhoods of transgender adults with the aim to understand their gender-related difficulties as children, in order to identify their needs and the needs…

Drama Fiction Humanities Journal/Diary

I Love Dick

A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband’s colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of first-person narration. In I Love Dick, published in 1997, Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Video Green, boldly tore away the veil that separates fiction from reality and…

Anthology Biography Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences

Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives

Transgender people face some of the highest rates of violence in the US and around the world, particularly within romantic relationships. In Transgressed, Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz offers a ground-breaking examination of intimate partner violence in the lives of transgender people. Drawing on interviews and written accounts from transgender survivors of intimate partner violence, he sheds…