Anthology Biography Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences

Gender Euphoria: Stories of joy from trans, non-binary and intersex writers

GENDER EUPHORIA: a powerful feeling of happiness experienced as a result of moving away from one’s birth-assigned gender. So often the stories shared by trans people about their transition centre on gender dysphoria: a feeling of deep discomfort with their birth-assigned gender, and a powerful catalyst for coming out or transitioning. But for many non-cisgender…

Anthology Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences

In Case You’re Curious: Questions about Sex from Young People with Answers from the Experts

Did you ever walk out of class having even more questions than when you walked in? You may feel that way about history or math, but what about your sexual health class (if you even had one)? If you’re anything like most of the youth in America today, your head is probably spinning with a…

Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences Theory

Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships

In this frank, funny and poignant book, transgender activist Juno Roche discusses sex, desire and dating with leading figures from the trans and non-binary community. Calling out prejudices and inspiring readers to explore their own concepts of intimacy and sexuality, the first-hand accounts celebrate the wonder and potential of trans bodies and push at the…

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…