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Lost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asia

Asia (particularly South and Southeast) is home to large numbers of transpeople: persons who are gender identity variant in that they present and identify in a gender other than that matching the gender assigned to them at birth. Many make a gender category transition early in life. Access to competent and transfriendly medical support services…

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The Shape of Angels’ Teeth: Toward a Blacktransfeminist Thought through the Mattering of Black(Trans)Lives

This essay argues for a productive alliance between trans feminism, trans studies, and black feminist thought (BFT) to articulate a black feminist mode of activism that takes seriously the epistemologies of black trans women. Ultimately this essay critiques BFT’s cisgender normativity and offers a more inclusive imagining of BFT, referred to as blacktransfeminist thought (BTFT).…

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Beyond Queer Disavowal to Building Abolition

While unlikely actors such as Newt Gingrich, member of the conservative prison reform organization Right on Crime,1 lobby for sentencing reform and prison closure and herald the “end of mass incarceration” (New York Times 2014), facets of our carceral regime remain untouched. People convicted of sex crimes are, according to political scientist Marie Gottschalk, “the…

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‘‘I Fear for My Safety, but Want to Show Bravery for Others’’: Violence and Discrimination Concerns Among Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals After the 2016 Presidential Election

In general, transgender individuals report experiencing high levels of discrimination and violence, as well as high levels of safety concerns and a need to be vigilant to the safety of their environs. The stress that arises from these high levels of violence and discrimination has sizable effects on mental and physical health. The results of…

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Intrapersonal and Social-Contextual Factors Related to Psychological Well-being among Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless youth are typically defined as a group of adolescents and young adults (ages 12-24) who do not have stable dwellings, but instead live on the streets, in shelters or abandoned buildings, or in other unstable situations (e.g., doubling up with friends). Given the myriad of hardships, stressors, and marginalization faced by youth as they…

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“It’s kind of hard to go to the doctor’s office if you’re hated there.” A call for gender-affirming care from transgender and gender diverse adolescents in the United States

Research has identified discrimination and a lack of knowledgeable providers as major barriers for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals seeking care, which contributes to greater stress and significant health disparities affecting this population. However, research involving TGD youth is limited. The aim of this study, therefore, was to describe TGD adolescents’ experiences, concerns and…

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Persons of Nonbinary Gender — Awareness, Visibility, and Health Disparities

Two-spirit, agender, gender fluid, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, third sex: whatever the terminology, in many cultures throughout history, some people have identified as neither male nor female, or as “nonbinary.” As our society’s concept of gender evolves, so does the visibility of contemporary nonbinary people. Yet many members of the medical community may not know how to…

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Policy and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Students

This book addresses policy research on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools. It covers quantitative and qualitative research into policy impacts for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex students. It draws on a large-scale Australian study of the impacts of different kinds of policy at the national, state, sector and school level. The study covers…

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The Misrepresentation of Sophia Burset: The Reality of Trans Women within the Carceral State

“What I seek to tear apart at and address is the misrepresentation of Sophia Burset as a subject alone placed within a women’s detention center, when the reality for most trans women is that we on a systematic level are still today forced into men’s places of detention despite wholeheartedly identifying as women.”