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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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From One ‘Battle’ to Another: The Making of a Travesti Political Movement in a Brazilian City

This article examines the emergence of a travesti political movement out of a work group of transgendered sex professionals run by the Grupo de Apoio à Provenção da AIDS/Rio Grande do Sul (Support Group for AIDS Prevention, or GAPA/RS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The author first discusses the history of GAPA/RS’ involvement with sex workers…

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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…