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The Transvestites: The Erotic Drive to Cross-Dress

For the first time in history, we are proud to announce the 1992 translation of Magnus Hirschfeld’s famous 1910 text is available to read for free online. This text combines all parts (1-3) of the translated text. You can access the first and second editions of the original German text on Trans Reads, as well…

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Die Transvestiten: Untersuchung Über den Erotischen Verkleidungstrieb; Mit Umfangreichem Casuistischen und Historischen Material (2nd edition)

Magnus Hirschfeld’s second print of the historic book, “The Transvestites.” Transvestites are women and men who feel reluctant and even refuse to dress in the clothing of their own sex. For them, the inherent drive to cross-dress is often more powerful than sexual drive itself. This phenomenon has often been confronted with both ignorance and…

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Die Transvestiten: Untersuchung Über den Erotischen Verkleidungstrieb; Mit Umfangreichem Casuistischen und Historischen Material

Magnus Hirschfeld’s first print of the historical book, “The Transvestites.”   Transvestites are women and men who feel reluctant and even refuse to dress in the clothing of their own sex. For them, the inherent drive to cross-dress is often more powerful than sexual drive itself. This phenomenon has often been confronted with both ignorance…

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Competencies for Counseling with Transgender Clients

This document contains suggested competencies for use in counseling with transgender clients. These competencies are geared toward professionally trained counselors who work with transgender individuals, families, groups, or communities. These competencies are based on a wellness (e.g., Myers & Sweeney, 2005), resilience (Singh, Hays, & Watson, in press), and strength-based approach (e.g., Bockting, Knudson &…

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X-RECEPTION: Re-mediating Trans-Feminist and Queer Performance Art

What does it mean to move performance art, its archives, and repertoires-in this case the archives and repertoires of Trans-Feminist and Queer (TFQ) performance art-from a small stage with a limited, friendly, mostly insider audience to online platforms that offer a far wider audience? What are the possible consequences of these translocations and remediations, and…

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Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic—visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance…

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A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke, Youngest Daughter of Colley Cibber, esq.

Charlotte Charke, the estranged daughter of British poet laureate Colley Cibber, was an 18th century actress, playwright, novelist and noted transvestite. In this scandalous memoir, Charke recounts her extraordinary double life as “Charles Brown,” her career on stage in “breeches roles,” and her misadventures as a doctor, shopkeeper, sausage merchant, valet, groom, puppeteer, pastry cook,…

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Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change

In Shimmering Images Eliza Steinbock traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change. Drawing on Barthes’s idea of the “shimmer” and Foucault’s notion of sex as a mirage, the author shows how sex and gender can appear mirage-like on film, an effect they label shimmering. Steinbock applies…

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We Are Everywhere A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics

We Are Everywhere brings together the key primary sources relating to the politics of homosexuality. Tracing the evolution of the lesbian and gay movement, We Are Everywhere includes writings from the beginnings of the gay and lesbian movement in the 19th century ; legal and government studies concerning rights of gay and lesbian citizens; articles…