Written by Jewish philosopher and translator Qalonymus ben Qalonymus ben Meir in the fourteenth century, this poem has been embraced by some in the LGBT+ Jewish community as an expression of gender dysphoria and transgender identity, who suggest that the poet may have been a trans woman.
This article examines the forms of writing that transgender (hereafter ‘trans’) people in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia have used to convey their experiences to a wider public, since the first sex reassignment surgeries were performed during the inter-war period. I will discuss how transsexual people first used memoir to counter sensationalistic mass…
Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
Objective: To update the “Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” published by the Endocrine Society in 2009. Wylie C Hembree, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Louis Gooren, Sabine E Hannema, Walter J Meyer, M Hassan Murad, Stephen M Rosenthal, Joshua D Safer, Vin Tangpricha, Guy G T’Sjoen, Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons:…
Harassment and Violence Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Hijras After Reinstatement of India’s “Sodomy Law”
On December 11, 2013, the Indian Supreme Court recriminalized non-peno-vaginal sex under Sec. 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), overturning a 2009 ruling that deemed IPC Sec. 377 unconstitutional. Similar “sodomy laws” in other countries have been associated with increased violence, harassment, and other discrimination against men who have sex with men (MSM) and…
[Review] Crónicas travestis: El periodismo transgresor de Alfonsina Storni, Clarice Lispector y María Moreno
A review of Mariela Méndez’s book Crónicas travestis: El periodismo transgresor de Alfonsina Storni, Clarice Lispector y María Moreno by Ashley Brock for the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos in March 2019.
[Review] Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early-Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera
A book review of Naomi André’s book Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early-Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera. Review by Lucy Walker from the University of East Anglia.
A review of the book Two Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang. Published in the Journal of Anthropological Research.
The cultural world of the Two Spirit, the traditional role of Native individuals believed to possess both male and female spirit, is explored in both “old ways” and current-day experiences. Cultural beliefs and meanings around sexual identity are discussed from a Native perspective with recommendations for counseling Two Spirit clients.
Mental health nurses can play a key role in supporting gay, bisexual and two-spirit men experiencing mental health challenges and inequalities
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender (LGBTQ) experience significant inequalities in health and mental health compared with their peers who identify as ‘straight’ (heterosexual). The rates of depression and suicidality are especially concerning with the risk of suicide in LGBTQ, which is twice as high. The reasons for this are multifactorial,…