Movement Advancement Project. Movement Advancement Project. Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides. “Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin” By Charlotte Alter Three guys are sitting at a Harlem bartop eating fries, drinking whiskey and talking about love.
One of them, Bryce Richardson, is about to propose to his girlfriend. “I’m putting it together in my head, I’m like: ‘He’s gonna be one of my groomsmen, he’s gonna be one of my groomsmen,’” he points to his two friends and grins. The other men light up when they hear the news and start talking about rings, how much they cost, will it be princess cut or pear shaped? I ask the groom-to-be how he knew his girlfriend was the one. All three men are trans. Over the last three years, transgender awareness has exploded. Yet experiences of trans men can provide a unique window into how gender functions in American society.
Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom. By Brielle Harbin, CFT Senior Graduate Teaching Fellow 2015-20161 Introduction In recent years, students on campuses across the country have become increasingly vocal in pushing back against binary thinking with respect to gender identity and expression.
Magnus Hirschfeld - The Father of Tansgenderism. The Father of Transgenderism Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Sexologist in the early 20th Century known as the "Einstein of Sex" for his pioneering work in the field of sexology, was the first person to systematically describe and work with what he described as Transvestite and Transsexual people.
He considered transsexualism to be a form of intersex condition, a view that is increasingly held by many today. Working with surgeons in Berlin through his "Institute for Sexual Science", (Institut füer Sexualwissenschaft) he established and operated what was in practice the worlds first Gender Identity Clinic. Study Connects Suicide of Trans Teens to Bathroom Restrictions. Using data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, a new study correlated the high suicide rates of transgender teens with bathroom restriction for transgender teens.
“Transgender and gender non-conforming people frequently experience discrimination, harassment, and marginalization across college and university campuses,” the Journal of Homosexuality explained. “Using the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, this study analyzes whether being denied access to these spaces is associated with lifetime suicide attempts, after controlling for interpersonal victimization by students or teachers. Life in the Between: The Beauty and Importance of the Two-Spirit People. Courtesy of www.dancingtoeaglespiritsociety.org Issues on gender and sexuality are on the forefront of human rights campaigns in society today.
As a culture, America struggles to accept those who do not fall into the societally-deemed normative categories. After colonization, and as European culture spread its influence throughout the territories in Northern America, one of North America’s Indigenous Peoples’ most spiritual traditions became distorted: the Native American belief that members of their tribe who embodied both feminine and masculine characteristics were gifted with two spirits.
Since the Indigenous people of America focused more on a person’s spirit to define their character, sexual orientation was not an identity factor. Instead what spirit, male or female, they embodied determined who they were. 9 Ways Intersex Youth Want You to Support Them. “…patients can be helped to live a ‘normal’ life only if their intersexuality is concealed.”
—American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996, via Intersex Society of North America “For most of my life, I haven’t felt in control of my body. But what I can control is how people perceive this condition and my relationship with it. And I want to say that this is my body. And my story. Your Top 10 Questions About Being Genderqueer Answered. 5 Ways to Support Trans People Who Don't "Pass" for Cis - Meet The Incredible Trans Teens Using Selfies To Make The World A Better Place. By Kristina Marusic 18h ago A brand-new storytelling campaign for transgender youth called TRUTH launched Tuesday (August 4).
The national project from the youth leaders at the Transgender Law Center and the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network consists of three awesome components: short video profiles of young trans people and their families, a storytelling toolkit designed to help you figure out whether you’re ready to share your own stories online, and an Instagram selfie campaign like none other. These 5 Myths About Body Dysphoria in Trans Folks Are Super Common – But Also Super Wrong. I remember when an acquaintance naively asked me, “If you’re non-binary, you don’t experience body dysphoria, right?”
Ouch. 7 Tired Phrases That Marginalize Trans People – And What to Use Instead. Source: PixGood A few years ago, when I became a government volunteer, I had to be fingerprinted, as it is now the custom for the US to get the biometric data of everyone they possibly can.
The employee filling out my information got to a page about gender. There were four options: “Male,” “Female,” “Male Impersonator,” and “Female Impersonator.” If it were not for my fear of the NSA, I might have pointed out to this person that, for a governmental body as intent on intelligence collection as this one, it was certainly going to have trouble gathering accurate information with those four options. I certainly hope that everyone reading this article knows that trans people are not “impersonating” anyone. Why you should always use "transgender" instead of "transgendered" Questions of language are deeply ingrained in the fight for transgender rights and equality.
It's not just a matter of being polite. If someone calls a trans man a woman, it fundamentally cuts against the person's gender identity. UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center. We are in the process of updating this list of terms. Please be aware that these terms may be defined with outdated language or concepts. For suggestions, please email email@example.com. Agender A person who is internally ungendered or does not have a felt sense of gender identity. Bi vs. Pan: 3 Ways That Language Polarizes and 3 Ways to Unite. When You Don't Know Whether To Say 'He' Or 'She,' Here's A Handy Guide To Help Explain It. Sex Change Hospital. Sex Change Hospital is a six part series based in Trinidad, Colorado, the sex change capital of the world. The Perfect Vagina. What began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became a passionate documentary about modern femininity, The Perfect Vagina.
After My Penis And Everyone Else's, it's now time to look at women's insecurities. Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says. Research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology also questions the very notion of aesthetically pleasing genitals. Operations to improve the appearance of the sex organs for both psychological and physical reasons are on the rise. Timeline: A Look Back at the History of Transgender Visibility.
From November 12-19 hundreds of individuals and organizations around the country participated in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. Take a look back now at the history of transgender visibility with this timeline of notable events compiled by GLAAD. "The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence.