Transgenders Transcending is program of healing created to bring Trans, non-binary, gender fluid, and "yet to be described" persons struggling with their life journey gender challenges. TT is being established as a not-for-profit organization of course. Transgenders Transcending is a 12 step program that arose in my Journey as a member of AA. With 2 suicide attempts and suffering from an inability to escape depression, I found myself applying the 12 life principles of 12 step programs to my journey challenge of being a transperson. I began transition at age 48 and soon lost my spouse and my job. I learned that proving EEOC discrimination in Federal Court is nearly impossible and my case was dismissed. This are the types of things many transpeople experience in this journey. The transgender journey is exceptionally difficult on nearly every front - self acceptance, alienation of the family, employer behavior & discrimination, social acceptance, psychological trauma and the physical challenges of having parts not consistent with ones gender. Its a lot, and transpersons have the highest known suicide attempt rate of any known group. Having applied and Mastered the 12 life principles of Transgenders Transcending, I arose from of my challenges and the flow of my life blossomed into a beautiful experience. Great spirit gave me my life mission to create Transgenders Transcending and help my brother and sister transpersons find a life of serenity and hope using the program i developed for myself 3 years earlier. I believe the only ones that can truly understand and relate to help us on our journey are us - other transpersons. Its time to come together and create our community Reverend Valentine Evelynn Ge
Author: Julie L. Nagoshi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Social Science
The first comprehensive presentation of an explicitly transgender theory. This theory goes beyond feminist and queer theory by incorporating the idea of fluid embodiment and lived experience in conceptualizing gender and sexual identity. Beyond developing a formulation of transgender theory that incorporates the socially constructed, embodied, and self-constructed aspects of identity in the narrative of lived experiences, the authors discuss the implications of this “trans-identity theory” for theory, research, and practice.
With the burgeoning visibility of transgender rights in the United States, questions remain regarding how the mainstream LGBT movement will continue to integrate transgender people. In this thesis, I focus on the perspectives of cisgender gay men about transgender men within their communities to understand how divisions between these groups may stymie the LGBT movement going forward. Therefore, the guiding questions for this thesis are: 1) Do gay cisgender men view transgender men as friends and as potential sexual partners? 2) How do gay men manage their identity as gay men when they have been with transgender men in romantic relationships or in sexual encounters? To answer these general questions, I conducted a qualitative study using in-depth interviews with 15 men, in San Francisco, California, who self-identified as gay or queer. Focusing on masculinities theory, I uncovered three main barriers in these men’s lives that shape the possibility of integrating transgender men within their communities. First, I show that these men grappled with defining manhood, maleness, and gayness between biological or constructivist discourse which created tensions for being able to integrate transgender men within gay communities. Secondly, these men reshaped a sexual history that included people assigned female at birth as a mechanism for the creation of a gay identity. Lastly, the requirements of doing gender (West and Zimmerman 1987) facilitate the invisibility of transgender men in social spaces; for cisgender gay men, especially when faced with sexual desire for transgender men experienced a vagina panic. These men’s narratives, reflected in this thesis, highlight the restrictiveness of essentialist discourse, the LGBT movement’s discourse which upholds essentialism, and hegemonic masculinity. All three work in tandem to discount transgender men as a part of the gay male community and, in doing so, creates barriers for possible social and political connections.
Author: Isaac West
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Transforming Citizenships engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, Isaac West takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of complex legal subjectivities capable of queering accepted understandings of genders, sexualities, and the normative forces of the law. Drawing on an expansive archive, from the correspondence of a transwoman arrested for using a public bathroom in Los Angeles in 1954 to contemporary lobbying efforts of national transgender advocacy organizations, West advances a rethinking of law as capacious rhetorics of citizenship, justice, equality, and freedom. When approached from this perspective, citizenship can be recuperated from its status as the bad object of queer politics to better understand how legal discourses open up sites for identification across identity categories and enable political activities that escape the analytics of heteronormativity and homonationalism.
Author: Richard Ekins
Release Date: 2006-10-23
Genre: Social Science
"Dave King and Richard Ekins are the leading world sociologists in this field. The book brings together a brilliant synthesis of history, case studies, ideas and positions as they have emerged over the past thirty years, and brings together a rich but always grounded account of this field, providing a state of the art of critical concepts and ideas to take this field further during the twenty first century." - Ken Plummer, University of Essex "An outstanding survey of the evolution of trans phenomena, splendidly written, highly informative, scholarly at its best, yet easy to read even for those neither trans nor sociologist. Ekins and King, experts in the field, unroll the panoramas of sex, gender, and transgendering that have evloved during the last decades. For everyone wanting to understand the interaction of women and men and of those who cannot or will not identify with either of these two cataegories, reading this book is a must, and a real pleasure." - Friedmann Pfaefflin, University of ULM This groundbreaking study sets out a framework for exploring transgender diversity for the new millennium. It sets forth an original and comprehensive research and provides a wealth of vivid illustrative material. Based on two decades of fieldwork, life history work, qualitative analysis, archival work and contact with several thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers around the world, the authors distinguish a number of contemporary transgendering 'stories' to illustrate: The binary male/female divide The interrelations betwen sex, sexuality and gender The interrelations between the main sub-processes of transgendering. Wonderfully insightful, The Transgender Phenomenon develops an original and innovative conceptual framkework for understanding the full range of the transgender experience.
People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2017 Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Top 20 Amazon’s Best Literature and Fiction of 2017 Bustle’s 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017 PopSugar’s Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far) Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So Far BookBrowse’s The 20 Best Books of 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist The Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2017 “It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change...and then change the world. This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.
The Scottish man wears a kilt, but is society ready for men who openly express femininity? This is the question that was asked in a survey used as the basis for this book.Can a man transcend gender lines and maintain his own sense of self-worth and dignity? This provocative book addresses the emotions experienced by men and women who cross gender lines.
In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached “the transgender tipping point,” suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people—even many LGBTQ allies—still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, Hartke helps readers visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.
Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich
Release Date: 2008-01
The second in a landmark five volume set by gender scholar G. G. Bolich, this volume looks at the lives of people called "transgender." These people are allowed to speak for themselves in the various studies conducted with them by many scholars over the last few decades. What the research reveals provides a fascinating and compelling look at a group of people increasingly visible in our society.
Author: G. G. Bolich
Release Date: 2007-08
Conversing on Gender is, as its subtitle indicates, a primer for entering the broad conversation on gender that can be found both inside and outside of academic circles. The book considers the relation of gender to sex and sexuality, reviews prominent theories of gender, and covers basic gender issues.
The second volume in a 5 volume set, The Context of Transgender Realities examines crossdressing as it is experienced by crossdressers and as it is interpreted by others, including researchers from a number of different disciplines. Organized as answers to frequently asked questions, the text covers everything from what motivates crossdressing, to when it begins, how it proceeds, and what it means.
Author: Rebecca T. Klein
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
This book examines the rights of the transgender community and the areas in which further action is still needed for their protection, while addressing transgender issues and the non-discrimination laws and regulations that explicitly include transgender rights. It includes information on how to become trans allies and how to fight against trans discrimination in their day-to-day lives.