Transgenders Transcending

Author: Valentine Evelynn Ge
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1543293638
Release Date: 2017-03-15

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

The Transgender Phenomenon

Author: Richard Ekins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847877260
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.

Transcending the Binary

Author: Thatcher Phoenix Combs
ISBN: OCLC:1015200868
Release Date: 2017

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.

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools

Author: Elizabeth J. Meyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048185597
Release Date: 2010-06-16
Genre: Education

Issues related to gender and sexual diversity in schools can generate a lot of controversy, with many educators and youth advocates under-prepared to address these topics in their school communities. This text offers an easy-to-read introduction to the subject, providing readers with definitions and research evidence, as well as the historical context for understanding the roots of bias in schools related to sex, gender, and sexuality. Additionally, the book offers tangible resources and advice on how to create more equitable learning environments. Topics such as working with same-sex parented families in elementary schools; integrating gender and sexual diversity topics into the curriculum; addressing homophobic bullying and sexual harassment; advising gay-straight alliances; and supporting a transgender or gender non-conforming student are addressed. The suggestions offered by this book are based on recent research evidence and legal decisions to help educators handle the various situations professionally and from an ethical and legally defensible perspective.

Current Concepts in Transgender Identity

Author: Dallas Denny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134821174
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Transgender Rights and Protections

Author: Rebecca T. Klein
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781499464610
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.

Today s Transgender Realities Crossdressing in Context

Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich
ISBN: 9780615165776
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Reference

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.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 2 Today s Transgender Realities

Author: Gregory G. Bolich
ISBN: 9780615156712
Release Date: 2007-11
Genre: Reference

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.

Gender and Sexual Identity

Author: Julie L. Nagoshi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461489665
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.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 4 Transgender Religion

Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich
ISBN: 9780615253565
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Much debate exists over the proper religious perspective on transgender realities and people. This volume examines transgender in the major world religions. Extensive consideration is given to Christianity, including the arguments presented both against transgender behaviors and by supporters of transgender people. Religions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and indigenous religions such as Native American religions of the United States.

The Lives of Transgender People

Author: Genny Beemyn
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231512619
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S. on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation. Beemyn and Rankin track the formation of gender identity across individuals and groups, beginning in childhood and marking the "touchstones" that led participants to identify as transgender. They explore when and how participants noted a feeling of difference because of their gender, the issues that caused them to feel uncertain about their gender identities, the factors that encouraged them to embrace a transgender identity, and the steps they have taken to meet other transgender individuals. Beemyn and Rankin's findings expose the kinds of discrimination and harassment experienced by participants in the U.S. and the psychological toll of living in secrecy and fear. They discover that despite increasing recognition by the public of transgender individuals and a growing rights movement, these populations continue to face bias, violence, and social and economic disenfranchisement. Grounded in empirical data yet rich with human testimony, The Lives of Transgender People adds uncommon depth to the literature on this subject and introduces fresh pathways for future research.

One Trans Woman s Spiritual Journey

Author: Lorrainne Baskerville
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 9786162220807
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A true story Transcending into womanhood in Phuket, Thailand Everyone sees what you appear to be... Few people experience what you really are... Because of the way we look... And because of the way society sees us...

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Author: George Haggerty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135585136
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Reference

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Assuming a Body

Author: Gayle Salamon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231521703
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

We believe we know our bodies intimately that their material reality is certain and that this certainty leads to an epistemological truth about sex, gender, and identity. By exploring and giving equal weight to transgendered subjectivities, however, Gayle Salamon upends these certainties. Considering questions of transgendered embodiment via phenomenology (Maurice Merleau-Ponty), psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud and Paul Ferdinand Schilder), and queer theory, Salamon advances an alternative theory of normative and non-normative gender, proving the value and vitality of trans experience for thinking about embodiment. Salamon suggests that the difference between transgendered and normatively gendered bodies is not, in the end, material. Rather, she argues that the production of gender itself relies on a disjunction between the "felt sense" of the body and an understanding of the body's corporeal contours, and that this process need not be viewed as pathological in nature. Examining the relationship between material and phantasmatic accounts of bodily being, Salamon emphasizes the productive tensions that make the body both present and absent in our consciousness and work to confirm and unsettle gendered certainties. She questions traditional theories that explain how the body comes to be and comes to be made one's own and she offers a new framework for thinking about what "counts" as a body. The result is a groundbreaking investigation into the phenomenological life of gender.