Transgenders Transcending

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

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.

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.

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.

Transgender Emergence

Author: Arlene Istar Lev
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136384950
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Social Science

Explore an ecological strength-based framework for the treatment of gender-variant clients This comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families. Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families views assessment and treatment through a nonpathologizing lens that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation. Specific sections of Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families address the needs of gender-variant people as well as transgender children and youth. The issues facing gender-variant populations who have not been the focus of clinical care, such as intersexed people, female-to-male transgendered people, and those who identify as bigendered, are also addressed. The book examines: the six stages of transgender emergence coming out transgendered as a normative process of gender identity development thinking "outside the box" in the deconstruction of sex and gender the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as the convergence, overlap, and integration of these parts of the self the power of personal narrative in gender identity development etiology and typographies of transgenderism treatment models that emerge from various clinical perspectives alternative treatment modalities based on gender variance as a normative lifecycle developmental process Complete with fascinating case studies, a critique of diagnostic processes, treatment recommendations, and a helpful glossary of relevant terms, this book is an essential reference for anyone who works with gender-variant people. Handy tables and figures make the information easier to access and understand. Visit the author's Web site at http://www.choicesconsulting.com

Today s Transgender Realities Crossdressing in Context

Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich
Publisher: Lulu.com
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
Publisher: Lulu.com
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.

Conversing on Gender

Author: G. G. Bolich
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780615156705
Release Date: 2007-08
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 4 Transgender Religion

Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich
Publisher: Lulu.com
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.

Transgender Identities

Author: Sally Hines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135148102
Release Date: 2010-04-05
Genre: Social Science

In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical developments shape new identities on both an individual and collective level. Rather than simply reflecting social change, these shifts work to actively construct contemporary identities. The second section, "Trans Governance," examines how law and social policy have responded to contemporary gender shifts. The third section, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identity practices within cultural and subcultural spaces. The final section, "Transforming Theory?", offers a theoretical reflection on the increasing visibility of trans people in today’s society and traces the challenges and the contributions transgender theory has brought to gender theory, queer theory and sociological approaches to identity and citizenship. Featuring contributions from throughout the world, this volume represents the cutting-edge scholarship in transgender studies and will be of interest to scholars and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.

Self Transformations

Author: Cressida J. Heyes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190295042
Release Date: 2007-08-16
Genre: Social Science

Heyes' monograph in feminist philosophy is on the connection between the idea of "normalization"--which per Foucault is a mode or force of control that homogenizes a population--and the gendered body. Drawing on Foucault and Wittgenstein, she argues that the predominant picture of the self--a picture that presupposes an "inner" core of the self that is expressed, accurately or not, by the outer body--obscures the connection between contemporary discourses and practices of self-transformation and the forces of normalization. In other words, pictures of the self can hold us captive when they are being read from the outer self--the body--rather than the inner self, and we can express our inner self by working on our outer body to conform. Articulating this idea with a mix of the theoretical and the practical, she looks at case studies involving transgender people, weight-loss dieting, and cosmetic surgery. Her concluding chapters look at the difficult issue of how to distinguish non-normalizing practices of the self from normalizing ones, and makes suggestions about how feminists might conceive of subjects as embodied and enmeshed in power relations yet also capable of self-transformation. The subject of normalization and its relationship to sex/gender is a major one in feminist theory; Heyes' book is unique in her masterful use of Foucault; its clarity, and its sophisticated mix of the theoretical and the anecdotal. It will appeal to feminist philosophers and theorists.

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

Author: Eric Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315304250
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Social Science

While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that transgender athletes face in competitive sport; and the challenges they pose for this sex-segregated institution. Beginning with a discussion of the historical role that sport has played in preserving sex as a binary, the book examines how gender has been policed by policymakers within competitive athletics. It also considers how transgender athletes are treated by a system predicated on separating males from females, consequently forcing transgender athletes to negotiate the system in coercive ways. The book not only exposes our culture’s binary thinking in terms of both sex and gender, but also offers a series of thought-provoking and sometimes contradictory recommendations for how to make sport more hospitable, inclusive and equitable. Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport is important reading for all students and scholars of the sociology of sport with an interest in the relationship between sport and gender, politics, identity and ethics.