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.

Transcending the Binary

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

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.

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.

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.

Transforming Citizenships

Author: Isaac West
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479832149
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Law

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.

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.

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.

Transcending Earth

Author: J. Cabot
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1494976358
Release Date: 2013-11-29
Genre: Religion

Through a thorough examination of both science and Scripture, C. Barton and J. Cabot explore the origin of life, the nature of sin, and what it means to serve the Lord. C. Barton, a former child care worker, wife, mother, and recovering alcoholic, brings the perspective of one who has learned to love unconditionally and who leads others to choose a better life. J. Cabot, a young engineer and author who was born intersex and found God as an adult, has delved into the science of being intersex or transgender. Through their combined efforts, TRANScending Earth demonstrates logically that the way a person is born is not his fault, that God loves all of His children, and that building a relationship with Him is the best way to find happiness. Written in common language that is easy to understand, this book will uplift, strengthen, and empower intersex or transgender individuals and their supporters to move past the confines of this planet and enter a world of joy in service to the Lord.

Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents

Author: Jack Drescher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317980636
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Psychology

Extremely gender variant children and adolescents (minors), increasingly referred to as 'trans' or 'transgender children,' are small in number. In recent years, their situation has become highly sensationalized, whilst the matter of how to best treat them remains an area of controversy. A growing body of research supports emerging treatment approaches, but more research is still needed to answer a host of questions: Do trans minors have a psychiatric disorder or a normal variation of gender presentation? Should treatment be aimed at helping them accept the bodies into which they were born or should parents, clinicians and schools accommodate their wishes of transition? At what age should transition begin? What are the implications – physical, psychological, social and ethical – of various treatment approaches? The first part of this volume explores different clinical approaches to transgender minors in the USA and abroad. The second part contains responses to these approaches by commentators from various fields including biology, child psychiatry, civil rights activism, ethics, law, gender studies, queer theory and psychoanalysis. The work will be an invaluable source for parents and families looking at how to proceed with a trans child, as well as clinicians seeking to make appropriate referrals. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality.