Transgender Rights

Author: Paisley Currah,Richard M. Juang,Shannon Minter

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816643127

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement's achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America. Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Judith Butler, Mauro Cabral, Dallas Denny, Taylor Flynn, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Julie A. Greenberg, Morgan Holmes, Bennett H. Klein, Jennifer L. Levi, Ruthann Robson, Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Dean Spade, Kendall Thomas, Paula Viturro, Willy Wilkinson. Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. Richard M. Juang cochairs the advisory board of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) in Washington, DC. He has taught at Oberlin College and Susquehanna University. He is the lead editor of NCTE's Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual and coeditor of Transgender Justice, which explores models of activism. Shannon Price Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.

Transgender Rights

Striving for Equality

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1642820644

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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In recent years, the public's awareness and understanding of the transgender community has grown drastically, from near total ignorance to a nuanced and complex approach to trans individuals and their rights. This collection of articles features reporting, opinion pieces, and first-person accounts that capture the evolving conversation about issues related to the trans community. With coverage of the Texas and North Carolina "bathroom bills," the debate over the inclusion of trans people in the military, and tales of various struggles and successes in the courts, this book highlights the obstacles this growing movement faces as well as its successes.

Transgender Rights

Author: Martin Gitlin

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 153450222X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Transgender rights are not just limited to bathroom bills, though the controversial issue has dominated news headlines for the past few years. What basic human rights are afforded to transgender and nonbinary U.S. citizens is a mystery to many. The viewpoints in this resource lay out the issues in a concise and informative way, offering measured arguments as to why trans Americans are a protected class, as well as arguments for why they don't need special treatment. Workplace discrimination, marriage equality, and adoption, as they relate to transgender identities, are also touched upon.

The Riddle of Gender

Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights

Author: Deborah Rudacille

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721978

Category: Political Science

Page: 369

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A close-up look at the transgender movement and what it means in terms of our basic attitudes toward gender identity examines both historical and contemporary considerations, profiling people whose bodies and psyches fall between the regular boundaries of male and female and examining such issues as the ambivalent relationship between the gay and transgender communities. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Transgender Rights and Issues

Author: Pelleschi, Andrea

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680771140

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Transgender Rights and Issues covers the growing acceptance of the transgender community throughout the years, the discrimination transgender men and women face each day, and how United States and other countries are making changes to fix these issues. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Transgender Rights

Transgender Law, Legal Aspects of Transsexualism, Name Change, Legal Aspects of Transsexualism in the United States, Gender Recogn

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230657318

Category:

Page: 28

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Transgender law, Legal aspects of transsexualism, Name change, Legal aspects of transsexualism in the United States, Gender Recognition Act 2004, Lydia Foy, Camp Trans, Transgender Law Center, O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner, Gender-neutral toilet, Dean Spade, Changing legal gender assignment in Canada, List of transgender-rights organizations, Shannon Minter, Changing legal gender assignment in Brazil, Transgender rights in Tamil Nadu, FTM International, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Convention on the recognition of decisions recording a sex reassignment, Corbett v Corbett, 2004 Fam CA 297, Karen Ulane, Re Kevin - validity of marriage of transsexual, Gender Recognition Panel. Excerpt: Transsexual people are those who establish a permanent identity with the gender opposite to the gender identified at birth. As most legal jurisdictions have at least some recognition of the two traditional genders at the exclusion of other categories, this raises many legal issues and aspects of transsexualism. Most of these issues tend to be located in what is generally considered family law, especially the issue of marriage, but also things such as the ability of a transgendered person to benefit from a partner's insurance or social security. The degree of legal recognition provided to transsexualism varies widely throughout the world. Many countries now extend legal recognition to sex reassignment by permitting a change of gender on the birth certificate. Many transsexual people have their bodies permanently changed by surgical means or semi-permanently changed by hormonal means (see Sex reassignment therapy). In many countries, some of these modifications are required for legal recognition. In a few, the legal aspects are directly tied to health care; i.e. the same bodies or doctors decide whether a person can go ahead, and the...

The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights

Author: Jami K. Taylor,Donald P. Haider-Markel,Daniel C. Lewis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472074016

Category: Political Science

Page: 439

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While medical identification and treatment of gender dysphoria have existed for decades, the development of transgender as a “collective political identity” is a recent construct. Over the past twenty-five years, the transgender movement has gained statutory nondiscrimination protections at the state and local levels, hate crimes protections in a number of states, inclusion in a federal law against hate crimes, legal victories in the courts, and increasingly favorable policies in bureaucracies at all levels. It has achieved these victories despite the relatively small number of trans people and despite the widespread discrimination, poverty, and violence experienced by many in the transgender community. This is a remarkable achievement in a political system where public policy often favors those with important resources that the transgender community lacks: access, money, and voters. The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights explains the growth of the transgender rights movement despite its marginalized status within the current political opportunity structure.

The Lives of Transgender People

Author: Genny Beemyn,Susan Rankin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231143079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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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.

Transgender Rights and Politics

Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption

Author: Jami Kathleen Taylor,Donald P. Haider-Markel

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052356

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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To date, media and scholarly attention to gay politics and policy has focused on the morality debates over sexual orientation and the legal aspects of rights for non-heterosexuals. However, transgender concerns as such have received little attention. As transgender activism has become more visible, policymakers, both in the United States and around the world, have begun to respond to demands for more equitable treatment. Jami K. Taylor and Donald P. Haider-Markel bring together new research employing the concepts and tools of political science to explore the politics of transgender rights. Volume contributors address the framing of transgender rights in the U.S. and in Latin America. They discuss transgender interest groups, the inclusion of transgender activists in advocacy coalitions, policy diffusion at the state and local levels, and, importantly, the implementation of transgender public policy. This volume sets the standard for empirical research on transgender politics and demonstrates that the study of this topic can contribute to the understanding of larger questions in the field of political science.

Respect and Equality

Transsexual and Transgender Rights

Author: Stephen Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135337063

Category: Law

Page: 336

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beyond Marriage

Continuing Battles for LGBT Rights

Author: Susan Gluck Mezey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442248637

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In this book, Susan Gluck Mezey examines LGBT policymaking over the last several decades, highlighting advances in LGBT rights as well as formidable challenges that still confront the LGBT community. With an emphasis on courts, she traces developments in the struggles for LGBT rights in the United States and abroad.

Transgender Rights and Protections

Author: Rebecca T. Klein

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499464614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.

Transgender People

Author: Tamara Thompson

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737771925

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 152

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This book examines the growing transgender rights movement and the issues surrounding the transgender community. Discussion of topics related to increased legal protection, military service, and the many ethical as well as financial issues surrounding health care. It includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. An extensive bibliography and annotated list of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309210658

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

After Marriage Equality

The Future of LGBT Rights

Author: Carlos A. Ball

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479809055

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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In persuading the Supreme Court that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the LGBT rights movement has achieved its most important objective of the last few decades. Throughout its history, the marriage equality movement has been criticized by those who believe marriage rights were a conservative cause overshadowing a host of more important issues. Now that nationwide marriage equality is a reality, everyone who cares about LGBT rights must grapple with how best to promote the interests of sexual and gender identity minorities in a society that permits same-sex couples to marry. This book brings together 12 original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality mean for the future of LGBT rights? After Marriage Equality explores crucial and wide-ranging social, political, and legal issues confronting the LGBT movement, including the impact of marriage equality on political activism and mobilization, antidiscrimination laws, transgender rights, LGBT elders, parenting laws and policies, religious liberty, sexual autonomy, and gender and race differences. The book also looks at how LGBT movements in other nations have responded to the recognition of same-sex marriages, and what we might emulate or adjust in our own advocacy. Aiming to spark discussion and further debate regarding the challenges and possibilities of the LGBT movement’s future, After Marriage Equality will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of sexual equality.

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory

Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations

Author: Mr Adam P Romero,Mr Jack E Jackson,Professor Martha Albertson Fineman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496864

Category: Law

Page: 504

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This groundbreaking collection brings together leading contemporary legal theory scholars creating an interdisciplinary dialogue which explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. The richness and vitality of feminist and queer theories, as well as their relevance to matters central to the law and politics of our time, are on full display in this volume.