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Resources for Transgender Students
Intersexuality and the Law by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Winner of the 2013 Bullough Award presented by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality The term "intersex" evokes diverse images, typically of people who are both male and female or neither male nor female. Neither vision is accurate. The millions of people with an intersex condition, or DSD (disorder of sex development), are men or women whose sex chromosomes, gonads, or sex anatomy do not fit clearly into the male/female binary norm. Until recently, intersex conditions were shrouded in shame and secrecy: many adults were unaware that they had been born with an intersex condition and those who did know were advised to hide the truth. Current medical protocols and societal treatment of people with an intersex condition are based upon false stereotypes about sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, which create unique challenges to framing effective legal claims and building a strong cohesive movement. In Intersexuality and the Law, Julie A. Greenberg examines the role that legal institutions can play in protecting the rights of people with an intersex condition. She also explores the relationship between the intersex movement and other social justice movements that have effectively utilized legal strategies to challenge similar discriminatory practices. She discusses the feasibility of forming effective alliances and developing mutually beneficial legal arguments with feminists, LGBT organizations, and disability rights advocates to eradicate the discrimination suffered by these marginalized groups.
That's Revolting! by
Publication Date: 2008-05-28
As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. What's more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights.That's Revolting! offers a bracing tonic to these trends. Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore,That's Revolting! collects timely essays such as "Dr. Laura, Sit on My Face," "Gay Art Guerrillas," and "Queer Parents: An Oxymoron Or Just Plain Moronic?" by unrepentant activists like Patrick Califia, Kate Bornstein, and Carol Queen. This updated edition contains seven new selections that cover everything from rural, working-class youth in Massachusetts to gay life in New Orleans to the infamous Drop the Debt/Stop AIDS action in New York. This lively composite portrait of cutting-edge queer activism is a clarion call for anyone who questions the value of becoming the Stepford Homosexual.
Resources on Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Additional Books in MacPhaidin Library.
The L Life by
Call Number: Leisure Reading HQ75.3 .M385 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Through fascinating interviews and stunning portrait photography, The L Life introduces us to the women who are changing our view of the world. This candid collection is a celebration of real women, alongside headline-makers.
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature by
Call Number: Main Stacks PN6120.95.H724 C65 1998
Publication Date: 1998
In the three decades since New York City's Stonewall rebellion, gay literature has exploded as a distinctive form of cultural expression. In a variety of styles and genres, gay men have increasingly begun to articulate their sexual identities. At the same time, gay writers and scholars have begun in earnest the search for a literary history long denied by the refusal to recognize homosexual love as an integral part of Western literature.
Am I Blue? by
Call Number: Leisure Reading PN6120.95.H724 A4 1994
Publication Date: 1995
Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.
Is It a Choice? by
Call Number: Main Stacks HQ76.3.U5 M35 2005
Publication Date: 2005
The answers to all the questions you've ever had about homosexuality but were afraid to ask are finally in one book. In this newly revised and updated edition, Eric Marcus provides insightful, no-nonsense answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about homosexuality. Offering frank insight on everything you've always wanted-and needed-to know about same-gender relationships, coming out, family roles, politics, and much more.
And Tango Makes Three by
Call Number: Curriculum Coll Stacks Pic R52a
Publication Date: 2005
In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.
When the Only Light Is Fire by
Call Number: Main Stacks PS3610.O629 W54 2011
Publication Date: 2011
In his debut chapbook of poetry, Saeed Jones walks on the periphery of the South, those places on the outskirts of town, in bars after midnight, and on dangerous backroads where most people keep their heads down or look the other way. D. A. Powell says of Saeed's work: I get shout-happy when I read these poems; they are the gospel; they are the good news of the sustaining power of imagination, tenderness and outright joy; they are the birth of a new poetry that baptizes with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
LGBTQ Internet Resources
The Advocate is a well-known source for LGBTQ news. Published in Los Angeles CA.
American Gay news source. Published in Washington, D.C.
GLBTQ Encyclopeida (Archived)
The world's largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture. This
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
This organization provides resources for GLBTQ young adults and promotes alliances between gays and non-gays. One feature of this site that should be noted is the Research section, which contains useful statistics and facts. The organization also offers a newsletter, a blog, and a Tools & Tips section for offering additional resources to help students deal with the everyday life issues of being a GLBTQ young adult.
Curve: the Lesbian Magazine
Available in Expanded Academic. Covers the latest in lesbian-related celebrity interviews, news, politics, pop culture, style, travel, social issues and entertainment.
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Providing a much-needed forum for interdisciplinary discussion, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Its aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality.
Publishes essays about gender in relation to social, political, artistic, and economic concerns.
This is an online publication. The paper format of this publication begins in 1992. Articles from back issues can be requested using the library's Interlibrary Loan service.