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  Incarcerated transgender people
For transgender offenders who were undergoing hormonal therapy or sex reassignment at the time of arrest, the continuation of hormone treatment is important to their welfare.
For example, a defendant's transgender status could affect decisions to arrest, influence jury verdict decision-making and could lead to disproportionate sentences exceeding what is typical for the crime committed.
Careful attention must be given to how the transgender population is defined, and it is vital that empirical investigations are mindful of subpopulations encompassed by this general classification.
www.apa.org /monitor/mar06/jn.html   (764 words)

  Transgender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Transgender is an overarching term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at birth.
Transgender is the state of one's gender identity not matching one's assigned gender — which is usually based on physical/genetic sex — or falling into multiple categories in terms of gender.
Transgender people may feel misunderstood by caregivers because of this practice; it is also quite confusing when a relationship that is considered gay or lesbian by both partners is labeled heterosexual, or a relationship that consists, as far as the partners are concerned, of a man and a women is labeled homosexual.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transgender   (2439 words)

 List of transgender-related topics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Transgender is a very complex topic, where consensual and precise definitions have not yet been reached.
Books and articles written about transgender people or culture are often outdated by the time they are published, if not already outdated at the time of composition, due to inappropriate and/or outdated questions or premises.
Not only psychology and medicine, but also social sciences deal with transgender people, and each starts from a very different point of view, offers very different perspectives, and uses a different nomenclature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_transgender-related_topics   (429 words)

 IJ TRANSGENDER - Transgender Identity Affirmation and Mental Health
Identity congruence: Even if others are aware of transgender identity (identity awareness), and this identity is acted upon in the context of the relationship (identity performance), a failure of relationship partners to respond in terms of this identity may be disconcerting.
Transgender identity support (one dimension of identity affirmation) in the context of two types of social relationships (family member and friend/acquaintance) was significantly associated with depressive symptoms.
The incorporation of a transgender identity in social roles and relationships, as theorized, appears to be one explanation for mental health functioning in this population.
www.symposion.com /ijt/ijtvo06no04_03.htm   (2684 words)

 IJ TRANSGENDER - Special Issue on What is TransGender? - Who put the "Trans" in Transgender?
In theory, transgender is a challenge to the social construction of gender.
Transgender in this sense is synonymous with what is typically meant by the term "transsexual."Trans means across as in the word "transcontinental." In this second sense a transgendered person is one who moves across genders (or maybe aspects of the person cross genders).
Transgendered people (even those who are publicly "out" on stage, in print, or among trustworthy others) know that unless they do what it takes to get a male or female gender attribution, their physical safety may be in jeopardy.
www.symposion.com /ijt/gilbert/kessler.htm   (1967 words)

It is primarily intended for people who have not had much exposure to the issues of transgendered people, but who wish to understand those issues and want to minimize the incidence and effects transphobia through their own awareness and behaviour.
Formed during the 1994 Transgender Law Conference, It's Time, America!'s mission is to educate and influence the U.S. Congress, State and Local Governments, and other transgendered and non-transgendered political organizations, on the issues and concerns of transgendered people, and to take whatever action is necessary to safeguard and to secure our rights as American citizens.
Transgendered Suite is an area where people dealing with issues of Transgenderism, Crossdressing, Transsexuality and all related matters may openly, and in a calm friendly manner, discuss their issues.
www.queertheory.com /identities/transgender   (1613 words)

 United Kingdom Transgender Resources | Academic Reviews Medical Care Treatment and Research Data Base | UK Support | ...
The Transgender Zone supports those who feel they are confused about their gender, those who are looking for support for someone who is transgendered, and health and social care professionals who want to learn more about the subject.
The term 'transgender' includes a number of sub-categories, which, among others, include transsexual, cross-dresser, gender-nonconforming people, transvestite, consciously androgynous people and the term gender dysphoria is often used by practitioners to explain these tendencies.
As this evidence is subject to change it is important for the Transgender Researcher to be aware of these developments and integrate them into their practice or knowledgebase.
www.transgenderzone.com   (479 words)

 Transgender Health - LGBT Health Channel - Trans, Transexual, FTM, MTF
Transgender (TG or transsexual) refers to people who for various reasons identify with a gender identity that differs from their original physiological and psychological status (i.e., as male or female, man or woman).
Transgender also refers to those who are transitioning between two sexes by taking sex hormones or surgically removing or modifying genitals and reproductive organs.
Many transgender people claim to be uncomfortable with their biological sex and assigned gender role and may be diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID) as defined by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
www.gayhealthchannel.com /transgender   (694 words)

 Transgender Resources
Transgender people are those whose psychological self ("gender identity") differs from the social expectations for the physical sex they were born with; for example, a female with a masculine gender identity or who identifies as a man.
Transgender is not a sexual orientation; transgender people may have any sexual orientation.
The Transgender Civil Rights Project's primary goal is to increase the number of state, local, and Federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression.
www.case.edu /provost/lgbt/transgender.html   (1506 words)

 GEC - Transgender Information
Transgender is a broad term used to encompass all manifestations of crossing gender barriers.
In the United States today, transgender people are one of the most misunderstood minority groups.
any people think that all transgender people are the same as the people you might see in a sex magazine or video, or sensationalized on TV talk shows.
www.debradavis.org /gecpage/gectransinfo.html   (867 words)

 National Center for Transgender Equality
Transgender people may therefore be subject to greater security scrutiny, being “outed” to DMV officials and others in the area, and possible denial of a license that accurately reflects a person’s lived gender.
Transgender people who are thinking about becoming more public or starting their transition while in the military should be aware of a strong bias against recognizing the standard of care involving hormone therapy, living in the appropriate gender, and surgery.
Transgender persons in the inactive reserve who are in the process of transitioning may be confronted with the need to halt this process if they are recalled to active duty.
www.nctequality.org /news.asp   (4012 words)

 USATODAY.com - Transgender employees see changes in colleagues, too   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Transgender is a broad term that refers to people who don't conform to traditional gender.
Some transgender employees say companies and insurers have an obligation to provide insurance coverage for transgender procedures, adding that gender variance is a genuine medical condition that there's no reason not to treat.
The field of transgender specialists is growing: Consultants now work with companies on how to handle an employee who is changing gender in the workplace, and organizations such as HRC offer guidelines for managers to follow.
www.usatoday.com /money/jobcenter/workplace/2005-06-09-transgender-usat_x.htm   (1716 words)

 Gianna E. Israel, Donald E. Tarver: Transgender Care - Print
They include three personal stories of transgender life, one essay on the new academic field of Transgender Studies, two essays on legal rights, three essays on medical issues, and two essays on the origins and possible resolution of the conflicts between therapist and client.
Transgender Care is without a doubt a breakthrough work, as it addresses issues of cultural diversity, sexual orientation, and lifestyle that have been previously overlooked or ignored in the clinical literature.
She has worked with over one thousand transgendered men and women, and is also a member of the transgender community.
www.temple.edu /tempress/titles/1373_reg_print.html   (789 words)

 The Body: Transgender Positive
Most transgenders experience a sense of difference at a very early age, and that this difference is wrong.
When a transgender has a sex change, people then say, "but you're not a real woman or man." Nora Molina, a peer educator at GIP and a self-identified Hispanic transexual woman adds, "We are looked at as neither female nor male.
The first barrier a transgender encounters when trying to access mental health services, is the language that the mental health community uses to define them.
www.thebody.com /bp/nov96/transg.html   (2127 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Transgender
In Feinberg's usage, transgender became an umbrella term used to represent a political alliance between all gender-variant people who do not conform to social norms for typical men and women, and who suffer political oppression as a result.
Transgender liberation requires the overthrow of capitalism, just as any truly revolutionary social change must address the question of transgender liberation.
The term is often thought to represent a post-modern epistemological framework that posits a break between the "signifier" of gender and the "sign" or "referent" of bodily sex, and it is rejected or embraced on that basis.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/transgender.html   (722 words)

 Transgender 102
Transgender is a gender identification—not a sexual orientation.
OBGLTC believes that "transgender" is a noun equivalent to "man" and "woman", and as such should not be spelled or pronounced with an "-ed" suffix.
When adding transgender to the already long list of bisexual, gay and lesbian people, it is important to include transgender at the end, preceded by "and/or".
www.uua.org /obgltc/resource/tg102.html   (758 words)

TransBay If you are transgendered -- that is, if you are a cross dresser, a transsexual, intersexed, bigendered, an androgyne or in any other way transcend the gender assigned to you at birth -- and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, then TransBay is for you.
TransGender San Francisco Based in San Francisco, it was established to provide support services for transgender people and educational materials to the transgender community and to the general public.
Charleston Area Transgender Support C.A.T.S. is intended to be an open support group for all members of the transgendered community in the coastal area of South Carolina.
www.firelandspride.org /transgender.htm   (962 words)

 About-face in care for city's transgender patients
Transgender men and women often rely on medical interventions to transform their bodies, but going to the doctor means subjecting their anatomy and lives to the close scrutiny of a stranger who's likely not well-versed in transgender medicine or culture.
But an interest in transgender medicine appears to be gaining momentum in Seattle as providers, clinics and public health officials attempt to learn more about the unique concerns of patients who don't identify with the sex of their birth.
In addition to the complications and side effects associated with surgery and hormones, some small studies suggest transgender people are also at higher risk for depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse and HIV and AIDS than the overall population.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /health/251260_hcenter08.html?source=rss   (1529 words)

 The Task Force - The Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The struggle to establish civil rights protections for transgender people cannot be separated from the struggle to win freedom and equality for gay, lesbian, and bisexual people.
Drag and butch/femme culture, as well as androgyny and gender-bending, are hallmarks of transgender influence.
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual people frequently break gender boundaries in their social (in addition to sexual) behavior, and are often victims of hate crimes because of their gender characteristics, which their attacker has assumed are equal to evidence of particular sexual behavior.
www.thetaskforce.org /theissues/issue.cfm?issueID=21   (304 words)

 DignityUSA - Transgender Issues
Below are various resources that may be of interest to members of the transgendered community.
Political advocacy coalition working to establish and maintain the right of all transgendered, intersexed, and gender-variant people to live and work without fear of violence or discrimination.
Transgender Tapestry, the Journal of the International Foundation for Gender Education.
www.dignityusa.org /transgender   (363 words)

 Transgender Clergy
Acceptance of transgender clergy is a new issue faced by various faiths.
While the number of transgender people who want to become clergy is small, the issue is divisive because it deals with policies of inclusion and discrimination.
She says it has been an overlooked matter but now that the gay movement has gained recognition, the issue of gender identity is the newest division to split religious denominations.
www.acfnewsource.org /religion/transgender_clergy.html   (689 words)

 Transgender transsexual issues, counseling and psychotherapy Denver Colorado
Rachael St.Claire is a licensed psychologist in Denver Colorado.
She specializes in counseling persons needing help with transsexual and transgender issues, and in assisting spouses, family members, and friends who are needing help in understanding someone they care about.
She works closely with physicians who are competent in providing culturally sensitive healthcare to transsexual and transgender clients.
www.transgendersoul.com   (579 words)

 Commercial Closet
"Transgender" and "transsexual" are general terms that refers to several types of individuals: (1.) Persons who live their daily lives in the gender opposite the one they were raised in, either male-to-females/M2F, or female-to-males/F2M.
The second largest category is of presumably straight men donning drag/cross-dressing for a motive, like getting cheap beer or spying on the competition -- once again often in "bad drag" -- or to amuse viewers with catching a heterosexual man in "kinky/funny" transvestism (wearing frilly panties, or a dress).
OUR MISSION: To educate and influence the world of advertising to understand, respect and include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender references in advertising to achieve a more accepting society while achieving successful business results.
www.commercialcloset.org /cgi-bin/iowa/themes.html?theme=15   (307 words)

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