SOURCE: The Nation
Is the Times Repeating Past Mistakes in its Transgender Reporting and Editorials?
The paper's now-notorious reluctance to cover the growing AIDS crisis and insistence on using clinical terminology like "homosexual" to describe gay men are now seen as failures of journalism. Is the paper's recent coverage of transgender issues following the same path?
Transgender Youth Have Doubters. They Also Have History
by Pax Attridge
Opponents of gender-affirming medical intervention for trans youth invoke "transtrendiness" or social influence to claim that they're protecting youth from impulsively making medical decisions based on peer pressure. To accept this belief is to ignore the historical presence of transgender youth.
SOURCE: The Baffler
Doctors Who? The Radical History of DIY Transition
by Jules Gill-Peterson
As trans people's access to the medical system is under attack by law and political rhetoric, it may be necessary to revisit the history of trans women taking their gender transitions into their own hands.
SOURCE: History Today
Rediscovering Trans History (Review)
A review of innovative histories of transgendered persons by Jen Manion and Barry Reay.
SOURCE: The Paris Review
A Lost Piece of Trans History
The recent republication of The Third Sex by the Bibliothek rosa Winkel revives lost voices from Germany’s queer past and recovers a remarkable piece of trans history.
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