Transgender Rights

Author: Paisley Currah
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816643127
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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

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1642820628
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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
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1534502831
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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 Lives Of Transgender People

Author: Genny Beemyn
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231143079
Size: 18,53 MB
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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

Author: Alan Greenblatt
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Throughout history, people with gender-identity issues were either ignored or abused. In fact, until recently, transgender individuals -- those who don't identify emotionally and psychologically with the sex they were born with -- were regarded as mentally ill and were widely spurned, even by gays and lesbians. The picture is beginning to change, however, with the Obama administration championing transgender rights, the Pentagon signaling it will allow transgender soldiers and sailors to serve openly beginning next year, and pop culture favorably portraying transgender celebrities. Nevertheless, transgender people continue to struggle with poor health care coverage, high rates of unemployment, violence -- including murder -- and suicide. Congress and most states have refused to mandate anti-discrimination protections for transgender individuals, in part because of a backlash over the issue of which public restrooms transgender people should use. While transgender individuals are experiencing growing public and political support, they have a long way to go before they can achieve full acceptance.

Transgender Rights

Author: Susan Gluck Mezey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351120840
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This book examines the transgender community’s struggle for equality over the last decade, comparing the Obama and Trump administrations’ stance on transgender rights policies. Transgender rights claims have assumed an important place on the nation’s policymaking agenda as society has increasingly become aware that transgender individuals are subject to discrimination because they do not conform to the norms of the gender identity they were assigned at birth. With Congress virtually absent from the policymaking process, the executive branch and the federal courts have been chiefly responsible for determining the parameters of transgender rights policies. The study contrasts the Obama administration’s efforts to expand equal rights for the transgender community, especially in employment, education, and military service, with the Trump administration’s determination to rescind the Obama-era initiatives. In their efforts to do so, Trump administration officials have urged the courts to reverse decisions extending the benefit of civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees to the transgender community, arguing that gender identity is outside the scope of these protections. Although most federal courts have been inclined to accept the Obama administration’s perspective on transgender rights, ultimately, this will be a matter for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide. The book is appropriate for students, scholars, and interested general readers.

Transgender Rights And Issues

Author: Pelleschi, Andrea
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1680771140
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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

Author: Marty Erickson
Editor: BrightPoint Press
ISBN: 9781682827239
Size: 12,56 MB
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Throughout history, transgender people have been largely ignored and discriminated against. They have sometimes faced violence. Today, some lawmakers and activists are working to change this. They are working to defend the rights of transgender people. Transgender Rights explores the history of this issue and how it has evolved, including how people and laws are addressing it today.

Organizing For Transgender Rights

Author: Anthony J. Nownes
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143847301X
Size: 19,82 MB
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Illuminates transgender activists’ successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US. In recent years, gender-variant people—including those we now call transgender people—have won public policy victories that had previously seemed unwinnable: the American Psychiatric Association replaced the term “gender identity disorder” with “gender dysphoria” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Department of Justice announced that discrimination on the basis of gender identity constituted sex discrimination, and the Department of Health and Human Services decided that it would no longer stop Medicare from covering gender reassignment surgery. What accounts for these and other victories? Anthony J. Nownes argues that a large part of the answer lies in the rise of transgender rights interest groups in the United States. Drawing on firsthand accounts from the founders and leaders of these groups, Organizing for Transgender Rights not only addresses how these groups mobilized and survived but also illuminates a path to further social change. Nownes shows how oppressed and marginalized people can overcome the barriers to collective action and form viable organizations to represent their interests even when their government continues to be hostile and does not. “The book traverses several fields, but it is primarily situated in and speaks to the political science literature on interest-group formation. It makes an important contribution by revisiting and revising pluralist and relative deprivation approaches to interest-group formation that have fallen out of favor in recent years.” — Stephen Valocchi, author of Social Movements and Activism in the USA

Transgender Rights

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 9781230657318
Size: 11,78 MB
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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...