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trans flagA collection of articles, research papers and surveys, books and book reviews, videos and other miscellanea relating to the many areas of interest of male to female transsexual individuals.

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FIRST TRY TO MARTHA

Article appeared in Polare 54, October 2003

The banks of St Joseph's College main oval last Sunday, Joeys class of '83 gathered for a barbecue to celebrate the end of their 20-year reunion weekend. Why not play a game of footy? So they did. The only odd thing was the attractive woman who scored the first try ...

A VIRTUAL WORLD WHERE TRANSGENDER PEOPLE CAN EXPERIMENT

Article appeared in Polare 91, April 2012

Laura Seabrook explains that the virtual world of Second Life, with its immersive environment and avatars, can be a very useful resource for transgender people to experiment with body image, clothes and interacting with other people through their similarly personalised avatars ...

A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON OUR UNIQUE NEEDS

Article appeared in Polare 84, July 2010

Jessica Williams presents this vital study into the need in Australia for the development of standards for co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment in the provision of aged care services for transgendered people ...

AMENDING THE PAPER TRAIL FOR TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX PEOPLE

Article appeared in Polare 76, July 2008

For transgender and intersex people, there can be a range of identity documents that you may want to change so that they properly reflect your gender and name. Here are some of the most common areas where people may want to amend their documents ...

A LIGHT-HEARTED LOOK AT PREJUDICIAL COMMENTS BORNE OF IGNORANCE

Article appeared in Polare 23, February 1998

Riki Anne Wilchins with a humorous but serious look at some of the most ill-considered, irritating and often offensive comments made towards transsexual people, most often with the best of intentions but usually sure to raise the ire of even the most placid of trans people ...

VICTIMISATION AND THE ILLUSION OF LEGAL PROTECTION

Article appeared in Polare 29, February 1999

Discrimination and victimisation are illegal in Australia, everyone is protected by laws covering such areas. But realistically is it just a grand illusion? Does the law protect all people equally, or are there small or even big weaknesses in this ideal? ...

THE INDIFFERENCE OF FEMINISM IN THE EXPERIENCE OF TRANSWOMEN IN PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTEXTS

Article appeared in Polare 80, July 2009

Catherine Wilson presents a paper about transwomen's dealings with health professionals, having become aware that transwomen weren't already included as a matter of course among other women, and needed to be represented when studies on women's issues were undertaken ... 

EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

Article appeared in Polare 63, May 2005

This is the story of a transgender teenager in crisis, as seen through the eyes of her younger sister. At the outset we meet Luna, a woman by night, naming herself for the moon, but forced to be the academically brilliant but hopelessly unmasculine Liam by day ...

A SOLID 'STARTING-OFF' POINT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN SUCH PURSUITS

Article appeared in Polare 60, November 2004

There are men and there are women. There are men who want to become women and women who want to become men. There are also people who are still wearing acid-washed jeans, but we're not gonna talk about them. They're freaky. So you wanna have a sex change? ... 

WHO WOULD BE A WOMAN IF THEY HAD A CHOICE?

Article appeared in Polare 33, October 1999

Would you like to lead a whole new life? Would you like to achieve your dreams?What does a woman feel like? Ruth Farmer providers readers with a nuts and bolts, warts and all look into the process of male-to-female transitioning and puts paid to any unrealistic dreams and ambitions of the would-be transitioner ...

INVESTING IN A QUALITY SPORT BRA

Article appeared in Polare 47, August 2002

Everything one needs to know about sports bras including the basic design factors that should be considered when choosing a sports bra based on overall structure and fit and that support and sizing should be the major considerations. Appearance should be secondary ... 

BUT ONLY IF YOU'RE ILL

Article appeared in Polare 91, April 2012

Evie Belle, a transgendered woman, has received a private ruling from the Australian Taxation Office which allows her to claim a tax deduction for medical expenses such as hair removal; the cost of a wig and its maintenance; breast augmentation and facial feminisation ... 

 
 
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