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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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... IS NOW HOPEFULLY LARGELY IN THE PAST

Article appeared in Polare 82, January 2010

Many older transgenders had to battle with a very structured system. It seems however that they may be beginning to listen to what we have to say rather than prescribing a solution based on misconceptions drawn from the available, but often misguided, expert literature ... 

RAPID AND SUCCESSFUL ASSIMILATION INTO SOCIETY AS FEMALES

Article appeared in Polare 82, January 2010

This article discusses the treatment of transsexual boy-to-girl children. When allowed to, such children, almost always, rapidly and successfully assimilate themselves into society as females. This alone is enough to differentiate them from women who transition when adult ..

BREE OSBORNE: UPTIGHT TELEMARKETER AND ALL-ROUND CONSERVATIVE TRANSGENDER WOMAN

Article appeared in Polare 66, January 2006

Felicity Huffman scored the role of Transamerica's Bree Osborne, uptight telemarketer and all-around conservative transgender woman, before Desperate Housewiveshad premiered and largely because writer-director Duncan Tucker had seen her work on the off-Broadway stage ... 

TRANSSEXUALS MAY BE INHERENTLY DIFFERENT AFTER ALL

Article appeared in Polare 23, February 1998

Investigators from the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research in Amsterdam reported preliminary evidence that transsexuals may be inherently different. If confirmed, the study seems likely to challenge long-held beliefs about what it takes to be a man - or a woman ...

THE FETISHISATION OF THE VAGINA

Article appeared in Polare 50, February 2003

Is it necessary for a penis to exist in order for a person to be a man and for a vagina to exist if a person were to claim to be female? Clare Cahill takes the view that it is not the presence or absence of specific anatomical organs (or neo-organs) which create gender ... 

IS THERE MORE TO LIFE THAN BEING OUT OF IT AND CRACKING IT IN PREMIER LANE?

Article appeared in Polare 6, February 1995

My first experiences as a transsexual worker on the scene had been to witness the humiliation of people screaming obscenitiesand threats as they passed by the glamour and glitter of William St. Sex work became very confusing for Lamia as she writes about Premier Lane ... 

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE

Article appeared in Polare 82, January 2010

Young people with transsexualism face huge challenges accessing medical treatment and supportive school environments, however an increasing number of parents are pursuing their child's right to live according to their affirmed sex, writes Rachael Wallbank in this report ...

TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE DOESN'T KEEP YOU FROM EARNING THE LIVING YOU NEED

Article appeared in Polare 83, April 2010

Paige Breen explains that the more active you are online, the greater the risk of being electronically outed. Your Online Life Could Leave You Stuck Forever educates us about our online activity as more and more issues emerge in the electronic information age ... 

 
 
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