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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 female to male transsexual individuals.

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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 ...

THE SYSTEM HAS NO UNDERSTANDING OFF.T.M.S

Article appeared in Polare 2, December 1993

Being a Female to Male tranny in the prison system makes it very hard for people to relate to me. The knowledge they have of trannies is of being male to female, never having thought at all about Female to Male's... 

WHO TO TELL, HOW TO DO IT AND THE RIGHT TONE TO ADOPT

Article appeared in Polare 64, July 2005

One of the problems often facing transgender people about to transition is who to tell, how to tell them and the right tone to adopt. This article aims to address some of these issues by giving examples of different ways people have approached this traumatic experience ...

WHAT DO THESE CHANGES MEAN FOR TRANSGENDERS?

Article appeared in Polare 79, April 2009

The Federal Government has passed laws that recognise same-sex couples in de-facto relationships. This was an important law reform for the gay and lesbian community, but what do the changes mean for transgenders, Inner City Legal's Jasmin Hunter takes a look ... 

NOT A PROBLEM AFTER ALL

Article appeared in Polare 84, July 2010

Katherine Cummings reports that Centrelink advise that a change of name should only be implemented if the person has indicated that the name will now be used exclusively in dealings with the Department and there is no indication that the new name is intended to deceive the Department ... 

FOR THOSE WHO ARE, OR HAVE BEEN, LEGALLY MARRIED OR IN A LEGALLY RECOGNISED DE FACTO RELATIONSHIP

Article appeared in Polare 4, August 1994

Rachael Wallbank guides us through some of the legal issues faced by transgendered parents and those with gender issues with regard to child access, regardless of the length of the relationship, and also provides an explanation of how Family Law currently stands ... 

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 ...

RETAINING TRANSGENDER IDENTITY

Article appeared in Polare 59, September 2004

Margaret writes about the struggles she experienced with funeral directors as the daughter of her recently deceased transgender father stating that the choices a transgendered person has made in life, need to also be respected during hospitalisation and death ...

COMING-OUT FOR TRANSSEXUALS AND TRANSVESTITES

Article appeared in Polare 33, October 1999

Sharing our gender and sexuality issues with people close to our hearts can be intimidating, yet 'coming-out' can also be a very powerful experience, often serving as a catalyst in revealing our special secret self, while at the same time, improving our overall communication skills ... 

A VALUABLE ADDITION TO TEEN LITERATURE

Article appeared in Polare 83, April 2010

F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy is a book that deals with the progress of a female to male teenager coping with growing self-awareness and the pressure to come out to his friends and family, reviewed by Katherine Cummings ... 

SOME ISSUES FOR F.T.M.

Article appeared in Polare 31, June 2001

It is considered common knowledge that H.I.V. / AIDS can affect everyone, but we know very little about its impact on transgendered people, and even less about F.T.M.transsexual and transgender people. As part of a needs assessment on transgendered people in the Canadian province of Québec, Viviane Namaste asks transmen about their relations to H.I.V. / AIDS ...

SINS OF OMISSION AND SINS OF COMMISSION

Article appeared in Polare 62, March 2005

Violence against the transgendered is found in almost every milieu where transgenders interact with authority. This report looks at institutional violence in schools, prisons, and hospitals, with organisations like the police, community and health services, and lawmakers ...

HOW DOES A THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD LESBIAN BECOME A MAN?

Article appeared in Polare 42, October 2001

Jay Sennett's film, Phallocy is an autobiographical film using spoken word, music and experimental techniques to explore the struggles of a female-to-male transsexual.Phallocy asks, but does not answer the question, "How does a 32 year-old lesbian become a man?" ...

SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD F.T.M. FACING ELEVEN FELONY COUNTS

Article appeared in Polare 13, June 1996

Sean O'Neill faced eleven felony counts including criminal impersonation and child sexual assault. His only crime was to be an F.T.M.having consensual sex with teenage girls, when he was only seventeen ...

 
 
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