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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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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 ...

A REAL COMMUNITY NOT ONLY PLAYS TOGETHER, BUT WORKS TOGETHER

Article appeared in Polare 43, December 2001

Do not assume that all those appearing as men are M.T.F. in early transition, this article lists the basic rules for making transmen feel welcome among trans women ... 

STAYING SANE AND WHOLE WHILE IN TRANSITION

Article appeared in Polare 18, April 1997

The transsexual person runs a gamut of obstacles with no guarantee of success, yet transition is possible, it can be done. It just can't be done without disruption, sacrifice, hard work, stubborn determination, money and it can't be done in the absence of support ...

MEDICARE IGNORES THE NEEDS OF TRANS PEOPLE

Article appeared in Polare 14, August 1996

Recently, the Inner City Legal Centre acted for a person who was refused a rebate on the cost of hormone therapy because his birth certificate said female and the hormones in question were male hormones and the rebate was not available for females ... 

LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

Article appeared in Polare 2, December 1993

In my chats and discussions with other transmen, the one topic which seems to always come up sooner or later, is what to use when filling that gap? You know which one. That open breezeway we (as transgender men) seem to be cursed with ...

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 ...

 
 
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