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TRANSITION STORIES, SWITCH-AROUND, PERSONAL HISTORIES, THEORY, INCIDENTALS AND GAG STRIPS

Article appeared in Polare 72, July 2007

Laura came across a web comic calledVenus Envy, a comic that is about transgender topics. Web Comics are comic strips accessible on the World Wide Web, and in fact she has discovered a number of others that are drawn, written and created by transgendered people ... 

Article appeared in Polare 104, August 2015

From an Inner City Legal Centre handout, this article explains the legal requirements involved when a transgender child seeks hormone blockers or surgery ...

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 ...

THE PINK BOY

Article appeared in Polare 87, April 2011

Sarah Hoffman is the mother of a pink boy.She writes and blogs about gender non-conformity and in this article she writes that as social acceptance of gay people grows, it's time to look critically at the disapproval of things we once thought were precursors to gayness ... 

DISOWNING AND OTHER ABUSES OF TRANSCHILDREN

Article appeared in Polare 35, February 2000

The saying that parents always love their children is not always true. G.L.B.T. children are regularly disowned and the city streets are filled with them. They are the children who were caught dressing up at young ages and had their love and emotional support withdrawn ... 

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? ... 

A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS

Article appeared in Polare 83, April 2010

There is certainly much in this book, The Transgendered Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper, that could help the families of children with sex and gender diverse identities, particularly with the devastating effects of prejudice from relatives and classmates ... 

A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS

Article appeared in Polare 79, April 2009

Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper have successfully created a guidebook for any family with a gender-variant child and also provided some essential, yet basic information for professionals who find themselves working with gender-variant children and/or their families ...

AT WHAT AGE ARE HORMONE TREATMENTS AN OPTION?

Article appeared in Polare 69, November 2006

The Andersons love their child and want to let her express herself. At first, they told Nicole that she could be a girl at home but needed to be neutral in public. After a while though, they gave up and friends note that the introverted Nicholas has become the shining personality of Nicole ...

THE REAL REASON FOR GOING THROUGH THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF TRANSITION

Article appeared in Polare 29, February 1999

The experiences of many post-transition years have allowed Jennifer Diane Reitz to learn and grow enough to see that the real reason for going through the perilous journey of transition is not to be a woman or a man, but to be an individual expression of our heartfelt selves ... 

Article appeared in Polare 22, February 1997

Once upon a time, a baby named X was born.This baby was named X so that nobody could tell whether it was a boy or a girl. Its parents knew, but couldn't tell anybody else, not even Baby X at first. You see, it was part of a Scientific Xperiment known as Project Baby X ...

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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