Transgender 101

Author: Nicholas M Teich
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504276
Size: 24.58 MB
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Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.

A Brief Guide To Ministry With Lgbtqia Youth

Author: Cody J. Sanders
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 1611648165
Size: 38.95 MB
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Despite our best efforts to create welcoming and affirming congregations, the reality is that church can still be a harmful place to LGBTQIA youth. Inside A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, author Cody J. Sanders challenges pastors and church leaders to reflect on the various trials that adolescence brings for LGBTQIA youth. Designed for congregations that currently have a theologically and biblically affirming stance toward the LGBTQIA community, this unique resource provides insight and practical advice for tough questions like: How does an affirming stance toward LGBTQIA people affect the day-to-day experience of teenagers in a church setting? In what ways can a church's youth ministry have a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQIA youth who want to fully live out their Christian faith and their gender identity? How can a pastor, youth minister, or youth ministry volunteer embrace, nurture, and provide skillful care for LGBTQIA youth in a congregation or community? A glossary of terms to use when talking about LGBTQIA issues and a list of national and location resources that can be used to support LGBTQIA youth are included.

Health Issues When You Re Transgender

Author: Susan Meyer
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499464622
Size: 41.15 MB
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Transgender people deal with a range of health issues. Some are specific to the community, others affect it disproportionately, and others impact transgender and cisgender people alike. Readers will learn about mental and emotional health, gender dysphoria, hormone replacement therapy (including puberty-blocking hormones), gender affirmation surgery, and more. They’ll be reminded that, while surgery and hormone treatments can be life saving, they are neither right for every transgender person nor a requirement for being transgender. They’ll also read about the barriers to care that transgender people frequently face and get advice on dealing with a health care system marked by cissexism.

Jazz

Author: Elizabeth Copeland
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As a boy born into a girls body in a culture where gender definitions are drawn with sharp lines, Jazz must undertake a heros journey to live his true male identity. Set in modern times, and peopled with an eccentric cast of characters, the story of Jazz unfolds in unexpected ways. When Jazz is forced to leave his suburban home, he moves into the heart of Torontos gay community where he is befriended by Marque, a dope smoking drag queen and Kimmie, a hair dresser with a heart of gold who takes him in. His encounters with Sister Mary Francis, a sharp-talking former nun turned social worker, force him to take a hard look at what it really means to be a man. With comedy and pathos, Jazz wrestles with the realities of the courage it takes to be transgendered in today's society.