Transgender Articulations of the Law
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
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I find it odd when authors thank their partners at the end of their acknowledgements because they are the ones who must live through the writing of a book. In my case, this convention would read especially strangely since our lives are so intimately intertwined as partners...
Introduction: Transgender Citizenships
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In 2006, during my first summer in Atlanta, Georgia, sex-panicked residents in the gayborhood around Piedmont Park took it upon themselves to intensify their policing efforts and crack down on suspected criminal activities. At just under two hundred acres, Piedmont Park is...
1. Performative Repertoires of Citizenship
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On November 14, 1955, Debbie Mayne, a male-to-female transsexual, started her lunch break with a walk through Los Angeles’s Pershing Square, a popular cruising area for gay men.1 Dressed in men’s clothing, she entered the men’s bathroom. After exiting the bathroom, Mayne...
2. PISSAR’s Critically Queer and Disabled Politics
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For most able-bodied cisgenders, public bathrooms are functional, unremarkable places for eliminating waste.1 They may be judged to be spacious or cramped, clean or dirty, plush or industrial, but they are generally unreflectively entered, used, and exited as part of one’s everyday...
3. INTRAAventions in the Heartland
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On January 22, 2004, Bree Hartlage, president of the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA), and John Clower, chair of Indiana Equality (IE), met with the mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, Mark Kruzan, to discuss the amendment of the city’s Human Rights...
4. GENDA Trouble
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For better or worse, the struggle for same-sex civil marriage rights continues to dominate the agendas of many LGBT advocacy organizations. A quick glance at the websites, promotional materials, and mailers from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Lambda Legal (LL), and...
5. In Defense of an Impure Transgender Politics
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Up to this point we have engaged how trans people employ legal discourses and redeploy the terms of these rhetorical cultures across a variety of domains. In addition to efforts to gain official state recognition, trans people negotiate the legal regulation of their bodies, the spaces in...
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Publication Year: 2013