Becoming a Visible Man

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Vanderbilt University Press, May 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 231 pages
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Best Book in Transgender Studies, 2005 Winner, Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies (CLAGS), NY 2005 Lambda Literary Award Finalist Written by a leading activist in the transgender movement, Becoming a Visible Manis an artful and compelling inquiry into the politics of gender. Jamison Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight into the multiple challenges of the female-to-male transsexual experience, ranging from encounters with prejudice and strained relationships with family to the development of an FTM community and the realities of surgical sex reassignment. For more than a decade, Green has provided educational programs on gender-variance issues for corporations, law-enforcement agencies, social-science conferences and classes, continuing legal education, religious education, and medical venues. His comprehensive knowledge of the processes and problems encountered by transgendered and transsexual people--as well as his legal advocacy work to help ensure that gender-variant people have access to the same rights and opportunities as others--enable him to explain the issues as no transsexual author has previously done. Brimming with frank and often poignant recollections of Green's own experiences--including his childhood struggles with identity and his years as a lesbian parent prior to his sex-reassignment surgery--the book examines transsexualism as a human condition, and sex reassignment as one of the choices that some people feel compelled to make in order to manage their gender variance. Relating the FTM psyche and experience to the social and political forces at work in American society, Becoming a Visible Manalso speaks consciously of universal principles that concern us all, particularly the need to live one's life honestly, openly, and passionately.

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Life story of a MTF transgender person who decided to not just "get over with this", but who actively engages in making trans more normal. A very inspirational book for all who are thinking about ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Jamison Green is currently board chair of Gender Education and Advocacy, a non-profit educational corporation, and a board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute and the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association. He has also been featured in eight documentary films and numerous articles and books. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Oregon.

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