Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

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Beacon Press, 1996 - Social Science - 218 pages
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With a New Afterword by the Author

In this fascinating, personal journey hrough history, Leslie Feinberg uncovers persuasive evidence that there have always been people who crossed the cultural boundaries of gender. Transgender Warriors is an eye-opening jaunt through the history of gender expression and a powerful testament to the rebellious spirit.
 

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Activist Feinberg (Stone Butch Blues, Firebrand, 1993) here presents a sweeping history that many others have glossed over or denied: she traces transgender lives, identities, and expression from ... Read full review

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very damn refreshing.... I challenge the roles/typecasting myself and this was great. I am not alone.
cheers. connie

Contents

Preface
viii
Acknowledgments
xiv
The Journey Begins
2
My Path to Consciousness
10
The Give Away
20
The Called Her Hommasse
30
Our Sacred Past
38
Why Bigotry Behan
48
Sisterhood Make It Real
108
Making History
120
Portrait Gallery
130
APPENDIX A
170
International Gender Bill of Rights
171
APPENDIX B
176
Transgender Organizations
177
APPENDIX C
182

But They Had Slaves
54
Natural Becomes Unnatural
60
Holy War against Trans People
66
Landing the Charge
74
Not Just Passing
82
From Germany to Stonewall
90
To Be or Not to Be
100
Transgender Publications
183
Notes
186
Selected Bibliography
200
Photo Credits
204
Index
210
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Leslie Feinberg is author of the underground classic "Stone Butch Blues". One of Curve magazine's fifteen most influential in the battle for gay and lesbian rights, s/he is also winner of the ALA Gay and Lesbian Literature Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for nonfiction.

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