Calling all writers!

Hey all! I've had some great success posting on this forum before, so here goes:

I'm co-editor for a pretty cool forum that largely addresses matters related to gender, sex, and sexuality, and we're looking for a few new writers. We're pretty open to content/mediums, so aspiring columnists, creative writers, podcasters, videobloggers, etc. - I encourage you to check it out and see if you might be a good fit!

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Does anyone have access to any of these articles on their campus? I'm trying to write a comprehensive analysis debates surrounding GID and the DSM-IV and DSM-V, but my campus doesn't subscribe it this particular journal (All three articles are from the same issue of one journal). Can anyone help me out and email them to me at jromano (at) ucsc (dot) edu? I'd be super appreciative! Thank you!

Lev, Arlene Istar. Disordering gender identity: Gender identity disorder in the DSM-IV-TR
Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. Vol 17(3-4), 2005, pp. 35-69

Spitzer, Robert L. Sexual and gender identity disorders: Discussion of questions for DSM-V.
Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. Vol 17(3-4), 2005, pp. 111-116

Winters, Kelley. Gender dissonance: Diagnostic reform of gender identity disorder for adults.
Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. Vol 17(3-4), 2005, pp. 71-89

Calling all writers!

Hey all!

Members from this community have shown an interest before in this, so I thought I'd drop a line once more:

I'm an editor for Below the Belt, a multi-faceted genderblog designed to provide a space for informed, critical commentary about gender, sex, sexuality, and the many other aspects of gender facing people around the world.  We're looking for new writers of various kinds, and I urge you to check out the site and see if you think it would be a good fit.

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Equality & Parity II: list of workshops and presenters

Equality & Parity II: list of workshops and presenters


This is a list of the workshop and roundtable abstracts and presenters. This list does not include the Plenary Talks or entertainers. If you want to register for the conference, go to You can register in English or Spanish. If you reside in California please apply for a scholarship. The conference is free, but scholarships cover, if live 50+ miles from the conference location, transportation, food and lodging. If you live less than 50 miles from the conference location, scholarships can't cover lodging. And if you live outside of California, you are not eligible for a scholarship, but you are welcome to attend the conference. Hotel registration deadline is January 5th, so get your registration in ASAP!


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Just want to quickly introduce myself and say hi. I am a transgendered academic who is working on his degree but mostly is self-learned and studied in non traditional methods and education.
Looking forward to chat and meet others
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10/13/08 Viviane Namaste in L.A.

The Los Angeles Transgender Community welcomes

Viviane Namaste

Author of Sex Change, Social Change and Invisible Lives

The Los Angeles Transgender Community welcomes Viviane Namaste with a reception and panel discussion on transactivism and empirical research, with a focus on transgender sex work and HIV-related issues

Trans Town Hall
Monday, October 13, 2008
From 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90036
1 block east of Highland, ½ block north of Santa Monica Blvd

For further information, contact Dr. Talia Bettcher at 323.343.4179 or

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Susan Stryker's Trans History course - materials online

Susan Stryker is teaching Transgender History and Urban Spaces at Harvard this year, and her reading list, some reserve readings, the syllabus, and more online content are accessible without a student password. I thought this might be useful for those interested in the topic, or those writing papers looking for current materials.

Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1200qh: Transgender History and Urban Spaces
Fall 2008-2009
Susan Stryker

This class explores the history of transgender communities and identities in the United States. Over the course of the semester, we will link transgender history to issues in contemporary critical, queer, and feminist theory, and develop an argument about the interrelationship between embodiment and the built environment.