This short piece answers basic questions pertaining to transgender issues including "What does 'Transgendered' Mean?" "Who are Transgendered People?" and "Are Transgendered People Gay?" as well as questions about discrimination against transgendered people.
In this piece Prof. Coombs examines the relationship between transgenderism and homosexuality, pointing out that same-sex marriages exist among married couples in which one partner has changed his or her gender, and uses cases involving marriages in which one partner is transgendered as a lens for examining the common interests of the two communities. Prof. Coombs concludes that one reason the gay, lesbian and transgendered communities need to ally is "because we have common enemies."
In this transcript of a speech given on July 6, 1996, at the Fifth International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy Conference, "TRANSGEN'96," in Houston, Texas, Ms. Frye discusses a variety of "freedoms" beginning with her personal experience as an out transgendered person, and examines societal pressure on transgendered people to have sex reassignment surgery. She recounts her own successful campaign to amend her birth certificate without having undergone surgery, concluding that now that a change in gender on one's birth certificate is possible without surgery, surgery is appropriately rendered "a real choice without legal coercion" for transgendered people.
This brief, with and introduction by Francisco Forrest Martin, submitted to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of a female-to-male transsexual seeking recognition of his status as the "functional but non-biological father" of the biological daughter of his partner for 15 years, a woman, chronicles the legal recognition of transsexuals in Europe, and the United States including the consideration of gender dysphoria and transsexualism as a disability, noting that European laws and courts have "evidenced a greater sensitivity to the plight of transsexuals" than in the United States.