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Richard Ekins & Dave King

In: Handbook of Studies on Men & Masculinities

Chapter 22: Transgendering, Men, and Masculinities

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Transgendering, Men, and Masculinities
Transgendering, men, and masculinities
RichardEkins, DaveKing

In 1961 Lou Sullivan was a 10-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; in 1991 he was a gay man dying of AIDS in San Francisco.

—Stryker (1999, p. 62)

As I grew older my conflict became more explicit to me, and I began to feel that I was living a falsehood. I was in masquerade, my female reality, which I had no words to define, clothed in a male pretence.

—Morris (1974, p. 16)

“For every woman who burned her bra, there is a man ready to wear one,” says Veronica Vera, who founded Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls in 1992 as a resource for the estimated three to five percent of ...

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