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Artists, Canadian

Since the concept of transness entered public consciousness in the 1950s, artists like Stormé DeLarverie and Delisa Newton have showcased their trans identity as part of their performances and, in the process, exhibited new ways to understand societal conceptualizations of gender and sex. Trans artists today remain on the forefront of creating groundbreaking work that pushes gender and sexual binaries. Particularly innovative has been the work of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) trans artists, who take an intersectional approach to fight white supremacy and transphobia in tandem. Because the experiences of white trans artists are prioritized in scholarship on artists, just as white people are at the forefront of trans studies scholarship more generally, this entry focuses on the work of BIPOC Canadian ...

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