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The Conversation on Gender Diversity

From contributors to The Conversation, a look at gender diversity in the twenty-first century and the intricate and intersecting challenges faced by trans and nonbinary people.

With media amplifying the voices of anti-trans legislators and critics, it is important to turn to the stories, research, and expertise of trans and nonbinary people in order to understand the reality of their experiences. In The Conversation on Gender Diversity, editor Jules Gill-Peterson assembles essential essays from The Conversation U.S. by experts on gender diversity. The essays guide readers through seldom-covered aspects of transgender history and present an overview of the social and political barriers that disenfranchise trans people and attempt to remove them from public life.

As these essays collectively show, trans and nonbinary people may be forced to be the face of gender and its diversity, but the cultural, political, and social realities of gender connect—and subject—everyone. Despite these challenges, there is an immense culture of love and support across the queer community that is bolstered by activists and allies working against transphobic attacks. Trans and gender-diverse youth are growing up in a world filled with ever-increasing hurdles and rising danger, even with the contemporary public recognition of trans life in culture and media. But they are not facing these challenges alone.

The Critical Conversations series collects relevant essays from top scholars on timely topics, including water, biotechnology, gender diversity, gun culture, and more, originally published on the independent news site The Conversation U.S.

Contributors: Robert L. Abreu, Catherine Armstrong, Stacy Branham, Christopher Carpenter, L. F. Carver, Mandy Coles, Arin Collin, George B. Cunningham, Avery Dame-Griff, Jules Gill-Peterson, Abbie Goldberg, Gilbert Gonzales, Frances Grimstad, Foad Hamidi, Elizabeth Heineman, Glen Hosking, Bethany Grace Howe, Jay A. Irwin, Shanna K. Kattari, Kacie Kidd, Terry Kogan, Vanessa LoBue, Gabriel Lockett, Megan K. Maas, Julie Manning Magid, Em Matsuno, Tey Meadow, Kyl Myers, Madeleine Pape, Ruth Pearce, Jae A. Puckett, Samantha G. Rosenthal, Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Elizabeth A. Sharrow, Carl Sheperis, Donna Sheperis, stef m. shuster, Jules Sostre, Ryan Storr, Carl Streed, Diana M. Tordoff, Travers

About the Author

Jules Gill-Peterson (BALTIMORE, MD) is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child.

Endorsements

"In a series of short and incisive essays, The Conversation on Gender Diversity offers a poignant, accessible, and lucid crash course into the growing politicization of trans lives. Under its exquisite editorship, the anthology exposes the heartlessness of the current sociopolitical climate—and the ongoing promise of trans love and joy."

- Florence Ashley, author of Banning Transgender Conversion Practices

"The Conversation on Gender Diversity is as approachable as it is complete in its invitation to bear witness, listen, hear, and then do the work of trans liberation. As the book's editor and chapter authors note, the time is now, and this book is the perfect place to start."

- Z Nicolazzo, author of Trans* in College: Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

"With intellectual flare and political passion, this collection of essays from key writers and those newer to the field covers a vital range of topics as they impact on the lives of trans and non-binary people: from trans histories to contemporary shifts in understanding and practicing gender; the experiences of trans and non-binary children; healthcare, policy and human rights. This book is crucial reading and could not be timelier."

- Sally Hines, University of Sheffield

"The Conversation on Gender Diversity introduces its readers to the depth and breadth of trans lives—past and present. This insightful and compassionate book provides quick introductory summaries to topics ranging from trans history and medical care to the fight for full rights and inclusion. Readers leave each essay knowing something new, and eager to learn more."

- Kristina R. Olson, Princeton University

"A wonderful collection of accessible essays providing insights into gender diversity, trans history, healthcare, and discrimination. A much-needed resource for facilitating understanding and countering anti-trans propaganda and political campaigns."

- Julia Serano, author of Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back
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