Transgender Links

When I began to take my gender identity seriously I read pretty much everything I could find on the subject. Over time I began to collect a number of links that I felt were relevant to the subject. My goal was to be as objective as possible, that meant taking the good with the bad. I read everything from scientific papers, to news articles, to personal blogs. I forced myself to read things that I didn’t agree with or that I found to be outright offensive. I tried to collect everything that I felt was relevant to the subject, and I don’t necessarily like everything I’ve collected. Here is the current list, which I still add to periodically though I make no promises to update the list on my blog. Some of it is definite trigger warning. 

Transgender Links

These first few links I feel present a fairly solid case that gender identity and gender non conformity do in fact have a biological basis, and that affirmation really is the best practice.

Video of Stanford Professor detailing basic science of transgenderism

Article detailing physical differences in the brain

http://www.academia.edu/7346016/What_s_in_a_Gender_Studies_of_Brain_Structure_Find_Evidence_for_Neurological_Basis_of_Transgender_Identity

Article detailing neurological connectivity via MRI

http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/12/cercor.bhu194.full.pdf

Article on a study indicating children show consistent understanding of gender identity

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/transgender-kids-show-consistent-gender-identity-across-measures.html#.WIGt-MtHahA

Article detailing positive effects of gender affirmation

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160226081528.htm

Another article, separate study, detailing positive effects of gender affirmation

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/05/06/supportive-families-and-schools-critical-in-protecting-transgender-youth-health-ubc-study/

Article detailing failed attempts to deliberately assign a gender

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022236#t=articleDiscussion

Full List

Science Daily report article review synopsis

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150213112317.htm

Statistics on bathroom assaults

http://mic.com/articles/114066/statistics-show-exactly-how-many-times-trans-people-have-attacked-you-in-bathrooms

Blogger on biological basis for transgender

The biological basis for transgender – part one

Researches change sexual behavior of mice

http://www.psypost.org/2015/03/researchers-unravel-mechanism-that-plays-key-role-in-sexual-differentiation-of-brain-32986

Study on brain connectivity of transgenderism

http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/12/cercor.bhu194.full.pdf

Studies find neurological basis for transgenderism

http://www.academia.edu/7346016/What_s_in_a_Gender_Studies_of_Brain_Structure_Find_Evidence_for_Neurological_Basis_of_Transgender_Identity

Wikipedia

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_of_transsexualism

Grey matter study

Imaging the transgendered brain

Another article on a study

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20032-transsexual-differences-caught-on-brain-scan.html#.VTCK34ZOKrU

Youtube video the gender map

Study validating the concept of gender identity

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022236

Report on a study that proves a neurological basis for gender

http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/homepage/1/news-and-topstories/?tx_ttnews%5btt_news%5d=5379&cHash=37835742aa84acd6b6b2505337c854dd

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health | ThinkProgress

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/08/07/3468380/gender-roles-health-risks/

Clinging to a dangerous past: Dr Paul McHugh’s selective reading of transgender medical literature | The TransAdvocate

http://www.transadvocate.com/clinging-to-a-dangerous-past-dr-paul-mchughs-selective-reading-of-transgender-medical-literature_n_13842.htm

Further reading on the subject of de transition

http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/17/ex-trans-activists-exposed-big-name-behind-their-fight-against-gender-transit?page=0,0

Myths About Transition Regrets

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6160626

Crossfit’s “scientific” refusal to allow Chloie Jönnson to compete in women’s division not actually supported by science | The TransAdvocate

http://www.transadvocate.com/crossfits-scientific-refusal-to-allow-chloie-jonnson-to-compete-in-womens-division-not-actually-supported-by-science_n_13160.htm

Study that is able to test gender identity with 74% accuracy, old study, 2006, the 74% accuracy is misleading

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17282888

Counter point, a man who de-transitioned and says transgenderism is a delusion. He also suffered abuse as a child and was coerced into wearing girls clothes by his grandmother.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/speaking-out-about-the-transgender-delusion1/

Study finds that strong support from family and friends greatly reduces risk of self harm and suicide in transgender youth

http://www.saravyc.ubc.ca

from article 

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/05/06/supportive-families-and-schools-critical-in-protecting-transgender-youth-health-ubc-study/

This more or less sums up my opinion on people who invoke the name of our lord in order to justify persecution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-mott/religious-oppression-and-_b_7225218.html?utm_hp_ref=transgender

Article on a study about transgender kids and gender identity

http://www.mtv.com/news/2067232/transgender-kids/

APA.com 2009 study on the effectiveness of conversion attempts

http://www.apa.org/about/policy/sexual-orientation.aspx

An interesting HuffPost blog about the inherent misogyny of conversion therapies

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-beyer/strange-bedfellows-perpetuate-the-denial-of-proper-care-for-young-trans-girls_b_7463428.html?utm_hp_ref=transgender

An article exploring the genetics of gender diversity

http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943

A trans guy’s perspective on male privilege 

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/05/male-privilege-trans-men/

Various studies on transition regret

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsm.12363/abstract

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsm.12155/abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21937168

http://www.gires.org.uk/assets/Medpro-Assets/trans_mh_study.pdf

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/09/02/peds.2013-2958.abstract

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1024086814364

More random links

Networks of the brain reflect individual gender identity

http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/homepage/1/news-and-topstories/?

tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=5379&cHash=37835742aa84acd6b6b2505337c854d

White matter microstructure in female to male 

http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956%2810%2900158-5/abstract#sec2.1

Causes of gender dysphoria

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Gender-dysphoria/Pages/Causes.aspxhttp://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Gender-dysphoria/Pages/Causes.asp

http://mic.com/articles/109652/being-transgender-is-not-a-phase-science-just-proved-what-trans-kids-have-known-all-along

http://www.transadvocate.com/clinging-to-a-dangerous-past-dr-paul-mchughs-selective-reading-of-transgender-medical-literature_n_13842.htm#sthash.jbcuPNSt.dpu

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=transgender%20science

 

Article from Huffington Post linking a number of studies 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/how-much-evidence-does-it_b_4616722.html

Trans science project

http://transcience-project.org/brain_sex.html

Trans science project addressing a misrepresentation of their work

http://transcience-project.org/reason.com-statement.html

An article addressing allegations that trans people are attempting to silence critics

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/06/23/unsayable-contrary-negative-stereotypes-trans-women-heard-far-often/

 

Article on government restroom policy

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/jul/08/critics-say-chattanoogas-proposed-nondiscrimi/313446/

Further evidence that chromosomes do not equal gender 

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/human-sex-chromosomes-are-sloppy-dna-swappers-180955946/?no-ist

Rethinking the Conservative Approach to Transgenderism

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/07/15377/

Transgender representation on television

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hillarys511/transgender-representations-on-tv-1s01p

Fact sheet on feminizing hormones

Feminising Hormone Information | The Gender Centre Inc.

http://www.gendercentre.org.au/resources/fact-sheets/feminising-hormone-information.htm

Resources for partners of trans people

http://www.crossdreamers.com/2015/08/resources-for-partners-of-transgender.html

Transitioning is effective in treating gender dysphoria

http://genderanalysis.net/2015/09/paul-mchugh-is-wrong-transitioning-is-effective-gender-analysis-10/

A theory on physiologically based gender identity

http://transcendmovement.com/gender-core-theory-why-am-i-transgender/

Personal account of a black trans woman abused by the system

View story at Medium.com

Examining the history of sexual identity theory

http://www.crossdreamers.com/2015/09/the-two-traditions-of-thinking-about.html

Interview with a trans pilot

http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/09/11/trailblazing-trans-pilot-jessica-taylor-pushes-for-equality/

Counterpoints to anti trans rhetoric

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/fighting-back-against-ant_b_5633450.html

Study on pre-natal deprivation of hormones on ferrets 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3737708

Sex differences in the brain

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44096/title/Sex-Differences-in-the-Brain/

2011 Swedish Study Explained

 http://www.transadvocate.com/fact-check-study-shows-transition-makes-trans-people-suicidal_n_15483.htm

Myths About Gender Affirmation Surgery

http://www.gendercentre.org.au/resources/polare-archive/archived-articles/myths-about-gender-affirmation-surgery.htm

A researcher who suggests chimerism could account for transgenderism and homosexuality

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/216874877_Dual-gender_macrochimeric_tissue_discordance_is_predicted_to_be_a_significant_cause_of_human_homosexuality_and_transgenderism

Study on neurological differences between male and female, no single trait is consistent among genders, strong indication that gender does indeed exist as a mosaic

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/11/24/1509654112

Same study, different article

http://www.crossdreamers.com/2015/12/new-brain-study-indicates-great-gender.html

This is an excerpt which I quite like:

Sex/gender differences in the brain are of high social interest because their presence is typically assumed to prove that humans belong to two distinct categories not only in terms of their genitalia, and thus justify differential treatment of males and females. Here we show that, although there are sex/gender differences in brain and behavior, humans and human brains are comprised of unique “mosaics” of features, some more common in females compared with males, some more common in males compared with females, and some common in both females and males. Our results demonstrate that regardless of the cause of observed sex/gender differences in brain and behavior (nature or nurture), human brains cannot be categorized into two distinct classes: male brain/female brain.

2008 Study showing a genetic link to transgenderism

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7689007.stm

Video on transsexualism in the brain

A history of the medical understanding of transgenderism

https://newrepublic.com/article/123544/what-we-knew-of-the-sexes

How to Love Being a Non-Passing Trans Woman in 9 Affirming Steps http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/01/how-love-being-non-passing/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare via @evrydayfeminism

Trans Science Project

http://transcience-project.org/index.html

Notes on Gender Role Transition – a report from 2001

http://www.avitale.com/developmentalreview.htm

15 studies that indicate a biological basis for gender identity 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/how-much-evidence-does-it_b_4616722.html

An article detailing the psychological and medical understanding of transgenderism over the years

http://transgenderuniverse.com/2015/12/09/the-origins-of-the-transgender-condition/

Media Matters reporting on the myth that trans inclusive washroom policies might be problematic

http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/06/03/17-school-districts-debunk-right-wing-lies-abou/203867

Amen

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/when-it-comes-to-transgender-rights-there-s-nothing-feminist-about-being-a-bigot-a6843811.html

Unrelated to trans issues per se but interesting none the less

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-explosive-science-of-genetics/article28462603/

Y chromosome apparently not necessary to create fertile male mice 

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/30/10865518/mice-without-y-chromosomes-genes-reproduced-study

It’s funny, cis exclusionary pundits say gender isn’t a choice. Yet here we have a dysphoric exclusionary pundit saying otherwise.

http://help4families.com/am-i-cured-of-transsexuality

Hormones and brain development 

http://transgenderuniverse.com/2016/02/03/the-origins-of-transgender-hormones-and-gender-identity/

An article on shame. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margaret-paul-phd/dealing-with-shame_b_994991.html

An article detailing why it’s difficult to nail down gender differences in the brain

https://newrepublic.com/article/130352/differences-men-womens-brains

An article on gender agnosticism. I like it 🙂

http://www.philpercs.com/2016/02/gender-agnosticism.html

Do’s and don’ts of coming out

https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-convince-my-parents-family-and-friends-to-accept-that-I-am-transgender

Deconstructing Autogynephilia

http://genderanalysis.net/2016/04/alice-dreger-autogynephilia-and-the-misrepresentation-of-trans-sexualities-book-review-galileos-middle-finger/

Study finds positive effects of transition care in teenagers

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/4/696

Bruce Springsteen defending Trans rights

http://www.shrinktank.com/bruce-springsteen-receives-backlash-hb2-supporters-shrinktank-responds-open-letter/

A thorough taking down of Kenneth Zucker

http://harlot.media/articles/2582/zuckers-therapy-mourned-almost-exclusively-by-cis-people

A number of links for various studies 

http://aebrain.blogspot.ca/p/transsexual-and-intersex-gender-identity.html

An article on the biological basis for gender identity 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-something-unique-about-the-transgender-brain/

Lies and misrepresentation of bathroom issues

http://www.snopes.com/transgender-filming-women-restroom/

http://www.snopes.com/nc-bathroom-bill-opposition-leader-a-sex-offender/

We just need to pee

http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/4/15/19-images-show-wejustneedtopee

4 Trans Affirmations

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/09/affirmations-trans-women/

An account of a de transition 

http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/606221-ex-mak-nyah-shares-reason-behind-his-jihad-to-be-man-again.html

Why are Trans women concerned with appearance? Why go through surgery and do everything possible to fit within the feminine binary? This is why.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/transgender-woman-records-strangers-tirade-allegedly-attacking-york/story?id=38851842

This may be a repeat, but it’s another article saying how the gender binary is a social construct, whereas biology is in fact much more complicated

http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943

Examples of transgenderism in nature

http://www.toptenz.net/10-transgendered-multi-gendered-animals.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10_transgendered_and_multi_gendered_animals_toptenznet

An article that effectively covers the key points that establish a biological basis for gender identity

http://m.voanews.com/a/transformation-biology-transgender-biology-gender-identity/3339274.html

Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures 

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/transgender-kids-show-consistent-gender-identity-across-measures.html

Transgender Children Supported in their Identities Show Positive Mental Health

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160226081528.htm

On Autogynephilia 

https://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/on-autogynephilia/

on desistance, a detailed article that suggests about 2/3 of dysphoric and gender non conforming kids will grow up to identify as cis

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/07/whats-missing-from-the-conversation-about-transgender-kids.html

Counterpoint to the above

View story at Medium.com

Mother’s Day Piece

http://transgenderuniverse.com/2016/05/02/coming-out-to-mom-the-freckle-patch-story/

A thorough debunking of a recent trans-exclusionary article

https://thinkprogress.org/american-college-pediatricians-transgender-kids-falsehoods-384716df13c5#.v0w3dtfjw

The history of stigmatizing minorities through bathrooms

http://transadvocate.com/the-politics-of-transphobia_n_18825.htm

Injustice at Every Turn, a report on the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf

Textbook Bigotry. I include this article because it is a surprisingly comprehensive breakdown of how bigotry presents itself. Rationalization, dismissal, accusations of over sensitivity and insinuated threats of violence.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.3786140/i-m-not-a-bigot-meet-the-u-of-t-prof-who-refuses-to-use-genderless-pronouns-1.3786144 

A follow up piece on the anti PC U of T professor 

http://torontoist.com/2016/12/are-jordan-petersons-claims-about-bill-c-16-correct/

Violence towards trans women is very real

https://lab.witness.org/projects/transgender-violence/executive-summary/

Detailing mental and medical health issues faced by the trans community

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-truth-about-exercise-addiction/201612/why-transgender-people-experience-more-mental-health

A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443153/transgender-bathrooms-conservative-defense-transgender-rights

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3 thoughts on “Transgender Links

  1. Not sure if youre actually a Gemini, or its just the name of your blog. But you completely remind me of me when it comes to this topic. Im a gemini, and I basically forced myself to consume anything and everything I can about this topic. From conservative blogs, to religious nutcase blogs, to Illuminati transgender agenda videos, etc etc etc. I NEED a balanced perspective before I make any life altering decision. And this here is the motherload! Got some reading to do! Thanks lady!

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