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  1. The Sexual Politics of Transsexual Surgery

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Amalthea
    Date: Aug. 21, 1976
    Topics: Feminism, Gender confirming surgery, Genitals, Hair removal, Health care for LGBTQ people, Lesbian community, Lesbians, Medical care, MtFs, Physical health care for LGBTQ people, Transsexual people, Vaginas
    Subject: Aristotle, Gay Community News, Naomi Weisstein, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Aquinas
    Description: An editorial on surgery and medical transition from the perspective of a lesbian transsexual woman. Originally published on pages 8 and 9 of volume 4, issue 8 of Gay Community News.
  2. Sexual Minorities Conference

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: May 3, 1975
    Topics: Birth certificate amendments, Legal name change, LGBTQ personal and family law, MtFs, Transgenderism, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Conference on Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles, Emerson College, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Service of Boston, Massachusetts Bureau of Vital Statistics, Michael Fleming, Richard Rubino
    Description: An account of the second annual Conference on Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles, with photos from the event. Originally published on pages 3 and 9 of volume 2, issue 45 of Gay Community News.
  3. Sexual Identity: a balanced view

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Sitler, J.D.
    Date: Jun. 26, 1976
    Topics: Book reviews, Communities (LGBTQ), Crossdressing, Gender identity, LGBTQ books, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Deborah Heller Feinbloom, Gay Community News, Jan Morris, Transvestites and Transsexuals: Mixed Views
    Description: A book review of Deborah Heller Feinbloom's Transvestites and Transsexuals: Mixed Views. Originally published on pages 15 and 21 of volume 3, number 52 of Gay Community News.
  4. Seeking 'equal protection' for transsexuals in prison

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Farmer, Dee
    Date: Sep. 17, 1989
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Criminal law, Estrogen, Hormones, Letters to the editor, LGBTQ imprisonment, LGBTQ personal and family law, LGBTQ prisoners, Transsexual people
    Subject: Gay Community News, United States Constitution
    Description: A letter to the editor of GCN concerning transsexual prisoners' rights. Originally published on page 5 of volume 17, number 10 of Gay Community News.
  5. Sausage Boy

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Lewis, Robin Coste
    Date: 1999
    Topics: Erotica, Gender identity, Lesbians, Older lesbians, Pornography, Sex (Act), Women who have sex with women
    Subject: Gay Community News, nothing but the girl
    Description: An erotic short story about an affair between an older lesbian and a transmasculine/questioning person. Originally published on pages 14 through 19 of volume 24, issue 3-4 of Gay Community News.
  6. OUR IMAGE IN ROCK

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Avicolli, Tommi
    Date: Feb. 19, 1977
    Topics: Gay men, Lesbians, LGBTQ musicians, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Alice Cooper, Anthony Louis, Bob Dylan, Candy Darling, David Bowie, Donovan, Dory Previn, Gay Community News, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Curtis, Janis Ian, Jobriath, Judi Pulver, Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople, Neil Young, Olivia Records, Steven Grossman, The Kinks, the Who, Ziggy Stardust
    Description: An overview of gay musicians and music in the rock genre. Originally published on pages 8 and 9 of volume 4, issue 34 of Gay Community News.
  7. only her surgeon knows for sure

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 28, 1981
    Topics: Civil rights (LGBTQ), Gender confirming surgery, Legal status, LGBTQ personal and family law, MtFs, Transgender rights, Transsexual people
    Subject: Gay Community News, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Raegan Kelly
    Description: A legal bulletin describing a case in which a trans woman is suing her workplace for discrimination. Originally published on page 2 of volume 8, issue 35 of Gay Community News.
  8. Older than Methuselah

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Hickman, Craig
    Date: 1996
    Topics: Book reviews, Communities (LGBTQ), Feminism, LGBTQ books, Stone butches, Transgender activism, Transgender people
    Subject: Gay Community News, International Bill of Gender Rights (IBGR), International Conference on Transgender Law & Employment Policy (ICTLEP), Jeff Epperly, Joan of Arc, Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, Lucinda Hitchcock, Quentin Crisp, Stone Butch Blues, Stormé DeLarverie, The Celluloid Closet, Transgender Warriors: A History of Resistance from Joan of Arc to RuPaul, Workers World Party
    Description: A review of Leslie Feinberg's book Transgender Warriors. Originally published on pages 18 and 19 of volume 22, issue 1 of Gay Community News.
  9. Looking for room to grow in Sex Roles and Sexualities

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Cottle, Ed, Grewell, Eve
    Date: May 5, 1984
    Topics: Anti-transgender discrimination, Drag queens, Gay community, Gender expression, Gender identity, Lesbian community, Lesbian identity, Lesbians, Letters to the editor, LGBTQ imprisonment, LGBTQ prisoners, Parents of transgender people, Queer transgender people, Sex (Act), Transvestites
    Subject: Changes, Gay Community News, Solidarity and International Socialists: A Socialist Feminist Network
    Description: Two letters to the editor, both from trans individuals currently in prison. Originally published on pages 14 and 15 of volume 11, number 41 of Gay Community News.
  10. SUPPORT GAY PRISONERS

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: O'Hara, Rick
    Date: 1999
    Topics: Anti-gay discrimination, Anti-gay violence, Gay men, Homophobia, Letters to the editor, LGBTQ imprisonment, LGBTQ prisoners, Transgender people
    Subject: Covenant Station, Gay Community News
    Description: A letter to the editor detailing experiences of assault and mistreatment in prison for a gay man and his transgender partner. Originally published on page 3 of volume 24, issue 3-4 of Gay Community...
  11. An Intimate Circle of Friends

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Moody, Linda
    Date: Oct. 13, 1984
    Topics: Archives (LGBTQ), Crossdressing, Lesbian artists, Lesbians, LGBTQ actors, Sexism, Theatre (LGBTQ)
    Subject: Addie Manning, Anne Whitney, Boston Area Lesbian and Gay History Project, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Booth, Eliza Cook, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Gay Community News, Hamlet, Harriet Hosmer, Janet Kahn, Macbeth, Matilda Hays, Oliver Twist, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare
    Description: This article details the life and history of Charlotte Cushman and her circle of friends, many of whom were lesbians and engaged in crossdressing. There are several small typos in the article; Cush...
  12. 'Helping Professions' Meet a Sexual Minority

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Rosen, Lyn
    Date: Apr. 9, 1977
    Topics: Crossdressing, Femininity, Gender dysphoria, Gender expression, Gender identity, Transgender people, Transsexuality, Transvestism
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Brooks House, Deborah Feinbloom, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Service of Boston, The Outreach Foundation, Transvestites and Transsexuals: Mixed Views
    Description: A summary of an event in which counselors, therapists, hotline operators and sex educators met with transvestites, transsexual people, and transgender people. Originally published on page 8 of volu...
  13. GOAL: Psychosexually Functional Heterosexual Parent

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Brown, Dennise
    Date: Nov. 29, 1975
    Topics: Gender identity, Heterosexism, Heterosexuality, Intersex people, Medicalisation, Sex (Body), Sex assigned at birth, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Gay Community News, John Money, Patricia Tucker, Sexual Signatures: on Being a Man or a Woman
    Description: A review of the book Sexual Signatures: On Being a Man or a Woman by John Money and Patricia Tucker. Originally published on page 16 of volume 3, number 22 of Gay Community News.
  14. Glen or Glenda? : Not Just a Puppy Dog's Tale

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Bronski, Michael
    Date: Jul. 31, 1982
    Topics: Exploitation films, LGBTQ films, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Bela Lugosi, Christine Jorgensen, Ed Wood, Gay Community News, Glen or Glenda?, John Waters, World War II
    Description: A review of Glen or Glenda? (1953), originally published on pages 7 and 8 of volume 10, issue 3 of Gay Community News.
  15. Gender Role/Identity Discord

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Prunty, Brad
    Date: Feb. 17, 1979
    Topics: Disorders of sexual development, Gay men, Gender identity, Medicalisation, Psychology, Research, Transsexuality, Transvestites
    Subject: Bernard Zuger, Gay Community News, John Money, R.J. Stoller, Richard Green, Sexual Identity Conflict in Children and Adults, Tony Russo
    Description: An overview of recent research into why young people grow up to be gay or trans. The article and research do not cast a strong positive or negative light on the subject, although effeminacy in youn...