Trans News Update, August 9, 2006:

New book on transgender rights now available from



Transgender Rights (Paperback)
by Paisley Currah (Editor), Richard M. Juang (Editor), Shannon Price Minter (Editor)

University of Minnesota Press, 2006.






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Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 10:25 AM

Subject: new book: Transgender Rights


Please excuse the self promotion, but....I'm delighted to report that the edited collection that Richard Juang, Shannon Minter, and I put together is about to be published.  I've attached the book description below, and the table of contents at the end of this message.  The book is due out on August 18th and it's available for pre-order on Amazon for $14.00 right now! (
All my best,
Paisley Currah
Transgender Rights
Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement’s achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America. Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Lincoln U of Missouri; Judith Butler, UC Berkeley; Mauro Cabral, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; Dallas Denny, International Foundation for Gender Education; Taylor Flynn, Northeastern U School of Law; Phyllis Randolph Frye; Julie A. Greenberg, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Morgan Holmes, Wilfrid Laurier U; Bennett H. Klein, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Jennifer L. Levi, Western New England College School of Law; Ruthann Robson, CUNY School of Law; Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Whitman College; Dean Spade, Silvia Rivera Law Project; Kendall Thomas, Columbia U; Paula Viturro, Buenos Aires U Law School; Willy Wilkinson, Transgender Law Center. Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. Richard M. Juang is assistant professor of English at Susquehanna University and cochair of the National Center for Transgender Equality Advisory Board. Shannon Price Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.
Table of Contents



            Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter


Gender Pluralism Under the Transgender Umbrella

Paisley Currah


The Ties that (Don’t) Bind: Transgender Family Law and the Un-making of Families

            Taylor Flynn


The Roads Less Traveled: An Interdisciplinary and Cross Cultural Analysis of Binary Sex

Julie A. Greenberg


Pursuing Protection For Transgender People Through Disability Laws
Jennifer Levi and Ben Klein


The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People
            Kylar Broadus

Deciding fate or protecting a ‘developing autonomy’? Intersex children and the Colombian Constitutional Court

            Morgan Holmes


The Rights of Intersexed Infants and Children: Decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court, Bogota, Colombia, 12th of May 1999 (SU-337/99)

         Translated by Nohemy Solorzano-Thompson


Do Transsexuals Dream of Gay Rights? Getting Real About Transgender Inclusion in the Gay Rights Movement

Shannon Price Minter


Transgender Communities of the United States in the Late Twentieth Century

            Dallas Denny

Public Health Gains of the Transgender Community in San Francisco: Social and Policy Change Through Grassroots Organizing and Community-Based Research

            Willy Wilkinson

“Compliance” is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in Hostile Economy  

            Dean Spade


Transgendering the Politics of Recognition
Richard M. Juang


April 2005, (Trans)Sexual Citizenship in Contemporary Argentina

            Mauro Cabral and Paula Viturro


Undiagnosing Gender

Judith Butler


Reinscribing Normality?: The Law and Politics of Transgender Marriage

            Ruthann Robson



            Kendall Thomas

Appendix: The International Bill of Gender Rights

            With a preface by Phyllis Randolph Frye

Notes on Contributors



Paisley Currah
Executive Director
Center for Lesbian and Gays Studies (CLAGS)
Associate Professor
Political Science
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
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