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    Transgender Athletes

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    Research Paper According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, transgender means: of, relating to, or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person’s sex at birth (“Transgender”). People who are transgender have multiple problems in society that they face everyday, particularly those who are athletes. There is controversy over which gender these athletes should compete as. Transgender athletes should be able to compete as the gender to which they identify because there are now new guidelines for these athletes, there is no unfair advantage, and many of the misconceptions about transgender athletes competing are myths. There have recently…

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    Transgender Stereotypes

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    selves under a non-binary standard. Identifying under this binary makes it difficult to find a positive inspiration in social media, growing coverage of transgender identities in the media, and continually going against society’s binary system when presenting in a public setting. When someone steps out the comfort zone that society has placed on categorizing gender those people are out casted. A person’s choice of clothing can distinguish how they perceive their self and how they decide to…

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    The Transgender Community

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    century. A century where you would expect equality for all to exist, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. People who are part of the transgender community face controversy on a daily basis. Some are refused job opportunities, not being able to use public restrooms, and even denied health insurance coverage for certain treatments! But why? Before moving forward, what does it mean to be transgender? Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe a human being who lives differently from…

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    Transgender Unemployment

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    Transgender Unemployment In a survey conducted by National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,13% of transgender respondents reported to be unemployed. That is nearly double the average unemployment rate. Trans unemployment is linked directly to trans incarceration rates. Over 21% of trans people have been incarcerated at some time in their lives (National Transgender Discrimination Survey). Examining that statistic intersectionality, in the same survey…

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    Transgender Bathrooms

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    Transgender Bathrooms: The Myth and the Truth There is one thing that we use on a daily basis that has recently caused the country to be in an uproar over the last few months, and it is something so simple that you have to wonder why it is even a topic of discussion at all. Still have no clue as to what I am referring to? It is the subject of bathrooms and who should be allowed or should I say made to use a certain bathroom that society identifies them as. With President Obama giving more…

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    Transgender People

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    Transgender people are not treated as humans by many because “they literally fall outside of the only categories the court recognizes as human” (Johnson 155). This is a step backwards in society, as many of us “want increased equality and freedom”, and that it is not only the transgender population facing this, but “racialization and other processes of identity demarcation” (Kirkland 86) are under fire for not being with the majority of society. Because transgender identities are “constituents…

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    Transgender Women

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    marginalized group are largely unnoticed, understudied, and detrimental to the mental health of those within this extra layer of oppression. Transgender women of color not only have to experience the discriminatory effects of their sexual minority identity but they also have their racial minority identity, both of which may be visible and which may indicate their existence in public spaces. Balsam, Molina, Beadnell, Simoni, and Walters (2011) created a scale to measure the multiple stressors…

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    Transgender Parents

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    The aim of being a parent is to do the best you can for your child. The parents of transgender children have very tough decisions to make in regards to their children’s future. The children are in pain because they are not seen as what they are or who they are. There were numerous stories of anatomical boys who mentally were girls and vice versa. This film tries to illustrate the challenges that both the children and the parents face as being a pioneer generation of transgender youths. At such…

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    Transgender Teachers

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    As times are changing, educators are seeing more and more transgender students in their classrooms and communities. These students are often ostracized from social groups and sometimes even their families, however, some transgender students have strong ties with their trans community and even with their friends they have grown up with. Each student situation is unique, which is why these young adolescents need role models in their lives and who better than a transgender teacher. The…

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    Transgender Youth

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    Having a transgender friend is amazing, I have one friend and I see him as he sees himself. I was always interested in transgender because I heard about it all over the news, communities and families. The news always showed how one transgender youth always being bullied, hazed or even discriminate. Why can't they show that transgender is just as human as nontransgender people? Media play a huge role if they expect transgender people, who knows the social norm might change toward them. Not only…

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