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Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

empirical reasons to expect that the electoral process will not always serve as a vehicle for transmitting the policy preferences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex ( lgbti ) citizens, who have long been excluded from rights that their

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Resisting the Demand to Stand

Boys, Bathrooms, Hypospadias, and Interphobic Violence

Celeste E. Orr

How sex-segregated bathrooms negatively impact trans, genderqueer, nonbinary, queer, and gender-nonconforming people has been extensively studied, yet few have considered how intersex people are subjected to bathroom violence. To begin broadening this conversation, I focus on the medical management of boys with the intersex variation hypospadias and demonstrate that anxieties around bathrooms extend beyond the bathroom walls—into surgical theaters—and are not simply a trans or queer issue. Anxieties about bathrooms and hegemonic urinary masculine behavior inform the violent medical maltreatment of intersex boys with hypospadias; they are subjected to shaming, disabling, and invasive procedures in the hope they will reinforce compulsory dyadism and able-bodiedness, as well as exhibit hegemonic heteromasculine behaviors, namely standing to urinate. Because of discriminatory, gratuitous surgical interventions, the bathroom and urination become sites of pain and trauma for these boys. In turn, these boys’ sense of masculine belonging are undermined or destroyed.

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Talking My Way In

Reflections on the Journey of a Lesbian Feminist Queer Rabbi

Elli Tikvah Sarah

– expanding to encompass ‘Q’ (queer), ‘I’ (intersex) and another ‘Q’ (questioning) 24 – has enabled me, as it has others, to transcend binary notions of gender and embrace myself as gender queer. When transgender and gender-queer Jews bring our voices into

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Allison Macleod

Intersex Conference of the Isles and a Queer Shorts Showcase in Edinburgh in collaboration with LGBT History Month Scotland. SQIFF’s emphasis on building partnerships with local organizations is one that was incorporated into the festival’s programming

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Rachel Adler

Subversions: Three French Feminists , Crows Nest 1989, 26–34, 100–139. For a summary of trans and intersex issues see Talia Bettcher, ‘Feminist Perspectives on Trans Issues’ in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy , Spring 2014 edition, ed. Edward N. Zalta

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Factors in the Development of Spatial Cognition in Boys and Girls

Assessing the Impacts of Biology and Navigational Experience

Mariah G. Schug

peers. This was, in part, due to boys’ work as herders. They also had children take three tests of spatial cognition (copying block patterns, copying geometric figures, and completing mazes) and assessed them in age-matched, intersex pairings. In all

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The Biologically Vulnerable Boy

Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

stronger Th1 immune responses) do not apply to all pathogens and that more research is needed, especially in regards to the role of behavioral differences—both “between and toward”—boys and girls. Any mention of intersex or transgender is absent from the

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Situating Screen Bodies

Brian Bergen-Aurand

, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. My work responds to the violence around me and aims to educate viewers who encounter these images. I am using the human body as my starting point because the body is what we all can relate to as humans; we all

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Akkadia Ford

substantive texts dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer themes and, in particular, a rarity in the mainstream of texts with transgender characters and narratives. In the three years since the film debuted, there have been mainstream