Sunday, September 17, 2006

Transgender Tutorial #2 for Chris Gabrieli & Deval Patrick

Chris and Deval:
Are you ready to become "REVOLUTIONARIES" and accept the "revolutionary gender model" shown above? According to your own statements at the Harvard GLBT forum last week, you are! But first, you have to prove yourselves.

We gave you a lot of challenging material in our 1st tutorial. And now you need to study REALLY HARD on what is being given to our teenagers across Massachachusetts, if you want to be an informed Governor. If high school kids are ready to master this, so can you!

First, review the TransgenderCare web site we noted in Tutorial #1. (Be sure to go to their youth page, a favorite with our own BAGLY -- Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.)Then, study up on the diagrams and terms Planned Parenthood is distributing to Massachusetts schoolchildren [see diagram above] at the GLSEN conferences and in those GSA clubs you both think are so great. Here is their useful definition of "transgender":

"Trangenderism encompasses many different gender presentations and identitites. From Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male to FemmeQueen, Boi, Trannyfag, Female-born man, Bigendered, Transwoman, Tomboy, Butch, Crossdresser and many more."

When you're done with that, check out the
Harvard student "trans zine" Quench -- from the new generation of classically educated scholars. (See their acknowledgement page from Issue 1.)

Are you ready for your quiz yet?