Introduction

In her now-classic 1984 essay, “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality,” Gayle Rubin...

Circa 198X: Superpose, Science Fiction Histories, and the Trans Child

Decades are slipping together in the town of Port City. 1980 breaching the surface of 1970. On a day...

Reading Histories of the Transgender Child from the Transmasculine Borderlands

Gender theories reveal our attachments to certain ways of seeing and being in the world. In many cases, our...

Listening/Loving/Liking

“Nothing’s without obliquity, pain itself is not, language about pain least of all, but the shame itself of privacy...

What Does the Trans Child Offer to Childhood and Youth Studies?

The media frequently suggests that the existence of young trans people is a new phenomenon. This libel about trans...

Poetics of Gender Self-Determination

Children are metaphors, Jules Gill-Peterson contends in Histories of the Transgender Child. In the nineteenth century, amid rapid transformations...

Conserving Trans Life

I come to Gill-Peterson’s timely piece of trans scholarship as a teacher of medical humanities and disability studies. Histories...

Trans Innocence

Innocent does not mean virtuous. In the preface to Histories of the Transgender Child, Jules Gill-Peterson explains that innocence...

On Wanting Trans Women and Children (For Better or For Worse)

When I was a little boy, I can’t remember ever consciously thinking that I wanted to be a girl....

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