Trans People in Love

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Tracie O'Keefe, Katrina Fox
Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Social Science - 275 pages
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Trans People in Love is a†illuminating resource for members of the trans community and their partners and families; gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and intersex people; sexologists; sex therapists; counselors; psychologists; psychotherapists; social workers; psychiatrists; medical doctors; educators; students; and couples and family therapists.

Trans People in Love provides a forum for the experience of being in love and in relationships with significant others for members of the trans community. This honest and respectful†volume†tells clinicians, scholars,†and trans people themselves of the beauty and complexity that trans identity brings to a romantic relationship, what skills and mindsets are needed†to forge†positive relationships, and demonstrates the reality that trans people in all stages of transition†can†create stable and loving relationships that are both physically and emotionally fulfilling.

  

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Contents

Switcheroo
1
My Desire to Be All Woman
11
Our Trip to Vancouver
19
To Fight Live and Love at the Gender Border
31
Perfect Day
43
A Transgressors Love
55
Im Not a Lesbian My Wife Is Norms and Perceptions in a Trans Marriage
63
Nick and Mark
73
Bodies May Lie but Hearts Never Do
145
Satan and Lady Babalon Polyamory Again at 64
153
The Adventures of a Trans Man in Love Sex and Spirituality
163
Eternity Fields of Yokatatumba
175
My Husband Had a Sex ChangeShit Happens
187
Things of His
201
Love Lost and Found
213
From Queer to Eternity
227

Beyond Gender and Sexuality
83
From Russia With Love
91
Queerly Beloved How a Lesbian Love Survived Transition
99
Sex and the Single Trannie
111
Between Shows A True Story
123
To the Three Women I Loved in My Transgender Life
133
Kayla and Laura
237
Madam Carmen
249
Still Queer After All These Years Reflections on Being in a Trans Couple
257
Notes for Trans People
263
Notes for Therapists
269
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About the author (2008)

Tracie O‚e(tm)Keefe, DCH, is a clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, counselor, and sex therapist, originally from London, England. Since 2001, she has lived and practiced in Sydney, Australia. She is a trans woman who transitioned over thirty-five years ago and now runs the Australian Health & Education Centre, Sydney. She is a member of theWorld Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), Australian Association of Sex, Educators, Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT), and registered with the Psychotherapy and Counseling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Dr. O‚e(tm)Keefe is the author of many papers and articles on sex, gender, and sexuality diversity, coauthor of Trans-X-U-All: The Naked Difference, the author of Sex, Gender&Sexuality: 21st Century Transformations, and the co-editor of Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex & Gender Diversity, an anthology of real-life stories by sex- and gender-diverse people. She is also the author of Investigating Stage Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis for Life: Mind, Body, and Spiritual Excellence. In addition to being a clinician and writer, Dr. O‚e(tm)Keefe is also a passionate campaigner for the rights of sex- and gender-diverse people. She was a founding member of lobby group Sex and Gender Education (SAGE) in Australia (www.sageaustralia.org) where she serves on its steering committee and can often be found educating bureaucrats and government officials regarding discriminatory laws and policies against trans people. More info at www.tracieokeefe.com.

Katrina Fox is a freelance journalist, writing predominantly for the GLBTIQ press. She is the editor of CHERRIE, a monthly magazine for lesbian and queer women in Australia and writes regularly for SX, a weekly arts, news, and entertainment magazine for the GLBTIQ community in Sydney, including a column ‚eoeKeeping Abreast‚e . Her work has also appeared in DIVA, the UK‚e(tm)s national lesbian magazine, and Curve, a U.S. national lesbian magazine. She is the co-author of Trans-X-U-All: The Naked Difference, the editor of Sex, Gender&Sexuality, and co-editor of Finding the Real Me. More info at www.katrinafox.com.

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