Public Profiles: Transgender Activists and Celebrities, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642820261
  • ISBN-13: 9781642820263
  • DDC: 306.768
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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As the fight for transgender rights has grown and made incredible strides, so too has a new generation of activists and celebrities stepped forward into the spotlight to promote awareness, sensitivity, and respect for their community. The articles in this book share the stories of dozens of the figures who have been key in the evolving push for greater trans visibility and acceptance. Featuring the lives and words of such prominent figures as Laverne Cox, Jennifer Finley Boylan, and Caitlyn Jenner, these pieces highlight the ways in which prominent individuals living incredibly public lives are changing the conversation around the transgender community and the rights and respect its members deserve.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Models and Athletes.
1: Transgender Man Is on Women's Team.
2: For Transgender Triathlete, a Top Finish in New York Is Secondary.
3: Just Being Himself, in a Professional Women's Hockey League.
4: A Model's Life, Chapter 2: Will the Fashion World Accept Andreja Pejic As a Woman?.
5: Transgender Models Find a Home.
6: Last Night, Calvin Klein — This Morning, Algebra.
Artists and Filmmakers.
7: Who Gets to Play the Transgender Part?.
8: Transgender, and Embraced, on the Red Carpet.
9: The Star of ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Picks a Few Come-Hither Dresses.
10: Second Wachowski Sibling Comes Out as Transgender Woman.
11: An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’.
12: To Play Transgender, Sandra Caldwell Had to Open Up About Who She Is.
13: Transgender Playwrights: ‘We Should Get to Tell Our Own Stories First’.
14: Our Lady J Evolves, One Dolly Parton Cover at a Time.
15: Meet Jaimie Wilson, a Transgender Activist With Guitar in Hand.
16: Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades.
17: In Their Own Terms:The Growing Transgender Presence in Pop Culture.
18: Broadening a Transgender Tale That Has Only Just Begun.
19: Laverne Cox: ‘Blending In Was Never an Option’.
20: For Laverne Cox, Life Is a Blur, and So Is New York.
21: How Two Producers of ‘Transparent’ Made Their Own Trans Lives More Visible.
22: How to Walk in High Heels.
23: Hari Nef Adds Another Layer to ‘Transparent’.
24: 14 TV Shows That Broke Ground With Gay and Transgender Characters.
Pop Culture.
25: The Reluctant Transgender Role Model.
26: The Transition of Bruce Jenner: A Shock to Some, Visible to All.
27: Bruce Jenner Says He's Transitioning to a Woman.
28: Bruce Jenner, Embracing Transgender Identity, Says ‘It's Just Who I Am’.
29: The Price of Caitlyn Jenner's Heroism.
30: Beyond Caitlyn Jenner Lies a Long Struggle by Transgender People.
31: Candis Cayne, From Chelsea Drag Queen to Caitlyn Jenner's Sidekick.
32: Caitlyn Jenner's Mission.
Writers and Activists.
33: Janet Mock Tells the Future: Trans People's Stories, and Safety on Twitter.
34: Janet Mock Struggles With Being Called a ‘Trans Advocate’.
35: Julia Serano, Transfeminist Thinker, Talks Trans-Misogyny.
36: Leslie Feinberg, Writer and Transgender Activist, Dies at 65.
37: Still Here: Sylvia, Who Survived Stonewall, Time and the River.
38: Marsha P. Johnson.
39: Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage.
40: Gavin Grimm: The Fight for Transgender Rights Is Bigger Than Me.
41: ‘I Am a Female,’ Manning Announces, Asking Army for Hormone Therapy.
42: Why I'm Ambivalent About Chelsea Manning.
43: Ben Barres, Neuroscientist and Equal-Opportunity Advocate, Dies at 63.
44: Japanese Transgender Politician Is Showing ‘I Exist Here’.
45: Danica Roem Wins Virginia Race, Breaking a Barrier for Transgender People.
46: The Modern Trans Memoir Comes of Age.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.