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Not Trans Enough: How Perceptions of Others, Normativity, and Horizontal Transphobia Create False Transgender Authenticity

Abstract The requirements for a gender dysphoria diagnosis, and therefore access to medical interventions such as surgeries or hormones, reinforce a male/female binary and do not allow room for variability in how a transgender person identifies. Transgender individuals who wish to access medical interventions must reflect these regulatory requirements in order to receive a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. So what is the experience of transgender individuals who do not reflect this narrative? How do they develop identity, form community, and make decisions regarding their transition? Using feminist methodology and grounded theory methods, I conducted a research study with ten transgender-identified individuals from Phoenix, Arizona in order to address ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Hudson, Wallace Jack (Author) / Leong, Karen J. (Advisor) / Bailey, Marlon M. (Committee member) / Vega, Sujey (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / authenticity / community / identity / regulation / transgender / transnormativity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 100 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Gender Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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