Black transgender men are exposed to systems of oppression such as racism and cissexism at unique intersections of marginalized racial and gender identities, yet their experiences within such systems are not well understood. In this qualitative study, 10 Black transgender men were interviewed and six major themes were identified: developing an empowered view of self, navigating double consciousness, having a target on your back, strategies of resilience, culture of silence, and finding quality care.
Young transgender women, especially those of color, are negatively impacted by suicidality, HIV, residential instability, survival sex work, and other challenges. This study used an oral narrative approach to collect life histories of 10 young black transwomen between 18 and 24 years of age residing in Detroit, Michigan. This study used grounded theory analysis to explore institutional violence, discrimination, and harassment (VDH).
Healthcare access is important for achieving health equity across vulnerable social groups. However, stigma can be a barrier for accessing healthcare among black transgender and gender diverse youth (TGDY) in the U.S. Using a resilience approach, this article examines the role of gender affirmation within healthcare to determine if it can mitigate the negative relationship between stigma and healthcare use.
We conducted individual in-depth interviews with 30 GBT adolescents and emerging adults (ages 15-24) who attended Kiki-related events and 15 older opinion leaders affiliated with the HBC. Participants described how the Kiki scene provides them with a range of supportive and affirming functions and offers a place where they can achieve important developmental milestones.
This reflection argues that the oeuvre of Colin Dayan provides critical tools for the elaboration of black transgender studies. Specifically, the authors analyze the trial and imprisonment of black transgender activist CeCe MacDonald using Dayan's work as a methodological model.
Using the queer of color critique conceptual framework and an anti-Black racism lens, the authors present a systematic literature review to illuminate opportunities for scholars to (a) disrupt singular narratives that erase queer and transgender experiences from Black student retention discourses and (b) address the ways scholars erase Black racial identity from broader queer and transgender student retention research.
This study explores the role of interpersonal relationships in the gender transition of young adult Black transgender women. To further explain and theorize the impact of social support in the lives of Black transgender women, we aim to describe and characterize the experiences of
Black transgender women in their interpersonal relationships during gender transition.
Lyle discusses on how he shifts emphasis from a focus upon pedagogy toward an integration of a variety of stories and perspectives into the university setting. He focuses on avoiding the "danger of the single story" of trans existence (victimization) in Janet Mock's memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More (2014). Lyle argues that when trans women of color become their own content creators, they move beyond the singular narrative to highlight other experiences, philosophies, linguistic rhythms, resilience, creativity, and humor, but above all else, revolutionary love.
Through a secondary analysis of data utilizing quare theory (E. P. Johnson, 2005) and Blacktransfeminist thought (Green & Bey, 2017), we unveil how Black trans masculine collegians negotiate engagement with Black masculinity through their voices and presence within Black and queer spaces and in quaring and transing of Black masculinity. Our findings, dichotomized by much to be undone and much to be done, point to the ongoing simultaneity of needing to undo harmful and essentialized notions of Black masculinity and creating new possibilities and ways of doing Black masculinity
The purpose of the following study was to explore how the concepts of passing, realness, and trans*-normativity influence the experiences of two black non-binary trans* collegians. Using queer and intersectional theoretical approaches to analysis, findings from this study highlight the various ways black non-binary trans* collegians view these concepts as both limiting and emancipatory.
Unfortunately, within the extant scholarship that has explored queer and trans* historically Black college and university (HBCU) students, the discourse(s) that deliberately center how they can be retained, persist, and ultimately graduate have largely been absent from the literature. Thus, this conceptual exploration offers strategies that HBCUs can and should utilize to ensure that their queer and trans* students persist and graduate.
King demonstrates, in Caribbean contexts trans genders can serve as a kind of bridge to conventional gender--to make someone who is "abnormal" and challengers social order "normal" and complicit with the social order. She will also see how trans Caribbean genders can point out the way to validation an normalization of multiple genders. She focuses more obviously contentious gender transgressors more readily leads to analysis of the strictures and ambiguities of Caribbean binary gender.
In this research, we examine the advocacy and community building of transgender women on Twitter through methods of network and discourse analysis and the theory of networked counterpublics. By highlighting the network structure and discursive meaning making of the #GirlsLikeUs network, we argue that the digital labor of trans women, especially trans women of color, represents the vanguard of struggles over self-definition.