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segunda-feira, dezembro 22, 2008

Ella Wesner (1841 - 1917) male impersonator
Ella Wesner started in showbiz as a ballet girl. She was Annie Hindle's dresser for a while which enabled her to learn the tricks of male impersonation.

Amsterdam's gay Christmas features Mary in drag
Amsterdam hosted a Christmas celebration for its gay community on Sunday featuring a nativity tableau with a male Mary in drag that church organizations denounced as an affront to traditional values. (Photo)

[Canada] [Blog/Commentary/Books]
Ten Signs of Transphobia in Our Culture by Christopher Shelley
This list comes from a review/interview of Christopher Shelley and his book, Transpeople; Repudiation, Trauma, Healing. Shelley is a Vancouver, British Columbia Adlerian psychologist. His interviews include a friend of mine. I think this is one of the most important books on transpeople.

Austin community remembers Jennifer Gale
A homeless advocate, perennial mayoral candidate and vivacious character to Austin was remembered Sunday.
Memorial Service honors Austin original Jennifer Gale

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
DSM - V and Rigid Designators
Yes, they are connected. I just finished reading a chapter of Ian Hacking’s book The Social Construction of What? where he discusses mental illnesses and questions of semantics and construction. I don’t have time tonight to expand on it, in terms of my own thoughts, but here are a few pertinent excerpts from a recent NY Times article and Hacking’s book