Monday, May 14, 2007

transgender: cover story of this week's Newsweek

"The Mystery of Gender" is the cover story of the May 21 issue of Newsweek.

With the growing number of Americans who consider themselves transgender, Assistant Managing Editor Debra Rosenberg and a team of Newsweek correspondents examines the question: what makes us male or female?

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality there are estimated between 750,000 and 3 million Americans (fewer than 1 percent)-many taking their intimate struggles public for the first time-who consider themselves transgender. With more and more young people identifying as a gender other than the one they were born with, and a growing number of schools like Smith College supporting their desire to live as the gender of choice, history and science suggest that gender is more subtle and more complicated than anatomy.

1 comment:

  1. The Newsweek article was a big topic down here in Washington for Lobby Days.
    Also Jennifer Boylan the author of She's Not There: A life in two genders was here and also Susan Stanton, the former City Manager of Largo Florida were down here.