Join Dr. Aaron Devor, Chair in Transgender Studies (University of Victoria), in a conversation about Leslie Feinberg (Stone Butch Blues), Rupert Raj, Reed Erickson, and how their histories come together in a single 1982 issue of Metamorphosis, a newsletter for trans men, published in Canada in the 1980s.
This conversation brings an under taught history to the forefront of current discussions surrounding pronouns, trans identity, and the LGBTQ2S+ community that can be helpful for students in historicizing the present.
We also spoke about: Stone Butch Blues (English free PDF) (French free PDF)
Lesson Suggestions from the video – Comment to add your own!
LGBTQ History and Why It Matters – Facing History (American)
Queer Histories Matter Lesson Plans and Toolkits (New Brunswick)
Lesson Plans to Create Gender Expansive Classrooms – Human Rights Campaign Foundation (American)
Elizabeth Reis (2004). Teaching Transgender History, Identity, and Politics. Radical History Review, 88: 166-77.
Teaching Transgender Histories in School: Richard Harris in Conversation with Amy Austin (UK)
Helpful LinksMore information here:
LGBTQ2S Timeline – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Queer Canadian History Timeline: Pre-Colonization to Present – The Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity
Canadian Queer History: The Pursuit of LGBT2Q+ Acceptance – Queer Events
Moving Trans History Forward Conference – University of Victoria
Being Safe, Being Me: Results of the Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey. (2019). University of British Columbia.
A statistical portrait of Canada’s diverse LGBTQ2+ communities. (2021). Statistics Canada.