Category: Trans’ population

Dancing with Rainbows: Throwing Perspective on a Person-centred Partnering Trans-identified and Trans-historied People – Tina Livingstone

Tina Livingstone

Interest in sexual identity, sexual practices, and the transitioning of relationship has thus far focussed more on trans identified and trans-historied people themselves than their partners (Nemoto et al (1999); Docter and Fleming (2001); Smith et al (2002); Cuypere et al (2005); Hines (2006).

However, as long as being Trans’ remains socially stigmatised, those who engage in relationships with them frequently find themselves stigmatised by association – wherever their own sexual identity and orientation reside. This brings a unique layer of struggles for partners, beyond any issues within the relationship itself, including the silencing of celebration.

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