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We are delighted to announce a call for essays, personal stories, and reflections by gay and queer-identified transgender and cisgender men on sex, dating, and long-term relationships for a new anthology, Trans Homo…Gasp! Gay FTM & Cis Men on Sex and Love.
Most anthologies on transgender men/FTMs have centered on the experiences of straight and bisexual transgender men. Very few have focused on the narratives of gay/queer FTMs who primarily or exclusively have sex, date and are partnered with cisgender or transgender men. Moreover, even fewer have incorporated perspectives of cisgender gay men who have come to embrace transgender men as equal sexual/romantic partners.
The current collection proposes to bridge this gap by inviting essays, personal stories, and reflections from a diverse range of gay/queer transgender and cisgender men – who come from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientation histories, gender presentations, and physical ableness – to discuss issues relating to sex, dating, and romance between transgender and cisgender men, or between two transgender men, in a gay male culture that places a premium on traditional social conceptions of masculinity and physical appearance.
If you are a gay/queer transgender man, consider exploring questions such as:
If you are a gay/queer cisgender man, consider exploring questions such as:
Essay length: 1,500-2,500 words. Deadline: July 15, 2016. Send essays and inquiries to Avi Ben-Zeev or Pete Bailey at: email@example.com.
Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. is a gay transgender man and a professor of psychology at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he directs the Cognition and Social Equity lab and is the Co-Coordinator of the Mind, Brain & Behavior Program. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University in 1997. Dr. Ben-Zeev serves as a multiple PI on SF BUILD, a large-scale project funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for creating institutional change that promotes multiculturalism while recognizing and overcoming the effects of implicit bias and stereotype threat. Dr. Ben-Zeev has been serving on the editorial boards of Psychology of Popular Media Culture and the Journal of Homosexuality and has authored high impact publications in top-tier journals, such as Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Cognitive Science. Dr. Ben-Zeev has also edited and co-authored books on cognition published by Lawrence Erlbaum and Oxford University Press.
Pete Bailey, M.S. is a gay transgender man and an occupational therapist. Mr. Bailey has been a long-time LGBT activist and was a founding member of the Gay/Straight Alliances of Salt Lake City, an effort that led to a national lawsuit, which ensured the rights of LGBT students to form clubs and to meet on high school campuses in 2001. More recently, Mr. Bailey has been focused on promoting and protecting workers rights within the labor movement, including assisting with the formation of cooperatives and with initiatives to enhance cooperatives visibility during public demonstrations.