Trans Formation

Dean Spade

Seattle University School of Law

October 9, 2008

Los Angeles Lawyer, October 2008

This short article explores three key myths codified in various laws and policies that impede the life chances of transgender people. The article ties together problems occurring in a range of institutions including homeless shelters, ID-issuing agencies, health insurance programs, Medicaid programs, prisons, jails, foster care programs, juvenile justice programs and private employers and traces how these three myths operate simultaneously to create impediments to basic economic participation and access to social service for transgender people.

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Date posted: October 14, 2008 ; Last revised: March 17, 2010

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Spade, Dean, Trans Formation (October 9, 2008). Los Angeles Lawyer, October 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1281634 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1281634

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Dean Spade (Contact Author)
Seattle University School of Law ( email )
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

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