The importance of transsexual/ transgender fiction

Hillary Swank in Boys Don't Cry

In short, the importance of trans-lit is to reflect the experience of transgender/transsexual people in a way that is accessible to those who are not. In so doing, the experience is normalised so that, when a transsexual/transgender person is encountered in the course of daily life, there already exists a … Continue reading

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The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.4: The out-obiography

Lesbia biography

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— I don’t remember when it started. Maybe it was the day that I realised I didn’t like my Tiny Tears doll. Or, maybe it was the day that I refused to wear a dress to Sunday lunch. Or, maybe it was … Continue reading

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The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.3: Lesbiana

Historic lesbian

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— The marketplace in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine was crowded when Helene got there. Women were spilling into the side streets leading to the place and Helene was unable to get closer than the edge of the main square, her back to the … Continue reading

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The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.2: Chic-to-chic lit

Lesbian plumber

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— Susan answered the doorbell; a half drunk cup of coffee in her hand. “Hello?” “Hello. You rang for a plumber?” Susan looked at the young woman in the stained hoodie and dark blue working trousers, realising too late that she was … Continue reading

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