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Ethan Boatner and transgender people

Ethan B. Boatner, also known as E.B. Boatner, is an American author and photographer.


Boatner was born 1941 and made a gender transition around age 60.

Man Who Would Be Queen review (2003)

Boatner is a longtime book reviewer for Minnesota queer publication Lavender. In the “Page Boy” column for the publication, Boatner published a positive review of The Man Who Would Be Queen when it came out in 2003, writing in part:

…a highly readable and well-researched book… Most interesting: his differentiation of the autogynephilic and homosexual transsexual; and his examination of the latest theories of the roles biology and genetics may play in gender determination. Detailed, but never dry. A fascinating book.

Page Boy column, Lavender

Boatner’s review was cited in promotional materials by publisher Joseph Henry Press.

Boatner also self-published a murder mystery and wrote a dramatic trilogy on trans topics called Changes in Time that was performed in 2013. Boatner also teaches at University of Minnesota.


Townsend, John (May 2, 2013). E.B. Boatner’s Sweeping Trans Play Trilogy Reveals How Our Time Shapes Who We Are. Lavender.

Boatner, E.B. (2013). M-o-t-h-e-r Spells Murder  ISBN 978-1-4759-4990-2


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