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Out magazine and transgender people

Out is an American media organization for sex and gender minorities founded in 1992. Below are some of the matters relevant to this project.

The Man Who Would Be Queen

In 2003, Joseph Henry Press published The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism by J. Michael Bailey.

In March 2003, Out ran a book review by Duncan Osborne. The parts in bold were used in promotional material by the published Joseph Henry Press. The review is based on a preview copy where the subtitle had not yet been altered The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism.

J. Michael Bailey’s The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Psychology of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism is recommended reading for anyone interested in the study of gender identity and sexual orientation. Bailey, an associate professor of psychology at Northwestern University, focuses exclusively on men, and he covers a broad spectrum—gay men, male-to-female transsexuals, and men who identify as neither gay nor transgendered but engage in behaviors that are typically associated with those who do. Bailey has produced a thoughtful book that cites recent scientific studies on homosexuality and transsexuality. It is written, however, in a style that makes it easily accessible to any reader.

Below is an example of how the excerpted review appeared in The Advocate on June 10, 2003.

'man who would be queen' ad

Below is a classified ad that ran in early 2003 in many gay publications, citing the review above:

'man who would be queen' classified ad


Osborne D (March 2003). [Review] The Man Who Would Be Queen. Out. [archive]


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