"For Colored Girls Only": Reflections of an Emerging Male-to-Female Transgender and Gender Variant Youth Consciousness. (Chapter 6 in Social Work Practice With Transgender and Gender Variant Youth. Second Edition.)
Glenn, Wendell D.
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This narrative recounts the experiences of an African-American plainclothes transgender person. The development of his gender identity is discussed, as well as the challenges he faced in the South, peer relationships, and balancing internal and external factors. Implications for practice with male-to-female transgender youth are suggested.
adolescents; African Americans; transgender; gender identity; social services; child welfare services; cultural competency; ethics