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Understanding the Varieties of Transgendered Experience by Terri Main

Over the past two years, a new word has entered many individual’s vocabulary. That word is transgendered. Between Caitlyn Jenner, Orange is the New Black, bathroom bills, and a military ban, an awareness of trangendered individuals has emerged. Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion over what it means to be transgendered. That has led …
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Gender Bender, Writing Opposite Genders Believably with Rhonda Hall

Back in 2009, I learned the hard way that I couldn’t write a believable male protagonist. I had gone to my writer’s group and read a portion of my swashbuckling work-in-progress. I got comments like, “Your character’s a wimp,” and other politically incorrect phrases. No one liked the guy. Frankly, I was shocked. I wanted …