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Playing in the Spaces

In Harvey Fierstein’s Tony nominated play, “Casa Valentina”, men embody women. Or rather they reveal themselves through women’s clothing, mannerisms, and identities, showing us the beauty of gender ambiguity. Read More

"They could take a page from

"They could take a page from Goldner, who suggests that “the ability to tolerate the ambiguity and instability of gender categories is more [desirable] than the goal of “achieving” a single, pure, sex-appropriate view of oneself.”

Ironically, some of the very people who envision this ambiguity and instability of gender categories are considered 'transphobic' in the LGBTQI community - simply for pointing out that achieving a 'single, pure, sex appropriate view of oneself' is the precise goal of gender transition, and hence restricts possibilities, as opposed to expanding them.

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Mark O’Connell, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist and author of Modern Brides and Modern Grooms. He has also witten for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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