See also: Insexual orientation and gender identity were included in the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act. Extra text: We can only hope that these widespread stigmas and hesitancies will dissipate with time, because as history has clearly proven, where there is a will, there most certainly is a way. In some regions, particularily the oldest European customs, it even appears that some form of gender transgression was almost considered one's religious duty, at times i. The team had been the Indonesian national champions. Third-wave and contemporary feminism are generally more supportive of transgender people.
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Unfortunately, this tends to mean that a lot of truth gets lost over the eons, peaceful tribes can become demonized, portrayals of nature reverence can be twisted into "witchcraft" and a lot of the accurate documentation becomes lost over the years in intellectual pogroms, such as the burning of the library at Alexandria in Egypt by the Romans. This would put the total number of transgender Americans at approximately 1. The possibility of someone changing sex became widely known when Christine Jorgensen in became the first person widely publicized as undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
In his book Transgender, an Ethnography of a Categoryanthropologist David Valentine asserts that transgender was coined and used by activists to include many people who do not necessarily identify with the term and states that people who do not identify with the term transgender should not be included in the transgender spectrum.