Because we live in a formally bigender world, the limitations and restrictions on those who do not fit that model are mighty. Ekins, R.: Vanier scholar wants to improve social support for transgender youth Vanier scholar wants to improve social support for transgender youth Photo courtesy Jes Sachse Transgender people are those who feel the need to move away from their assigned sex at birth, in order to express who they are. If you do not go by your birth name, and have not legally changed your name, the University will not display your chosen name on your official transcripts or diploma. Gender Outlaw. Butler, J. Bill 77 was inspired by the December suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a year-old Ohio transgender girl whose parents had taken her for corrective therapy. Despite the polarizing controversy, Feder believes all clinicians in the field sincerely want to help gender-questioning young people and their families, and he speculates that the impetus for conversion therapy was to alleviate the "difficult" consequences of being transgender as patients grow into adulthood. When McGill makes it impossible to change your name on official transcripts and diplomas without legal documentation, they make it very difficult for trans students to be recognized for who they are, and they make it impossible for trans students who are immigrants to Quebec to be recognized for who they are. Social rejection faced by trans youth often leads to mental health issues. As a trans man himself, Jake was fortunate to receive a great deal of acceptance when he transitioned. There has been comparatively little written about crossdressing compared to the literature on transsexuality. For this reason, those who violate gender rules, and who do not accept that initial birth-designated placement, are marginalized, often vilified, and yet often viewed with fascination. Elias, Prometheus Books, Amherst, N.