Biology, Sex, and Transgender People: A Resource Page

Despite not being able to see people’s DNA directly, nor understanding how its 20,000-ish genes are regulated and function, many anti-trans activists insist that this must be where our tiny “sex essences” reside. [photo by Mahmoud-Ahmed at Pixabay]

Anti-transgender propaganda largely rests on two main narratives. The first is that trans people constitute a potential threat, particularly to women and children, and especially in sex-segregated spaces — I debunk those claims in a separate essay entitled Transgender People, Bathrooms, and Sexual Predators: What the Data Say.

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writes about gender, sexuality, social justice, & science. author of Whipping Girl, Excluded, 99 Erics, & her latest: SEXED UP! more at juliaserano.com

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Julia Serano

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writes about gender, sexuality, social justice, & science. author of Whipping Girl, Excluded, 99 Erics, & her latest: SEXED UP! more at juliaserano.com

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