‘The other kind of coming out’: Transgender people and the coming out narrative genre

  title={‘The other kind of coming out’: Transgender people and the coming out narrative genre},
  author={Lal Zimman},
  journal={Gender and Language},
  • Lal Zimman
  • Published 3 May 2009
  • Art, Sociology
  • Gender and Language
This article demonstrates the importance of considering transgender speakers apart from gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, even where there is significant overlap in the linguistic practices of these groups. Through an analysis of transgender coming out narratives, it is shown that previous accounts of this genre, which have focused on gays and lesbians, do not extend to the entire LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. Coming out as transgender differs from coming out as gay or… 

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