LEGITIMATING TRANSPHOBIA

@article{Erni2013LEGITIMATINGT,
  title={LEGITIMATING TRANSPHOBIA},
  author={John Nguyet Erni},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={136 - 159}
}
  • J. Erni
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Law
  • Cultural Studies
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