Objects of Curiosity: Transgender College Students' Perceptions of the Reactions of Others

  title={Objects of Curiosity: Transgender College Students' Perceptions of the Reactions of Others},
  author={Rob Seth Pusch},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Issues in Education},
  pages={45 - 61}
  • R. S. Pusch
  • Published 29 December 2005
  • Education, Psychology
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education
ABSTRACT Increasing numbers of youth are beginning to come out and transition while in college. This qualitative study examines the perspectives of male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) transgender students as they reflect upon the reactions of family and friends. While friends tended to be supportive, parents often had a negative reaction to their children coming out as transgender and sought to dissuade the students from transitioning. The study participants who were pre-transition… 

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