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dc.contributor.advisorGalupo, M. Paz (Marlene Paz)
dc.contributor.authorForrest-Stuart, Jo
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Psychologyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T20:59:12Z
dc.date.available2016-08-26T20:59:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-25
dc.date.submitted2016-05
dc.description(M.A.) -- Towson University, 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated responses of gender minority individuals regarding the ways in which they discussed self-labeled identities in the context of evaluating the Transgender Umbrella. Participants included 568 adults who self-identified as transmasculine, transfeminine, gender variant, or agender. Participants completed an online questionnaire and provided both quantitative and qualitative information regarding their individual endorsements of umbrella-style labeling as well as the influence of their individual queer community involvement (advocacy/politics, social organizations, queer friends, queercentered events). Using thematic analysis, three themes were identified related to the rejection of collective group labeling, and four for its critiques. Themes for rejection were the impossibility of capturing all trans identities, the lack of necessity for categorical labels, and the distinct need to maintain separate identities. Themes for the critiques were problems with trans terminology, problems with “umbrella” labels, agency & subjective experiences, and alternative labeling options. Discussion focuses on the emergence of these themes and considerations for collective group labeling considerations to better capture gender identity experiences.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://library.towson.edu/cdm/ref/collection/etd/id/48667en_US
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dc.format.extentvii, 59 pagesen_US
dc.genrethesesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M26N4K
dc.identifier.otherTSP2016Forrest-Stuart
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/3200
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe transgender umbrella: reigning thoughts on self identity and collective community identificationen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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