Trans advocate Jamison Green talks about increasing visibility
by Joshua Irvine – August 19, 2020
Jamison Green would really like to go hiking again.
He last went on a serious hike three years ago, before he and his wife left the Bay Area. He’s been an outdoorsman his whole life and he lives in an area just north of Portland that’s lush and green with forest.
But then he gets an email in his inbox, from a trans veteran who can’t get a specialized wheelchair, or about a retracted study the Heritage Foundation is using as a cudgel against gender-affirming surgery—and Green goes to work.
Green has been a transgender-rights advocate for decades. He was at the lead of San Francisco’s trans scene in the early 1990s as the publisher of the FTM Newsletter, and later became president of the World Professional Organization for Transgender Health ( WPATH ).
Later this year, Vanderbilt University Press will release an updated edition of Green’s 2004 memoir, Becoming a Visible Man … <Continue reading at Windy City Times>