Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

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Winter 2004


When James Anastos, a transgender man, turned 21 and moved into a residential living environment for the neurologically impaired in Staten Island, his male gender identity became a problem. "Being transgender, they told me they could have me put away if I dressed like a boy. They didn't like the way I dressed—all boys' clothes," he told me during an interview.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 14, no. 1.



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