Erickson Educational Foundation: Information on Transexualism for Law Enforcement Officers




Erickson Educational Foundation
Erickson, Reed

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Item is a booklet with information for law enforcement officers about transexualism (prefered term: transgenderism). The publication was created in 1974 by the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF). Founded in 1964 by American mechanical engineer, businessman, philanthropist, and trans man Reed Erickson, EEF helped to support, both through direct financial contributions and through contributions of human and material resources, almost every aspect of work being done in the 1960s and 1970s in the field of transsexualism in the US and, to a lesser degree, in other countries.


Item digitized July2012 for inclusion in UVic's Transgender Archives Collection. Table of contents consists of: Introduction; Questions and Answers; Concluding Remarks. Questions and Answer section includes the following questions and then-common misconceptions: What is a transexual?;What causes transexualism?; Are sex reassignment operations available on request?; Isn't cross-dressing against the law?; Aren't all transexuals mentally ill?; Couldn't they be cured by good psychiatric care?; Aren't most transexuals prostitutes or female impersonators?; Can transexuals marry?


Gender identity, Transgenderism, Cross dressing, Transgender people -- civil rights