Hi I'm Dante Willis Romano, and this is my blog. My goal is to help inform and educate my readers on the topic of transgendered individuals. Sexuality has always been a taboo concept especially throughout the twentieth century. Because of how closed minded people have been on the topic of sexual preference and gender identification there are very few recorded LGBTQ members of society especially through the nineteenth century. One man who stuck out of the crowd was Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895), a man who openly discussed the idea of non binary relationships along with self identification.
"Our character, the manner in which we feel, our entire temperament is not masculine, it is feminine. We only act male. We play the male just as an actress plays a man on stage. . . . It is impossible for us to transform our female instinct into a male instinct."
-- Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1864)
Heinrich was a breakthrough in the acceptance of the LGBTQ community and from his open perspective things only got better. Slowly but surely laws have been uplifted and people have been more free to live their lives as they see fit. Though many places still prevent total acceptance. Anyone who considers themselves transgender will not be able to find a position in the American military, and many states such as Mississippi are still creating anti LGBTQ laws.
This blog will be used to examine and review representation of transgendered individuals as expressed by the media.