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Sissies and Tomboys: Gender Nonconformity and Homosexual Childhood
In 1973, homosexuality was officially depathologized with a revision in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry. In 1980, a new diagnosis appeared: Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood (GID). The shift separated gender from sexuality, while it simultaneously reinforced traditional concepts of "male" and "female" and made it possible for cross-gendered behavior ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by New York University Press
(first published October 1st 1996)
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