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im currently working on writing a story about a transgender woman in around the 90s and what it was like living.

the problem here is that im a transboy born in 2005

so i wanted to be able to accuratly depict what it was like coming out during those times



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Look for books by Jennifer Finny Boylan, Julia Serano, or Dr. Susan Stryker and use them as references.  They cover that time frame pretty well, especially Dr. Stryker's actual history book.  She is a professor of history and a Trans woman herself.  Julia Serano is a social scientist, and Jenny Boylan is a professor of English and has written many newspaper articles as well as three books about what it was like in those times.  My time in the 90's was not until the end, but way different from the earlier years.

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