Recreation through the eyes of trans men in NL

Walsh, Janna K. (2018) Recreation through the eyes of trans men in NL. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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There is limited research available for researchers and recreation practitioners surrounding the needs of those who identify as transgender (Lewis & Johnson, 2011). The purpose of the current study was designed to describe the recreational experiences of trans men in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Qualitative methods were employed and the findings are based on the stories of six trans men living in NL. The findings suggest that providing equal, inclusive recreation opportunities and spaces for transgender men in the province of NL is an area that requires greater awareness and further research attention. Specifically, it is critical that additional attention be paid to the ways in which recreation programs, clubs, or spaces register and group participants, how changing areas are designed, and how the attitudes of desk staff can all act as barriers and facilitators for transgender men. Three main themes emerged: gender expression, recreation constraints and facilitators, and cisnormative privilege. All participants emphasized the importance of educating recreation practitioners and providers on ways to build gender inclusive environments.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 13637
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: transgender, gender identity, recreation, inclusion
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Kinesiology
Date: August 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Transgender men--Recreation--Newfoundland and Labrador; Transgender men--Social conditions--Newfoundland and Labrador

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