Bil Browning

RIP John Money

Filed By Bil Browning | July 21, 2006 8:01 AM | comments

Filed in: The Movement, Transgender & Intersex

I noticed this in this week's issue of Time magazine... May he rest in peace.

DIED: John Money, 84, pioneering Johns Hopkins University sex researcher and psychologist who, during the 1960's when any form of sexual ambiguity was deemed freakish, helped establish and legitimize the study of sexual identity; in Towson, Maryland. Stressing the psychological effects of gender issues, he consulted on the first sex-change operation at Hopkins and coined the terms "gender identity" and "gender role."

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Nick Clarkson | July 21, 2006 11:24 PM

This is interesting. Bryan posted ( John Money's obit on the INTRAA website a week or so ago and I've been trying to figure out how to respond to that story. I want to talk about the complexity of John Money's relationship to the trans community. In his comment to that story, Bryan posted a link to an NPR interview ( Alice Dreger (who got a degree at IU) and Cheryl Chase, both intersex activists. It's a great discussion of the complexity of John Money's relationship to the trans and intersex communities.