Jamison Green

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Jamison (James) Green
Jamison Green

(1948-11-08) November 8, 1948 (age 73)
EducationManchester Metropolitan University
Years active1968–present
Known forProminent campaigner in the transgender rights movement
Board member ofGender Education and Advocacy, Transgender Law and Policy Institute, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Equality Project
Heidi Bruins
(m. 2003)

Jamison "James" Green (born November 8, 1948) is a transgender rights activist.

Personal life[edit]

Green began his medical transition in the late 1980s with the intention of living openly about his transgender status.[1] He is considered one of few publicly open transgender men of that time.[2]


Green is known as an activist for the legal protection, medical access, safety, civil rights, and dignity of transgender and transsexual people. He began presenting on the fair treatment of transgender workers in 1989.[1] He has published several essays and articles, wrote a column for PlanetOut.com and has appeared in eight documentary films.[3]

Green has served on the boards of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute and the Equality Project, was an advisory board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and chaired the board of Gender Education and Advocacy. He served as president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health from 2014 to 2016.[2][4] He was the leader of FTM International from March 1991 to August 1999.

Green helped establish the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index in 2002[2] and was a member of the organization’s Business Council until late 2007, when he resigned over the organization's stance on transgender inclusion in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.[5][6]

Becoming a Visible Man[edit]

Green authored Becoming a Visible Man in 2004.[7] The book combines two strands: autobiographical writing about Green's transition from living as a lesbian to living as a bisexual trans man, as well as broader commentary about the status of transsexual men in society. The book received the 2004 Sylvia Rivera Award for best book in Transgender Studies from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and was also a finalist for a 2004 Lambda Literary Award.[8]

In 2020, Green published a new edition of the book under Vanderbilt University Press.[9]


  • (2004) Becoming a Visible Man (Vanderbilt University Press) (ISBN 082651457X)


  1. ^ a b McQuade, Aaron (27 September 2011). "Transgender Advocate Jamison Green Speaks About Policy Work and Education". Archived from the original on 11 February 2021. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Sosin, Kate (29 October 2019). "Meet Jamison Green, the Trans Health Care Pioneer You Didn't Learn About in History Class". New Now Next. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  3. ^ Publications and Media Archived 2008-02-11 at the Wayback Machine jamisongreen.com
  4. ^ Sosin 10/29/2019, Kate. "Meet Jamison Green, the Trans Health Care Pioneer You Didn't Learn About in History Class". LOGO News. Archived from the original on 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  5. ^ "Two Transgender Members Quit HRC Business Council". Advocate. 29 November 2007. Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  6. ^ Cassell, Heather (13 December 2007). "Former HRC trans business leaders pave their own path". The Bay Area Reporter. Archived from the original on 29 May 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  7. ^ Green, Jamison (2004). Becoming a Visible Man. Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 0-8265-1457-X.
  8. ^ "17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". 9 July 2005. Archived from the original on 2020-01-05. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  9. ^ "Becoming a Visible Man Second Edition". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 17 August 2021.

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