Jesse Greene's Articles on the Issues Around Same Sex Marriage
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For the past three years, Jesse Greene, journalist for the New York Magazine, has been focused on the insight of the relationships and lives of people in the L(esbian)G(ay)B(isexual)T(ransgender) community. In the article, From “I do” to “I’m done”, he writes about a gay couple, Kevin Muir and Sam Ritchie, who have been together since 1997. They have been in a relationship much like a normal couple would, they lived with each other, they had shared real estate, credit cards, etc. Jesse describes them as having a happy and healthy relationship after they got married on May 8th, 2004. Going into their marriage, the desire for children became more serious and they began to look into adoption. Jesse describes their journey through the…show more content… The editors of The Slant are: Stephanie Fairyington, a present freelanced writer for New York. She is a former fact-checker and her work has appeared on CNN, Huffington Post, the New York Observer, and many other news sources. The next editor is Shirley Velasquez. She too is a freelanced editor and writer who was a researcher for Rolling Stone and Women’s Health. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Woman’s Day, The New York Sun, Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice (McSweeney’s/Voice of Witness) and many other places. These two well knows writers decided to interview Jesse Greene because of a memoir he wrote called The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood, lives in Brooklyn Heights with his partner and two sons.
When he began his studies of identity and sexuality on young children, he worked with expert psychiatrists, psychologist, and social workers in New York to understand gender dysmorphia, a condition in which one’s “biological gender” does not match one’s self-perception or “brain gender.” Through his help, he was able to find families dealing with a child going through this condition at a young age. Going into is study, he had a stereotypical view of transgender, gay and lesbian individual but, ironically, he was gay himself. For 11 months, he interviewed 30 people and their families to see what children deal with when they feel like they don’t belong to their gender and