LGBTQIA+ History Month –  Oct. 31: Did you know? “Did you know that “Transgender History” is an up-and-coming field of study? Susan Stryker (2017) explains that more recently, writers are addressing trans issues in a broader context as part of social communities and movements rather than in “individual” or “psychological” terms. What is meant by “trans?” Stryker reminds us that “trans” means crossing over: “it is a movement across a socially imposed boundary away from an unchosen starting place, rather than any particular destination or mode of transition” (1).