Gianna E. Israel

Gender therapist Gianna Israel died on 21 February 2006 after a long illness. Her writings on gender issues had a significant impact on the field and had an enormous impact on many people's lives. She spent nearly 20 years providing gender-specialized counseling, evaluations, medical recommendations, and mental health services across the United States. She even offered appointments by telephone for individuals without local support or who found office visits difficult. She was a member of HBIGDA and worked with thousands of transpersons in all stages of transition.

Below are links to some of her collected writings and publications, including the important book for helping professionals, Transgender Care.

Gianna is a stellar example of a helping professional who dedicated a large part of her life to making things better for people in our community. She made a difference and will be missed.

Gianna Israel library via Diane Wilson

Gianna Israel library via Transgender Ireland

CounselSuite: Gianna's professional site via Internet Archive

Transgender Care via Temple University Press

Gianna Israel tribute via Lynn Conway

Gianna Israel entry via Gwen Smith's blog

Gianna Israel entry via Helen Boyd's blog