How do we work, and write of, the resistance of psychoanalysis to queer, to trans, at the same time as we work and write the contribution that psychoanalysis makes to these same fields? In addressing this question, this article focuses on the Lacanian clinic as a failure and as the site of a singular and powerful contribution to working with gender. In doing this, it resists the impulse to identify all Lacanian psychoanalysts as the same and instead engages with particular Lacanian analysts whose writing makes a contribution to the clinic of gender.

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