List of transgender publications
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This list of transgender publications includes books, magazines, and academic journals about transgender people, culture, and thought.
|ACT For Gender Identity: The Comprehensive Guide||2020||Alex Stitt||ISBN 978-1785927997|
|Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us||1994||Kate Bornstein||ISBN 0-679-75701-5|
|Mom, I Need to be a Girl||1998||Just Evelyn||Memoir from the point of view of the mother. ISBN 0-9663272-0-9|
|X Marks The Spot: An Anthology Of Nonbinary Experiences||2019||Theo Hendrie (editor)||Essays and poetry from nonbinary people for nonbinary people. ISBN 1-0809680-3-2|||
|Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law||2011||Dean Spade||Nominated for a 2011 Lambda Literary Award. ISBN 0-89608-796-4|||
|Raising Ryland||2015||Hillary Whittington||ISBN 978-0-06-23888-96|||
|Redefining Realness||2014||Janet Mock||Memoir|||
|Third Sex and Human Rights||1999||Rajesh Talwar||ISBN 81-212-0642-1|
|Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue||1999||Leslie Feinberg||ISBN 0-8070-7951-0|
|Transgender History||2008||Susan Stryker||ISBN 978-1-58005-224-5|||
|Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come||1992||Leslie Feinberg||ISBN 0-89567-105-0|
|Transgender Rights||2006||Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Minter (editors)||ISBN 0-8166-4311-3|
|Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman||1996||Leslie Feinberg||ISBN 0-8070-7941-3|
|The Truth about Me: A Hijra Life Story||2009||Transgender A. Revathi||ISBN 978-81-8475-271-7||First book on Hijra by a Hijra|
|When Kayla Was Kyle||2013||Amy Fabrikant||ISBN 978-1-61286-154-8|||
|Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men||2017||Brice Smith||ISBN 978-0-99825-211-7|||
|Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman||2019||Abby Stein||ISBN 978-1-58005-916-9||First book by Hasidic trans person |
Fiction and poetry
|Work||Year||Author||Genre||Description and ISBN||References|
|10,000 Dresses||2008||Marcus Ewert||Young adult/Children's||Picture book about a young transgender girl named Bailey whose family does not agree with her desire to wear dresses.|
|An Anglo-American Alliance||1906||Gregory Casparian||Science fiction novel|
|The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy||2012||S. Bear Bergman and Suzy Malik||Young adult/Children's||Title character Tulip receives a birthday wish from a child known as David who wishes to live as Daniela, and learns how to help and respect a gender-independent young person. 2013 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. (ISBN 978-0-9879763-0-7)|||
|Almost Perfect||2009||Brian Katcher||Young adult/Children's||Story of an adolescent transgender girl named Sage Hendrix who moves to a new high school in Missouri. 2011 Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association.|||
|Beautiful Music for Ugly Children||2012||Kirstin Cronn-Mills||Young adult/Children's||Despite bullying from his classmates and a lack of acknowledgement from his family, music geek Gabe (born Elizabeth) is transitioning, and just wants to make it through his nearing graduation. Stonewall Book Award winner and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.|||
|Being Emily||2012||Rachel Gold||Young adult/Children's||Emily (born Christopher) begins to come out as transgender during her junior year of high school.|||
|Breakfast on Pluto||1998||Patrick McCabe||Fiction||Patrick "Pussy" Braden is an Irish trans woman who escapes from the fictional Irish town of Tyreelin and a drunk foster mother, to find herself and the biological mother who gave her away. Booker prize shortlist.|||
|The Butterfly and the Flame||2005||Dana De Young||Fiction|||
|Blond(e) Boy, Red Lipstick||2018||Geoff Bunn||Fiction||A Cis-male revisits a love affair he had in the 1980s with a transfeminine boy.|||
|Choir Boy||2005||Charlie Jane Anders||Fiction||a coming of age story of twelve-year-old Berry, a boy who seeks out antiandrogens in order to suppress his testosterone and prevent voice change from affecting his ability to sing in the choir. The novel won the Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/GenderQueer category.|||
|The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard||2012||Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod (editors)||Fiction||ISBN 0-9832422-0-8|||
|Freakboy||2013||Kristin Elizabeth Clark||Young adult/Children's||ISBN 0-374-32472-7|||
|The Gender Fairy||2015||Jo Hirst||Children's picture book||ISBN 9780994457004|
|Holding Still for as Long as Possible||2009||Zoe Whittall||Fiction||Josh is a trans man with a girlfriend, Amy.|||
|I Am J||2011||Cris Beam||Fiction||ISBN 0-316-05361-9|||
|I Am Jazz||2014||Jazz Jennings & Jessica Herthel||Young adult/Children's||ISBN 0-8037-4107-3|
|Just Girls||2014||Rachel Gold||Young adult/Children's||ISBN 1-59493-419-3|||
|Kafka on the Shore||2002||Haruki Murakami||General||Features a gay, transgender man named Oshima who is friends with the main character.|||
|Luna||2004||Julie Anne Peters||Young adult/Children's||Story of Luna O'Neill (born Liam), a young male-to-female transsexual. Lambda Literary Award finalist in the Children's/Young Adult category.|||
|Maxine Wore Black||2014||Nora Olsen||Fiction|||
|Mezcalero||2015 2017||T.E. Wilson||Fiction||First novel in the Detective Sánchez series, featuring the Mexican-Canadian transgender protagonist Ernesto Sánchez|||
|My Princess Boy||2009||Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone||Young adult/Children's||Picture book about the author's son Dyson, whose self-expression does not conform to stereotypical gender role as Dyson prefers clothing meant for girls.|
|Myra Breckinridge||1968||Gore Vidal||Fiction||Myra is a beautiful young woman with a secret agenda — and a secret past as a man named Myron.|||
|Nevada||2013||Imogen Binnie||Fiction||ISBN 0-9832422-9-1|
|Orlando: A Biography||1928||Virginia Woolf||Fiction||Story of an individual named Orlando, born as a biological male in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Orlando lives for more than 300 years and, at around 30 years of age, mysteriously changes biological sex to female.|
|Parrotfish||2011||Ellen Wittlinger||Young adult/Children's||Coming out story of a transgender teenage boy named Grady; the title refers to the fact that parrotfish can change their gender.|||
|Roving Pack||2012||Sassafrass Lowrey||Young adult/Children's||Story of a group of independent youths in the Portland, Oregon area trying to find their way.|||
|Run, Clarissa, Run||2012||Rachel Eliason||Fiction|||
|A Safe Girl to Love||2014||Casey Plett||Fiction|||
|Stone Butch Blues||1993||Leslie Feinberg||Fiction||Butch Jess Goldberg grows up in the pre-Stonewall era. Won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award|||
|The Ice Princess||2011||Emmy Morgan||Fiction||Black trans woman struggles through her past to become a Daytime soap star. This is the first book in a trilogy.|||
|Trans-Sister Radio||2000||Chris Bohjalian||Fiction|||
|Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics||2013||T.C. Tolbert & Trace Peterson (editors)||Poetry||ISBN 1-937658-10-4|
|Wild Dogs of Mexico||2018||T.E. Wilson||Fiction||Second novel in the Detective Sánchez series, featuring the Mexican-Canadian transgender protagonist Ernesto Sánchez|
- Extended list
- Bill's New Frock (1989) by Anne Fine is a children's book for younger readers. Bill wakes up one morning to find he is a girl. Forced off to school in a frilly pink dress, Bill finds that he does not like being treated as a girl.
- The Butterfly and the Flame (2011) by Dana De Young is dystopian novel set in the year 2404 A.D. in a time where technology and society have relapsed and a corrupt and repressive theocracy known as the Dominion of Divinity rules most of what was once the United States. The main protagonist is a male to female transgender teenager by the name of Emily La Rouche who has been living in stealth since the age of six, but is unwittingly forced into an arranged marriage to the son of her landlord when she turns sixteen years old. Much of the story is a backdrop for the American culture wars and incorporates issues such as separation of church and state, GLBT rights, unreasonable search and seizure, invasion of privacy, as well as enhanced interrogation techniques.
- Bye-Bye, Black Sheep: A Mommy-track Mystery (ISBN 978-0-425-21018-5, Ayelet Waldman, 2006) is a mystery, part of a series featuring Juliet Appelbaum, a stay-at-home mom and former public defender. In this installment, Appelbaum is approached by Heavenly, a transsexual woman who asks her to investigate the murder of her sister, Violetta, a prostitute and drug addict.
- Cereus Blooms at Night: A Novel (ISBN 978-0-380-73199-2, Shani Mootoo, 1999) is a multi-narrative novel set in a fictional island in the Caribbean. An ambiguously gendered, but often presumed male, nurse named Tyler tells the troubled family history of Mala Ramchandin, an elderly woman under her care at a nursing home. Ze also relates the story of the transgender man named Otoh, who becomes Tyler's boyfriend. Shani Mootoo's novel explores identity, gender and community.
- Cock and Bull 1992 novel by Will Self in which a man and a woman develop sexual organs of the opposite sex.
- The Danish Girl (2000) by American author David Ebershoff is a fictionalized account of the life of Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
- Sacred Country by Rose Tremain published in 1992 is a prizewinning novel about Mary Ward, who at the age of six decides she should have been born a boy. The novel concerns her struggle in a small town in England.
Magazines and periodicals
|Title||Editor(s)||Publisher||First published||Ceased publication||Frequency||ISSN||Notes|
|Chrysalis: The journal of transgressive gender identities||American Educational Gender Information Service||1995||ISSN 1086-4873|
|FTM Magazine||Jason Robert Ballard||2014||-||Quarterly||ISSN 2377-7737||"The GQ for Trans Men"|
|Frock Magazine||Katie Glover, Sally Bend||The Gender Society||2009||2017||Bi-monthly||Magazine containing "transgender-related articles, features and stories which will be of interest to transsexuals, crossdressers, drag queens and transvestites and intersexed people"|
|Original Plumbing||Amos Mac, Rocco Kayiatos||2009||Quarterly||ISSN 2153-6341||"Dedicated to the culture and lifestyle of transgender men"|
|TG Life||Brianna Austin||Inicia Incorporated||2004||-||"An online magazine, social network and resource center for, by, and about the transgender community."|
|Brianna Austin||Brianna Austin||Inicia Incorporated||2000||-||"An online resource for articles, essays, poetry and true stories by Brianna Nicole Austin."|
|Transgender Tapestry||Dallas Denny||International Foundation for Gender Education||1985||2006||Quarterly||ISSN 0884-9749||Formerly known as Tapestry|
|Transsexual News Telegraph||Gail Sondegaard||1991||2002||Quarterly||ISSN 1091-1138|
|Reflections International: The TV & TS Magazine||TransEssex||1995||1999||ISSN 1357-2644|
|TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly||Paisley Currah, Susan Stryker||Duke University Press||2014||Quarterly||ISSN 2328-9252, ISSN 2328-9260|
|Transformation Magazine||Hanna Rodgers||Transformation Publishing Inc.||1969||Quarterly||OCLC 34616263||Magazine of interest to transgender, transsexual, crossdresser, intersex, gender fluid, gender non-conformist readers|
|Narcissus: Tv/ts Magazine||New TransEssex||1989||1992?||semiannually||OCLC 51182668|
|Transvestia||Virginia Prince||Chevalier Publications||1960||1986||Bimonthly||OCLC 10363080|
|Transvestia: The Journal of the American Society for Equality in Dress||Virginia Prince||Virginia Prince||1952||1952||two issues
|OCLC 952387167||first transgender publication in U.S. history|
|#EnbyLife: Journal for non-binary & gender diverse creatives||Rae White, Alison Evans||Rae White||2016||once in 2016, approximately weekly from 2019||"In a world where diverse and marginalised voices are so often not heard, considered or understood, #EnbyLife journal will showcase the creative works of non-binary and gender diverse creatives, and pay them for their work."|
- Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
- International Journal of Transgenderism (1998–present)
- Sexuality & Culture
- Transgender Health (2016–present)
- Transgender Studies Quarterly (2014–present)
- List of transgender-related topics
- List of transgender-rights organizations
- List of transgender and transsexual fictional characters
- List of transgender people
- Literature about intersex
- Zenith Foundation Publications
- Lannie Rose, How to Change Your Sex: A Lighthearted Look at the Hardest Thing You'll Ever Do, second edition, Lulu.com, 2006.
- Lannie Rose, Lannie! My Journey from Man to Woman, SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc., 2007.
- Peggy J. Rudd, Crossdressing with Dignity: The Case for Transcending Gender Lines, PM Publishers, Inc., 1999. ISBN 0-9626762-6-8.
- Charles Anders, The Lazy Crossdresser, Greenery Press, 2002. ISBN 1-890159-37-9.
- Lacey Leigh, Out & About: The Emancipated Crossdresser, Double Star Press, 2002. ISBN 0-9716680-0-0.
- Caroline Cossey, My Story, Faber and Faber, reprint edition 1992. ISBN 0-571-12909-9.
- Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley. True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism—For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals, Jossey-Bass. The hardcover edition (1996) is ISBN 0-7879-0271-3, and the paperback edition (2003)is ISBN 0-7879-6702-5.
- "Trans-Genre Press". Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- "About Topside Press". Archived from the original on August 27, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- "Transgress Press". Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- Hendrie, Theo (2019-07-28). X Marks The Spot: An Anthology Of Nonbinary Experiences. ISBN 978-1080968039.
- Lee, Stephan (March 20, 2012). "24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Hillary Whittington (23 February 2016). Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached. William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-06-238889-6.
- "Review: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More". Publishers Weekly. 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Redefining Realness Book Review". JanetMock.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- "Best Sellers: February 23, 2014". The New York Times. February 23, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- Tebbutt, Clare (April 2, 2012). "Transgender History - SUSAN STRYKER; Bodies in Doubt: an American history of intersex - ELIZABETH REIS". Women's History Review. 22 (3): 505–509. doi:10.1080/09612025.2011.643006.
- Morgan, Gwenwald (April 7, 2009). "Transgender History". GLBT Reviews. American Library Association. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Kelly, Reese C. (2009). "Moving Across and Beyond Boundaries" (PDF). GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 15 (4): 646–648. doi:10.1215/10642684-2009-007. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Schmidt, Carrie (Fall 2009). "Book Reviews: Transgender History". Archivaria. 68: 319–321. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- O'Keefe, Tracie (October 2008). "Book Review: Transgender History, Covering American Transgender History from the Mid-Twentieth Century to Today". Polare. 77. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- Gedge, K. (May 2009). "Reviews: Transgender History". Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. 46 (9): 46–5351. doi:10.5860/CHOICE.46-5351. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
- "Penguin India". penguin.co.in.
- Fabrikant, Amy (April 9, 2013). When Kayla Was Kyle. Avid Readers Publishing Group. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-61286-154-8.
- Smith, Brice (April 28, 2019). Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men. Transgress Press. ISBN 978-1-61286-154-8.
- Stein, Abby (November 12, 2019). Becoming Eve. Seal Press/Hachette. ISBN 978-1-58005-916-9.
- "The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy". Flamingo Rampant. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced!". Lambda Literary Award. June 4, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- Dallara, Angela (January 26, 2011). "Touching Teen Novel About Transgender Girl Wins 2011 ALA Stonewall Award". GLAAD. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills. Kirkus Reviews. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Being Emily by Rachel Gold -- Review by Lydia Harris". Lambda Literary Foundation. 2012-09-10. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Bradshaw, Peter (January 13, 2006). "Breakfast on Pluto". The Guardian. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- Holden, Stephen (2004). "Review: Breakfast on Pluto". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Book Review: The Butterfly and the Flame". Allison Granted. Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Book Review: Blond(e) Boy, Red Lipstick". Unknown. Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- "2004 Lambda Literary Awards Recipients and Finalists". Lambda Literary Foundation. Archived from the original on January 25, 2007. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Wexelbaum, Rachel (September 30, 2012). "Review: The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard edited by Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod". LambdaLiterary.org. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Authors Ellen Hopkins and Kristin Elizabeth Clark Chat About Freakboy". School Library Journal. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Gillette, Courtney (May 9, 2011). "Holding Still For As Long As Possible by Zoe Whittall". LambdaLiterary.org. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- I Am J by Cris Beam. Kirkus Reviews. February 1, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Just Girls by Rachel Gold -- Review by TheBookgeek". Lambda Literary Foundation. 2012-09-10. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Mitchell, David (January 8, 2005). "Kill me or the cat gets it". The Guardian. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "10th Annual Report on Banned and Challenged Books in Texas Schools" (PDF). ACLU foundation of Texas. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- Cart, Michael. "What a Wonderful World: Notes on the Evolution of GLBTQ Literature for Young Adults". The ALAN Review. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
- Mason, Katherine. "Creating a Space for YAL with LGBT Content in Our Personal Reading: Creating a Place for LGBT Students in Our Classrooms". The ALAN Review. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
- "Anything That Moves Me -- Review of Nora Olsen's Maxine Wore Black". Ann Herendeen. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Gender Bending Detective Fiction: A Critical Analysis of Selected Works by Heather Duerre Humann". McFarland &Company. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
- Fremont-Smith, Eliot (February 3, 1968). "Like Fay Wray if the Light Is Right". The New York Times. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- Corso, Susan (November 12, 2012). "Sassafras Lowrey's Roving Pack: My Thoughts". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Book Review: Run, Clarissa, Run". Heather McNamara. 2013-02-20. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett -- Review by Mitch Kellaway". Lambda Literary Foundation. 2012-09-10. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Moses, Cat (Spring 1999). "Queering Class: Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues". Studies in the Novel. 31. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- Violence and the body: race, gender, and the state Arturo J. Aldama; Indiana University Press, 2003; ISBN 978-0-253-34171-6.
- Omnigender: A trans-religious approach Virginia R. Mollenkott, Pilgrim Press, 2001; ISBN 978-0-8298-1422-4.
- Gay & lesbian literature, Volume 2 Sharon Malinowski, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast; St. James Press, 1998; ISBN 978-1-55862-350-7.
- "The Ice Princess". Amazon.
- "He/She's So Fine". The New York Times. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "About Frock". Frock Magazine for crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people everywhere. Oh, and Drag artistes too!.
- "About". Original Plumbing. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- "Our history". TG life. Inicia Incorporated. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- "Our history". Brianna Austin. Inicia Incorporated.
- "Transgender library moves to U of Michigan". Contemporary Sexuality. 34 (6). June 2000.
- Reflections International: The TV & TS Magazine. TransEssex. 1996. ISSN 1357-2644. OCLC 605587378. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- Narcissus: Tv/ts Magazine. New TransEssex. 1989. OCLC 51182668. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- Stryker, Susan (7 January 2009). Transgender History. Da Capo Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-7867-4136-6. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- "Our Staff". #EnbyLife. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
- "About". #EnbyLife. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
- Funk, Jaydi; Funk, Steven; Whelan, Sylvia Blaise (2019). "Trans*+ and Intersex Representation and Pathologization: An Interdisciplinary Argument for Increased Medical Privacy". Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. 34 (1). doi:10.15779/z380c4sk4f.
- "International Journal of Transgenderism".
- Funk, Steven; Funk, Jaydi (December 2016). "Transgender Dispossession in Transparent: Coming Out as a Euphemism for Honesty". Sexuality & Culture. 20 (4): 879–905. doi:10.1007/s12119-016-9363-0. ISSN 1095-5143.
- "Transgender Health | Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers".
- "TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly".
- Frock, a bimonthly magazine
- The Gender Society, an online community of transgender people
- TG LIFE, online magazine and community
- TransOhio Publications
- Transgender reading list on T-Vox
- FTM-specific reading list on T-Vox
- 'transgender related publications' a list of materials made by a librarian for collection development.