Reading List

Memoirs

Alfano, M. (2017). The unfinished dollhouse: A memoir of gender and identity. Cormorant Books.

Barres, B., & Hopkins, N. (2018). The autobiography of a transgender scientist. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Baldwin, C. J. (2019). Not just a tomboy: A trans masculine memoir. Jessica Kingsley.

Bergman, S. B. (2010). Butch is a noun: Essays. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Bergman, S. B. (2013). Blood, marriage, wine and glitter: Essays. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Bornstein, K. (2016). Gender outlaw: On men, women, and the rest of us. New York, NY: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Boyd, H. (2007). She’s not the man I married: My life with a transgender husband. Seal Press.

Boylan, J. F. (2013). She’s not there a life in two genders. New York, NY: Broadway Paperbacks.

Cameron, L. (1996). Body alchemy: Transsexual portraits. Pittsburgh, PA: Cleis Press.

Grace, L. J., & Ozzi, D. (2017). Tranny: Confessions of punk rock’s most infamous anarchist sellout. New York : Hachette Books.

Green, J. (2006). Becoming a visible man. Nashville, Tenn: Vanderbilt Univ. Press.

Jennings, J. (2017). Being Jazz: My life as a (transgender) teen. Ember.

Kobabe, M., & Kobabe, P. (2019). Gender queer: A memoir. Lion Forge, LLC.

Lester, C. N. (2018). Trans like me: Conversations for all of us (First US edition). New York, NY: Seal Press.

McBee, T. P. (2017). Man alive: A true story of violence, forgiveness and becoming a man. Edinburgh: Canongate.

McBride, S., & Biden, J. R. (2018). Tomorrow will be different: Love, loss, and the fight for trans equality. New York: Crown Archetype.

Mock, J. (2015). Redefining realness: My path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more. Simon & Schuster.

Mock, J. (2017). Surpassing certainty: What my twenties taught me. New York : Atria Books.

Nestle, J. (2008). GenderQueer: Voices from beyond the sexual binary. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Books.

Rodemeyer, L. M. (2018). Lou Sullivan Diaries 1970-1980 and theories of sexual embodiment: Making sense of sensing. Springer International Publishing AG.

Serano, J. (2007). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Seal Press.

Shraya, V. (2018). I’m afraid of men. Toronto, Ontario: Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada.

Tobia, J. (2019). Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. Penguin Publishing Group.

Law, Employment, Public Policy

Bender-Baird, K. (2011). “Making the Numbers Come Alive”. In Transgender employment experiences: Gendered perceptions and the law (pp. 41-104). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Currah, P. (2006). Transgender rights. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press.

Fogarty, A. A., & Zheng, L. (2018). Gender ambiguity in the workplace: Transgender and gender-diverse discrimination. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Flores, A. R., Herman, J. L., Gates, G. J., & Brown, T. N. (2016, June). How Many Adults Identify as Transgender in the United States [Scholarly project]. In UCLA School of Law The Williams Institute. Retrieved June 30, 2016, from http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/how-many-adults-identify-as-transgender-in-the-united-states/

Gares, J., Randjelovic, S., Cox, L., McDonald, C., 1. 8.7, Satre, E., & Jac Gares Media, I. (2016). Free CeCe! [film]. Tugg Edu.

Davis, H. F. (2017). Beyond trans: Does gender matter? New York: New York University Press.

McKinnon, S. L. (2016). Gendered asylum: Race and violence in U.S. law and politics. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Salamon, G. (2018). The life and death of Latisha King: A critical phenomenology of transphobia. New York : New York University Press.

Schilt, K. (2010). Just one of the guys? transgender men and the persistence of gender inequality. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press.

Schilt, K., & Bratter, J. (2015). From Multiracial to Transgender? Assessing Attitudes toward Expanding Gender Options on the US Census. Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2(1), 77-100.

Smith, N., & Stanley, E. A. (Eds.). (2011). Captive genders: Trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex. Oakland, CA: AK Press.

Spade, D. (2015). Normal life: Administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law (Revised and expanded edition). Durham: Duke University Press.

Taylor, J. K., Lewis, D. C., & Haider-Markel, D. P. (2018). The remarkable rise of transgender rights. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Transgender law: Legal aspects of transsexualism, name change, legal aspects of transsexualism in the United States, Gender Recognition Ace 2004, Lydia Foy, Transgender Law Center, Changing legal gender assignment in Canada, Recognition of Same-sex unions in Austria, O’donnabhain V. Commissioner. (2010). Memphis, TN: General Books.

United States, U.S, Department of Justice, Public Affairs. (n.d.). U.S. Department of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidelines to Help School Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students. Retrieved July 05, 2016, from https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

Social Work & Counseling

Austin, A. (2018). Transgender and Gender Diverse Children: Considerations for Affirmative Social Work Practice. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 35(1), 73–84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-017-0507-3

Burdge, B. J. (2007). Bending gender, ending gender: Theoretical foundations for social work practice with the transgender community. Social Work, 52, 243-250.

Compton, D. L. R., In Meadow, T., & In Schilt, K. (2018). Other, please specify: Queer methods in sociology. Oakland, California : University of California Press.

Conlin, S. E., Douglass, R. P., Larson-Konar, D. M., Gluck, M. S., Fiume, C., & Heesacker, M. (2019). Exploring Nonbinary Gender Identities: A Qualitative Content Analysis. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 13(2), 114–133. https://doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2019.1597818

Davis, C. (2008). Social work practice with transgender and gender noncomforming people. In Social work practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Routledge.

Dente, C. (2019). Social work practice with LGBTQIA populations: An interactional perspective. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315562506

Dinno, A. (2017). Homicide Rates of Transgender Individuals in the United States: 2010-2014. American Journal of Public Health, 107(9), 1441–1447. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303878

Fredricksen-Goldsen, K. I., Hoy-Ellis, C. P., Goldsen, J., Emlet, C., & Hooyman, N. R. (2014). Creating a vision for the future: Key competencies and strategies for culturally competent practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults in the health and human services. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57(2-4), 80-107.

Harley, D. A., & Teaster, P. B. (2016). Handbook of LGBT elders: An interdisciplinary approach to principles, practices, and policies.

Klein, A., Mountz, S., & Bartle, E. (2018). Factors Associated With Discrimination in Social-Service Settings Among a Sample of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adults. Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research, 9(3), 431–448. https://doi.org/10.1086/699538

Krieger, I. (2017). Counseling transgender and non-binary youth: The essential guide. Retrieved from http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4898684

McCullough, R., Dispenza, F., Parker, L. K., Viehl, C. J., Chang, C. Y., & Murphy, T. M. (2017). The Counseling Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95(4), 423–434. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12157

Nealy, E. C. (2017). Transgender children and youth: Cultivating pride and joy with families in transition (First edition). New York: W.W Norton & Company.

Pachankis, J. E., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Handbook of evidence-based mental health practice with sexual and gender minorities.

Pulice-Farrow, L., Zakaray, C. A., & Galupo, M. P. (2017). Patterns of transgender microagressions in friendship: The role of gender identity. Psychology & Sexuality, 8(3), 189-207.

Siverskog, A. (2014). “They just don’t have a clue”: Transgender aging and implications for social work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57(2-4), 386-406.

Staples, J. M., Bird, E. R., Masters, T. N., & George, W. H. (2018). Considerations for Culturally Sensitive Research With Transgender Adults: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Sex Research, 55(8), 1065–1076. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2017.1292419

Health/Medicine

A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for LGBTQ PatientsOhio University.

Chang, S. C., Singh, A. A., & dickey, l., (2018). A clinician’s guide to gender-affirming care: Working with transgender & gender-nonconforming clients. Oakland, CA : Context Press.

Chisolm-Straker, M., & Straker, H. (2017). Implicit bias in US medicine: complex findings and incomplete conclusions. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, 10(1), 43–55. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-11-2015-0038 

Davy, Z. (2015). The DSM-5 and the Politics of Diagnosing Trans People.

Erickson-Schroth, L. (2014). Trans bodies, trans selves: A resource for the transgender community. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.

Gorton, R. N. (2007). Transgender Health Benefits: Collateral Damage in the Resolution of the National Health Care Financing Dilemma. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 4(4), 81-91.

Hardacker, C., Ducheny, K., & Houlberg, M. (Eds.). (2019). Transgender and gender nonconforming health and aging. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Hembree, W. C., & Cohen-Kettnis, P. (2009). Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines. Endocrine Society

Levine, D. A. (2013). Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth. American Academy of Pediatrics, 132(1).

Kauth, M. R., & Shipherd, J. C. (Eds.). (2018). Adult transgender care: An interdisciplinary approach for training mental health professionals. New York: Routledge.

Ng, C., Haines-Saah, R., Knight, R. E., Shoveller, J. A., & Johnson, J. L. (2017). “It’s not my business”: Exploring heteronormativity in young people’s discourses about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues and their implications for youth health and wellbeing. Health, 23(1), 1-19.

Pearce, R. (2018). Understanding trans health: Discourse, power and possibility. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL, USA: Policy Press.

Plemons, E. (2017). The look of a woman: Facial feminization surgery and the aims of trans-medicine. Durham: Duke University Press.

Sharman, Z. (Ed.). (2016). The remedy: Queer and trans voices on health and health care. Vancouver, British Columbia: Arsenal Pulp Press.

The health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people: Building a foundation for better understanding. (2011). Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Understanding Health Disparities in Transgender Populations [Video file]. (2015, December 4). In Youtube. Retrieved March 22, 2018, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcFklCeCF4Q 

Trans* Studies/Transgender Theory

Aizura, A. Z. (2018). Mobile subjects: Transnational imaginaries of gender reassignment. Durham: Duke University Press.

Bell-Metereau, R. L. (2019). Transgender cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Binaohan, B. (2014). Decolonizing trans/gender 101. Toronto, Canada: Biyuti Publishing.

Chu, A. L., & Drager, E. H. (2019). After Trans Studies. TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 6(1), 103-116.

Cuevas, T. J. (2018). Post-borderlandia: Chicana literature and gender variant critique. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Ekins, R. (2005). Science, Politics and Clinical Intervention: Harry Benjamin, Transsexualism and the Problem of Heteronormativity. Sexualities, 8(3), 306-328.

Fausto-Sterling, A. (2000). Sexing the body: Gender politics and the construction of sexuality. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Girshick, L. (2015). Out of Compliance: Masculine-Identified People in Women’s Prisons. In E. A. Stanley & N. Smith (Eds.), Captive genders: Trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex (pp. 189-208). Edinburgh: AK Press.

Hausman, B. L. (1995). Changing sex: Transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender. Durham: Duke University Press.

Herman, J. L. (2016). LGB Within the T: Sexual Orientation in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. In Y. M. Miguel & S. Tobias (Eds.), Trans studies the challenge to hetero/homo normativities (pp. 172-188). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Krell, E. (2018). The New “Queer” and the Old Racism. Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, 22(1), 63-71.

Latham, J. (2016). Trans men’s sexual narrative-practices: Introducing STS to trans and sexuality studies. Sexualities, 19(3), 347-368.

Latham, T. R. (2016). Trans Men’s Sexual Narratives. Sexualities, 19(3), 347-368.

Maxwell, L. (2019). Insurgent truth: Chelsea Manning and the politics of outsider truth-telling. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Miguel, Y. M., & Tobias, S. (2016). Trans Studies: The challenge to hetero/homo normativities. S.l.: S.n.

Pulice-Farrow, L., Zakaray, C. A., & Galupo, M. P. (2017). Patterns of transgender microagressions in friendship: The role of gender identity. Psychology & Sexuality, 8(3), 189-207.

Rubin, H. (2009). “Border Wars: Lesbian and Transsexual Identity”. In Self-made men: Identity and embodiment among transsexual men (pp. 83-92). Nashville: Vanderbilt UP.

Saffin, L. A. (2011). Identities under Siege. In E. A. Stanley & N. Smith (Eds.), Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. Oakland: Ak.

Salamon, G. (2010). Assuming a body: Transgender and rhetorics of materiality. New York: Columbia University Press.

Schmidt, J. (2010). Migrating genders: Westernisation, migration, and Samoan Fa’afafine. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Sevelius, J. M. (2012). Gender Affirmation: A Framework for Conceptualizing Risk Behavior Among Transgender Women of Color. Sex Roles, 68(11-12), 675-689.

Stryker, S. (2013). The transgender studies reader. London: Routledge.

Stryker, S., & Whittle, S. (2006). The transgender studies reader. New York: Routledge.

Tourmaline, Stanley, E. A., & Burton, J. (Eds.). (2017). Trap door: Trans cultural production and the politics of visibilty. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Valentine, D. (2007). I Know What I am. In Imagining transgender: An ethnography of a category (pp. 103-137). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Witten, T. M., & Eyler, A. E. (2012). Transgender and aging. In Gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender aging: Challenges in research, practice & policy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

History

Colapinto, J. (2000). As nature made him: The boy who was raised as a girl. Harper Collins.

FAUSTO-STERLING, A. (2000). SEXING THE BODY. Basic Books.

Gill-Peterson, J. (2018). Histories of the transgender child. University of Minnesota Press.

Halberstam, J. (2018). Trans*: A quick and quirky account of gender variability. University of California Press.

Livingston, J., Labeija, P., Xtravaganza, V., & Corey, D. (2005). Paris is burning [Videorecording]. Miramax Home Entertainment.

Mak, G. (2013). Doubting sex: Inscriptions, bodies and selves in nineteenth-century hermaphrodite case histories. Manchester University Press.

Meyerowitz, J. J. (2009). How sex changed: A history of transsexuality in the United States. Harvard Univ. Press.

Meyerowitz, J. (2001). Sex Research at the Borders of Gender: Transvestites, Transsexual and Alfred Kinsey. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 75, 72-90.

Reis, E. (2009). Bodies in doubt: An American history of intersex. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Silverman, V., Stryker, S., & Walsh, J. (2005). Screaming queens: The riot at Compton’s Cafeteria [Videorecording]. Frameline.

Skidmore, E. (2011). Constructing the “Good Transsexual”: Christine Jorgensen, Whiteness, and Heteronormativity in the Mid-Twentieth-Century Press. Feminist Studies, 37(2), 270-300.

Snorton, C. R. (2017). Black on both sides: A racial history of trans identity. University of Minnesota Press.

Stryker, S. (2017). Transgender history: The roots of today’s revolution. Seal Press.

Vendrell, J. S. (2018). Coming to Terms with the Queer Past. TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 5(2), 290-294. doi:10.1215/23289252-4348734 

For: Children

  • Anderson, A., (2018) Neither
  • Brett A. & Bidlespacher, T., (2012) Goblinheart
  • Baldacchino, C., & Malenfant, I., (2014) Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
  • Bergman, S.B., & Malik, S., (2012) The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy
  • Broadhead, T., & Spade, D., (2014) Meet Polkadot (Polkadot, #1)
  • Carr, J., (2010) Be Who You Are
  • Costa, M., (2012) When Leonard Lost His Spots: A Trans Parent Tail
  • Ewert, M., (2008) 10,000 Dresses
  • Fabrikant, A., (2013) When Kayla Was Kyle
  • Finch, M. & Phoenix, (2018) Phoenix Goes to School
  • Gonzalez, M. C. (2017). The gender wheel
  • Gonzalez, M. C., & Smith-Gonzalez, M. (2017). They, she, he, me: Free to be!.
  • Greenberg, M.H., (2008) Mermaids on Parade
  • Hall, M., (2015) Red: A Crayon’s Story
  • Herthel, J., Jennings, J. & McNicholas, S., (2014) I am Jazz
  • Hirst, J., & Bardoff, N. (2018). A house for everyone: A story to help children learn about gender identity and gender expression
  • Hoffman, S., (2014) Jacob’s New Dress
  • Kay, V., (2007) Rough, Tough Charley
  • Kieman-Johnson, E., (2013) Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT?
  • Kilodavis, C. & DiSimone, (2010) My Princess Boy
  • Love, J., (2018) Julián is a Mermaid
  • Mackall, D.D., (2008) A Girl Named Dan
  • Mayeno, L., Liu-Trujillo, R., & Mlawer, T. (2016). One of a kind, like me = Único como yo.
  • Shimura, T., (2011) Wandering Son, Vol. 1
  • Shraya, V., & Perera, R. (2017). The boy & the bindi
  • Thom, K. C., Li, W.-Y., & Ching, K. Y. (2018). From the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea
  • Thomas, M., (1973) Free to Be…You and Me
  • U’Ren, A., (2001) Pugdog
  • Walliams, D.,  (2009) The Boy in the Dress
  • Wong, W., (2011) When Kathy Is Keith
  • Wurst, T., (2004) Pearl’s Christmas Present

 For: Teens

  • Anders, C. (2006). Choir boy
  • Andrews, A., (2014) Some Assembly Required: The Not-so-secret Life of a Transgender Teen
  • Belge, K., Bieschke, M. and Robinson, C., (2011) Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens
  • Bornstein, K., (2006) Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
  • Coyote, I. E., (2012) One in Every Crowd
  • Cronn-Mills, K., (2012) Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
  • Daniels, A., (2017) Dreadnought (Nemesis, #1)
  • DeLine, E., (2013) I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
  • Gold, R., (2012) Being Emily
  • Gold, R., (2014) Just Girls
  • Hill, K.R., (2015) Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
  • Huegel, K., (2011) GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teens
  • Lowrey, S., (2012) Roving Pack
  • Katcher, B., (2010) Almost Perfect
  • Kuklin, S., (2015) Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
  • Russo, M., (2016) If I Was Your Girl
  • Steele, H. (2018). DeadEndia: The Watcher’s Test
  • Watts, J. (2018). Quiver: A Novel
  • Wittlinger, E., (2011) Parrotfish