General Trans Issues

General Tran and Gender Expansive Resources

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The Gender Book, by Mel Reiff Hill, Jay Mays, and Robin Mack. Marshall House Press, 2013.
A short and engaging book for understanding the basics of gender concepts through cartoons, great for all ages. This book also includes a free website that has much of the book online, plus further resources, at Also available on
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes, by Diane Ehrensaft PhD. The Experiment, 2016.
A follow up to Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid, rather than binary. In this book, she returns to guide parents and professionals through the rapidly changing cultural, medical, and legal landscape of gender and identity.
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Resources for education, employment, health, law, research, and support for and concerning trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman. Seal Press, 2010.
Written for gender explorers and allies alike, these narratives are powerful and enlightening. Just when you thought your eyes were wide open, this book comes along to bring to light issues faced in facets of gender exploration that you may have never considered.
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A fragmented collection of links, resources, and other information, useful for its resources, video links, and information on trans friendly homeless shelters.
Investigative news and editorials from a trans advocate perspective.
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource Guide for the Transgender Community, edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth. Oxford University Press, 2014.
An extensive and in-depth text is a must-read for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals that dives into diverse topics, including personal identity, health choices, social systems, legal issues, and more.
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Trans-kin: A Guide for Family & Friends of Transgender People, edited by Dr. Elanor A. Hubbard and Cameron T. Whitley. Boulder Press, 2012.
A collection aimed at family, friends, and allies of the transgender community. Multiple points of view are offered to paint a more complete picture of trans* issues and realities. Some stories are incredibly dramatic, others are mellow and meandering.
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Transgender Explained for Those Who Are Not, by Joann Herman. Authorhouse, 2009.
This introductory book offers non-complicated explanations of what it means to be transgender. It is an appropriate book for people with all levels of familiarity with transgender topics.
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The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition, by Anne L. Boedecker PhD. Amazon/CreateSpace, 2011.
A guide for anyone considering or starting their transition that can be read once or referred to again and again throughout the process.
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True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism: For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals, by Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley. Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Offering not only guidance to those struggling to find themselves, but also much needed advice to those supporting trans* loved ones.
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