Browse this selection of nonfiction for transgender/LGBTQ readers. Titles focus on transgender issues, provide resources, explore current events, and more. Buy them new or used on Amazon or check your local library!

Gender Outlaw

Kate Bornstein

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“Part coming-of-age story, part mind-altering manifesto on gender and sexuality, coming directly to you from the life experiences of a transsexual woman, Gender Outlaw breaks all the rules.”

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman

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Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives.”

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

Laura Erickson-Schroth

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a comprehensive guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors.”

Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Nia King and Terra Mikalson

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“A collection of sixteen unique and honest conversations you won’t read anywhere else”

Letters for My Sisters

Andrea James and Deanne Thornton

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Letters for my Sisters is an anthology of collected wisdom by and for transgender women.”

Letters For My Brothers

Megan Rohrer and Zander Keig

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“Essays from respected transmen mentors who share the wisdom they wish they would have known at the beginning of their journey into manhood.”

The First Man-Made Man

Pagan Kennedy

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“The story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentieth-century medical revolution.”

Manning Up

Zander Keig

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“Twenty-seven men who transitioned from female to male discuss their roles as male community members: fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, and mentors.”

Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton

Diane Wood Middlebrook

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“The jazz pianist Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City as Dorothy Tipton, but almost nobody knew the truth until the day he died, in Spokane in 1989…”

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

S. Bear Bergman

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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You is a new collection of essays on gender and identity by S. Bear Bergman that is irrevocably honest and endlessly illuminating.”

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men

Trystan Theosophus Cotten

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“This pioneering anthology presents raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men’s experiences of sex reassignment surgery.”

What Becomes You (American Lives)

Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz

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“Author Aaron Raz Link, who began life as a girl named Sarah and twenty-nine years later began life anew as a gay man, documents his transition.”

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