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Selected Books and Articles related to Transgender issues.*

Personal Narratives/Autobiographies  (By Year):

Bornstein, K. (1994). Gender outlaw: On men, women, and the rest of us. New York: Vintage Books.

Califia, P. (1997), Sex changes : the politics of transgenderism, Cleis Press, San Francisco, CA. 

Boylan, Jennifer Finney (2004). She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. Broadway.  (ISBN-10: 0767914295, ISBN-13: 978-0767914291)

Green, Jamison (2004), Becoming a visible man, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN.

Letters For My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect. (2010) Edited by Megan M. Rohrer & Zander Keig. 2010 Wilgefortis. Kindle Edition.


For Children and Teens:

Carr, Jennifer (2010). Be Who You Are. AuthorHouse: Bloomington, Indiana

Krieger, Irwin (2011) Helping your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents.  Genderwise Press, New Haven, CT. (ISBN: 069201229X)




Brill, S & Pepper, R. (2008) Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Publishers Group West, Cleis Press.

Brown, M. L., & Rounsley, C.A. (1996). True selves: Understanding transsexualism–for families. friends, coworkers and helping professionals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Colapinto, John (2006) As Nature Made Him: The boy who was raised as a Girl. HarperCollins Publishers. (ISBN-10: 0061120561, ISBN-13: 978-0061120565)

Lev, A. (2004). Transgender Emergence. Binghamton, NY: HaworthPress.

WPATH’s Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders (pdf format)



* – I’m not listing journal articles here – there’s too many and I’m mostly leaving out academic writing.


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