This site is the most comprehensive on the web devoted to trans history and biography. Well over 1200 persons worthy of note, both famous and obscure, are discussed in detail, and many more are mentioned in passing - especially in the year-end summaries (see links in right sidebar.)

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27 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids.
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, Magazines & Newspapers, Journal Articles & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books.


Moving Trans* History Forward, University of Victoria, March 21 to 23. Newsarticle.

The Sexual Minority Archives, Northampton, Massachusetts, curated by Bet Power, is fundraising to buy the house where it is located. It gained a University of Massachusetts Creative Economy Initiatives Fund grant and also gained Federal Non-profit status. It will be the home of the Leslie Feinberg Library.

Renée Richards' wooden racket and the original transgender pride flag among other items donated
to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.


  • Ronnie M. Ali. A transpositive approach to therapy with transgender clients: An exploration of therapists' subjective experiences. MA Thesis. University of Western Ontario, 2014. Abstract. PDF.
  • Abby Marie Haak. The Embodiment of Masculinity among Trans* Identified Men. MA Thesis Minnesota State University, 2014. Abstract.
  • Austin Haney Johnson. Doing cisgender vs. doing transgender: An extension of 'doing gender' using documentary film. MA Thesis, Kent State University, 2014. Abstract. PDF.
  • Marie Margaret Keller. Salmacis' alchemical pool: Gender diversity and the transformation of culture. Phd Thesis, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2014. Abstract PDF
  • Sergio I. Lagman. "Je suis une Schtroumpfette!": Reading Transgender and Transsexual Identities in Children's Comics: Peyo's "Smurfs" and "La Schtroumpfette". PhD Thesis, University of Lousiana at Lafayette, 2014. Abstract. PDF.
  • Jessica Magallanes. Experiences with formal and informal support: A case study of a female-to-male transgender individual. Psy D thesis, Pepperdine University, 2014. Abstract PDF
  • Andrew Smith. A neuropsychological exploration of autistic traits in a transgender population. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow, 2014. PDF.
  • Emylia N. Terry. An Exclusionary Revolution: Marginalization and Representation of Trans Women in Print Media (1969 – 1979). BA Degree, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 2014. Abstract.
  • Jaime F. Veale. Biological and Psychological Correlates of Gender-Variant and Gender-Typical Identities. PhD Thesis, Massey University, Albany, NZ. Abstract PDF


$£¥ €=Excessively overpriced books.
  • Niko Besnier & Kali Alexeyeff. Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay and Other Pacific Islanders. University of Hawaii Press, 2014.
  • $£¥ € Thomas Edward Bevan. The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism: A New View Based on Scientific Evidence. Praeger, 2014.
  • Joanne Borden. The Transgender Monologues: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBT Life. Kindle, 2014.
  • Sara Collins. The History of Transgender People in America. Lulu, 2014.
  • Kirstin Cronn-Mills. Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices. Lerner Publishing Group, 2014.
  • Paisley Currah & Susan Stryker (eds). Postposttranssexual: Key Concepts for a 21st Century Transgender Studies. Duke University Press, 2014.
  • Paisley Currah & Susan Stryker (eds). Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary. Duke University Press, 2014.
  • Aaron Devor. The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future. University of Victoria Libraries, 2014. PDF.
  • Laura Erickson-Schroth (ed). Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Oxford University Press, 2014. Covers topics like the gender spectrum, US trans history, health, cultural and social topics, and gender theory.
  • Karine Espineira, Maud-Yeuse Thomas & Arnaud Alessandrin. La Transyclopedie : Tout Savoir Sur Les Transidentites. Lulu, 2012.
  • Olivia Garson. Rencontrer des trans: rencontres du 3° sexe. Kindle, 2014.
  • $£¥ € Dan Irving & Rupert Raj (eds). Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader. Women's Press, 2014. Review
  • Todd Kachinski Kottmeier & Robyn Walters. CommUnity In Transition: I am greater than a sign, More important than an emblem. Lulu, 2014.
  • Zander Keig & Mitch Kellaway (eds). Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves. Createspace, 2014.
  • $£¥ € Helen King. The One-Sex Body on Trial: The Classical and Early Modern Evidence (The History of Medicine in Context). Ashgate Pub Co, 2014. A re-evaluation of Thomas Laqueur's Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud.
  • Nia King, Jerssica Glennon-Zukoff & Terra Mikalson. Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives. CreateSpave, 2014.
  • Brigitte Marcoux. Récits transgenres, Kindle, 2014.
  • Jenny Nordberg. The Underground Girls of Kabul. Virago, 2014. Newsarticle. Afghan families turn a girl into a boy for fear of being shunned thanks to their inability to have sons and to create a useful pair of extra hands in a society where girls are kept behind closed doors at all times.
  • Luise Richter. Transsexualität. Ein gesellschaftliches Phänomen im Wandel. Grin Verlag Gmbh, 2011.
  • Kristen Schilt. Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality. University of Chicago Press, 2011. Newsarticle
  • Hélène Soumet. Les Travesties de l'Histoire: Portraits de ces femmes qui ont choisi de vivre en homme pour rester libres. First, 2014.
  • $£¥ € Jami Kathleen Taylor & Donald P. Haider-Markel. Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption. University of Michigan Press, 2014.
  • Isaac West. Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law (Sexual Cultures). NYU Press, 2013.
  • $£¥ € Chantal J. Zabus & David Coad (eds) . Transgender Experience: Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility. Routledge, 2014.
  • Naval Postgraduate School. Transgenders in the U.S. Military: Policies, Problems, and Prospects. Createspace, 2014.


  • Naomi Zeveloff (ed). Transgender & Jewish. Kindle, 2014.


  • $£¥ € Ally Windsor Howell, with a forward by Phyllis Frye. Transgender Persons and the Law. American Bar Association, 2014.
  • $£¥ € Jens M Scherpe (ed). The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons. Intersentia Uitgevers N V, 2014.


  • WHO Regional Office. Regional Assessment of HIV, STI and Other Health Needs of Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific. WHO Publications, 2014.


  • Joanne Borden. Transgender Complete,: A Virtual Handbook. Kindle, 2014.
  • Jennifer Corbett. On Becoming a Woman: A Transsexual and Transgender guide for transitioning from male to female. Kindle, 2014.
  • $£¥ € Christine Michelle Duffy. Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide.
  • Jenny Husk. The Ultimate Transgender Before and After Transgender Surgery Survival Guide for Transgender People with Transgender Issues about Transgender Equality. Kindle, 2014.
  • Robyn Kelly. One Woman's Story: A Trans-Activist Sourcebook. Kindle, 2014.
  • Taline Mare. A Trans Popstar's World: When Life Dreams and Being Transgender Collide. Kindle, 2014.
  • Snow McNally. The Transition Process. Kindle, 2014.
  • Carollyn Olson. More Tricks of the Trade -- A Beginners Guide To Cross Dressing. Kindle, 2014.
  • Michelle Spicer. The Transgender Handbook, Lulu, 2014.
  • Dean Thornton (ed). Letters for my Sisters. Transgress Press, 2014. "If you could write just one letter to someone who is beginning their gender transition or to your younger, pre-transition self, what would you say?" 35 trans women answer.
  • Isabella van Vence. Frau sein kann Mann lernen: Das Crossdressing Handbuch. Kindle, 2014.

    Spouses & Family

    • Terri & Vince Cook. Allies & Angels: A Memoir of Our Family's Transition. Hallowed Birch Publishing, 2013.
    • Laurence Hérault. La parenté transgenre. Université de Provence, 2014.


    • $£¥ € Sheila Jeffreys. Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism. Routledge, 2014. Review.
    • Joan Rivers. Michelle Obama "America's First Transgender Lady". Kindle, 2014.


    • Nora Alex. De haut en bas: TG transformation & more! Kindle, 2014.
    • Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall. Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders. Bold Strokes Books, 2014. Advocate editor Diane whose wife became her husband over 16 years.
    • Arin Andrews. Some Assembly Required. Simon & Shuster, 2014. Joint publication with Katie Hill.
    • S. Bear Bergman. Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013.
    • Catherine Burns (ed). The Moth: This Is A True Story. Serpent's Tail, 2014. Includes a chapter by Kimberly Reed.
    • Christine Burns. Pressing Matters: Volume 2. Amazon Digital, 2014.
    • Julie Clarke. Becoming Julie. Fledgling Press, 2014. Newsarticle. Webpage.
    • Lovemme Corazón. Trauma Queen. Biyuti publishing, 2013.
    • Elliott Deline. Show Trans: A nonfiction Novel. Createspace, 2014. About trans male sexuality and how trans people are pushed to become 'spectacles,' examining DeLine's experiences with sex addiction, sex work, and navigating the MSM scene
    • Suzanne Falkiner. Eugenia: A Man. Xou Pty Ltd, 2014. The life of Harry Crawford, who was convicted in 1919 of his wife's murder, and demonized as a 'man-woman'. There has previously been a film I, Eugenia, and a play, Eugenia, but that is not reason to continue putting his pre-transition name in the very title of the book.
    • Sophia Maria Flores. Überschreitung der Grenzlinie: Ein Transgender-Leben in Deutschland. Selbstbeschreibung. Kindle, 2014.
    • Natalie Rachel Gale. Being Tom. Kindle, 2014.
    • Katie Hill. Rethinking Normal. Simon Shuster, 2014. Joint publication with Arin Andrews.
    • Dominique Jackson. The Transsexual from Tobago: Where I've Been and Where I'm Going. Createspace, 2014.
    • Mar Cambrollé Jurado. Mar cambrollé, una mujer de verdad. La Calle, 2014.
    • Bobbie Lang. Transgender Christians in Chains. Createspace, 2014.
    • Thomas Page McBee. Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man. City Lights, 2014.
    • Janet Mock. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Atria Books, 2014.
    • Parker Marie Molloy. My Transgender Coming Out Story. Thought Catalog, 2014.
    • Marie-Pierre Pruvot. La Chanson de Bac (Tome 4 de J’inventais ma vie). Ex-Aequo, 2014. Webpage.
    • Marie-Pierre Pruvot. Le Gai Cimetière (Tome 5 de J’inventais ma vie). Ex-Aequo, 2014. Webpage.
    • Kelly Rockhart. Life of a Punk Rock Transsexual from England 1: The Innocent Years. 2: Breaking Chains. Kindle 2014.
    • Judith Rudakoff. TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work. Intellect Ltd, 212.
    • Christian Seidel. Die Frau in mir: Ein Mann wagt ein Experiment. Heyne Verlag, 2014.
    • Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote. Gender Failure. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014. Explores the lived realities of nonbinary masculinity and "failing" at gender expectations -- both within and without trans communities.
    • Tenika Watson with Jennifer Daelyn. My Life is No Accident. Kindle, 2014.
    • Danièlle Weiss. Die vergessene Königin: Leben in Transidentität. Pomaska-Brand, 2013.
    • Cary Wilson as told to Sunny Cook. I Am Cary: A Transgender's Life Story. Kindle, 2014.

    GLB history with Trans Content

    • Robert Beachy. Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity. Knopf, 2014. Newsarticle.
    • Ralf Dose. Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origins of the Gay Liberation Movement. Monthly Review Press, 2014 (English translation by Edward H Willis)
    • $£¥ € Genny Beemyn. A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C. Routledge, 2014.
    • Sam Carroll & Maeve Devine (eds). Brighton Transformed. Gemini Brighton, 2014.



    • Sam Orchard. Family Portraits: Stories about who we are and how we love. 2014. Queer and trans in New Zealand. Newsarticle.



    • Alyssa Brugman. Alex as Well. Henry Holt & Co, 2015. Newsarticle.
    • Lizzie Crowdagger. Une autobiographie transsexuelle (avec des vampires). Dans nos histoires, 2014.
    • Tenzin N. Gentso. Two Sides of a Coin: A Story of a Transgender's Emotional Struggle. Outskirts Press, 2014.
    • Rachel Gold. Being Emily. Bella Books, 2012.
    • Armistead Maupin. The Days of Anna Madrigal. Harper, 2014. Digest.
    • Alex Myers. Revolutionary. Simon & Shuster, 2014. About his distant ancestor Deborah Samson/Robert Shurtliff. Review.
    • J W Stextellton. Jane's Intersex Struggle, Kindle, 2014.
    • Irina Theisen. Transberlin. Homo Littera, 2014.

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