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16 December 2017

Books on Gender Variance in 2017

In compiling this list I kept noticing Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Thus they are printing quite a few trans titles, although more advice books than history or politics. Their web page list categories: Autism, Disability, Religious etc, but not Trans. Here is the list of the 19 trans books that they do publish, but without making them into a category.

$£¥ €=Excessively overpriced books. 
  • $£¥ € Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo & Fritz Pino (eds). Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries. Northwestern University Press, 2017.
  • Qwo-Li Driskill. Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. University of Arizona Oress, 2016.
  • Laura Erickson-Schroth & Laura A Jacobs. "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People. Beacon Press, 2017.
  • Haeth Foff Davis. Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?. New York University Press, 2017.
  • Ephraim Das Janssen, Phenomenal Gender: What Transgender Experience Discloses. Indiana University Press, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Jon Ingvar Kjaran. Constructing Sexualities and Gendered Bodies in School Spaces: Nordic Insights on Queer and Transgender Students. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel & Sarah Tobias. Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities. Rutgers University Press, 1016.
  • Kate Norman. Socialising Transgender: Support for Transition. Dunedin, 2017.
  • $£¥ €Tobias Raun. Out Online: Trans Self-Representation and Community Building on YouTube. Routledge, 2016.
  • $£¥ € Christina Richards. Trans and Sexuality: An existentially-informed enquiry with implications for counselling psychology. Routledge, 2017.

Legal & Imprisonment

  • Sarah Jane Baker. Transgender: Behind Prison Walls. Waterside Press, 2017.
  • Jennie Kermode. Transgender Employees in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Rebecca T Klien. Transgender Rights and Protections. Rosen Publishing Group, 2017.

Health and Medical

  • $£¥ € Lynne Carroll & Laurn Mizock. Clinical Issues and Affirmative Treatment With Transgender Clients, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Elsevier, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Michael R Kauth & Jillian Shipard (eds). Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Mental Health Professionals. Routledge, 2017.
  • Susan Meyer. Health Issues When You're Transgender. Rosen Young Adult, 2017.


  • Reina Gossett, Eric a Stanley & Johanna Burton (eds). Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility. MIT Press, 2017.
  • Sébastien Lifshitz, textes de Christine Bard et Isabelle Bonnet. Mauvais genres: les travestis à travers un siècle de photographie amateur. Les éditions textuel, 2016.
  • $£¥ € Jolene Zigarovich (ed). TransGothic in Literature and Culture. Routledge, 2017.


  • $£¥ € Eric Anderson & Ann Travers. Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport. Routledge, 2017.


  • $£¥ € Corona Brezina. Coming Out as Transgender. Rosen Young Adult, 2017.
  • Candis Cayne. Hi Gorgeous!: Transforming Inner Power into Radiant Beauty. Running Press, 2017.
  • Vernon Coleman. Men in Bras, Panties and Dresses: The Secret Truths About Transvestites. Kindle, 2017.
  • Charlie Craggs (ed). To My Trans Sisters. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Declan Henry. Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Alex Iantaffi & Meg-John Barker. How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Ephraim Das Janssen. Phenomenal Gender: What Transgender Experience Discloses. Indiana University Press, 2017.
  • Matthew Mills & Gillie Stoneham. The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Sara Woods. Identifying as Transgender. Rosen Publishing Group, 2017.


  • Alex P Serritella. Transgenda - Abuse and Regret in the Sex-Change Industry. Bookstand Publishing, 2016.
  • ++David Kupelian.  The Snapping of the American Mind: Healing a Nation Broken by a Lawless Government and Godless Culture.  WND Books, 2015.  

Couples & Family

  • Mary Collins & Donald Collins. At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces. Beacon Press, 2017.
  • Jo Green. The Trans Partner Handbook: A Guide for When Your Partner Transitions. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Wenn B Lawson & Beatrice M Lawson. Transitioning Together: One Couple's Journey of Gender and Identity Discovery. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Elijah C Nealy. Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition. WW Norton, 2017.

Cross Dreamers

  • Tatiana de Rosnay. Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier. St Martin’s Press.


  • Alex Bertie. Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard. 2017
  • Eli Clare. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Duke University Press, 2017
  • Kimberley Davis. Becoming Kimberly: A Transgender's Journey. CreateSpace, 2017.
  • Juno Dawson. The Gender Games: The Problem With Men and Women . . . from Someone Who Has Been Both. Two Roads, 2017.
  • Denise Chanterelle DuBois. Self-Made Woman: A Memoir. University of Wisconsin Press, 2017.
  • Chris Edwards. BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some. Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2016.
  • Laura Jane Grace. Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. Hachette Books, 2016.
  • Caitlyn Jenner. The Secrets of My Life. Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
  • Charlie Kiss. A New Man: Lesbian. Protest. Mania. Trans Man. Matador, 2017.
  • Amanda Lepore. Doll Parts. Regan Arts, 2017.
  • C N Lester. Trans Like Me: a Journey for All of Us. Virago, 2017
  • Thomas Page McBee. Man Alive: a True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. Canongate, 2017.
  • Janet Mock. Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me. Atria Books, 2017.
  • Caroline Paige. True Colours: My Life as the First Openly Transgender Officer in the British Armed Forces. Biteback Publishing, 2017.
  • Sam Peterson. Trunky (Trangender Junky).
  • Rupert Raj. Dancing The Dialectic: True Tales of A Transgender Trailblazer. CreateSpace, 2017.
  •  Kaitlin Sine Riordan, Bondage of self. Kaitlin Sine Riordan, 2016.
  • Rhyannon Styles. The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is. Headline, 2017.
  •  Anastacia Tomson. Always Anastacia - A Transgender Life in South Africa. Jonathan Ball, 2016


  • Patricia Bell-Scott. The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice. Knopf, 2016.
  • ++Val Brown. Toupie Lowther: Her life.  Matador, 2017.  
  • Denis Cosnard. Frede. Des Équateurs, 2017.
  • Rosalind Rosenberg. Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Bruce D Smith. Lou Sullivan: Daring To Be a Man Among Men. Transgress Press, 2017
  • Roy Woodard. Bunny Breckinridge—Book One: Exalted as an Early Hero of the Gay Rights Movement. Kindle, 2016.
  • Roy Woodard. Bunny Breckinridge—Book Two: Exalted as an Early Hero of the Gay Rights Movement. Kindle, 2016.

Race and Gender

  • Sonia Borawska. Rachel Dolezal Affair: race, identity and representation of women in the news. : Comperative analysis between media coverage of Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner. Kindle, 2016.
  • C. Riley Snorton. Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Trans/GLBT history

  • $£¥ € Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink & Margherita Facella (eds). TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World. Routledge, 2017.
  • Julio Capo. Welcome to Fairyland Queer Miami before 1940. University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • Emily K Hobson. Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left. University of California Press, 2016.
  • Bob Ostertag. Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity. University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.
  • Barbara Penne. Transgender Role Models and Pioneers. Rosen Young Adult, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Walter Penrose. Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature. Oxford University press, 2016.
  • Benita Roth. The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Emily Skidmore. True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. NYU Press, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Thomas Taylor, Annette Timm & Rainer Herrn (eds). Not Straight from Germany: Sexual Publics and Sexual Citizenship since Magnus Hirschfeld. University of Michigan Press, 2017.


  • Magnus Hastings, with a Foreword by Boy George. Why Drag? Chronicle Books, 2016.

Previously Announced for 2016:

  • $£¥ € Michel J Boucher. Transgender Representation and the Politics of the Real in the United States. Routledge, delayed to December 2018.
  • Michael Brownstein. Medical Maverick: 35 Years of Transgender Surgery. Transgress Press. 2016 - disappeared
  • Donna Gee. Why Is My Dad Not Answering Her Phone? CreateSpace, 2015. Preview – disappeared

Announced for 2017:

  • $£¥ € Eyler. Transgender Healthcare. Springer Publishing, 2017. disappeared
  • $£¥ € Lynda Johnson. Trans Gender, Sex, Place, and Space: Geographies of Gender Variance. Routledge, 2017. disappeared
  • $£¥ € Candace Moore. Marginal Production Cultures: Infrastructures of Sexual Minority and Transgender Media. Routledge, 2017. Delayed to 2018

Announced for 2018:

  • Brian Belovitch. Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.
  • Christine Burns (ed). Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows. Unbound, 2018.
  • $£¥ € Ruth Pearce. Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility. Policy Press, 2018
  • Juno Roche. Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

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