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26 December 2020

This and that

When I go to Amazon.books and type in 'transgender' the top item shown is this year's most hyped transphobic screed: A Shrier's Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.


On page 100 of Kay Brown's new book, named after her blog as On the Science of Changing Sex, she mentions that "Meyer at Hopkins" labelled a group of transkids as 'Eonists'.  She then adds, in brackets: "Ironically, he used the term 'Eonist' which was named after a famous historically significant cross-dresser, who by his history, is easily recognizably autogynephilic".   

Now this is not a surprising claim from Brown who after all declared Christine Jorgensen to be autogynephilic.

Some of the problems in applying a 21st-century concept like 'autogynephilia' to the 18th century:

  1. A lack of early-transitioners to compare to.   Quite likely there were many early-transitioners in India and South-East Asia - although this remains undocumented.   In Christian Europe where sex and gender expression had been so repressed, it is almost impossible to name any at all.  
  2. The major development of gay/trans expression at that period was the molly houses.  There is no mention that d'Eon was ever seen at one.  However given his high diplomatic rank, he would be very constrained in what he might do.
  3. Nor is there any evidence of female lovers.   It is true that the more sensational elaborations of d'Eon's life added such titillations as the claim that d'Eon was the father of George IV, but the more reliable books reject such claims.
  4. Vern Bullough makes the claim – that surprisingly has been ignored in the debate about social construction - that “there is no evidence in Western culture of what might be called a heterosexual transvestite consciousness before the twentieth century”, and probably not before Magnus Hirschfield modified the term 'transvestite' in 1910.   Those such as Brown who conflate heterosexual transvestity and autogynephilia are notable in not having even discussed this.
  5. Brown seems to regard autogynephilia as sort of an essentialism, that is a resultant from DNA modified by epigenetics.  If so why are there not loads of such persons in the 18th century?  Is modern pollution the required epigenetic? The best known transvestites in 18th century London are George Selwyn, who loved to attend public executions in drag, and Horace Walpole who dressed as an old woman for masquerade balls. Neither ever married and historians discuss whether Walpole was gay.   So how do they fit into the 21st century social construction of  HSTS/AGP?
"his history" .   Brown denies female pronouns to Charlotte d'Eon, as does Gary Kates, her otherwise best biographer, and remarkably so does Patrick Califia.

D'Eon's name was of course taken by the English Princian group, the Beaumont Society.   Personally I could never see her as one of their members.

The word 'chevalier' was used by Susanna Valenti for her Chevalier D’Eon Resort and by Virginia Prince for Chevalier Publications.   I always found it odd that they stuck with the male form of the word, and insist on using the transient title over 200 years later.   The female form is 'chevalière'.      D'Eon is hardly the only chevaler/chevalière.  So are Marie-Pierre Pruvot (Bambi) and Amanda Lear.  Why is it that those who always say Chevalier d'Eon do not say Chevalière Pruvot and Chevalière Lear?  Here is the Wikipedia list of Chevaliers (which does not include Charlotte d'Eon).   And of course the EN.Wikipedia entry is for "Chevalier D'Eon" not "Charlotte d'Eon de Beamont".  The FR.Wikipedia entry is for "Charles d'Éon de Beaumont" - yet another Wikpedia entry for a trans person under the pre-transition name.


My site is being subjected to a strange inflation.   Not the most recent posting, but the first link in the most recent posting gets an extra 6,000 or so visits per day.   Hence at the moment Jan Morris part 3 is so effected because I linked to it in 2020's obituaries.   This did not happen to any of the other links in the same posting.

Blogspot's statistics tell me that the source is the site World of TG which does mention the obituaries but not Jan Morris.   This should change as soon as I post this.  Will George Selwyn now be surged?  

Administrators at World of TG: why are you doing this?  It really messes up my statistics.

+++ added a day later.   I was quite right.   George Selwyn has surged to the very top!!


Funny things that cis academics do.   In the new book Others of My Kind: Transatlantic Transgender History , 2020, there is chapter by Annette Timm of the University of Calgary.  

On p147 we find "These primitive forms of hormonal treatment struck Benjamin as a new panacea for aging, and he became the most well-known American exponent of the benefits of getting 'Steinached,' eventually performing as many as 500 of these operations." 57

What is in endnote 57   ?: 

'57. Anonymous, “Harry Benjamin: Part 2 Rejuvenation,” A Gender Variance Who’s Who (blog) 5 Oct 2012, accessed 26 June 2019, Even though the author of this blog remains anonymous, I have found the information it provides extremely helpful and impeccably researched.  This is one of the few pieces of information I was not able to  find elsewhere.'

a) The 500 count is not my research at all. It is found in Ethel Person's The Sexual Century.  Person was the only writer to do a biography of Harry Benjamin based on interviews with the subject.  It is an essential source for anybody writing about Benjamin, and is not in Timm's bibliography.

b) Timm otherwise ignores what I have to say.   For example, why no mention of Carla von Crist who actually was transatlantic - appearing in both New York and Berlin? Nor does she use my detailed close reading of Benjamin's The Transgender Phenomenon.

c) So in what way is it "extremely helpful"?

d) Anonymous?!!   This encyclopedia (much much more than a blog) has an author name.

e) The book is by 4 authors.  If any of them are trans they are keeping it quiet, and therefore we assume that they are all cis.  Despite that they title the book: Others of My Kind.

f) Like, I think, most trans persons I live semi-stealth.  Some know my past, most do not, and I do not insist on telling them.  Therefore I use a pen name - as do many cis persons for all kinds of reasons.  While Timm is making a career writing about us, she does not seem to understand such everyday aspects of being trans.   

16 December 2020

2020 Obituaries, trans & others

Ricky Renee (1929 – 2017) Jewel Box Revue performer from Indiana, moved to London and then Germany, voted one of Top Ten Artists, cameo in Cabaret, 1972. DE.WIKIPEDIA

Gloria Greaves (1932 – 2015) Transitioned 1964. Sex worker sent to women’s prison for a crime that only a man can commit.

 Jan Morris (1926 – 2020) journalist and travel writer. Author of one of the first trans autobiographies.

Little Richard/Richard Wayne Penniman (1932 – 2020) colourful androgynous rock singer who started out as a drag queen, and continued to blur the gender expression boundaries.


Richard Green (1936 - 2019) Academic and administrator who worked at Johns Hopkins, ULCA and Charing Cross gender identity clinics, and who did help many trans persons, but whose reputation is seriously sullied by participation in the Sissy Boy Project, his defence of Blanchardians and lack of defence of Russell Reid.

Genesis P Orridge (1950 – 2020) musician and magickian. Played with Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV – over 200 albums. Died of chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia.

David Carter (1953 – 2020) gay historian, author of best book on Stonewall, in which he removed Sylvia Rivera from that history without even a footnote. Died of a heart attack.

Aimee Stephens (1960 – 2020) Funeral director fired for being trans. Her case led to US Supreme Court ruling that 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian and trans from discrimination. Died from complications related to kidney failure.

Lorena Borjas (1961 – 2020) Latinx in Queens, NY. Helped other trans women contend with human trafficking, health issues and possible deportation. COVID casualty.

M Sangeetha (1961 – 2020) a revered elder in the trans community in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu had hired a young man R Rajesh to work in her restaurant, Covai Trans Kitchen. He killed her when she intended to call the police after a sexual assault.

Monica Roberts (1962 - 2020) Blogger, as TransGriot since 2006, after illness.

Kimberly Fial (1965 – 2020) volunteer at Baptist homeless shelter, San Jose, California, when a knifeman rushed in, killed two, injured three. 

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien (1978 – 2020), Massachusetts, founder of the Miss Trans America Beauty Pageant, murdered by her husband.

Mickerlange François (? – 2020) a policeman in Haiti in a conflict over a woman.

Gul Panra (? – 2020) activist in Islamabad. Shot dead while returning home from a wedding performance by man who also wounded her companion, and raped a cis woman. The miscreant arrested four days later based on forensic evidence.

Valentina Ferrety (? – 2020) activist, coordinator of the first Pride March in the city of Salamanca and organizer of correction of data on the birth certificates. Coordinator of the Mexican Network of Trans Women of the State of Guanajuato. Murdered.

Madona Kiparoidze (? – 2020) set herself on fire at the Tbilisi City Hall Thursday evening protesting Georgia’s negligence towards the transgender community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maya Haddad (1997- 2020) Israeli model and activist, who had disowned by her family after coming out at age 15. She represented Israel in the Miss Trans International Beauty Pageant, 2019. She died byt her own hand.

Jiratchaya Kampoon (1998 – 2020) paid 35,000 baht for silicone gel-filled breast implants at an unlicensed clinic and died on the operating table. Lampang, Thailand.

Murder Count

Murders in the 12 months up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transrespect.

There were 350 recorded deaths this last year – plus many more nor reported, especially in countries were transgender is not recognized. This is slight increase on the 331 reported in 2019.

As usual the most murders were recorded in Brazil (152), Mexico (57), the United States (28), and Colombia (21).

06 December 2020

Books on Gender Variance in 2020

$£¥ €=Excessively overpriced books. 

  • $£¥ € Natalie Boero & Katherine Mason. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment. Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Stevie N Berberick. Reframing Sex: Unlearning the Gender Binary with Trans Masculine YouTube Vloggers. Lexington Books, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Linda W Brakel. The Trans Phenomenon and the Nature of Self: Moore's Paradox? More Paradoxes! De Gruyter, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Courtenay W Daum. The Politics of Right Sex: Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights. State University of New York Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Michele Dow. Transgender Educators: Understanding Marginalization through an Intersectional Lens. Lexington Books, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Elijah Adiv Edelman. Trans Vitalities: Mapping Ethnographies of Trans Social and Political Coalitions. Routledge, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Douglas C Haldeman. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts: Evidence, Effects, and Ethic Harrington Park Press, 2020.
  • Ksenija Joksimovic. Activist Identity Development of Transgender Social Justice Activists and Educators. Sense Pub, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Marianne J Legato (ed). The Plasticity of Sex: The Molecular Biology and Clinical Features of Genomic Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Behavior. Academic Press, 2020.
  • Christoph-Maria Liegener. Die Transgenderisierungen der Menschheit. Books on Demand, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Wendy Martino & Wendy Cumming-Potvin (eds). Investigating Transgender and Gender Expansive Education Research, Policy and Practice. Routledge, 2020.
  • Josef Müller. Der Transgender Report - Trans lives matter: Echte Erfahrungsberichte. 2020.
  • Siobhan B Somerville (ed). The Cambridge Companion to Queer Studies. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Douglas A Vakoch (ed). Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on Environment and Nature. Routledge, 2020.
  • Benny Vincent. Gender Undefined: Delineation Theory & the Consequences of Constructs. Kindle, 2020.
  • Laurel Westbrook. Unlivable Lives: Violence and Identity in Transgender Activism. University of California Press, 2020.

Jargon & Language

  • Dennis Baron. What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She. Liveright, 2020.
  • Shelley R Roth. A Field Guide to Gender-Neutral Language: For Business, Families & Allies. Springboard Publishing, 2020.


  • Christina Beardsley & Chris Dowd. Trans Affirming Churches: How to Celebrate Gender-Variant People and Their Loved Ones. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.
  • Daniel Shank Cruz. Queering Mennonite Literature: Archives, Activism, and the Search for Community. Penn State University Press, 2010.
  • $£¥ € Dane Figueroa Edidi. The Black Trans Prayer Book. Lulu, 2020.
  • Austen Hartke. TransFormadxs: La Biblia y las Vidas de lxs Cristianxs Transgénero. Juanuno1 Ediciones, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Dirk H de Jong.  Conservative Christianity, Gender Identity, and Religious Liberty: A Primer and a Proposal. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Kent Philpott & Katie Philpott. In the Wrong Body?: Transgender Issues from a Biblical Perspective. Kindle, 2020.
  • Kent Philpott. The Third Sex? Homosexual and Transgender Issues from a Biblical Perspective. Earthen Vessel, 2020.
  • Arabella Stevenson. Transgender People in the Christian Family. Lulu, 2020.
  • Mark Yarhouse & Julia Sadusky. Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today’s Youth. Brazos Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Pamela Ayo Yetunde. Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care. Palgrave, 2020.

Legal & Activism

  • Peter Goodrich. Schreber's Law: Jurisprudence and Judgment in Transition. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Joanna Jamel. Transphobic Hate Crime. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • Melissa R Michelson. Transforming Prejudice: Identity, Fear, and Transgender Rights. Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • J Michael Ryan. Trans Lives in a Globalizing World: Rights, Identities and Politics. Routledge, 2020.
  • Alex Stitt. ACT for Gender Identity: The Comprehensive Guide. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.


  • Noah Adam & Bridget Liang. Trans and Autistic: Stories from Life at the Intersection. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.
  • Maxfield Sparrow. Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.

Health, Medical and Social Work

  • $£¥ € Dana Bevan. Transgender Health and Medicine: History, Practice, Research, and the Future. Praeger, 2019.
  • $£¥ € Lauren Bonati & Jard Jagdeo (eds). Transgender Dermatology,An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics. Elsevier Canada, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Adriana Cordova, Alessandro Innocenti, Francesca Toia & Massimaliano Tripoli (ed). Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery of the Male Breast. Springer, 2020.
  • Heidi Dalzell & Kayti Protos. A Clinician's Guide to Gender Identity and Body Image: Practical Support for Working with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Clients. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Rusi Jaspal. Trans Women and HIV: Social Psychological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Shanna K Kattari, M Killian Kinney, Leonardo Kattari & N Eugene Walls (eds). Social Work and Health Care Practice with Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals and Communities: Voices for Equity, Inclusion, and Resilience. Routledge, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Alexandra CH Nowakowski. J e Sumerau & Nik M Lampe. Transformations in Queer, Trans, and Intersex Health and Aging. Lexington Books, 2020.
  • Christina Richards & James Barrett. Trans and Non-binary Gender Healthcare for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Other Health Professionals. RC Pstch Publications, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Esther D Rothblum. The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health. Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Matthew D Skinta. Contextual Behavior Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Clients: A Practical Guide to Treatment. Routledge, 2020.


  • $£¥ € Conrad Alexandrowicz. Acting Queer: Gender Dissidence and the Subversion of Realism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Kelly Drake. Art Therapy with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Teenagers. Jessica Kingsley, 2020.
  • Laurie Greene. Drag Queens and Beauty Queens: Contesting Femininity in the World's Playground. Rutgers University Press, 2020.
  • Jake Hall. The Art of Drag. Nobrow, 2020.
  • Dan Jones. 50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World: A Celebration of the Most Influential Drag Artists of All Time. Hardie Grant, 2020.


  • Peter Bussian. Trans New York: Photos and Stories of Transgender New Yorkers. Apollo Publishers, 2020.
  • Allie Crewe. You Brought Your Own Light. BJP, 2019.
  • Delphine Diallo. Lived Experience: Reflections on LGBTQ Life. The New Press, 2020.
  • Jake Naughton & Jacob Kushner. This Is How The Heart Beats: LGBTQ East Africa. The New Press, 2020.
  • iO Tillet Wright. Self Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America. Prestel, 2020.


  • Robyn Ryle. Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy: The Evolution of Gender, Identity, and Race in Sports. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020.


  • Kay Brown. On The Science of Changing Sex: A Layman’s Guide to Transsexuality and Transgenderism. 2020
  • Kay Brown. Rainbow's End: A Parent's Guide To Understanding Transsexual Children And Teens. 2020
  • Sage Buch. Finding Self: A Transgender Person's Guide to Physical Transition (For Transmasculine and Nonbinary People) [Guide + Workbook]. 2020
  • $£¥ € Jen Gilbert & Julia Sinclair-Palm (eds). Trans Youth in Education. Routledge, 2020.
  • Tavi Hawn. Cultural Awareness in Therapy with Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Adults and Older People: A Practical Guide. Jessica Kingsley Publsihers, 2020.
  • Hil Malatino. Trans Care. University of Minnesota Press, 2020.
  • D M Maynard. The Reflective Workbook for Parents and Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Children: Your Transition as Your Child Transitions. Jessica Kingsley, 2020.
  • Matthew Mills & Gillie Stoneham. Voice and Communication Therapy with Trans and Non-Binary People: Sharing the Clinical Space. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.
  • Martine M Song. How To Feminize Your Body: A helpful guide for Crossdressers. 2020.

Trans Children

  • Lyndsay Brown. What Would Love Do?: Parenting a child through the first year of gender transition. Ginninderra Press, 2020,
  • Kelly Darke & Shannon Scott-Miller. Art Therapy with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Teenagers. Jessica Kingsley, 2020.
  • Michelle Forcier. Pediatric Gender Identity: Gender-affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth. Springer, 2020.
  • Paria Hassouri. Found in Transition: A Mother's Evolution during Her Child's Gender Change. New World Library, 2020.
  • Melinda Mangin. Transgender Students in Elementary School: Creating an Affirming and Inclusive School Culture. Harvard Education Press, 2020.
  • Elizabeth Rahilly. Trans-Affirmative Parenting: Raising Kids Across the Gender Spectrum. New York University Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Ryan J Watson & Jaimie F Veale (eds). Today's Transgender Youth: Health, Well-being, and Opportunities for Resilience. Routledge, 2020.

Couples & Family

  • Andrea Bennett. Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020.
  • Heather Bryant. My Trans Parent: A User Guide for When Your Parent Transitions. Jessica Kingsley, 2020.
  • C A Gibbs. The Picture Wall: One Woman's Story of Being (His) (Her) Their Mother. Ingenium Books, 2020.
  • Jo Ivester. Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey. She Writes Press, 2020.
  • Selenis Leyva & Marizol Leyva. My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both. Bold Type Books, 2020.
  • Selenis Leyva & Marizal Leyva. Mi hermana: Cómo la transición de una hermana nos cambió a ambas. Bold Type Books, 2020.
  • Adam M Messinger & Xavier L Guadalupe-Diaz. Transgender Intimate Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Introduction. New York University Press, 2020.
  • Roxanne Moore. Out of the Blue: A Mother's Memoir of Our Family's Transgender Experience. Page Publishing, 2020.
  • Jodie Patterson. The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation. Ballantine Books, 2020.


  • Leah Devun. The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance. Columbia University Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Motmans Joz, Timo Ole Nieder & Walter Pierre Bouman (eds). Non-binary and Genderqueer Genders. Routledge, 2020.
  • Laurence Philomene. Puberty: Exploring Hormone Replacement Therapy in a Non-Binary Trans Person. Yoffy Press, 2021.
  • Jespa Jacob Smith. Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.
  • Charlotte Chucky Tate, Ella Ben Hagai & Faye J Crosby. Undoing the Gender Binary. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • Ben Vincent. Non-Binary Genders: Navigating Communities, Identities, and Healthcare. Policy Press, 2020.
  • Alok Vaid-Menon. Beyond the Gender Binary. Penguin, 2020.


  • Jay Kyle Petersen & Christina M Laukaitis. A Comprehensive Guide to Intersex. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.
  • Hida Viloria & Maria Nieto. The Spectrum of Sex: The Science of Male, Female, and Intersex. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.


  • Jane Ward. The Tragedy of Heterosexuality. NYU Press, 2020.


  • TJ Barganski. She, He and Finding Me. AlyBlue Media, 2020.
  • Alex Bertie. Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2020.
  • Jackson Bird. Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place. Tiller Press, 2020.
  • Cooper Lee Bombardier. Pass with care: Memoirs. Dottis Press, 2020.
  • Jennifer Boylan. Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs. Celadon Books, 2020.
  • Carl. Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition. Simon & Schuster, 2020.
  • Gabrielle Claiborne with Linda Tatro Herzer. Embrace Your Truth: A Journey of Authenticity. Transformation Journeys Worldwide.
  • Dylan Cotter. Transgender Sex, Love & Dating Disasters in Hollywood, A Memoir. 2020.
  • Dylan Cotter. Transgender Antihero. Indy Pub, 2020.
  • Glenn Deefholts. Gender Fluid: A Way of Being. Kindle, 2020.
  • Linus Giese. Ich bin Linus: Wie ich der Mann wurde, der ich schon immer war. Rowohlt Taschenbuch, 2020.
  • Gemma Hickey. Almost Feral: The only limits are the ones we self-impose. Breakwater, 2019.
  • Charlie Kiss. A New Man: Lesbian. Protest. Mania. Trans Man. Troubador Publishing, 2020. 
  • Bobbi D Lancaster, edited by Kally Reynolds. The Doctor Is in: The compelling (and true) story of a McMaster Medical School graduate.
  • Sandy Lee. Ich, Sandy: Erfahrungen mit der Transidentität - Eine Autobiografie. Engelsdorfer Verlag, 2020.
  • Kristy McClellan with Teresa Martin. Better Late than Never: Transitioning Late in Life: A Transgender Autobiography. 2020.
  • Claudia Sabine Meier. Oh Mann, Frau Meier: Alles andere als eine transnormale Geschichte. 
  • Arielle Rippgather. Hässliche Modetranse. Kindel, 2020.
  • Amiyah Scott. Memoirs of a Mermaid: The Evolution of Amiyah Scott. Kindle, 2019.
  • Gabriel Sving. En flicka växer upp till man. Books on Demand, 2020.
  • Meredith Talusan. Fairest: A memoir. Viking, 2020.
  • Betsy Warland. Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas. Dagger Editions, 2020.
  • Amber Rose Washington. Hiding from Myself: My Complicated Rebirth Into Womanhood and My Own Skin.


  • Anne Balay. Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers. University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
  • Brian Bradley. Outrageous Misfits: Female Impersonator Craig Russell and His Wife, Lori Russell Eadie. Dundern, 2020.
  • Ed Caesar. The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest. Simon & Shuster, 2020. About Maurice Wilson.
  • $£¥ € Lili Elbe & Pamela L Caughie (ed) & Sabine Mayer (ed). Man into Woman: A Comparative Scholarly Edition. Bloombury Academic, 2020.
  • Rachel Mesch. Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France. Stanford University Press, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Heather Panter. Transgender Cops: The Intersection of Gender and Sexuality Expectations in Police Cultures. Routledge, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Baker A Rogers. Trans Men in the South: Becoming Men. Lexington Books, 2020.
  • Troy R Saxby. Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life. University of North Carolina, 2020.
  • Amanda Sewell. Wendy Carlos: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 2020.


  • Jeffrey McCall. For Such a Time: From Transgender to Son of God. 2018.

Race and Gender

  • $£¥ € Andrea P Herrera, D Nicole Farris & D’Lane R Compton (eds). Gender, Sexuality and Race in the Digital Age. Springer, 2020.

Trans/GLBT history

  • Samantha Allen. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States. Back Bay Books, 2010.
  • Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor & Annette F Timm. Others of My Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories. University of Calgary Press, 2020.
  • Carlos A Ball. The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally. Beacon Press, 2020.
  • Roland Betancourt. Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages. Princeton University Press, 2020.
  • William Burton. Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community. Penn State University Press, 2020.
  • £¥ € Bianca Camminga. Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies Over Borders and Borders Over Bodies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Eric Cervini. The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America. Farrar, Staus and Giroux, 2020.
  • Alexander K Davis. Bathroom Battlegrounds: How Public Restrooms Shape the Gender Order. University of California Press, 2020.
  • Lisa Selin Davis. Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different. Hachette, 2020.
  • Jen Jack Gieseking. A Queer New York. NYU Press, 2020.
  • Jen Manion. Female Husbands: A Trans History. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • Barry Reay. Trans America: A Counter-History. Polity, 2020.
  • Horacio N Roque-Ramirez. Queer Latino San Francisco: An Oral History, 1960s-1990s. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • Robert C Steele. Banned from California: -Jim Foshee- Persecution, Redemption, Liberation … and the Gay Civil Rights Movement. Wentworth-Schwartz Publishing Company, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Allison Surtees & Jennifer Dyer (eds). Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Cultures and minorities.

  • Joseph Randolph Bowers. Mi’kmaq Puoinaq Two Spirit Medicine: Sexuality and Gender Variance, Spirituality and Culture. Ability Therapy Specialists Pty Ltd, 2020.
  • $£¥ € Siobhan Brooks. Everyday Violence against Black and Latinx LGBT Communities. Lexington Books, 2020.
  • Linda Heidenreich. Nepantla Squared: Transgender Mestiz@ Histories in Times of Global Shift. University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
  • Tutun Mukherjee & Niladri R Chatterjee (eds). Androgyny & Female Impersonation in India: Nari Bhav. Niyogi Books, 2017.


  • Andrea Abi-Karam & Kay Gabriel (eds). We Want It All. An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. Nightboat Books, 2020.
  • Michelle Berthiaume. Trans-Sensual Poetry: A Journey of Self Identity. Kindle, 2020.
  • Kayleb Rae Candrilli. All the Gay Saints. Saturnalia Books, 2020.
  • Robin Gow. Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy. Tulsun Books, 2020.
  • Taylor Johnson. Inheritance. Alice James Books, 2020.

Written by a trans person

  • Genesis P-Orridge. Sacred Intent: Conversations with Carl Abrahamsson 1986-2019. Trapart Books, 2020.
  • Raewyn W Connell. Gender: In World Perspective. Polity, 2020.


  • April Alexander. Queer Jesus. Love for all, Inc, 2020.
  • Seaby Brown. Raven's Rook (All The Stars Are Suns Book 2). 2020
  • Emerson Whitney. Heaven. McSweeneys Books, 2020.


  • Heather Brunskell-Evans. Transgender Body Politics. Spinefex, 2020.
  • Walt Heyer. Articles of Impeachment against Sex Change Surgery.
  • Scott Howard. The Transgender-Industrial Complex. Antelope Hill, 2020.
  • Birgit Kelle. Gendergaga: Wie eine absurde Ideologie unseren Alltag erobern will. FinanzBuch Verlag, 2020.
  • Birgit Kelle. Noch Normal? Das lässt sich gendern!: Gender-Politik ist das Problem, nicht die Lösung. FinanzBuch Verlag, 2020.
  • Michele Moore & Heather Brunskell-Evans (eds). Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
  • Michele Moore & Heather Brunskell-Evans (eds). Inventing Transgender Children and Young People. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.
  • ++Douglas Murray.  The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity.  Bloomsbury, 2019. 
  • Katie Roche. 2+2=5: How the Transgender Craze is Redefining Reality. 2020.
  • Abigail Shrier. Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.
    Regnery Publishing, 2020.

Announced for 2021

  • Jensen Anderson. Life As A Transgender: She, No He!: A Transgender-gay Memoir Book 1. Kindel, 2021.
  • Callum Angus. A Natural History of Transition. Metonymy Press, 2021.
  • Krys Malcolm Belc. The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood. 2021.
  • Freiya Benson. The Anxiety Book for Trans People: How to Conquer Your Dysphoria, Worry Less and Find Joy. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Precious Brady-Davis. I Have Always Been Me: A Memoir. Topple Books, 2021.
  • Jillian Celentano. Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Howard Chiang. Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific. Columbia University Press, 2021.
  • Lore m dickey. Case Studies in Clinical Practice with Trans and Gender Non-Binary Clients: A Handbook for Working with Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Rachel Friedman (ed). Beyond Binaries: Trans Identities in Contemporary Culture. Lexington Books, 2021.
  • Francisco J Galarte. Brown Trans Figurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies. University of Texas Press, 2021.
  • Finlay Games. Top To Bottom: A Memoir and Personal Guide Through Phalloplasty. Jessica Findley, 2021.
  • Tara Gereaux. Saltus. Nightwood Editions, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Abbie Goldberg & Genny Beemyn (eds). The Sage Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. Sage, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Peter Goodrich & Katrin Trustedt (eds). Laws of Transgression: The Return of Judge Schreber. University of Toronto Press, 2021.
  • Bruce Owens Grimm, Tiff Ferentini & Miguel M Morales (eds). Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Karen Jaime. The Queer Nuyorican: Racialized Sexualities and Aesthetics in Loisaida. New York University Press, 2021.
  • Sarah Mei Herman. Solace: Portraits of Queer Youth in Modern China. The New Press, 2021.
  • Leyla Jagiella. Among the Eunuchs: A Muslim Transgender Journey. Oxford University Press. 2021.
  • Jennie Kermode. Growing Older as a Trans and/or Non-Binary Person: A Support Guide. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Gerald Mallon. Strategies for Child Welfare Professionals Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Daniel Marshall. Queer Youth Histories. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Steve McCurry. Belonging: Portraits from LGBTQ Thailand. The New Press, 2921.
  • $£¥ € Dmitriy Nikolavsky & Stephen Blakely. Urological Care for the Transgender Patient: A Comprehensive Guide. Springer, 2020.
  • Genesis P-Orridge. Non-binary: A memoir. Abrams press, 2021.
  • Philippa Punchard. Gender Pioneers: A Celebration of Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Icons. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Yenn Purkis & Wenn B Lawson. The Autistic Trans Guide to Life. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Aaron Raz link & Hilda Raz. What Becomes You. University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Christina Richards. Trans and Sexuality: An existentially-informed enquiry with implications for counselling psychology. Routledge, 2021.
  • $£¥ € Emily Rose. Translating Transgender Identity: (Re)Writing Undecidable Texts and Bodies. Routledge, 2021.
  • Vaibhav Saria. Hijras, Lovers, Brothers: Surviving Sex and Poverty in Rural India. Fordham University Press, 2021.
  • Stef M Shuster. Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender. New York University Press, 2021.
  • Debra Soh. The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society. Threshold Editions, 2021. (Blanchard-Levay oriented)
  • Preston M Sprinkle. Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say. David C Cook, 2021.
  • Eric A Stanley. Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable. Duke University Press, 2021.
  • Sabrina Symington. Coming Out, Again: Transition Stories. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
  • Paula Stone Williams. As a Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and Patriarchy after I Transitioned. Atria Booke, 2021.
  • Nevo Zisin. The Pronoun Lowdown: Demystifying and Celebrating Gender Diversity. Smith Street Books, 2021.
  • Angela Zottola. Transgender Identities in the Press: A Corpus-based Discourse Analysis. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.

Announced for 2022

  • $£¥ € Lopamudra Sengupta. Human Rights of the Third Gender in India: Beyond the Binary. Routledge India, 2022.