Want to keep exploring? Here are some additional reading and viewing materials to check out:

trans non-fiction

  • Aliyah: Trans(Per)forming Jewish Ritual, Luke Dzmura (Zeek, 2006)
  • Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, Eli Clare (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1999)
  • The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume I, Michel Foucault (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1990)
  • Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Conquest, Anne McClintock (New York, NY: Routledge, 1995)
  • Indestructible (Microcosm Publishing)
  • The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, Henry Abelove et al, eds. (New York, NY: Routledge, 1993)
  • Made In God's Image, Ann Thompson Cook (Washington, DC: Dumbarton United Methodist Church)
  • Nationalism & Sexuality: Respectability and Abnormal Sexuality in Modern Europe, George Mosse (New York, NY: Howard Fertig, Inc., 1985)
  • Political Inversions: Homosexuality, Fascism & the Modernist Imaginary, Andrew Hewitt (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996)
  • Remember the Fire: Lesbian Sadomasochism in a Post Nazi-Holocaust World, Irene Reti (Santa Cruz, CA: HerBooks, 1986)
  • Stories Care Forgot (Microcosm Publishing)
  • Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith, Rev. Dr. Justin Edward Tanis (Pilgrim Press, 2003)
  • Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics, bell hooks (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1990)

trans mags & zines

  • Transgender Tapestry. Publisher: International Foundation for Gender Education. 
    (Translate co-founders Shannon Sennott and Hadley Smith were published in Issue 114 with the article "Translating Gender on Women's College Campuses.")
  • Transgender Studies Quarterly. Publisher: Duke University Press. TSQ offers a high-profile venue for innovative research and scholarship that contest the objectification, pathologization and exoticization of transgender lives.
  • Transformation Magazine. Publisher: Centurion. Created as a magazine for me who enjoy being women, Transformation covers a large assortment of topics of interest to gender non-conformists. 
  • girl ~ boy (Microcosm Publishing)
  • Hatch Mister Sister zine (Microcosm Publishing)
  • He, Her, Him: Free, Fer, Frim. zine (Microcosm Publishing)
  • trans(in)formation (shortandqueer) 
  • Trans Oral History Project is a community-driven effort to collect and share a diverse range of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities, as told through both written and visual media. 

trans Film

  • Boy I Am (2006, 72 minutes, USA) While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer women who view transitioning as a “trend” or as an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege. This documentary examines these arguments.
  • Boys Don t Cry (1999, 118 minutes, USA) Film based on the true story of the life of Brandon Teena, who was raped and murdered in December 1993 based on his gender and his gender expression.
  • Call Me Malcolm (2005, 90 minutes, USA) Documentary feature about a transgender seminary student, and his struggle with faith, love and gender identity.
  • Ma Vie en Rose/My Life In Pink (1997, 88 minutes, Belgium, UK and France) Tells the story of Ludovic, who was born a boy and who consistently insists that he’s supposed to be a girl.
  • Orlando (1992, 93 minutes, USA) Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando: A Biography, young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. pink
  • Paris Is Burning (1991, 78 minutes, USA) Documentary film shot in the mid-to-late 1980s that chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the community involved in it.
  • Pink Flamingos (1997, 108 minutes, USA) Comedy film about flamboyant drag queen Divine.
  • TransGeneration (2005, 8 60-minute episodes, USA) An eight-episode documentary series depicting the lives of four trans college students during the 2004/2005 school year as they attempt to balance college, their social lives, and their struggle to merge their internal and external selves.
  • Transparent (2014, 20 30-minute episodes, USA) Nominated for 3 2016 Golden Globe Awards, this comedy television series written by Jill Soloway revolves around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that their father is transgender.  

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