Books, Vids, Misc.

There is no rhyme or reason to how the resources here posted!
Mostly we just want to get things that might be helpful here
as quickly as we can.  We’ll try to keep books w/ books,
and videos w/ videos, etc. – but don’t count on it!
Before you give up please scroll all the way to the bottom!

September, 2013 – check out this list of books from “Bitch Magazine”. . .Trans Friendly Books

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Words and Photographs by Susan Kuklin
Candlewick Press, February 2014

1 in Every CrowdNew in 2012:
One in Every Crowd: Stories
Ivan E. Coyote, 2012
Talking Leaves in Buffalo has it!



A GLYS favorite:
by Ellen Wittlinger, 2007
From School Library Journal Grade 9 Up
Wittlinger tackles trans  issues, introducing readers to Grady McNair, formerly known as Angela. This fast read follows Grady through the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas as he comes out as transgendered, faces issues of acceptance and rejection at school and at home, and falls in love with the hottest girl in school. Funny and thought-provoking in turns.  Grady ends the book with family approval, new and old friends, a previously forbidden pet, and the end of an embarrassing family holiday tradition. Grady eventually decides that he will always straddle the 50 yard line of gender, and the book should help teens be comfortable with their own place on that football field. And others. . .

George CoverGeorge – published in fall 2015 for middle school students!
Marvin likes it!  A touching story about a young MTF youth that demonstrates how something rather simple can make a ton of difference. . .
We’ll get the info up soon.

Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian
From Bookreporter:

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism
by Mildred Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley
From Booklist: Brown and Rounsley’s solidly based introduction to many aspects of living as a transsexual provides general information about the dilemma of feeling trapped in the wrong physical gender, about such a person’s development, and about locating a gender therapist.  Brown and Rounsley also detail the process of transition between genders, starting with legal and identity changes and proceeding to changing outward modes of self presentation (they include sample “coming-out” letters to employers, coworkers, friends, and family members) and dealing with bathroom issues, hormone treatments, surgical options, and guidelines for finding social support.  First-person accounts from transsexuals augment general readability and put human faces on the issues discussed. Whitney Scott

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
by Jennifer Finney Boylan – nonfiction
From Booklist: Boylan, English professor and author of the critically acclaimed novels The Constellations (1994), The Planets (1991), and Getting In (1998), began life as a male named James Boylan. In this autobiography, she details her lifelong struggle with her burgeoning femaleness and the path she followed to become a female, both physically and mentally.

Stone Butch Blues
by Leslie Feinberg
from Wikipedia: Stone Butch Blues is a novel written by a transgender activist Leslie Feinberg.  The novel won the 1994 Stonewall Book Award.  It tells the story of the life of a butch named Jess Goldber and the trails and tribulations she faces growing up in the pre-Stonewall era.  Published in 1993, the novel became an underground hit before surfacing into mainstream literature.  It is generally regarded as a groundbreaking work on the subject of gender and is one of the best known pieces of LGBT literature.  The novel is also prominent portrait of Butch and Femme Culture in the late 1960’s as well as a coming of age story of Jess, a Jewish working class butch who runs off from home as a teenager and becomes part of gay subculture.

 June 3, 2014:  Forms and info for changing gender on your birth certificate.
1.)  How_to_Change_Your_Birth_Certificate_in_New_York_State_-_New_Policy
2.)  Application_for_Correction_of_Certificate_of_Birth – check back
3.) Notarized_Affidavit_of_Gender_Error

TransWomen Flier April, 2014:  Check out these articles from “down under”: The decision is recognition by the highest court in the land that ”sex” is not binary – it is not only ”male” or ”female” -and that this should be recognised by the law and in basic legal documents. Neither man nor woman. . . “nonspecific sex. . .”

A TedX talk by Boston Pediatric Endocrinologist – GOOD! New medical treatments for transgender adolescents: Norman Spack at TEDxBeaconStreet “How I Help Transgender Teens Be Who They Want to Be” “Self-Made Man” by Marisa Carroll in a recent 2014 Marie Claire mag Self_Made_Man


TRANS – the movie


The Top 10 Trans-Friendly Colleges and Universities With improvements made across the country, for the first time ever, Campus Pride can assemble a list of the most welcoming places for trans students to go to college. By Genny Beemyn & Shane Windmeyer The Advocate – August 15, 2012,0

HRC 2013 “Visibility Award” recipient Lana Wachowski – co-director of “Cloud Atlas” – reveals suicide plan, painful past In emotional acceptance speech at HRC’s annual gala dinner.  Click here. . . Lana HRS