Biography History Journal/Diary Nonfiction

Becoming a Visible Man

At least two generations of transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people have emerged since Becoming a Visible Man was first published in 2004, but the book remains a beloved resource for trans people and their allies. Since the first edition’s publication, author Jamison Green’s writings and advocacy among business and governmental organizations around the world have…

Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences

Transportation – Translating Filipino and Filipino American Tomboy Masculinities through Global Migration and Seafaring

Based on ethnographic fieldwork with Filipino seamen in metro Manila (Philippines), the San Francisco Bay Area (California), and the Pacific Ocean, this essay examines how heterogeneous Filipino masculinities (heterosexual and transgender tomboy) are cocreated and coexperienced in local and global sites. Through a queer, immigrant, transgender, and transnational Filipino (American) cultural logics and critique this…

Biography Nonfiction

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described “amateur” at masculinity, McBee embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of…

Biography History Journal/Diary Nonfiction

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, 1961-1991

We Both Laughed In Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan narrates the inner life of a gay trans man moving through the shifting social, political, and medical mores of the second half of the 20th century. Sullivan kept comprehensive journals from age eleven until his AIDS-related death at thirty-nine. Sensual, lascivious, challenging, quotidian and…

History Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences

Hijras, Sangomas, and Their Translects

This essay focuses on hijras in India and on male women sangomas in Zulu gender-differentiated possession cults in South Africa. We approach these individuals through the travelling concept of “translects”, in the sense in which hijras and sangomas as “transgender individuals” cultivating a culture-specific, gender liminality use words to refer to themselves, their body parts,…

Humanities Natural Sciences Nonfiction Social Sciences

Gender-Affirming Chest Reconstruction Among Transgender and Gender-Diverse Adolescents in the US From 2016 to 2019

This cross-sectional study examines the incidence, demographic characteristics, and cost associated with masculinizing and feminizing chest surgical procedures among individuals younger than 18 years. Thirty-five state legislatures have introduced more than 100 bills that limit or prohibit access to medically necessary gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth, resulting in poor mental and physical…

Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela

Queen for a Day connects the logic of Venezuelan modernity with the production of a national femininity. In this ethnography, Marcia Ochoa considers how femininities are produced, performed, and consumed in the mass-media spectacles of international beauty pageants, on the runways of the Miss Venezuela contest, on the well-traveled Caracas avenue where transgender women (transformistas)…

Biography Essay Nonfiction

The Testosterone Files

Transition memoir, structured around the experience of hormonal transition. Valerio writes a lot about how his politics and assumptions as a lesbian feminist were challenged and made more complex by the experience of FtM transition, reflecting on his changing inner experience and social reception. Valerio is an American Indian (Blackfoot)/Latino poet, performer, and writer.