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The Transgender Studies Reader

Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two…

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“Couldn’t I be Both Fred and Ginger?”: Teaching About Nonbinary Identities Through Memoir

In Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, Mx 1 Justin Vivian Bond writes about v’s 2 experiences as a trans* child. The overarching narrative of the memoir, stitched together by Bond’s recounting of friendships, gender play, sexual exploration, and reflective insight, provides a springboard from which educators can expand students’ understandings of nonbinary…

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Exploring the Ways Trans* Collegians Navigate Academic, Romantic, and Social Relationships

The number of studies on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students has grown over the past years. Nevertheless, a small amount of research exists examining the lives of our trans* collegians. This article adds to this scholarship by exploring the nature of trans* students’ relationships within collegiate environments. Specifically, this study elucidates the different discourses…

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Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son

Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s poignant, heart-breaking, and at times hysterical memoir of her and her family’s adventures of raising a gender creative child. Whereas her older son Chase is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy’s boy, her youngest son C.J. would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in…

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Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST A transgender reporter’s “powerful, profoundly moving” narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America. Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she’s a GLAAD Award-winning journalist happily married…

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Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography

“This subtle, important book forces rethinking not just about one particular hormone but about the way the scientific process is embedded in social context.” ―Robert M. Sapolsky, author of Behave “A beautifully written and important book. The authors present strong and persuasive arguments that demythologize and defetishize T as a molecule containing quasi-magical properties, or…

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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic—from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the…