Transgender Books

Listed below are books you may find helpful whether you are a transgender person, a parent or relative of a transgender person, someone who ministers with transgender persons and/or their families, or someone who wants to know more about their transgender friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Their being listed does not necessarily mean that Fortunate Families agrees with all the views presented in these books.

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Ashley, AprilApril Ashley's OdysseyExperienceTold with frankness, humor, wit, and a total lack of self pity, April Ashley started out life as a boy in Liverpool, and became famous as Britain's most glamorous sex change
Brill, Stephanie and Rachel PepperThe transgender child: a handbook for families and professionalsEducationGives parents of transgender children basic information about who those children may be.
Boenke, MaryTrans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones.ExperienceFilled with loving accounts of parents trying to support their trans children, couples reinventing their relationships….and therapists committed to serving as compassionate advocates…
Boylan, Jennifer FinneyShe's Not There: A Life In Two GendersExperience"A very funny memoir of growing up confused and a very smart consideration of what it means to be a woman." - Anna Quindlan
Cheng, Patrick S. RADICAL LOVE; FROM SIN TO AMAZING GRACE
Cheng, Patrick S. RAINBOW THEOLOGY
Cossey, CarolineMy StoryExperienceCaroline "Tula" Cossey's book tells the fascinating story of a male-to-female transsexual. Caroline is a famously beautiful woman, who, as a model much in demand need never have told anyone she had been born a boy…. forced by wretched journalistic cruelty to reveal the most intimate details about her private and until then quite successful life…..
Green, JamisonBECOMING A VISIBLE MAN (Female To Male)ExperienceIn this artful and compelling inquiry into the politics of gender…Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer insight into …..the FTM experience..
Jennings, Kevin with Pat ShapiroAlways My Child: A Parent's Guide To Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Or Questioning Son Or DaughterFocuses on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, It provides the insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves.
Just EvelynMom I need to be a girlA rare true story about a young boy who received a kind of help from his mother that some children need, but almost none receive.
Kane-demaios, J. Ari (Editor), Vern L. Bullough (Editor)Crossing Sexual Boundaries: Transgender Journeys, Uncharted PathsA collection of memoir essays.
* Lev, Arlene I.TRANSGENDER EMERGENCEExplore an ecological strength-based framework for the treatment of gender-variant clients. This comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families.
McCloskey, Deidre N.Crossing: A MemoirExperience"Donald McCloskey (now Deidre) had cross dressed for years….but at age 52 a sense that he was denying his real identity led to a point where he knew he had to become a woman."
Peters, Julie AnneLUNA (transgirl)Luna is the story of transgendered high school senior Liam/Luna, a girl trapped inside a male body, and his younger sister Regan, who has been his only confidante throughout their childhood and teenage years.
Ramey Mollenkott, VirginiaOmnigender: A Trans-Religious ApproachMollenkott examines the "binary gender construct" that holds us all hostage. Through an exploration of hermaphroditism or intersexuality and other reasoning, Mollenkott shows that our insistence on two, and only two, sexes is erroneous.
Ramey Mollenkott, Virginia and Vanessa SheridanTransgender JourneysInformation and inspiration while sharing real-life experiences about the joy and pain of being Christian and gender-variant.
Rudacille, DeborahThe Riddle Of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights.Rudacille's sympathetic and well-researched elucidation of the threads that make up the tangled issue of gender variance, most visible in transsexuals, is lively enough to be a good introduction for the educated lay reader and documented enough for the scholar.
Sheridan, VanessaCrossing Over: Liberating The Transgendered Christian.Sheridan does a good job of educating the reader who knows little about the transgender community, but her primary focus is to provide guidance to Christians on how to accept and welcome the gender variant into their faith community.
Tanis, JustinTransgendered: Theology, Ministry And Communities Of Faith.Justin Tanis, a transgendered ordained minister in the Metropolitan Community Churches, seeks to explore the spiritual nature of transgendered persons, to listen to the stories of others like himself, and to provide theological reflection on the ministries of, by and for this particular community
Tigert, Leanne McCall, and Maren C. TirabassiTRANSGENDERING FAITH: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY AND SPIRITUALITYTransgendering Faith is a resource to help churches respond with love and care to transgender people in our society, both those within the Christian community and those who find themselves--unhappily--outside its doors. It is also a book for transgender Christians, their families, pastoral counselors, and clergy.
Wittlinger, EllenPARROTFISH (transboy)Pastoral careWittlinger tackles GLBT 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

 

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