Trans and Genderqueer Resources

The following resource lists are by no means exhaustive but they are the ones I’ve found particularly helpful throughout the last ten years.  As you scroll down you will see this list divided into three sections:  online resources, books, and films.  I created each list as they came to mind, in no particular order.  I hope you find someone or something on here you didn’t know about before.  And I hope you’ll share some of this transfabulousness with the rest of the world!

Online Resources

Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Site

Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring Project

Remembering Our Dead

Audre Lorde Project

TransGriot  News, opinions, commentary, history and a little creative writing from a proud African-American transwoman about the world around her.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Original Plumbing

Transgender Law Center

Muslim LGBTQ

Palestinian Queers

Asian-descent LGBTQ


National Center for Transgender Equality

The Transexual Menace

Anne Lawrence blog for MTFs 

FTM International

Gender Education and Advocacy for gender variant folks

The International Foundation for Gender Education

Trans Youth Family Allies – for parents and allies


GENDERqUEER: voices from beyond the sexual binary. Edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, and Riki Wilchins. Alyson Books, 2002.

Queer Theory, Gender Theory:  An Instant Primer.  Riki Wilchins.  Alyson Books, 2004.

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. Edited by Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore. Seal Press, 2006.

That’s Revolting:  Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.  Edited by Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore.  Soft Skull, 2004.

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us.  Kate Bornstein.  Vintage, 1995.

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman. Seal Press, 2010.

My Gender Workbook:  How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely.  Kate Bornstein.  Routledge, 1997.

Stone Butch Blues.  Leslie Feinberg.  Firebrand, 1993.

Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue.  Leslie Feinberg.  Beacon Press, 1999.

Transgender Warriors:  Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman.  Leslie Feinberg.  Beacon, 1997.

Whipping Girl:  A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity.  Julia Serrano.  Seal Press, 2007.

Transgender History.  Susan Stryker.  Seal Press, 2008.

The Transgender Studies Reader.  Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle.  Routledge, 2006.

The Drag King Book.  Judith “Jack” Halberstam and Del LaGrace Volcano. Serpent’s Tail, 1999.

In a Queer Time and Place:  Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives.  Judith Halberstam.  NYU Press, 2005.

Female Masculinity.  Judith Halberstam.  Duke University Press Books, 1998.

She’s Not There:  A Life in Two Genders.  Jennifer Finney Boylan.  Broadway, 2003.

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits.  Loren Cameron.  Cleis Press, 1996.

O Au No Keia: Voices from Hawaii’s Mahu and Transgender Communities.  Andrew Matzner.  Xlibris, 2001.

Male Bodies, Women’s Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailand’s Transgendered Youth.  Andrew Matzner and LeeRay Costa.  Routledge, 2007.

Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality.  Carol Queen.  Cleis Press, 1997.


The Brandon Teena Story (documentary about murdered transman in Nebraska)

Two-Spirits (documentary about murdered Navajo teen Fred Martinez)

A Girl Like Me: the Gwen Araujo Story (documentary about murdered transwoman in California)

By Hook or By Crook

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Southern Comfort

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Trans America

To Wong Foo

The Aggressives

Ma Vie en Rose

Boys Don’t Cry

Call Me Malcolm

Stud Life (in post production – coming soon!)


One Response to Trans and Genderqueer Resources

  1. susan maasch says:

    hello, your workshop sounds great- we might want to do this sometime- We are New England, Portland Maine, where are you? Also…. would you please consider listing us on your resource page. We are the only trans child organization in upper New England and we like to spread the word. Please see our web site. thanks, Susan Maasch /Director Trans Youth Equality Foundation and on facebook

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