International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Coll Rowe | March 29 2024 | Gender and Sexuality Studies

In celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st, we are sharing books that give insight on the lives of transgender people, their journeys through social and medical transition, and their individual perspectives and personal experiences as they live as their authentic selves.

Dear Senthuran
A Black Spirit Memoir

A full-throated and provocative memoir in letters from the New York Times bestselling author, “a dazzling literary talent whose works cut to the quick of the spiritual self” (Esquire)

$16.00 US
Jun 07, 2022
240 Pages
Riverhead Books

The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist
A leading scientist describes his life, his gender transition, his scientific work, and his advocacy for gender equality in science.
$17.95 US
Oct 20, 2020
160 Pages
The MIT Press

Horse Barbie
A Memoir
The dazzling, heartfelt memoir of a trans pageant queen from the Philippines who went back into the closet to model in New York City—until she realized that living her truth was the only way to step into her full power.
$28.00 US
May 30, 2023
320 Pages
The Dial Press

Diary of a Misfit
A Memoir and a Mystery

Part memoir, part investigative reporting, Diary of a Misfit is a sweeping journalistic saga about sexuality and gender, family trauma, and the redemptive force of love.

$29.00 US
Aug 30, 2022
368 Pages

A Memoir

“Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs.”
The New York Times Book Review

$18.00 US
Jun 08, 2021
320 Pages
Penguin Books

Falling Back in Love with Being Human
Letters to Lost Souls
Hailed by The New York Times as an “intimate expression of self-acceptance and forgiveness, tenderly written to fellow trans women and others.”
$17.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
176 Pages
Dial Press Trade Paperback

Gender Outlaw
On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us
“I know I’m not a man . . . and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably not a woman, either. . . . . The trouble is, we’re living in a world that insists we be one or the other.” With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers readers on a funny, fearless, and wonderfully scenic journey across the terrains of gender and identity.
$18.00 US
Nov 15, 2016
320 Pages

Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity

Unbound is an intimate portrait of a new generation of transmasculine individuals as they undergo gender transitions.  In this powerful, timely, and eye-opening account, Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts.

$16.95 US
May 14, 2019
352 Pages