Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

Transgender Warriors (Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman)

Transgender Warriors (Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman) Image

Leslie Fienberg. Beacon Press, 1996

Key Elements: This body of work takes a historical, multicultural, and personal, approach to the issues of gender and those that have fought to change society’s perception of gender. The book also includes an International Gender Bill of Rights, a list of transgender organisations and publications. There are pictures throughout the book that document the transgender journey historically and culturally.

Part One: The author’s personal history and other early transgender histories

Chapter One – The Journey Begins
Chapter Two – My Path to Consciousness
Chapter Three – The Give Away
Chapter Four – They Called Her ‘Hommasse’

Part Two: Transgendered multicultural identities around the world

Chapter Five – Our Second Past
Chapter Six –  Bigotry Began
Chapter Seven –  They Had Slaves!
Chapter Eight – Natural Becomes ‘Unnatural’

Part Three: Transgender warriors throughout history and transgender pioneers

Chapter Nine – ‘Holy War’ against Trans People
Chapter Ten – Leading the Change
Chapter Eleven- Not Just Passing

Part Four: The spiritual elements of the intersexed identity

Chapter Twelve – From Germany to Stonewall
Chapter Thirteen – To Be or Not to Be
Chapter Fourteen – Sisterhood: Make It Real!
Chapter Fifteen – Making History

Part Five: The Portrait Gallery

Transgender Warriors (Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman)

Transgender Warriors (Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman) Image

Leslie Fienberg. Beacon Press, 1996

Key Elements: This body of work takes a historical, multicultural, and personal, approach to the issues of gender and those that have fought to change society’s perception of gender. The book also includes an International Gender Bill of Rights, a list of transgender organisations and publications. There are pictures throughout the book that document the transgender journey historically and culturally.

Part One: The author’s personal history and other early transgender histories

Chapter One – The Journey Begins
Chapter Two – My Path to Consciousness
Chapter Three – The Give Away
Chapter Four – They Called Her ‘Hommasse’

Part Two: Transgendered multicultural identities around the world

Chapter Five – Our Second Past
Chapter Six –  Bigotry Began
Chapter Seven –  They Had Slaves!
Chapter Eight – Natural Becomes ‘Unnatural’

Part Three: Transgender warriors throughout history and transgender pioneers

Chapter Nine – ‘Holy War’ against Trans People
Chapter Ten – Leading the Change
Chapter Eleven- Not Just Passing

Part Four: The spiritual elements of the intersexed identity

Chapter Twelve – From Germany to Stonewall
Chapter Thirteen – To Be or Not to Be
Chapter Fourteen – Sisterhood: Make It Real!
Chapter Fifteen – Making History

Part Five: The Portrait Gallery

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