Bookshelf: Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
November 20 2011 2:15 PM ET
As everyone memorializes Transgender Day of Remembrance this weekend, it’s easy for folks to forget that transgender people aren’t just victims, their lives are as complex and nuanced and varied as everyone else’s. Since there are too many brilliant transgender novels to list here (like Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues, T Cooper’s Some of the Parts), we stuck to non-fiction that both educates and entertains. We left out some brilliant books about gender variance (S. Bear Bergman’s Butch is a Noun and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s Nobody Passes) and three books that should be on every collegiate shelf: The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille; Transgender Rights by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter; and The Transgender Studies Reader by Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle. What’s left is a bevy of must-reads for anyone who cares about gender equality and social justice.