Trans Authors

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These readings are by writers who are trans & nonbinary. They cover a variety of topics, including general education and personal experiences.

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Beyond the Gender Binary

2020. Alok Vaid-Menon

Alok Vaid-Menon provides an accessible primer to gender fluidity, showing how a world beyond the gender binary of man and woman creates more freedom for everyone. They equip readers with the knowledge to counter the rise of anti-trans discrimination. This book invites the world to see gender not in black and white, but full color.

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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

2018. Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!

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Zines
A collection of zines created by and/or for the trans and nonbinary community. Some zines have mature content.

Steven Universe: The Tale of Steven

2019. Rebecca Sugar, Elle Michalka, and Angie Wang

In 2019, Cartoon Network aired a pivotal episode in its Emmy- and Annie-award nominated series Steven Universe: The hour-long special “Change Your Mind” revealed the highly anticipated culmination of Pink Diamond’s storyline. A companion book to the series, The Tale of Steven features an unusual and thought-provoking interactive format through which readers will follow the story of Pink Diamond’s escape from Homeworld, Rose Quartz’s life on Earth, and the creation of Steven Universe, from multiple conflicting perspectives. Rebecca Sugar, nonbinary author and creator of Steven Universe, dedicates this book to gender-expansive youth.

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Detransition, Baby

2021. Torrey Peters

Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn’t hate. The only thing missing was a child. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Ames isn’t happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier, but that decision cost him his relationship with Reese–and losing her meant losing his only family. When Ames’s boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she’s pregnant with his baby–and that she’s not sure whether she wants to keep it–Ames wonders if this is the chance he’s been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family–and raise the baby together?

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