T&F Transitionz: A Project of the Feminist Outlawz

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Who: For young people [teens & young adults under 30]; facilitated by Social Justice minded feminists Buttonz & SJ

What: A forum to explore gender; facilitating open dialogue and activism around social issues; encouraging beloved community in a transient world!

Where: Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307

When:  7:00-8:30pm 1st & 3rd Monday of each month

If you can't make this group and would like additional resources, check this list: http://www.atlantagender.org/othergroups.html

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580051545
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Seal Press (CA) - May 14th, 2007

A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist.

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551522647
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 1st, 2009

Lambda Literary Award finalist

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780299287306
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 15th, 2012

Professor Jay Ladin made headlines around the world when, after years of teaching literature at Yeshiva University, he returned to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a woman Joy Ladin. In "Through the Door of Life," Joy Ladin takes readers inside her transition as she changed genders and, in the process, created a new self.

Teeny Weenies: And Other Short Subjects Cover Image
ISBN: 9781432781200
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Published: Outskirts Press - March 1st, 2012

With Miss America and a collection of Playboy centerfolds as role models, a young girl struggles to figure out femininity, only to discover that she was headed in the wrong direction all along.

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children Cover Image
By Rachel Pepper (Editor)
ISBN: 9781573447881
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Published: Cleis Press - May 15th, 2012

Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child's gender transition. Often transitioning socially and emotionally alongside their child but rarely given a voice in the experience, mothers hold the key to familial and societal understanding of gender difference.

Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807000922
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Published: Beacon Press - May 10th, 2011

Honor Book for the 2012 Stonewall Book Awards in non-fiction

The next-generation Stone Butch Blues--a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex Cover Image
By Nat Smith (Editor), Eric A. Stanley (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781849350709
Availability: Out of Print
Published: AK Press - October 18th, 2011

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A.

Transgender History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580052245
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Seal Press (CA) - May 6th, 2008

Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events.

Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels Cover Image
ISBN: 9781558617476
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Published: Feminist Press - August 16th, 2011

"Like Bond, the memoir is droll, pensive and filled with zingers teetering between funny and ferocious."--The New York Times

Hailed as "the greatest cabaret artist of V's] generation" in the New Yorker, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond makes a brilliant literary debut with this candid and hilarious coming-of-age tale.

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws Cover Image
By Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781583227206
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Published: Seven Stories Press - May 2nd, 2006

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.

That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781593761950
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Published: Soft Skull Press - May 1st, 2008

As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. What's more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights.

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679757016
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 1995

"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.

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053082
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - August 31st, 2010

In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being.

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573443180
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Published: Cleis Press - June 1st, 2008

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism-For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780787967024
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Jossey-Bass - March 24th, 2003

Combines authoritative information and humanitarian insight into the transsexual experience

Transmen and Ftm's: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities Cover Image
ISBN: 9780252068256
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Published: University of Illinois Press - October 13th, 1999

Allows female-to-male transsexuals to speak for themselves and reveal aspects of female gender diversity that do not fit into the ready-made categories of male and female.

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary Cover Image
By Morty Diamond (Editor), Julia Serano (Contribution by), Shawna Virago (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781933149561
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Published: Manic D Press - October 11th, 2011

"This is where sex and gender collide, then ricochet like fragments of heart rending shrapnel. Rarely has a book about lust been full of so much love, conflict, and intelligence. If you think you already know what's in these stories, or you think you don't need to know, you're wrong."--Patrick Califa, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9781615190010
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Published: Experiment - May 1st, 2011

Female Masculinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822322436
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Published: Duke University Press - October 26th, 1998

Masculinity without men. In Female Masculinity Judith Halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years.

Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079416
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Published: Beacon Press - June 30th, 1997

With a New Afterword by the Author
In this fascinating, personal journey hrough history, Leslie Feinberg uncovers persuasive evidence that there have always been people who crossed the cultural boundaries of gender. Transgender Warriors is an eye-opening jaunt through the history of gender expression and a powerful testament to the rebellious spirit.

Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079515
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Published: Beacon Press - October 10th, 1999

Those who have heard Leslie Feinberg speak in person know how powerful and inspiring s/he can be. In Trans Liberation, Feinberg has gathered a collection of hir speeches on trans liberation and its essential connection to the liberation of all people.

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community Cover Image
By Noach Dzmura (Editor)
ISBN: 9781556438134
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 1st, 2010

***WINNER, 2011 Lambda Literary Award - Transgender Non-Fiction