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TRANScending Identities

The following bibliography lists resources for the transgendered communities, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual transsexuals and transvestites/cross-dressers; drag kings and queens; self-defined gender queers; and their allies. It also includes resources for and about intersex individuals. Because of the blurring of lines between these groups, the bibliography has only been separated into fiction and non-fiction materials, and internet resources.

When searching the library catalog for further resources, the following subject terms may be useful, if not always preferred: transsexualism, transsexuals, transvestites, transvestism, drag queens, female impersonators, drag kings, male impersonators, gender identity, hermaphrodites and hermaphroditism.

A section of books for gender-variant and transsexual children and their families can be found at the end.


Bibliography compiled by Nancy Silverrod, San Francisco Public Library, with assistance from Stephen Stratton, California State University Channel Islands Library; K.R. Roberto, University of Georgia Libraries; Jami Taylor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro School of Library and Information Studies; Adam Davis, Delray Beach (FL) Public Library.

Updated by Nancy Silverrod, San Francisco Public Library, 2008.