Bruce Parker

TRANScending Identities - A Resource for Transgender Literature

Filed By Bruce Parker | July 15, 2008 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: gender variant, San Francisco Public Library, transgender

I have recently been working on a research project and publication that combines my work with TransYouth Family Allies and my Ph.D. studies in education. The study addresses portrayals of gender variant and transgender characters in young adult literature. A professor of education and I have been looking at the possible ways for high school teachers to engage in professional development activities geared towards promoting understanding.

We choose to focus on a book group that read young adult literature. I may write more about the process, texts we used, and some of the things we found soon. Today, I wanted to take a moment to steer people toward a wonderful online resource called TRANScending Identities through the San Francisco Public Library.

Check out the resource and let me know what ya'll think in the comments.


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Bruce, my only comment is that the list you provided a link do doesn't seem to be aimed towards young people at all.

I don't think it's supposed to, Serena. The young people portion was just back story. LOL

If you are interested in finding storys appropriate for transgender youth the storysite Big Closet would have many.It is an over 18 site but there are parents of TS/Tg children that come there to download storys for their children to read.There are several excellent authors who write storys involving TS/TG children.Also there are great storys for anyone interested in reading TS/TG fiction.It is a free site so there are no charges and you may leave comments on stories and vote for those you like.A good place to start for childrens stories would be the Marcie Donner stories or a price to pay.Amy

The list is missing Julia Serano's "Whipping Girl." (Less important, it's also missing Veronica Vera's second book, "Crossdress for Success.")