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The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality by
Call Number: Sighthill Main stock 306.76 HOL
Having correct and accurate terminology to describe oneself can be empowering, especially with words and phrases that describe gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, as well as slang relevant to LGBTQ+ rights and anti-discrimination, queer activism, gender-affirming healthcare and psychology.
Feminism Is for Everybody by
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 305.4201 HAN
Here you will find a short, accessible introduction to feminist theory by one of its most influential practitioners. Designed to be read by all genders, this book provides both a primer to the question 'what is feminism?' and an argument for the enduring importance of the feminist movement today.
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 813.54
Luna confronts the mystery, the confusion and the struggles of gender identity in this profound, heartbreaking, yet ultimately heartening story. Through the eyes of his sixteen-year-old sister Regan, struggling with her own adolescence, we witness Liam resolve to stop hiding in his basement bedroom, and become Luna to the outside world. This groundbreaking novel paves the way towards understanding the demands put upon a transgender and challenges us all to embrace our identities.
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 813.6
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, this novel is a story of Caliope, growing up in 70s Michigan. Calliope’s special inheritance will turn her into Cal, the narrator of this intersex, inter-generational epic of immigrant life in 20th century America.
Trans Liberation by
Call Number: Sighthill Main stock 306.7680973 FEI
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. This wonderfully immediate, impassioned, and stirring book is for anyone who cares about civil rights and creating a just and equitable society
MindLine Tans+ is a UK wide service offering confidential, non-judgemental listening space for people who identify as Trans+, non-binary and their friends and families to talk. Trained listeners identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid, they are understanding and will listen and offer support.
Open Mondays and Fridays 8pm to 12 midnight, phone 0300 330 5468.
Becoming Myself: Gender Identity
A revealing series which goes inside the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic in Hammersmith, London - the largest and oldest in the world - to explore the condition of gender dysphoria - a sense of distress caused by a disjunction between biological sex and gender identity.
Podcast: The Heart
This 2017 season of The Heart features four episodes where masculinity and femininity meet.
This series presents informative and humorous discussions on trans issues. Australian trans women Charlotte Tortorella and Chelsey Sanderson started the show to present trans topics in an approachable way for listeners unfamiliar with transitioning.
Podcast: Who Hurt You?
Who Hurt You? is a podcast about why we are the way we are. Who and what shaped us? What role did society play? Our families and childhoods? Our role models and friends?
Sofie Hagen chats to people in the public eye about what made them who they are.
It’s a snapshot of their lives and their minds in that very moment. It’s all about context.