Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ten top transgender books

Juliet Jacques is a freelance writer who covers gender, sexuality, literature, film and football. One of her top ten transgender books, as shared at the Guardian:
Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein (1994)

Sold as “an account of Bornstein’s transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, from IBM salesperson to playwright and performance artist,” Gender Outlaw made a demand for a new writing style that would help outsiders understand transgender experiences. It politicised the memoir in a bold new way, hooking autobiography into discussions of gender identity and sexuality, transphobia and transgender artists and writers past and present.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue