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Here is where you can reserve books to borrow, or if you’re at a GQA gathering, record them under your name.

We ask you to return the books at the following meeting.

If you’re a first-time borrower, remember to include the Joining fee, which is a flat $5.

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Reserve books by clicking “Add to cart”. These are added to your cart which you can then have processed by a GQA organiser.

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Almost Perfect by James Goss

Almost Perfect: | OL25422128M | Google Books |

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Emma is 30, single and, frankly, desperate. She woke up this morning with nothing to look forward to but another evening of unsuccessful speed-dating. But now she has a new weapon in her quest for Mr Right. And it’s made her almost perfect! Ianto Jones woke up this morning with no memory of last night. He went to work, where he caused amusement, suspicion, and a little bit of jealousy. Because Ianto Jones woke up this morning in the body of a woman! And he’s looking just about perfect! And Jack Harkness has always had his doubts about Perfection…

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Being Emily by Rachel Gold

Being Emily: | Rachel Gold | OL25423393M | Google Books |

Being Emily

Being Emily

 

They say whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily because she was born Christopher and her insides know that her outsides are all wrong.

Book donated by: Toni P.

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Boy 2 Girl by Terence Blacker

Boy 2 Girl: | Terence Blacker | OL25421015M

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Boy 2 Girl

Boy 2 Girl

“…I need you to hold it in your head, this picture of Sam Lopez when he first arrived at my front door…”

When Matthew’s crazy American cousin suddenly arrives on his doorstep, it’s a bit shock for the whole family. Sam is small, blonde and wild – with a giant attitude problem – and he immediately starts to wreak havoc on Matthew’s social life. Desperate to get their own back, Matthew and his best friends cook up a birlliant, outrageous plot that will humiliate Sam AND deal a stunning blow to the bitchiest girls at school.

Victory is theirs until Operation Sam runs hysterically out of control…

Kindly donated by Toni

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Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin

Cycler: | Lauren McLaughlin | OL25421014M | Google Books |

Cycler

Cycler

AS FAR AS anyone at her high school knows, Jill McTeague is an average smart girl trying to get her dream date to ask her to the prom.What no one knows, except for Jill’s mom and dad, is that for the four days Jill is out of school each month, she is not Jill at all. She is Jack, a genuine boy–complete with all the parts. Jack lives his four days per month in the solitude of Jill’s room. But his personality has been building since the cycling began. He is less and less content with his confinement and his cycles are becoming more frequent. Now Jill’s question about the prom isn’t who she’ll go with, but who she’ll be when the big night arrives.

Kindly donated by Toni.

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Donate a library book!

Click to view Genderqueer Australia's library of resources!Donate a book from your collection

If you’d like to donate a book to GQA from your personal collection, please bring it into a GQA gathering, or contact us using the form below to let us know you’re interested in helping out!

The list of books we’re going to get

This list is of the books we’re looking at obtaining for the GQA library.

If you’d like to help us out, you can buy one of these instead of donating money (of course if you’d prefer donating cash, we’re happy to receive it too!)

In thanks for donations, we immortalise you on the GQA Library sticker we add to every Library book!

Suggest or donate a book

Let us know of suggestions or books you want to donate and we’ll be in contact!

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F2M: Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy

f2m: the boy within: | Hazel Edwards, Ryan Kennedy | OL25415949M

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f2m: the boy within

f2m: the boy within

What happens when who you are on the inside clashes with what you are on the outside?
Skye plays guitar for the all-girl Chronic Cramps, and is part of the punk scene. Then a life-changing decision turns her world upside down.
Skye becomes Finn, transitioning from Female to Male.
How will Finn’s friends and family cope?

This book kindly donated by Tom Cho

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Genderqueer: Voices from beyond the sexual binary

Genderqueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary | OL8575382M

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Genderqueer

Genderqueer: voices from beyond the sexual binary

Perhaps more than any other issue, gender identity has galvanized the queer community in recent years. The questions go beyond the nature of male/female to a yet-to-be-traversed region that lies somewhere between and beyond biologically determined gender. In this groundbreaking anthology, three experts in gender studies and politics navigate around rigid, societally imposed concepts of two genders to discover and illuminate the limitless possibilities of identity. Thirty first-person accounts of gender construction, exploration, and questioning provide a groundwork for cultural discussion, political action, and even greater possibilities of autonomous gender choices. Noted scholar Joan Nestle is joined by internationally prominent gender warrior Riki Anne Wilchins and historian Clare Howell to provide a societal, cultural, and political exploration of gender identity.

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He’s my daughter by Lynda Langley

He’s my daughter: a mother’s journey to acceptance | Lynda Langley | OL3649844M

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He's my daughter

He’s my daughter

“Tony’s wife was on the phone, ringing from their interstate home. My husband’s face drained to ashen. Tony had totally castrated himself. He had lost a lot of blood and was now in surgery.”

A mother’s story of losing a son and gaining a daughter — a transsexual transition and a mother’s love.

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Infosheet: gender questioning & genderqueer PD

Download the Rainbow Network PD

Summary

The Rainbow Network professional development session was held to help educate professionals who work with gender-questioning, genderqueer and transgender people.

The creative commons license for this resource can be read by clicking here.

(Please note: this presentation was made prior to our name-change. For more information, see our about page by clicking here.)

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Inside Out – edited by Erin Shale

Inside out: an Australian collection of coming out stories | edited by Erin Shale. | OL6822613M | Google Books |

Inside out

Inside out

An anthology of real life stories from the Australian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Drawn from a wide range of experiences, cultural backgrounds and age groups, the collection explores the challenges and rewards of finding a way out of the closet and living a life of truth and integrity

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Katherine’s Diary by Katherine Cummings

Katherine’s Diary: The story of a transsexual | Katherine Cummings | OL25426986M | Google Books |

Katherine's Diary

Katherine’s Diary

“I think now that I was irrational, even insane, at the time. My transsexualism had taken hold of me with such obsessive force that I could not concentrate on anything else. There I was, a fifty-year-old professional academic librarian who had desparately wanted to be female ever since memories began…”

In 1986 John Cummings became Katherine Cummings and a while life changed.
In this painfully honest account of John’s transformation into a woman, Katerhine tells of years of fantasizing and cross-dressing behind locked doors, of the betrayal felt by her family and the final relief of surgery.
Katherine’s Diary covers a lifetime of self-discovery and self-destruction with acerbic wit and crisp observation.

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Legend of Les Girls by Carlotta

He did it her way: Carlotta, legend of Les Girls| Carlotta. | OL1201331M | Goodreads | Google Books |

He did it her way

He did it her way

For 26 years from 1963 Carlotta was the undisputed queen of Kings Cross — the legend of Les Girls, a landmark theatre restaurant where all the women on stage are really drag queens.

He Did It Her Way is a fascinating and often hilarious journey into her world as a performer and transexual who started life as a Balmain boy and went on to have one of the fist sex change operations in Australia.

Candid, witty and irreverent — this is classic Carlotta, from the smart-arse ad-libbing to the intimate secrets shared, just as if she is enteratining you — her live audience of one.

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Library Catalogue

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Library privacy policy and lending terms

Privacy Policy

Your email will only be used to contact you regarding books you have borrowed.

Terms for GQA library borrowing

  1. Your membership is payable before borrowing books
  2. Please return books after 1 month so others can borrow them!
  3. Books being borrowed or purchased are available by pick-up only from our GQA gatherings. Read about times and locations here.
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Luna: Julia Anne Peters

Luna: | Julie Anne Peters | OL9783475M

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Luna

Luna

For anyone who has ever felt invisible.

“…Yeah, I loved her. I couldn’t help it. She was my brother…”

This book kindly donated by boigrrlwonder

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My Agender: edited by S.J. Tipping

My Agender: Personal stories exploring gender and sexuality | S.J. Tipping | OL25400391M

 My agender website | Google Books

My Agender

My Agender

My Agender is a collection of personal stories which explore the interplay between gender and sexuality. The stories in this book are written from the heart and explore the pain, strength and courage it takes to express your authentic self.

Identity, determination and individuality are common themes which each contributor displays with incredible honesty and vulnerability. Several stores reflect on past experiences and highlight the importance of being free to be yourself. It is time to challenge binary thinking and explore the ‘in-between’.

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Review

Review by:  Boigrrlwonder

I absolutely love reading short stories, even better ones that I can relate to and that cover the diversity of the GLBTIQ community. This book holds a special place on my shelf because each story is so familiar – I can relate to them, the authors and at the same time learn something new from/of each. This is an excellent read for young and old, trips and before bed, as well as an excellent gift for all occasions and one that should be on every library shelf.

Where to buy

Buy My Agender from the website
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My gender workbook: Kate Bornstein

My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely | Kate Bornstein | OL7495768M

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My Gender Workbook

My Gender Workbook

From the moment we take our first breath (and sometimes even before that, what with sonic imaging technology), the cry “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl” ushers us into this world.

My Gender Workbook enables the reader to explore what it means to be a man or a woman, and to offer a middle-ground which is self-identified and comfortable.

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Reviews

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My Story by Caroline Cossey

My Story | Caroline Cossey | OL7855978M

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My Story

My Story

Caroline ‘Tula’ Cossey was born a boy. Now she is a beautiful woman with a successful modeling career.

My Story is Tula’s candid account fo her struggles: her troubled childhood in northern England, her dreams of becoming a woman, the operations that liberated her sexually, and the journey from chorus gurl to James Bond girl to top international model.

After she was twice exposed by the tabloid press, Tulas career plummeted and her marriage to a wealthy businessman was annulled. In the spring of 1989, she was forced to make a unique appeal to the European Commission of Human Rights: she was fighting for the legal validation of her marriage as a female, though her birth certificate labeled her a lale.

My Story is the tale of a woman’s battle for the body she needed to survive, and a transsexual’s struggle for the rights she deserved.

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