Persistence: All ways butch and femme
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Edited by Ivan Coyote & Zena Sharman In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan E. Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo, Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the ongoing butch-femme conversation. The result is Persistence: All ways Butch and Femme. Scroll down to reserve and borrow Leave your details in the form at the bottom to reserve or borrow, and …
Sexual Metamorphosis
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Edited by Jonathan Ames In Sexual Metamorphosis, Ames presents the personal narratives of sixteen gender pioneers. Here is Christine Jorgensen, the first celebrity transsexual, greeting thousands of well-wishers from the stage of Madison Square Garden. Here is Caroline Cossey, former model and Bond (as in James) girl, being outed in the tabloid press. Here is Jennifer Finney Boylan discussing her impending transformation with her heartbroken spouse and supportive yet confused colleagues. The result is a …
From the inside out
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Edited by Morty Diamond Born female yet not identifying with that gender assignment, these writers illuminate the experiences of those who identify as FTM (Female to Male), and those whose gender is more fluid, genderqueers and thirdgenders. Exploring many aspects of gender identity change, from dating to disclosure to family issues, these stories, essays and poems offer heartfelt insight into the dynamics of identity politics and the definition of self. Book donated by boigrrlwonder Scroll …
Genderqueer: Voices from beyond the sexual binary
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Edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell and Riki Wilchins 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. …
Stand by your Man (And Stay Sane in the Process!)
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Edited by Craig Andrews This book has been produced by FTM Australia (also known as Men’s Ts Resources in Australia) to provide clear and reassuring information, to dispel disturbing myths, and to share the thoughts and experiences of others in situations similar to yours. Scroll down to reserve and borrow Leave your details in the form at the bottom to reserve or borrow, and then return the book next month. Simple!
Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
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by Mattilda Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.” In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the …
PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality
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Edited by Carol Queen & Lawrence Schimel PoMo: short for PostModern; in the arts, a movement following after and in direct reaction to Modernism; culturally, an outlook that acknowledges diverse and complex points of view. PoMoSexual: the queer erotic reality beyond the boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation. Scroll down to reserve and borrow Leave your details in the form at the bottom to reserve or borrow, and then return the …
Delusions of Gender: The real science behind sex differences
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By Cordelia Fine Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior. Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Fine …
My Agender
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Price: $15.00 each | Available from GQA catch-ups Edited by Stef Tipping 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 …
Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An instant primer
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By Riki Wilchins In this one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the work of postmodern sex and gender theorists, nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins clearly explains the key ideas that have shaped contemporary sex and gender studies. Scroll down to reserve and borrow Leave your details in the form at the bottom to reserve or borrow, and then return the book next month. Simple!