Transgender Resources


Ohio University


People to know

Mickey Hart – Mickey is the director of the LGBT Center.

hartm@ohio.edu 740.593.2515, 354 Baker University Center.

Susan Young– Susan is a counselor on campus who organizes the Transitions support group.youngs2@ohio.edu  740.593.1616.

Transitions Support Group

A support group for transgender and questioning students and community members that meets weekly. Contact Susan Young at youngs2@ohio.edu for more information.

Hudson Counseling and Psychological Services

Hudson has several trans-friendly counselors. Call 740.593.1616 to set up an appointment.

Alden Library


LGBT Programs Center



LGBT Programs Center Library

The LGBT Center has an ever-growing collection of transgender books, movies, and information.



Allen, J.J. The Man in the Red Velvet Dress: Inside the World of Cross-Dressing

Bornstein, Kate. Gender Outlaw

Bornstein, Kate. My Gender Workbook

Brown, Mildred L; Rounsley, Chloe Ann. True Selves

Cameron, Loren. Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits

Colapinto, John. As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

Feinberg, Leslie. Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg, Leslie. Trans Liberation

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors

Halberstam, Judith “Jack”; Volcano, Del Lagrace. The Drag King Book

Nestle, Joan; Howell, Clare; Wilchins, Riki; ed. GenderQueer

Queen, Carol; Schimel, Lawrence; ed. PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality

Stringer, JoAnn Altman. The Transsexual’s Survival Guide to Transition and Beyond

Stringer, JoAnn Altman; Roberts, JoAnn, PhD. The Transsexual’s Survival Guide to Transition and Beyond: Volume 2 for Family, Friends, and Employers

Stuart, Kim Elizabeth. The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender



The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, 1994 (VHS)

Billy Elliot, 2000 (VHS)

Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink), 1997 (VHS)

Soldier’s Girl, 2004 (DVD)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, 1995 (VHS)

You Don’t Know Dick, 1997 (VHS)


Other Resources at the LGBT Programs Center

The “Transgender” resource folders (Talk to a staff member to see them)

Past issues of 4 Our Health newsletters

Trans-related brochures

Transgender Tapestry magazine (current and past issues)


*List updated as of January 2006.



Alden Library



Alden Library is a tremendous resource. The following are some of the books they have, though this is hardly a complete list. Many books that they do not have can be found through the Ohio Link interlibrary loan, if they don’t have a specific title.



Alexander, Jonathan; Yescavage, Karen; ed. Bisexuality and transgenderism: interSEXions of the others

Bloom, Amy. Normal: transsexual CEOs, crossdressing cops, and hermaphrodites with attitude

Bolin, Anne. In search of Eve: transsexual rites of passage

Bornstein, Kate. Gender outlaw: on men, women, and the rest of us

Brown, Mildred L.; Rounsley, Chloe Ann. True selves: understanding transsexualism: for families, friends, coworkers, and helping professionals

Bullough, Bonnie; Bullough, Vern L.; Elias, James, ed. Gender blending

Devor, Holly. FTM: female-to-male transsexuals in society

Ekins, Richard; King, Dave; ed. Blending genders: social aspects of cross-dressing and sex-changing

Feinberg, Leslie. Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Liberation

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender liberation: a movement whose time has come (short booklet)

Green, Jamison. Becoming a visible man

Halberstam, Judith. Female masculinity

Halberstam, Judith. In a queer time and place: transgender bodies, subcultural lives

Hausman, Bernice Louise. Changing sex: transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender

Haynes, Felicity; McKenna, Tarquam, ed. Unseen genders: beyond the binaries

King, Dave. The transvestite and the transsexual: public categories and private identities

Kotula, Dean; Parker, William E., ed. The phallus palace: female to male transsexuals

Kroker, Arthur; Kroker, Marilouise, ed. The Last sex: feminism and outlaw bodies

Namaste, Viviane K. Invisible lives: the erasure of transsexual and transgendered people

Thurer, Shari L. The end of gender: a psychological autopsy

Wilchins, Riki. Queer theory, gender theory: an instant primer



Boys Don't Cry, 2000 (DVD and VHS)

Butch Mystique, 2004 (DVD)

Different for Girls, 1999 (DVD)

Female Misbehavior,1992 (VHS)

Georgie Girl, 2002 (VHS)

Law of Desire, 1987 (VHS)

Soldier's Girl, 2004 (DVD)

Transgender Revolution, 1998 (VHS)


            *List updated as of January 2006.



The internet can be one of the best places to go when looking for transgender information, to hear the experiences of other people, and to find trans friends. This list contains a few ideas of where to go to start looking for information.

FTM International: http://www.ftmi.org/


Gender.org: http://www.gender.org


International Journal of Transgenderism: http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J485 

Collection of studies about transgenderism, including surgical and hormonal results and studies regarding therapy and

education about transgender issues. Older journals with full-text articles can be found at



LiveJournal Communities: http://www.livejournal.com 

Check out: ftm, mtf, newtrans, our_own_path, genderqueer, transgender, and a million others (including groups for

partners of transgender people)


PFlag: Our Trans Children:  http://pflag.org/Our_Trans_Children_-_Intro.otc.0.html
PFlag’s Transgender Network published this booklet as an intro to trans issues for family, friends, co-workers, and
others interested in trans issues. It is also a great resource guide for transgender people.

Successful Transmen: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TransMen.html
Collection of photos, stories, and links to personal websites of successful FTM individuals.

Transgender Crossroads: http://www.tgcrossroads.org

Network of local transgender groups throughout the Midwest, trans-related news items, legal issues, calendar of events

TransFaith: http://www.transfaithonline.org

TransFaith on-line seeks to be inclusive of all spiritual traditions and orientation -- while placing a particular emphasis on support and education within the Christian tradition and Christian communities.

Trans-health.com: http://www.trans-health.com
Trans-health includes articles about fitness and training, health and wellbeing, healthcare services, hormones, mental and emotional health, surgery, transitioning, and more for both FTM and MTF individuals.

The Transitional Male: http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/
Includes photos of surgery results, descriptions of hormones and surgeries, lists of trans-friendly surgeons and therapists, and resource pages for books and videos for FTM individuals.

Transsexual Women’s Resources (compiled by Dr. Anne A. Lawrence): http://www.annelawrence.com/twr/


Transsexual Women’s Successes: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TSsuccesses.html

Collection of photos, stories, and links to personal websites of successful MTF individuals.

Transster: http://www.transster.com

Photo results of FTM top and bottom surgeries, listed by surgeon, price range, and location.


Yahoo! Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com

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