Oxford University Press To Release 672-Page Book On Trans Issues

Following five years of writing and editing, Oxford University Press will release a 672-page book entitled, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves in the middle of May.

TransbodiesTo ensure a wide range of experiences, the book includes contributions from over 200 transgender and/or genderqueer writers from across North America, as well as quotes and findings from an online survey of over 3,000 people.

The book’s description states:

“Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more.”

The book’s title also pays homage to the 1973 feminist health book Our Bodies, Ourselves which featured women and female health experts discussing women’s health issues to a female audience.

Wendy Sanford, a co-founder of the collective that published Our Bodies, Ourselves, wrote in her afterword of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves:

"a community of people who are the best experts on themselves has come together to create a resource of information, mutual support, and political advocacy that will strengthen many. The revolutionary point is that we can name our gender identity for ourselves and rightfully expect respect and recognition."


  1. MaryM says

    Relevance to LGB people?

    How many of the T people interviewed for this book identify as LGB?

    Why would the T people who do not identifty as LGB be of any interest to the LGB readership of this website.

    Who decided on LGBT – I don’t remember a nationwide discussion on why T issues and LGB issues are the same.

    Especially seeing as the T folk like to use homophobic slurs such as ‘cis’.

  2. Alliefoo says

    @MARYM First off, this isn’t a “LGB” sight. Get over it.

    Second, cis is a latin prefix that has existed for ages now. It has always meant not trans. Trans people didn’t invent the term, trans people didn’t start applying it to people who aren’t trans. It certainly isn’t a slur and never had anything to do with “sissy”. The stuff you make up is ridiculous.