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Transgender Bibliography

The Human Sexuality Collection is building a strong historical collection of printed works concerning cross-dressing and transvestitism, intersex and hermaphroditism, transsexualism, and transgender issues. Here is a partial list, including some early titles from Cornell’s Rare Books and History of Science collections.

Find additional titles by searching Cornell’s online catalog in the author field for “Human Sexuality Collection Transgender Books”.

Ackroyd, Peter. Dressing up; transvestism and drag: the history of an obsession, London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.

Aléra, Don Brennus. Frédérique : the true story of a youth transformed into a girl, London: Delectus, 1998. (English translation of Fridoline)

Aléra, Don Brennus. Fridoline; histoire veridique d’un jeune homme devenu actrice, Sceaux: Select Bibliotheqe, 1926. Select Bibliothèque was one of several publishers specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century.

Aléra, Don Brennus. Tu deviendras fille..! Sceaux: Select Bibliotheque, 1935. Scarce copy of transvestite domination novel about a 16-year old boy forced into his sister’s clothing.

Allen, J.J. The man in the Red Velvet Dress. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1996.

Allen, Mariette Pathy. Transformations: crossdressers and those who love them. 1st ed. New York: Dutton, c1989.

Allen, Robert. But for the Grace. London: W.H. Allen, 1954.

Anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender violence in 1997 : a report of The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (4th ed.) Detroit: the Triangle Foundation, 1998.

Beaton, Cecil. Quail in Aspic. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1963.

Brown, Geoff. I Want What I Want. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1966. With dust jacket.

Buliet, C.J. Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonations Celestial and Human. New York: Covici, Friede, 1928. With dust jacket.

Buliet, C.J. Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonations Celestial and Human. New York: Covici, Friede, 1933. With dust jacket.

Cappon, Daniel. Toward an Understanding of Homosexuality. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1965. With dust jacket.

Caprio, Frank S. and Donald R. Brenner. Sexual Behavior: Psycho-Legal Aspects. New York: Citadel Press, 1961. With dust jacket.

Castle, Stephanie. Feelings: a transexual’s explanation of a baffling condition. Vancouver, B.C.: Perception Press, 1992.

Cauldwell, David O., ed. Transvestism…Men in Female Dress. New York: Sexology Corp., 1956.

Charles-Etienne. La Bouche Fardee. Paris: Editions Curio, 1926.

Chesser, Eustace. Strange Loves: The Human Aspects of Sexual Deviation. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1971.

Chideckel, Maurice. Female Sex Perversion. New York: Eugenics, 1935. 3 copies: 1 with dust jacket.

Choisy, abbe de. Aventures de l’abbe de Choisy habille en femme. Paris. J. Gay, 1862.

Chrysalis quarterly. Decatur, Ga.: Atlanta Educational Gender Information Service, c1991-.

Community pride reporter. Portland, ME: Community Pride Reporter, (1994:June).

Cowell, Roberta. Roberta Cowell’s Story: An Autobiography. New York: British Book Centre, 1954. 2 copies with dust jackets.

Crew, Louise edt. The Gay Academic. California: ETC, 1978. With dust jacket.

Crisp, Quentin. The Naked Civil Servant. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968. With dust jacket.

Crossroads: a publication of the American Friends Service Committee’s Bridges Project. Philadelphia, PA: The Bridges Project, 1992.

Danny and Doc Present the New Jewel Box Revue. New York: Jewel Box Revue, Inc., [between 1958-1969?].

Davenport, John. Curiosities of Erotic Psychology. New York: Robin Hood House, 1932.

Dee, Kathy. Travelling. Paris: Pierre Belfond, 1974.

de Erauso, Catalina. Lieutenant Nun. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Dennis, Allen. The Gay B C Book. San Francisco: D. Redmond Designs, 1966.

Desmond, Perry. Perry: A Transformed Transsexual. Ironton, MO. Metamporphis Books, 1978.

Dullak, Sylvanie. Je Serais…Elle. Paris: Frances Loisirs, 1983.

Ellis, Albert. The Folklore of Sex. New York: Charles Boni, 1951. With dust jacket.

Eugeni, Lattanzio. De Maris, & Foemellae Generatione Opusculum. Ancone: Per Astulphum de Grandis, 1568.

Female Impersonators News 1-2, 42-43. Belmar, NJ, 1970 [?].

Female Impersonators 1-4. New York and Belmar, NJ, 1969-1970.

Femmemirror. Los Angeles: Chevalier Publishing Company-3 issues, 1961-1962.

Fielding, William J. Homo-Sexual Life. Kansas: Haldemans-Julius Company, n.d. Paperback.

Farrer, Peter, ed. Borrowed Plumes: Letters from Edwardian Newspapers on Male Cross Dressing. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1994.

Farrer, Peter, ed. Confidential Correspondence: On Cross Dressing 1911-1915. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1997.

Farrer, Peter, ed. Confidential Correspondence: On Cross Dressing Pt. II 1916-1920. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1998.

Farrer, Peter, ed. Cross Dressing between the Wars: Selections from London Life 1923-1933. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 2000.

Farrer, Peter. In Female Disguise. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1992.

Farrer, Peter. The Life of Maurice Pollack: 1885-1918: a Birmingham Actor. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1998.

Farrer, Peter, ed. Men in Petticoats: A Selection of Letters from Victorian Newspapers. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1987.

Farrer, Peter and Christine-Jane Wilson. My First Party Frock and Other Contributions to The Glad Rag 1985-1991. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1997.

Farrer, Peter, ed. The Regime of the Stay-Lace: A Further Selection of Letters from Victorian Newspapers. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1995.

Farrer, Peter. Tight Lacing: A bibliography of articles and letters concerning Stays and Corsets for Men and Women: Part I 1828-1880. Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1999.

Goldberg, Vicki. ‘La Cage aux Folles’; Male to Female.. Edition Stemmle, 1995.

Grant, Julia. George and Julia. London: New English Library Limited, 1980. Paperback.

Green, Richard. Sexual Identity Conflict. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1974. 2 copies both paperback.

Grossman, Paula. A handbook for transsexuals. Plainfield: Broadview Enterprises, Inc., 1979.

Hollick, Frederick. The Marriage Guide, of Natural History of Generation; a Private Instructor for Married Persons and Those About to Marry. New York: American News Company, 1860. (Chapter III. Doubtful or Double Sex; Singular Case of Female Hermaphrodism)

Hollyday, Roger. Pederasty and Sodomy. California: Oasis Publishers, 1970.

Hoyer, Niels ed. Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex. London: Jarrolds, n.d.

Humphreys, Laud. Out of the Closets: The Sociology of Homosexual Liberation. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1972. With dust jacket.

James, Antony. The Abnormal World of Transvestites and Sex Changes. New York. L.S. Publications, 1965.

Jay, Karla and Allen Young. Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation. New York: Douglas/Links, 1972. 2 copies both paperback.

Jerslid, Jens. De Paedofile. Denmark: NYT Nordisk Forlag, 1964. Paperback.

Johnson, Chris, Cathy Brown and Wendy Nelson. The Gender Trap. London: Proteus, 1982. With dust jacket.

Jorgensen, Christine. Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography. New York: Paul Eriksson, 1967. With dust jacket.

Judd, Ralph. Drag Gags. San Francisco: Ralph Judd Communications, 1991.

Katz, Jonathan Ned. Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary. New York: Harper & Row, 1983. Paperback.

Kling, Samuel G. Sexual Behavior and the Law. USA: Bernard Geis, 1985. With dust jacket.

Lavender magazine. Minneapolis, Minn.: Lavender Lifestyles, [Jun.30,2000 –

Leland, Charles Godfrey. The Alternate Sex or The Female Intellect in Man, and the Masculine in Woman. London: Philip Welby, Covent Garden, W.C., 1904.

Liberace. Liberace: An Autobiography. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Son’s, 1973. With dust jacket.

Lothstein, Leslie Martin. Female-to-male transsexualism, Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983.

Madden, David. The New Orleans of Possibilities. USA; Louisiana State University Press, 1982. With dust jacket.

Marañón, Gregorio. The evolution of sex and intersexual conditions, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1932.

McClain, Jerri. To be a woman. Provinceton, Mass.: Differnt Path Press, [c1992].

Möller, Jacob, d. 1693. Discursus duo philologico-juridici: prior de cornutis, posterior de hermaphroditis, eorumque jure … Francofurti : typis C. A. Zeitleri, 1692.

Traces the history from earliest mythological sources to anatomical description and medical consideration. Möller seriously attempts to understand and explain the phenomenon, though it was not until Albrecht von Haller, 1708-1777, that hermaphrodism was scientifically studied.

Morris, Jan. Conundrum. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. 2 copies: 1 paperback, 1 with dust jacket.

Nixon, Edna. Royal Spy: The Strange Case of the Chevalier D’Eon. New York: Reynal & Company, 1965. With dust jacket.

Nocturnal Dream Shows Presents…John Rothermel. San Francisco: Nocturnal Dream Shows, 1972

Ollendorff, Robert. The Juvenile Homosexual Experience and its Effect on Adult Sexuality. New York: Julian Press, 1966. With dust jacket.

Outspoken. Ithaca, N.Y.: OUT Spoken, Issue 1 (11-24 Nov. 1993)-

Outword newsmagazine. Sacramento, CA: Outword Pub., [1995-

Pepper, John. A Man’s Tale. London: Quartet Books Limited, 1982. With dust jacket.

Peratoner, Amancio. Higiene y fisiología del amor en los dos sexos: afrodisia y anafrodisia, los dos polos de la pasion amorosa. Barcelona: Moderna Maravilla, 1880.

Phi Pi Epsilon: A New International Sorority for Femmepersonators… Los Angeles: Alpha Chapter, 1962.

Podolsky, Edward and Carlson Wade. Transvestism Today: the phenomena of men who dress as women.

Prince, Virginia Charles. The Transvestite and His Wife. Los Angeles: Charles Prince, 1967. 2 copies both paperback.

Ramsey, Gerald. Transsexuals : candid answers to private questions. Freedom, CA : Crossing Press, c1996.

Raskin, Lyn. Diary of a Transsexual. New York: Olympia Press, 1971. 2 copies both paperback.

Raymond, Janice G. The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male. Boston: Beacon Press, 1979. With dust jacket.

Rowan, Robert L. and Paul J. Gillete. The Gay Health Guide. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. With dust jacket.

Rupaul. Lettin’ It All Hang Out. London: Warner Books, 1995.

Saxon, Vin. Whisper of Silk. San Diego: Publishers Export Co., 1966.

Scott, R.H.F. trl. The Transvestite Memoirs of the Abbe de Choisy. London: Peter Owen Limited, 1973. With dust jacket.

She Male Husband. New York: Star Distributors, 1980. Paperback.

Sinclair, Abby. I was male. Plus Seville, Latina. I want to be male again. Chicago, Ill.: Novel Books, c1965.

Sister Mary Elizabeth. Legal aspects of transsexualism. Wayland, Mass.: International Foundation for Gender Education, 1990.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Who are the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Petersham, Australia: the Sisters, 1987.

Star, Hedy Jo and Carl Hammonds. My unique change. Chicago: Novel Books, [c1965].

Stevens, Jennifer Anne. From masculine to feminine and all points in between: a practical guide for transvestites, cross-dressers, transgenderists, transsexuals, or those who choose to develop a more feminine image … and for all others who are interested, concerned, or curious. Cambridge, MA: Different Path Press, c1990.

Stringer, JoAnn Altman. The transsexual’s survival guide II to transition & beyond: family, friends, & employers. King of Prussia, Pa.: CDS, c1992.

Suaras, J.C. Hollywood Drag. Charlottesville: Thomasson-Grant, 1994.

Sullivan, Louis. From female to male : the life of Jack Bee Garland. Boston: Alyson Publications, c1990.

Sullivan, Louis. Information for the female to male cross dresser and transsexual (2nd ed). Seattle, Wash.: Ingersoll Gender Center, 1985.

Sullivan, Louis. Information for the Female-to-Male. San Francisco: the author, 1985.

Tapestry. Wayland, Mass.: Tiffany Club, [1983- .

Tardieu, Ambrose. Question medico-legale de l’identite: dans ses rapports avec

les vices de confromation des organs sexuels… Paris: J.B. Bailliere, 1984.

Rare RC883 .T18 1874.

Tavern Guild of San Francisco. Coronation Ball 1971, San Francisco, California. San Francisco: the Guild, 1971.

The Barr Girls. San Antonio: Antarctic Press, Issue 1 (1996).

Thomas, Bob. Liberace: The True Story. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. With dust jacket.

Thornton, Nathaniel. Problems in Abnormal Behavior. New York: Blakiston, 1946.

Transgender. Waltham, MA: IFGE, Issue 74 (winter 1995).

Transgender tapestry. Waltham, MA: IFGE, Issue 75 (spring 1996)-.

Transsisters. Kansas City: Skyclad Publishing. Issue 1 (Sept./Oct. 1993)-issue 10 (autumn 1995).

Transvestia. Los Angeles: Chevalier Publications, 1960-.

Tressner, William B. Queens of the Quarter. California: Publishers Export Co., Inc., 1968. Paperback.

Tripp, C.A. The Homosexual Matrix. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975. 2 copies: 1 paperback, 1 with dust jacket.

Van der Meide, Wayne. Legislating equality : a review of laws affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people in the United States. New York, NY: Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, c2000.

Vizetelly, Ernest. The True Story of the Chevalier D’Eon. London: Tylston and Edwards and A.P. Marsden, n.d.

Wade, Carlson. Panty Raid. New York: Selbee Publications, 1963. Paperback.

Warren, Carol A.B. Identity & Community in the Gay World. USA: John Wiley & Sons, 1974. With dust jacket.

Wolfgang, Michael S. Male and Female Sexual Deviations. Los Angeles: Sherbourne, 1964. Paperback.

Wysor, Bettie. The Lesbian Myth. New York: Random House, 1974. With dust jacket.

Your Soffa Voice. Smyrna, TN: American Boyz, [1998-2001].

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