Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Who Decides Transgender Civil Rights?

A new lawsuit filed by eleven states including Texas challenges the Obama administration's charge granting public facility use based on gender identity ("States Ratchet Up Transgender Battle with Lawsuit against U.S." Reuters, May 25, 2016). The legal action was prompted by a May 13 order that said "transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice" in public schools.

Review selected hard copy/online library books related to transgender topics at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Place Hold" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to request for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more information in the library catalog:
  • Gender identity
  • Transgender children
  • Transgenderism
  • Transgender people
  • Transgender youth
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
The Experiment, 2016
call number: 649.1 Ehr

"In this up-to-date, comprehensive resource, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid , rather than binary. As an advocate for the gender affirmative model and with the expertise she has gained over three decades of pioneering work with children and families, she encourages caregivers to listen to each child, learn their particular needs, and support their quest for a true gender self.." - publisher's summary excerpt

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
Random, 2015
call number: 306.768 Nut

"The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family's extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for the Washington Post." - publisher's summary excerpt

Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities by Jackson Wright Shultz
Dartmouth Coll. P, 2015. 
call number: 306.768 Shu

"Although transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture, they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voices to the conversation. In this remarkable book, Jackson Shultz records the stories of more than thirty Americans who identify as transgender. They range in age from fifteen to seventy-two; come from twenty-five different states and a wide array of racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and identify across a vast spectrum of genders and sexualities." - publisher's summary excerpt