The  Library
Welcome to our Library! Come on in, get a cup of coffee and brouse a while. There are
Books, articles, fliers and links to many trans topics. Everything is arranged by subject.
TG Soul Library Listings
An Advocacy Guide for Trans People and Loved ones - pdf
A. J. Simpson & Joshua Goldberg

                                                    Coming Out
Coming Out Trans - pdf
Outlines things you need to consider when you plan to come out to your parents and family.

Mom I Need To Be A Girl - Free online book
You will meet Daniel's father who believes that sexual reassignment is against God. You'll follow
the fencing matches with bureaucrats, and the contest of wills with councilors whose skills are
so often limited to dream-obstruction and fee collection. Most importantly, you'll read how
Daniel's mother helped Daniel to become Danielle

The Fine Art Of Being Come Out To - Free online Book
A Straight Persons Guide to Gay Etiquette

My Husband Wears My Clothes - book
by Peggy J. Rudd, Ed.D.

Crossdressing with Dignity - book
by Peggy J. Rudd, Ed.D.

Crossdressers and Those Who Share Their Lives - book
by Peggy J. Rudd, Ed.D.

The Bliss of Becoming One - book
by Rachel Miller

Coping with Crossdressing - book
by JoAnn Roberts, Ph.D.

Crossdressing, Sex and Gender - book
by Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough

Transvestites and Transsexuals - book
by Richard F. Docter

True Selves - book
Understanding Transsexualism - For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals
by Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley
Available through or other book store

Trans Family Video
An educational video resources for parents and families trying to understand and accept
transgenderism. The tape includes interviews with FTM, MTF, and intersexed people, as well as
parents and children of transgender people, therapists, and PFLAG leaders. Download the
discussion guide for this film for free as a PDF.  Purchase book at Pflag TNET Store

Trans Forming Families - book
This is probably the best first book for parents and others struggling to understand. It includes
stories by parents of young TGs, parents of adult TGs, spouses, partners, grandparents, siblings,
and friends describing their respective journeys from bewilderment to acceptance of their trans
loved one.  Purchase at Pflag TNET Store

Carly: She's Still My Daddy - booklet
A 20-page booklet for children of transgender persons. It is appropriate for elementary school
children either to read themselves or have parents read to them. This is a story from a child's
point of view about his father's transition from Carl to Carly. It also introduces the reader to other
trans persons -- female to male, intersex, crossdressers, and those who live in the middle.
Purchase at Pflag TNET Store

How Sex Changed - book
A history of transsexuality in the US

Hormone Treatment in Transsexuals - online article
Quantity and effects of hormones used in transition

Hormone Injection - online article
Hormone Injection Guide by Patric Magee (Testosterone)

Getting hormones - pdf
Olivia Ashbee, Joshua Goldberg, & Emily Hodge

Hormones: A guide for FTMs - pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Hormones: A guide for MTFs - pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Endocrine Therapy For Transgender Adults In BC: Suggested guidelines -  pdf
Physical aspects of transgender endocrine therapy
Assessment of hormone eligibility and readiness


Physical Aspects Of Transgender Endocrine Therapy - pdf
Marshall Dahl, Jamie L. Feldman, Joshua Goldberg, & Afshin Jaberi

Competent Care of Transgendered - pdf
Download now

Basic Tips for Health Care - pdf
Download now

Protocols for Hormonal Reassignment  - pdf
Download now

Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men - pdf
A Guide For Health Care Providers
R. Nick Gorton MD, Jamie Buth MD, and Dean Spade Esq

Clinical Protocol Guidelines For Transgender Care - pdf

Care Of The Patient Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) - pdf
Cameron Bowman & Joshua Goldberg

Caring For Transgender Adolescents In BC: Suggested guidelines - pdf

Social And Medical Advocacy With Transgender People And Loved Ones - pdf
Recommendations for BC clinicians
Catherine White Holman & Joshua Goldberg

Transgender Primary Medical Care: Suggested Guidelines For Clinicians In BC -  pdf    
Jamie L. Feldman & Joshua Goldberg

Getting Trans - Competent Care - pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Let's Talk Trans - Youth Trans Care - pdf
A. J. Simpson & Joshua Goldberg

Fit or Fatphobic - Trans People, Weight and Health -  pdf
Joshua Goldberg & Olivia Ashbee

Trans people and Cancer -  pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Trans People and Cardiovascular Disease -  pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Trans People and Diabetes -   pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Trans People and Osteoporosis -  pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

Trans People and Vaccinations -  pdf
Olivia Ashbee & Joshua Goldberg

                                                    Personal Stories
Second Serve - book
by Renée Richards
Personal story of transition
Available through or other book store

Conundrum - book
by Jan Morris
Personal story
Available through or other book store

SRS FTM Blues - Online

Counselling And Mental Health Care Of Transgender Adults And Loved Ones - 1030K pdf
Walter Bockting, Gail Knudson, & Joshua Goldberg

Made In God's Image - booklet
A Resource for Dialogue About the Church and Gender Differences.
People of faith are fond of saying that everyone is "made in God's Image," but intersex and
transgender people get the message loud and clear that "everyone" doesn't include them.
Combining valuable information, personal sharing, and resources, this booklet is a perfect starting
place for any congregation, family, or individual. Purchase at Pflag TNET Store

Sex Reasignment - Online book
Thirty Years of International Follow-Up Studies After SRS: A Comprehensive Review, 1961-1991
Friedemann Pfäfflin, Astrid Junge

Man Tool - Purchase book on web only
The nuts and bolts of female to male surgery.  Photographer Loren Cameron’s second book -
plastic surgery options for the female-to-male transsexual. Over forty photographs of surgical
body modifications for the FTM transgender. Phalloplasties, metoidioplasties, chest
reconstruction, first-person stories about the subject's experiences, surgery, and sexual sensation.

Brain Sex - book
by Anne Moir, Ph.D. and David Jessel
The real difference between men and women.
Available at or other book store

                                                     Speech And Voice
Transgender Speech Feminization/Masculinization: Suggested Guidelines for BC Clinicians - pdf
Shelagh Davies, M.Sc., S-L.P.(C) & Joshua Goldberg

Changing speech -  pdf
Shelagh Davies & Joshua Goldberg

Getting surgery -  pdf
Olivia Ashbee, Joshua Goldberg, A. J. Simpson, & Emily Hodge

Surgery: A guide for FTMs -  pdf
A. J. Simpson & Joshua Goldberg

Surgery: A guide for MTFs -  pdf
A. J. Simpson & Joshua Goldberg

Becoming a Visible Man  - book
(Vanderbilt University Press, 2004).Jamison Green
Order online

Real Life Experience - Trans Care - Gender Transition -  pdf
Joshua Goldberg & A. J. Simpson

Transgender Care - book
by Gianna E. Israel and Donald E. Tarver II, M.D.
Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information, and Personal Accounts
Available through or other book store

Harry Benjamin: The Transsexual Phenomenon - e-book

Transsexualism - e-book
A Study of Forty-Three Cases.

The Eternal Collision - book
Bailey's and Blanchard's "soft" fiction meets the HARD REALITY of Transsexuals' lives
by Anjelica Kieltyka
Answer to "The Man Who Would Be Queen"
Available through or other book store

The Uninvited Dilemma - book
A Researched Look into the myths & Real-life Experience of Transsexuality
by Kim Elizabeth Stuart
Available through or other book store

True Selves - book
Understanding Transsexualism - For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals
by Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley
Available through or other book store

                                             Transgendered Children
Read This Before Coming Out to Your Parents - book
Tom Sauerman
Order online

The Agony of Nurturing the Spirit - book
A Mother's Recount of Raising a Transgendered Child

Our Trans Children Fifth Edition - book/pdf
From PFLAG Transgender Network (TNET) cornerstone publication. The book is an
introduction to trans issues especially for parents of “children” of all ages. Contents include
commonly asked questions, commonalities and differences between sexual orientation and gender
identity, issues of transgendered youth, and transgender and the law. This is an excellent
educational tool for families, friends, employers, and the larger community.

Coming Out Trans to Your Family - handout
This single-page handout outlines things you need to consider when you plan to come out to your
parents and family. It is a guide to making the coming out process as comfortable as possible.  
Download for free at Pflag TNET Store

                                                Transgender Rights
Transgender Rights - book
Edited collection by R. Juang, S. Minter, and P. Currah
Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and
grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the
freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries.
Available through
Links to Other Online Libraries
The National Transgender Library &

National Gender Advocacy coalition

National Transgender Library and
Archive - A Repository for Books,
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers,
Newsletters, Postcards, Films,
Personal Papers, Ephemera, and
Other Transgender Material

Transgender Health Program Library
Vancouver Coastal Health
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