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The TransHarvard team is excited to host a spectacular group of presenters at this year's Trans+ Community Celebration. In addition to their many accomplishments, a significant portion of our speakers are also published authors. We have highlighted some of their works below.

Our team has also organized a collection of even more readings and resources highlighting trans+ identity. We encourage everyone to refer to these works to learn more about the trans+ community. We have sought to include a wide range of works, spanning many genres and exploring the diverse intersections of transness with other dimensions of identity.

You can find the full list of authors we are hosting, as well as all of our
recommended readings and resources, at

We would also love to hear from you if there are any works we are missing! You can
recommend a reading at

Authors We're Hosting


He/She/They by Schuyler Bailar

Coming October 17th, 2023. "An essential, urgent, and potentially life-saving book that will change the conversation about gender identity and how we talk about it, moving us toward a more equitable future." Learn more and PRE-ORDER NOW


Flyboy by Kasey LeBlanc

Coming Winter 2024. "A queer YA debut novel with a dose of magic [...] about a closeted trans teenager named Asher who begins dreaming of a magical circus where he can finally be seen for who he is, all while navigating senior year at his new Catholic school." Learn more

Art by Merlin Butler


Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien (2020)
by Alan Pelaez Lopez

Finalist, 2020 International Latino Book Award. "An experimental poetry collection that renders an intimate portrait of growing up undocumented in the United States [...] As the title invokes, Intergalactic Travels breaks open a new galaxy where artists of color are the warriors that manifest the change that is needed not only to survive, but thrive." Learn more and PURCHASE NOW


We are Mermaids (2022)
by Stephanie Burt

"Stephanie Burt’s poems in We Are Mermaids are never just one thing. Instead, they revel in their multiplicity, their interconnectedness, their secret powers to become much more than they at first seem. [...] We Are Mermaids is a trans book, a fangirl book, a book about coming together. It’s also Burt’s best book." Learn more and PURCHASE NOW


The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil (2017) by Carmen Alvaro Jarrin

"The Biopolitics of Beauty examines how beauty became an aim of national health in Brazil. [It] explores not only the biopolitical regime that made beauty a desirable national project, but also the subtle ways in which beauty is laden with affective value within everyday social practices—thus becoming the terrain upon which race, class, and gender hierarchies are reproduced and contested in Brazil." Learn more and PURCHASE NOW


Trans People in Higher Education (2019) by Genny Beemyn

Honorable Mention, 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the LGBTQ category. "While more trans students, faculty, and staff have come out on US college campuses today than ever before, many still report enduring harassment and discrimination. Others avoid disclosing their gender identity because they do not feel safe or comfortable at their schools. This groundbreaking book is the first to address their experiences in a single volume. Genny Beemyn brings together personal narratives and original research to give readers both individual and large-scale perspectives, which provide unprecedented insight into the experiences of trans people in higher education." Learn more and PURCHASE NOW


Inverse Cowgirl by Alicia Roth Weigel

Coming September 19th, 2023. "From a celebrated activist on the forefront of fighting for intersex representation and rights—and a subject of the forthcoming documentary Every Body, from the filmmakers behind the RBG—a funny, thought-provoking collection of essays about owning your identity and living your truth." Learn more and PRE-ORDER NOW


Generation Queer by Kimm Topping

Coming 2024. Kimm’s first full-length book, GENERATION QUEER, is the first collection of illustrated biographies about modern queer and trans youth activists and is forthcoming from Tu Books / Lee & Low Books in 2024.

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My Child is Trans, Now What?
by Ben Greene

Coming 2024, Pre-Orders Coming Fall 2023. "A joy-focused support guide for parents and loved ones of transgender youth." Learn more


The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies (2021) by Genny Beemyn

"Genny Beemyn served as co-editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, which was published in March 2021. The two-volume encyclopedia features over 300 entries by an equally large contingent of contributors. It is the most comprehensive work published in trans studies, with entries that offer ways of including trans people in various disciplines that heretofore have not been considered. In addition to editing 100 entries, Genny contributed their broad and deep knowledge as the author of a dozen entries on a range of topics." Learn more and PURCHASE NOW


Not Uncommon, Just Unheard Of by Esther Morris Leidolf

"Sometimes the best way to tell a story is to take you there. A union carpenter holds her own on the job until she gets hurt. While recovering from an injury, she digs into a mysterious medical situation from her past and old issues resurface. She then learns that she is part of a community who has been systemically duped and erased for not ‘measuring up'." Learn more and PURCHASE NOW


to love and mourn in the age of displacement (2020)
by Alan Pelaez Lopez

"An elegy and a celebration, to love and mourn in the age of displacement [...] is an attempt to “make a / world anew” via the conjuring properties of poetry. Alan Pelaez Lopez reflects on what it means to embody a multidimensional existence as Black and Indigenous in an empire committed to maintain the global circuit of anti-Blackness paired with settler violence." Learn more

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