Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender by Kit Heyam

Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Kit Heyam

nonfiction gender history lgbtqia+ challenging emotional informative medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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Today's narratives about trans people tend to feature individuals with stable gender identities that fit neatly into the categories of male or female. Those stories, while important, fail to account for the complex realities of many trans people's...
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