Trans and non-binary educators to follow on Instagram & TikTok
(though the focus of their content is not always sex, it is a topic that comes up for a lot of folks.)
@alokvmenon (IG, TT)
@steroidbeyonce (IG, TT)
@chasestrangio (IG, TT)
@pinkmantaray (IG, TT)
@raquel_willis (IG, TT)
@dineaesthetics (IG, TT)
@thejeffreymarsh (IG, TT)
@thechrismosier (IG, TT)
@kaydenxofficial (IG, TT)
@thatannamarie (IG, TT)
@hopegiselle (IG, TT)
@mx.deran (IG, TT)
@rosemontoya (TT) @rosalynnemontoya (IG)
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community edited by Laura Erickson Schroth
Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by (cis) women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts.
Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg
Feinberg interweaves history, memoir, and gender studies to show that transgender people, far from being a modern phenomenon, have always existed and have exerted their influence throughout history
Transgender History by Susan Stryker
This book takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, from the mid-twentieth century to today.
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More by Janet Mock
Though a memoir from the experience of one person, this book holds many lessons about growing up trans, and Janet discusses facets of her own sex life and transition on a path to authenticity.
Gender Outlaw: on Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Through another memoir from a singular perspective, Kate asks big questions about gender, the binary, and where we fit in. First published in 1994, this book stands as a recognition that non-binary people have pre-dated millennials, even if the term wasn’t in use back then.
Poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary.
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling
This book demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body and argues that the knowledge we have about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced.
Black on Both Sides by C. Riley Snorton
Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials—early sexological texts, fugitive slave narratives, Afro-modernist literature, sensationalist journalism, Hollywood films—Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.
Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence edited by Lexie Bean