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Surviving Transphobia

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The transgender and gender nonbinary community is forever under siege. Institutional transphobia is enacted by those who would return us to the shadows, the closets, or worse.

Surviving Transphobia is an anthology by transgender and gender nonbinary celebrities and experts on endurance during times of severe hostility. We share the moments when we were vulnerable, were bullied, had needs dismissed, or were discriminated against, revealing our determination and how we have (sometimes) managed to thrive. We offer loving support as you brave agony and seek joy. We also speak to our allies.

We are activists, actors, athletes, authors, lawyers, doctors, nurses, therapists, sex workers, clergy, diplomats, and military veterans. We are of many ethnicities. We vary socioeconomically, educationally, and geographically. Some are neurodivergent. Several are disabled or have chronic illnesses. A few are HIV+. A small number were born elsewhere.

We have survived, here's how. And if we can survive... so can you.
  • Published: Sep 21 2023
  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN: 9781787759657
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Press Reviews

  • Christine Burns, Author of Trans Britain and retired activist

    This is a vital book at a crucial time, executed with such a skilful choice of contributors by Laura. Trans people's lives and safety are being exploited on both sides of the Atlantic by political operators seeking cheap gains at the polls. Their attacks won't win the votes they seek but an account of the harms they are inflicting is overdue. Laura has chosen such a diverse and articulate set of contributors to document the real harm. Anyone who doubts the human cost for a second must read this. A book I wish I'd created myself, but Laura has done it first and done it better.