Suggested Reading

PFLAG NYC is often asked to recommend books on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) subjects. From the early stages of learning about an LGBTQ+ loved one or coming out, to finding out more about the LGBTQ+ community and current issues, the books listed here are helpful in becoming well-informed.

Clicking on a book title will take you to the book at, where all purchases from this page will help support PFLAG NYC.

Transgender Topics

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue
Nicholas M. Teich
Columbia University Press, 2012

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones
Jessica Xavier, Mary Boenke and Arlene Istar Lev
Oak Knoll Press, 2003

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Broadway, 2004

Gender-Expansive/Gender-Creative Children