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 Posted: 2010-11-26 06:00 pm
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While some folks have found the above books and sites helpful, they're quite dated at this point (the books more so than the sites).  In particular I very much don't recommend True Selves as it focuses on one very specific and archaic definition of Trans person, and I've heard from a lot of people whose loved ones read it and then insisted that they couldn't be Trans because they didn't fit the book's very narrow definition.

Here's some more recent stuff that a lot of people have found extremely helpful:

http://imatyfa.org/
http://transfamily.org/
http://transmentors.org/
http://trans-health.org/
http://transbucket.com/
http://camparanutiq.org/
http://transmasculine.com/
http://transkidspurplerainbow.org/
http://t-vox.org/ - resource/info central
http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=266
http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Support_groups
http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Online_Support
http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Therapists_by_region
http://safeschoolscoalition.org/whydontyoutellthem.pdf
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vPBLYBIo0uw - ten-minute YouTube on coming out as FTM
http://youtube.com/mensroomftm - keep checking back because new ones are added every day
http://youtube.com/genderqueerchat - keep checking back because new ones are added every day
http://youtube.com/trannystargalactica - keep checking back because new ones are added every day

Must-reads:
* Luna by Julie Anne Peters
* Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
* Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey
* Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
* She's Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan
* Transgender Emergence by Arlene Istar Lev (for therapists)
* The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper
* Trans Forming Families, edited by Mary Boenke (third edition, 2008) - available from PFLAG's Transgender Network for $10 US
* The Our Trans Children leaflet (sixth edition) - available from PFLAG's Transgender Network for $2 US, or you can save and print it yourself for free.  The booklet is their only source of revenue, so if you can pay for it, please do!
* TransGeneration (Ignore what Lucas says in the first episode about hormones being "very dangerous" - they're not, not if you get them through a competent doctor and have regular - which usually means annual - bloodwork, and that was irresponsible of him to say.)
(The books, aside from Trans Forming Families, can be ordered on amazon.com or you can get the ISBNs from amazon.com and bring them to any bookstore to order them. Trans Forming Families is available from PFLAG's Transgender Network for $10 US. The DVD can be ordered on amazon.com also, as you see from the link.)

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