Trans Day of Remembrance 2023: Book Display


In recognition of Trans Day of Remembrance, the day in which we remember all those whose lives have been lost to anti-trans violence, Librarian Laura Cracknell has put together a book display of resources to read and learn more about the experiences of the trans community. The display will be available for members of College to view until Tuesday 21st November, but the books included are listed below, so if you're unable to catch the display before it leaves, or you wish to continue exploring trans literature after this week, these resources are available for borrowing at any time.


Tiny Pieces of Skull – Roz Kaveney

Drawing from the author’s own experiences as a trans woman in the 1970s and ‘80s, this novel exploring trans street life and bar life in ‘70s London and Chicago had never been published until 2015, despite having been written around thirty years prior.

Trans Power – Juno Roche

Juno Roche reconsiders what it means to be trans, as its own separate identity beyond the gender binary, and explores the diversity of trans experience.

Female Husbands – Jen Manion

A delve into trans history before "trans" became a term – exploring the phenomenon of “female husbands” in the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, this book identifies a wide range of gender-variant identities for those assigned female throughout this period of history.

For the full list of books on display, see below:

  • Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us by C N Lester
  • Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution by Susan Stryker
  • Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are by Declan Henry
  • Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows edited by Christine Burns
  • The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye
  • Transitional: In One Way or Another We All Transition by Munroe Bergdorf
  • The Pink Line: The World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser
  • Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition From Self-Loathing to Self-Love by Mia Violet
  • Variations by Juliet Jacques
  • Gender Euphoria edited by Laura Kate Dale
  • Transitions: Our Stories of Being Trans by Danielle Hopkins et al.


A close-up of the books on the Trans Day of Remembrance Book Display. The books with clear titles are: Tiny Pieces of Skull by Roz Kaveney, Trans Like Me by C N Lester and Trans Power by Juno Roche.