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The Nonbinarian’s Trans Visibility Playlist

The Nonbinarian is a trans & nonbinary led literary mutual aid initiative, distributing free queer books & championing LGBTQIA2S+ stories. This playlist is in celebration of Trans Awareness & Visibility Week 🩵🤍🩷

The Risk it Takes to Bloom

On Life and Liberation

By: Raquel Willis
Narrated by: Raquel Willis
Length: 13 hours 40 minutes

A passionate, powerful memoir by a trailblazing Black transgender activist, tracing her life of transformation and her work towards collective liberation.
In 2017, Raquel Willis took to the National Women’s March podium just after the presidential election of Donald Trump, primed to tell her story as a young Black transgender woman from the... Read more

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Reclaiming Two-Spirits

Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America

Queer Ideas/Queer Action: Book #10

By: Gregory Smithers
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 11 hours 4 minutes

Winner of the 2023 Prose Award in Cultural Anthropology and SociologyFinalist for the 2023 Publishing Triangle Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

A sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native...
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Hijab Butch Blues

A Memoir

By: Lamya H
Narrated by: Ashraf Shirazi
Length: 7 hours 32 minutes

“This memoir absolutely blew me away. Structured around stories from the Qur'an, Lamya H beautifully explores the intersections between faith, identity, culture, and belonging. I learned so much while reading this book, and really valued Lamya's unique perspective on queerness and religion. Incredibly raw and honest, this is a memoir I will be... Read more

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Captive Genders

Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Expanded Second Edition

By: Eric A. Stanley & Nat Smith
Narrated by: Adi Cabral
Length: 12 hours 17 minutes

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the prison industrial complex. Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics for a new understanding of how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing... Read more

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Whipping Girl

A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

By: Julia Serano
Narrated by: Julia Serano
Length: 11 hours 35 minutes

“A foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the U.S. today.” —NPR
Named as one of 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time by Ms. Magazine


Julia Serano shares her experiences and insights—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape... Read more

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Beyond Magenta

Transgender Teens Speak Out

By: Susan Kuklin
Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Nick Podehl, Todd Haberkorn, Roxanne Hernandez, Janina Edwards, Nancy Wu & Marisol Ramirez
Length: 4 hours 35 minutes

A 2015 Stonewall Honor BookA groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and... Read more

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Redefining Realness

My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

By: Janet Mock
Narrated by: Janet Mock
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s... Read more

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Black Trans Feminism

By: Marquis Bey
Narrated by: Marquis Bey
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

In Black Trans Feminism Marquis Bey offers a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each. Theorizing black trans feminism from the vantages of abolition and gender radicality, Bey articulates blackness as a mutiny against racializing categorizations; transness as a... Read more

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People Collide

A Novel

By: Isle McElroy
Narrated by: Daniel Henning & Aida Reluzco
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

“A big project knocking around in a small package, portending even bigger projects ahead.”—New York Times“A little Kafkaesque, a little Hitchcockian, a little Freaky Friday, but McElroy makes this dizzying story their own.”—Electric LiteratureFrom the acclaimed author of The Atmospherians, a gender-bending, body-switching novel that explores... Read more

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Gender Trouble

Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

By: Judith Butler
Narrated by: Emily Beresford
Length: 8 hours 25 minutes

One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler's Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, "essential" notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category "woman" and continues in this vein... Read more

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Transgender History, second edition

The Roots of Today's Revolution

Seal Studies

By: Susan Stryker
Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
Length: 7 hours 49 minutes

Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans... Read more

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Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective

By: Alok Vaid-Menon
Narrated by: Alok Vaid-Menon
Length: 1 hour 7 minutes

Winner of the 2021 In The Margins Award
 
"When reading this book, all I feel is kindness."-- Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter
 
"Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer

"Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers... Read more

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Rainbow Rainbow

By: Lydia Conklin
Narrated by: Julia Weldon
Length: 5 hours 39 minutes

A fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy

In this exuberant, prize-winning collection, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming characters seek love and connection in... Read more

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A Safe Girl to Love

By: Casey Plett
Narrated by: Casey Plett
Length: 6 hours 18 minutes

A new edition of the acclaimed debut story collection by two-time Lambda Literary Award winner Casey Plett. From the author of Little Fish (Amazon First Novel Award Winner, 2019) and A Dream of a Woman comes eleven unique short stories featuring young trans women stumbling through loss, sex, harassment, and love in settings ranging from a... Read more

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Summer Fun

By: Jeanne Thornton
Narrated by: Jeanne Thornton
Length: 14 hours 17 minutes

From acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton, an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity

Gala, a young trans woman, works at a hostel in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is obsessed with the Get Happies, the quintessential 1960s Californian band, helmed by its resident genius, B—-. Why did the band stop making... Read more

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Idlewild

A Novel

By: James Frankie Thomas
Narrated by: Kristen DiMercurio
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

A darkly funny story of two adults looking back on their intense teenage friendship, in a queer, trans, and early-Internet twist on the Manhattan prep school novel

Idlewild is a tiny, artsy Quaker high school in lower Manhattan. Students call their teachers by their first names, there are no grades, and every day begins with 20 minutes of... Read more

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Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta

By: James Hannaham
Narrated by: James Hannaham & Flame Monroe
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

“I value interesting characters and masterful writing above all else in books, and this has both. The writing style is totally original; Carlotta's running first person commentary interjects the third person narration in a way that can be jarring at first but soon feels natural, like you're thinking Carlotta's thoughts right along with her. As we... Read more

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Dear Senthuran

A Black Spirit Memoir

By: Akwaeke Emezi
Narrated by: Akwaeke Emezi
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes

FEATURED ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE AS A 2021 NEXT GENERATION LEADER

A once-in-a-generation voice.” – Vulture


“One of our greatest living writers.” – Shondaland

A full-throated and provocative memoir in letters from the New York Times bestselling author, a dazzling literary talent whose works cut to the quick of the spiritual self”...
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Nevada

A Novel

By: Imogen Binnie
Narrated by: Imogen Binnie
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes

This program is read by the author.

"Nevada is a book that changed my life: it shaped both my worldview and personhood, making me the writer I am. And it did so by the oldest of methods, by telling a wise, hilarious, and gripping story." —Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby


A beloved and blistering cult classic and finalist for the Lambda...
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Confessions of the Fox

A Novel

By: Jordy Rosenberg
Narrated by: Aden Hakimi
Length: 10 hours 45 minutes

Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story—his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox.

Dated 1724,... Read more

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