Manning Up coverManning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves

27th Annual Lambda Literary Award Nominee

An Advocate “18 Must-Read LGBT Books” 

Edited by Zander Keig and Mitch Kellaway

Foreword by Jamison Green, PhD (author of Becoming a Visible Man)

Afterword by Daisy Hernandez (author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed)

“Man up?! I cannot believe that she—the most revered gender specialist in the Southwest—is gender stereotyping me! I leave her office in a huff. But then I catch myself and think hard for a while….Though I’ll never know if this is actually what she meant in the moment, I’ve personally come to see “manning up” as a maturing process. While every person of every gender goes through maturation, I believe it’s a particularly unique experience for people in transition…” So begins Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves, a groundbreaking collection of personal narratives by a diverse group of North American transsexual men who span class, ethnicity, ability, and age locations. Award-winning writers and new voices come together to tell their stories of doubt and discovery, invisibility and belonging, isolation and paying wisdom forward. Manning Up offers readers a fuller image of transition’s place within men’s larger life pictures, ultimately challenging academic, medical, and bureaucratic narratives of transsexual people and expanding on cultural understandings of masculinity.


Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Journal

The Good Men Project

Lambda Literary 

National Book Critics Circle

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Buy the book from Transgress Press or Amazon.