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Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Marsha P. Johnson and Beyond

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"The foundational text that gave me life-changing context, helping me to understand who I was and who came before me."--Tourmaline, activist and filmmaker

Transgender Warriors
is an essential read for trans people of all ages who want to learn about the towering figures who have come before them--and for everyone who is part of the fight for trans liberation

This groundbreaking book--far ahead of its time when first published in 1996 and still galvanizing today--interweaves history, memoir, and gender studies to show that transgender people, far from being a modern phenomenon, have always existed and have exerted their influence throughout history. Leslie Feinberg--hirself a lifelong transgender revolutionary--reveals the origin of the check-one-box-only gender system and shows how zie found empowerment in the lives of transgender warriors around the world, from the Two Spirits of the Americas to the many genders of India, from the trans shamans of East Asia to the gender-bending Queen Nzinga of Angola, from Joan of Arc to Marsha P. Johnson and beyond.

This book was published with two different covers. Customers will be shipped the book with one of the available covers.

Author: Leslie Feinberg
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 06/30/1997
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 10.55h x 6.47w x 0.57d
ISBN: 9780807079416

About the Author
Leslie Feinberg, born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1949, was a transgender activist, a revolutionary communist, and the author of 5 books, including Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue and the Lambda Award-winning novel Stone Butch Blues. Zie died in 2014. In 2019, zie was one of the first 50 LGBTQ leaders to be honored on the newly dedicated National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.