Trans reading list

The following is a selection of key books and journal articles on transgender and equality issues.

Alexandra Beauregard, T., Arevshatian, L., Booth, J.E. and Whittle, S. (2018) 'Listen carefully: transgender voices in the workplace', International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29, 5: 857-84.

Balarajan, M., Gray, M and Mitchell, M. (2011) Monitoring equality: developing a gender identity. Research Report no. 75. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Barclay, J.M. and Scott, L.J. (2006) 'Transsexuals and workplace diversity: a case of "change management"', Personnel Review, 35, 4: 487-502.

Beard, J. (2018) Transgender prisoners. Briefing Paper no. 07420. London: House of Commons Library. 

Bouman, W. and Arcelus, J. (2018) The transgender handbook: a guide for transgender people, their families and professionals. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Browne, K. and Lim, J. (2010) 'Trans Lives in the "Gay Capital of the UK'"', Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 17, 5: 615-33.

Davy, Z. and Toze, M. (2018) 'What Is gender dysphoria? A critical systematic narrative review', Transgender Health, 3, 1: 159-69.

Dietz, C. (2018) 'Governing legal embodiment: on the limits of self-declaration', Feminist Legal Studies, 26, 2: 185-204.

Dunne, P. (2017) 'Legal gender recognition in Europe: sterilisation, diagnosis and medical examination requirements', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 39, 4: 497-500.

Ellis, S., Bailey, L. and McNeil, J. (2015) 'Trans people's experiences of mental health and gender identity services: a UK study', Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 19, 1: 1-17.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018) Response of the Equality and Human Rights Commission to the consultation: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

European Commission (2018) Trans and intersex equality rights in Europe - a comparative analysis. Brussels: European Commission. 

Government Equalities Office (2010) Equality Act 2010: what do I need to know? A quick start guide to gender reassignment for voluntary and community organisations. London: Government Equalities Office. Available at:

Government Equalities Office (2015) Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers. London: Government Equalities Office.

Government Equalities Office (2018) LGBT Action Plan 2018: Improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. London: Government Equalities Office.

Government Equalities Office (2018) National LGBT survey: research report. London: Government Equalities Office.  

Government Equalities Office (2018) Reform of the Gender Recognition Act - Government Consultation. London: Government Equalities Office.

Government Equalities Office (2018) Trans People in the UK. London: Government Equalities Office.  

Gray, C. (2018) 'Understanding trans identities', Employment Law Bulletin, 143: 5-6.

Henery, I. (2018) 'Gender reassignment as a protected characteristic', Employment Law Bulletin, 143: 2-5.

Hines, S. (2009) 'A pathway to diversity? Human rights, citizenship and the politics of transgender', Contemporary Politics, 15, 1: 87-102.

Hines, S. (2013) Gender diversity, recognition and citizenship: towards a politics of difference. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Hines, S. (2018) Is gender fluid?: a primer for the 21st century. London: Thames and Hudson.

Hines, S. and Sanger, T. (eds.) (2010) Transgender identities: towards a social analysis of gender diversity. London: Routledge.

Hines, S. and Santos, A.C. (2018) 'Trans* policy, politics and research: the UK and Portugal', Critical Social Policy, 38, 1: 35-56. 

Hines, S., Davy, Z., Monro, S., Motmans, J., Santos, A.C., & Der Ros, J.V. (2018) 'Introduction to the themed issue: Trans* policy, practice and lived experience within a European context', Critical Social Policy, 38, 1: 5-12. 

House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (2015) Transgender Equality, First Report of Session 2015-16. London: The Stationery Office Ltd.

Hudson-Sharp, N. and Metcalf, H. (2016) Inequality among lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender groups in the UK: a review of evidence. London: National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

LGBT Foundation (2017) Transforming outcomes: a review of the needs and assets of the trans community. Manchester: LGBT Foundation.  

McCann, C. (2018) 'Gender recognition and trans equality', Counsel, August: 25-26.

Mitchell, M. and Howarth, C. (2009) Trans research review. Research Report no. 27. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Monro, S. (2003) 'Transgender politics in the UK', Critical Social Policy, 23, 4: 433-52.

Morton, J. (2018) 'Transgender people in the workplace: an asset to be valued', Employment Law Bulletin, 143: 7-8.

Morton, J. (2008) Transgender Experiences in Scotland: Research Summary. Edinburgh: Scottish Transgender Alliance.

Ozturk, M. B., & Tatli, A. (2016) 'Gender identity inclusion in the workplace: broadening diversity management research and practice through the case of transgender employees in the UK', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(8), pp. 781-802.

Rankin, S., Cowan, T., Morton, J. and Stoakes, P. (2010) Public bodies and the public sector duties relating to transsexual and transgender people: report of findings and case studies. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Reed, B., Rhodes, S., Schofield, P. and Wylie, K. (2009) Gender variance in the UK: prevalence, incidence, growth and geographic distribution, Ashtead: Gender Identity Research in Education Society.  

Richards, C., Bouman, W.P, Barker, M-J. (eds) (2017) Genderqueer and non-binary genders. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Thellen, J.T. (2018) 'Beyond the gender binary: rethinking the right to legal gender recognition', European Human Rights Law Review, 3: 249-57. 

Whittle, S. (2002) Respect and equality: transsexual and transgender rights. London: Cavendish Publishing. 

Whittle , S. (2016) The ultimate practice guide to transgender and transsexual human rights and equality law in the UK. London: Press for Change.  

Whittle, S. and Turner, L. (2017) Trans-inclusive workplaces – a guide for employers and businesses is a toolkit and call for action. Berlin: Transgender Europe.  

Whittle, S. and Turner, L. (2007) 'Sex changes? Paradigm shifts in "sex" and "gender" following the Gender Recognition Act? Sociological Research Online, 12, 11-15. 

Winter, S., Diamond, M., Green, J., Karasic, D., Reed, T., Whittle, S. and Wylie, K.  (2016) 'Transgender people: health at the margins of society', Lancet, 388, 10042: 390-400. 

Whittle, S., Turner, L. and Al-Alami, M. (2007) Engendered penalties: transgender and transsexual people's experiences of inequality and discrimination. London and Manchester: Press for Change/Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Last updated: 02 Jan 2019