Transgender Resource Guide


Streaming Video (accessible only by CCC students, staff, and faculty)

  • Assume Nothing - Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people’s lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as simply male or female. This program features New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan and her images for Assume Nothing, a book that explores the beauty and complexity of gender identity.
  • Becoming Me: The Gender Within - What ultimately determines a person’s gender? Is it chromosomes, hormones, genitals, or an innate sense of self? In this Telly Award–winning program, five transgendered individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 speak openly about what it has meant to them to be transgendered—their first experiences of gender confusion, life after coming out, family responses, and more.
  • Transcending Gender: Portraits from the Transgender Community - If the challenges and complexities of a transgendered lifestyle are hard for some people to identify with, firsthand accounts of those experiences may be the best means of creating more understanding. This program features real-world portraits of individuals from the transgendered community


  • Southern Comfort (HQ1075 .S68 2003) - Robert Eads is a 52-year-old wise-cracking cowboy who was born female and transitioned into living as a man after bearing two sons. Fifteen years later, he has fallen in love with Lola Cola, a vivacious and magnetic woman who was born male. Together they are coping with Robert's terminal case of ovarian cancer.

Ebooks (accessible only by CCC students, staff, and faculty)


  • Gender and Culture in America by Nancy Patricia McKee and Linda Stone (HQ1075.5.U6 M35 2007)
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (PS3555.U4 M53 2002)

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