Books & film for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20 to honor victims of transphobic violence. The memorial day originated in 1999, after the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Boston's Allston neighborhood. This year, the Human Rights Campaign has tracked at least 37 violent deaths of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the United States.

This booklist is a starting place for listening to and advocating for the transgender community. If you would like to suggest additional resources to add to this list, you may do so via our suggestion form.

Introductions to gender diversity

Personal narratives

Photo books

Gender diversity across time and culture