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Gender Pioneers: A Celebration of Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Icons

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A vital book' JUNO ROCHE
'Beautifully illustrated and fascinating' MEG-JOHN BARKER
'Fun and fact-filled' SUSAN STRYKER

This inspiring collection of illustrated portraits celebrates the lives of influential transgender, non-binary and intersex figures throughout history.

Showcasing the diversity of gender identities and expressions that have existed in all cultures alongside developments from recent years, the extraordinary stories in this book highlight the achievements and legacies of those who have fought to be themselves, whatever their gender. From activists, soldiers and historical leaders through to pirates, actors and artists, this book explores the life and times of over fifty trans and intersex trailblazers in their fight for equality, acceptance and change.

About the Author

Philippa Punchard is a trans artist, former teacher and bookseller based in South London. Her work has appeared in a Queerdirect show and also in Tate Modern and Dulwich Picture Gallery Late Shows. She also curated consecutive Pride Month 'Queer Arts' Shows in association with LGBTQIA+ charity, Opening Doors London, for which she also runs their Hackney art group. Gender Pioneers is her first book.

A beautifully illustrated and fascinating tour through the history of transness and gender creativity. A must for anyone who wants to know their gender history, or to access awesome possibility-models from across time and space.--Meg-John Barker, author of Life Isn't Binary and Gender: A Graphic Guide Gender Pioneers is a fun, fact-filled, easy-to-read romp through the long history of gender-diversity in cultures around the world. It places contemporary trans identities in a broader context to show there's nothing new about being non-binary or changing gender.--Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution Our history is rich, deep, diverse and expansive. Ancient even. This beautifully illustrated book documents our rich history clearly and gloriously. A vital book if setting out to discover our history(s) or to tell or retell the story the us. We have been pioneers pushing at the constrictive limits of gender for centuries.--Juno Roche, author of Trans Power, Queer Sex and Gender Explorers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub date:
120 pages
Format: Hardcover