Rainbow Reading: December 4

Bite-sized reviews of the LGBTQ books I’ve read in the past week. All titles are linked to their Goodreads page.

Between November 27th and December 3rd, I read:

cover images of A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN, THE LAST HOPE, SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE, THE WAY OF THORN AND THUNDER, and THE ONE HUNDRED NIGHTS OF HERO arranged in a grid

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One Year on Testosterone

It seems unbelievable, but it’s true: as of today, I’ve been on low-dose testosterone (2.5 grams/day of 1% gel) for an entire year.

A year ago I was both excited and terrified about starting testosterone. I was very happy with the idea of becoming less feminine and regaining some of the androgyny I had as a child, but I was afraid of changes happening too quickly or too drastically; my goal is not to be read as a cis man. I was also only out in certain contexts and I was worried about being outed by HRT before I was ready to come out myself.

At this point, I can say that I’m very pleased with my transition so far. While there are clear changes between a year ago and now, the pace of those changes has been slow and gradual. Nothing has been a shock to the system.

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ARC Review: They/Them/Their

They/Them/Their

I received a copy of They/Them/Their from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

They/Them/Their by Eris Young is a nonfiction guide to nonbinary and genderqueer identities. On the nonfiction accessibility scale from pop-nonfiction to academic works, this is definitely closer to the academic end; it is written for the layperson rather than the academic audience, but it does tend toward the denser side of things. That is not a criticism, mind; I personally found They/Them/Their to be a nice mix of in-depth information combined with a clear and concise writing style, but I can see being thrown off if you were expecting something lighter.

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