Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves (Transgress Press 2014) is a groundbreaking anthology of personal narratives by a diverse group of North American transsexual men who span class, ethnicity, ability, and age locations. Award-winning writers and new voices come together to tell their stories of doubt and discovery, invisibility and belonging, isolation and paying wisdom forward.

Manning Up offers readers a fuller image of transition’s place within men’s larger life pictures, ultimately challenging academic, medical, and bureaucratic narratives of transsexual people and expanding on cultural understandings of masculinity.

* Available for Pre-Ordering starting February 1, 2014 * Release date: May 1, 2014! *


“The genius of Manning Up is its ability to include, indeed its insistence on, multiple narratives and experiences and, thus, the creation of many new histories…An important addition to masculinity studies by men with vitally human perspectives.”

– tc tolbert, co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics