Newsweek had a cover story earlier this year on gender issues, and the online articles are interesting and informative.
Christine came out in public earlier this year. I was inspired to be open in the way I talked to people about my transition by her.
The personal story of Jennifer Finney Boylan, an English professor at Colby College in Maine who transitioned in her late 30’s, has two kids and was/is married. Not that everyone’s story is the same, but a good example of someone who went through this “in public”, and got through it whole (and she’s pretty amazing).
I personally didn’t love this book. However, some people looking for “just the facts” loved it. Less of a story, more of a textbook.
This book was both insanely hard to read, but also the clearest description I’ve ever read of the continuums of gender identity and attraction. Not for the squeamish.
Here’s some links that may be interesting/funny/offensive.
Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster
Its at http://www.venganza.org but that server seems to not be working as I write this (12/26/2007).