Did you guys self-publish the book and/or are there LGBT publishing companies? I am very interested in creating a children's book that explains transgenderism. My motivation is that as a transman, I could very much use an explanation tool for young nieces and nephews that will also make their parents more comfortable with any potential questions. It would also "demyth" the thought that by telling them about me, it will confuse them about themselves, as if it were contagious. Thanks! :)

Howdy! Thanks for asking.

Yours is a noble quest, not unlike ours when we sought out to make the GENDER book so many years ago. We would love to support you in whatever way we can.

We did self-publish, thanks to a huge community support through our indiegogo campaign last December. With those funds, we could afford to order a huge (3,000) print run made for us. So, that’s how we did it. We did post some advice from our crowdfunding experience, in case others want to do the same route.

Still, you can’t have a book without a publisher, so we made up founded Marshall House Press in 2014 to release it under, inspired by the cute grey house we used to all live in on (you guessed it) Marshall Street.

We may have some new books in the works *hint hint* but we only do original content, since we don’t really enjoy the admin side of buying and selling and ISBNs and such. The fun part is the creation, so go make your masterpiece and worry about selling it later, that’s what we did!

PS- if you’re interested in kid’s books about gender, maybe you can join forces with S. Bear Bergman’s Flamingo Rampant Book Club? They’re doing a kickstarter now.

 

Aw, this is awesome! I want to see how the video turns out.

Maybe our gender scouts want to play?

freakapotimus:

I’m working on a short PSA-style video for my final project in my women’s studies class. My topic: there is no wrong way to present gender. I would love to add photos and video clips of people expressing how they identify, following the format in my included video. No sound needed, just you (selfie or not!) and a sign.

Can you help me out?

I need your name (real, pseudonym, or handle) for citation purposes but this video will not be published outside of class and I won’t post your participation online. I can take submissions as late as Friday (August 1) midnight.

Edit to add: some info in my video will come from blog posts (e.g. Gender Presentation Doesn’t Negate Your Gender) and snippets and stories from thegenderbook.

If you love the GENDER book, you will adore Flamingo Rampant.

They are going some really rad things with genderful books for kids. The flamingos need funds to kickstart their book club. So, please share with all the aunties and auncles and uncles and grandpas and grandpapis and grandmommies and adorable little gender travelers on your lists. 

Seconding the cuteness and the PSA.
finecomic:

transgirlnextdoor:

Using their correct pronouns shows that you respect, care about, and support the transgender individual and their rights :)

These illustrations are so cute!

Seconding the cuteness and the PSA.

finecomic:

transgirlnextdoor:

Using their correct pronouns shows that you respect, care about, and support the transgender individual and their rights :)

These illustrations are so cute!

Reblog if you feel the pain from any of the above.

from: desipite the title, Bethany *can* draw. :)

Come get coffee and get your GENDER book signed at the same time!
Today in San Francisco!


the GENDER book resident artist Mel Reiff Hill will be hanging out at one of our favorite coffee shops in San Francisco to sign books, doodle you some free drawings, offer you coloring and activity pages and eat some tasty snacks. Join us to get your copy signed and meet fellow gender scouts!
more info and RSVP on facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/528228740616690/
Hope you can make it!

Come get coffee and get your GENDER book signed at the same time!

Today in San Francisco!

the GENDER book resident artist Mel Reiff Hill will be hanging out at one of our favorite coffee shops in San Francisco to sign books, doodle you some free drawings, offer you coloring and activity pages and eat some tasty snacks. Join us to get your copy signed and meet fellow gender scouts!

more info and RSVP on facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/528228740616690/

Hope you can make it!

thegenderbook:

the GENDER book resident artist Mel Reiff Hill will be hanging out at one of our favorite coffee shops in San Francisco to sign books, doodle you some free drawings, offer you coloring and activity pages and eat some tasty snacks. Join us to get your copy signed and meet fellow gender scouts!
more info and RSVP on facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/528228740616690/
Hope you can make it!

Reblog because SOON. you’re invited!

thegenderbook:

the GENDER book resident artist Mel Reiff Hill will be hanging out at one of our favorite coffee shops in San Francisco to sign books, doodle you some free drawings, offer you coloring and activity pages and eat some tasty snacks. Join us to get your copy signed and meet fellow gender scouts!

more info and RSVP on facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/528228740616690/

Hope you can make it!

Reblog because SOON. you’re invited!

walkstherain:

Carol Rossetti (1 of 2)

I love these so hard.

I picked the genderiest ones to reblog here, but do check out more of Carol Rossetti’s artwork online. I am so smitten. What a beautiful message. Thanks, Carol.

Thanks, flatwhiteweekends!
We always appreciate hearing kind words about the project:
This book is both well researched and informative, but above all is it just a joy to read as the characters are so enthusiastic about the identities they align themselves with.

Thanks, flatwhiteweekends!

We always appreciate hearing kind words about the project:

This book is both well researched and informative, but above all is it just a joy to read as the characters are so enthusiastic about the identities they align themselves with.

Reblog transgender comic arts forevarrr. This one is particularly useful as a PSA. Thanks, A&K!

findchaos:

ChaosLife: Trans* Trip-Up

It needed to be said, since I’m tired of every conversation about our comic (on other sites) devolving into discussion of my crotch giblets.

Of course, that comes with the huge caveat that I am personally an open book, but that’s only when asked directly and within context (i.e., the subject of my crotch has been brought up, by us). Otherwise, it’s needlessly invasive, objectifying, and rarely comes from a place of genuine understanding. And that’s my liberal take on the subject. Imagine a trans* person who is as private as any other person or isn’t “out” or experiences dysphoria with their bodies.

This is a lesson lots of people need to learn: don’t be a Katie Couric.

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By popular request, a text-only version of the GENDER book is now available as a pay-what-you-will download. This is great if you want to pop the text from the GENDER book into a google translate to help talk about gender to your Spanish aunt or Filipino brother-in-law.

Other uses could be to help with accessibility (though there’s also a specialized large-format version for that, if you prefer). This is meant to be used as a companion to the original, fully-illustrated version of the GENDER book, so print out both to help you read alongside! Huge thanks to Eryn Bauer who typed it up for us! 

the GENDER book TEXT ONLY version  

the GENDER book LARGE FORMAT text-only version  

Psst… email me to volunteer for the translation project- we’d love to add your voice!

I’m mel at thegenderbook.com

Art Opening at Diverseworks (HOUSTON, TEXAS)
Friday, June 27 from 7- 9 pm 


RSVP here to see the GENDER book big on the wall and learn about the GENDER book’s colorful history. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/803893312984542

Art Opening at Diverseworks (HOUSTON, TEXAS)

Friday, June 27 from 7- 9 pm 
RSVP here to see the GENDER book big on the wall and learn about the GENDER book’s colorful history.