TRANS* & Nonbinary

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Hung Jury:

Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men

Edited by Dr. Trystan T. Cotten (he/him)

Foreword by Shannon Minter 

Hung Jury; Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men, edited by Dr. Trystan T. Cotten (he/him) book cover

A review from reader Daniel sums it up nicely;

Hung Jury is a great book, best suited for those who already know a bit about FtM bottom surgeries. These stories really help humanize such a medically-focused experience, and make it easier for me to see myself in their shoes. The majority of the stories are from straight trans men, so it’s potentially less relatable for those of us who aren’t; the majority are also from a fairly binary perspective, and some of them have a tendency to equate having a penis with being a man, so it’s also likely harder for nonbinary people to relate to. That said, this book has been so helpful for me, and I plan to share my annotated copy with my cis boyfriend for him to read, because it explains the feelings behind needing surgery that I struggle to put words to, and it’s proof that even for those with complications and less than perfect outcomes, people are still incredibly happy to have had bottom surgery.

Editor Trystan T. Cotten is a professor, publisher, public scholar and entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing editor of Transgress Press (est. 2012), an indie publishing house printing thought-provoking books about politics, race, gender and sexuality. He is also professor of Gender Studies in the Department of Sociology, Gender and Gerontology at California State University, Stanislaus. Trystan has written numerous articles on topics of race, gender, sexuality and citizenship and edited six books, more recently including: Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men, Below the Belt: Genital Talk by Men of Trans Experiences, and Transgender Migrations: Bodies, Borders and Geopolitics of Gender Transition. Currently, he is filming a documentary on transsexual men’s journey through sex reassignment surgery.

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