ForewordIntroduction: Why This Book Was Written and How It Is Laid OutAcknowledgments1. What Does It Mean to be Transgender?: An Introduction to the Term2. Sexual Orientation Versus Gender: What's the Difference?3. Coming Out as Transgender: When4. Transition: The Social5. The History of Transgenderism and Its Evolution Over Time6. Transgenderis as a Mental Health Issue: The Controversy Over Transgender Identity as a Disorder7. Discrimination: Exploring the Barriers That Transpeople Face8. Lesser-Known Types of Transgenderism: Understanding Cross-DressersAppendix A: GlossaryAppendix B: Resources for ReadersNotesBibliographyIndex
Nicholas M. Teich is a licensed social worker pursuing a Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. A member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, he trains and educates groups about gender issues and is the founder and president of Camp Aranu'tiq, the first-ever summer camp for transgender children.