Trans identities are often neglected, re-written or even erased from formal histories. Brighton Trans*formed features, in their own words, the rich variety of Trans, gender-queer and non-binary lives in Brighton & Hove today; it preserves previously untold stories for future generations, and is a much-needed exploration into the diversity of gender expression within the city.

Its contributors ranged from 18 to 81 years old with very different life experiences. All of their testimonies have in common an absolute honesty and openness: contributors shared their joys and tragedies; adversities faced, and a display of strength and resolve to be themselves.

Learn more about the stories in the book on the Brighton Transformed website.

Team: (Book Design); Stella Cardus (Art Director); Rory Finn, Cass Hoskins, E-J Scott and Luc Raesmith (Design volunteers); Juliet Jacques (Foreword); Helen Walker, John Riches, Catherine Page, Esther Gill, Gerry Holloway, Melita Dennett, Ben Paley, Kathy Caton, Maeve Devine and Sam Carroll (Proof-readers); Sharon Kilgannon, (Photography).
Editors: Dr Sam Carroll and Maeve Devine.

Price: £5

Format: Full colour throughout, paperback cover, 95 pages, 20.5 x 1.5 x 20.5 cm

Want to learn more about Brighton’s LGBT/ queer history? Have a look at Daring Hearts – Lesbian and Gay Lives of 50s and 60s Brighton e-book