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Read and support Trans authors

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam are celebrating #PRIDE Month by highlighting some wonderful books by Trans authors. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Non-binary identities are valid. These authors deserve your attention not just in June but all year long.

For more information about how you can support LGBTQ members of your community and beyond visit The Trevor Project.

Books mentioned on today's podcast:

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

Amateur by Thomas Page McBee

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Little Fish by Casey Plett

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

Dreadnought by April Daniels

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kierna

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