Transgender Realities is a brief introduction to gender variant people and to the judgments made about them. The volume begins with a consideration of what gender is and does, and how this relates to all of us. Turning to specific consideration of transgender people, the book offers what research reveals about them, but also what they report about themselves. The causes of transgender, how society responds to it, and how partners, family and friends relate to a transgender person are only a few of the matters discussed. Also included is a survey of transgender across history and around the world, how transgender interacts with religion, and the changing way mental health professionals are working with transgender people. This volume is a "must have" introduction.