Mariette Pathy Allen



  • TransCuba (Daylight Books, 2014, Hardback) TransCuba (Daylight Books, 2014, Hardback)

    Text by Mariela Castro Espín, Allen Frame, Wendy Watriss.

    In her new publication, TransCuba, Allen focuses on the transgender community of Cuba, especially its growing visibility and acceptance in a country whose government is transitioning into a more relaxed model of communism under Raúl Castro's presidency. This publication therefore records a cultural watershed within Cuba. Buy at photo-eye.

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  • The Gender Frontier (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2003, Hardback) The Gender Frontier (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2003, Hardback)

    2004 Lambda Literary Award.

    “From activism to inner explorations, this book presents the broadest available imaging of the incredible diversity of those daring souls whose lives are committed to exploring the gender frontier. ”
    Nancy R. Nangeroni, GenderTalk Radio

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  • Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them

    E.P. Dutton, Inc. 1989, Hardback. Photographs and interviews

    This is a pioneering book of photographs and interviews with crossdressers and their loved ones: wives, children, and other family members. The focus is on presenting crossdressers in daily life, in positive settings and relationships. The photographs sensitive, sometimes beautiful, and the text offers insight into the differences between sexual orientation and gender presentation. “Transformations” is suitable for schools and libraries.

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  • Masked Culture: The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade (Columbia University Press, 1994, Hardback, by Jack Kugelmass) Masked Culture: The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade (Columbia University Press, 1994, Hardback, by Jack Kugelmass)

    Photographs by Mariette Pathy Allen, Elijah Cobb, Harold Davis, Lauren Piperno, and Marilyn Stern.

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Other Books


  • Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender

    Firebrand Books, 1997, Riki Anne Wilchins.

    Over the course of the past decade transgender politics have become the cutting edge of sexual liberation. While the sexual and political freedom of homosexuals has yet to be fully secured, questions of who is sleeping with whom pale in the face of the battle by transgender activists to dismantle the idea of what it means to be a man or a woman. Riki Anne Wilchins’s Read My Lips is a passionate, witty, and extraordinarily intelligent look at how society not only creates men and women–ignoring the fluidity of maleness and femaleness in most people–but also explains how those categories generate crisis for most individuals. It is impossible to read Wilchins’s ideas and not be provoked in fundamental and mysterious ways.


  • Transgender Good News Transgender Good News

    New Wineskins Press, 2002, by Pat Conover

    The author critiques desperately flawed “scientific” research on transgenderism, gives a clear explanation of authentic transgender experiences and discusses the Biblical Christian attitude toward transgendered people.
    Cover and photo section by Mariette Pathy Allen.


  • Gender Blending Gender Blending

    Prometheus Books, 1997, by Bonnie Bullough

    “The Changing Face of the Transgender community”, pp 311-315. Essay and photographs by Mariette Pathy Allen.


  • Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

    Beacon Press, 1997, by Leslie Feinberg

    Mariette Pathy Allen contributed many photographs to the book.


  • Counseling in Genderland: A Guide for You and Your Transgendered Client Counseling in Genderland: A Guide for You and Your Transgendered Client

    Different Path Press June, 1996, by Niela Miller

    Cover by Mariette Pathy Allen.


  • Becoming a Visible Man Becoming a Visible Man

    Vanderbilt University Press, 1997, by Jamison Green.

    A California transsexual activist offers insights into the challenges of gender dysphoria. Born with a female body, and in a lesbian parent relationship prior to sex reassignment surgery, Jamieson begins his frank personal and analytic account by asking how we know our sex. He discusses the complexities of the answer for those whose sex and gender are mismatched; medical options; psychosocial and legal implications; and media representations of “transpeople.” A sociologist introduces Jamieson’s identity quest as a core human struggle.