For partners of transgender or gender-variant people

TRANS BODIES, TRANS SELVES is a guide to transgender life, written by and for transgender and genderqueer people. In the style of the book Our Bodies, Ourselves, anonymous quotes from trans and genderqueer people will be interspersed throughout the text and give voices to hundreds of people.

By submitting this survey, you are agreeing to allow your answers to be used anonymously by the editor and publisher of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. To learn more about the book, go to

The following survey is anonymous. None of the fields are required, so you may leave any question blank or write as much or as little as you like. Please write in full sentences - this makes it easier to use your quotes in the final book.

* Quotes in this book will be followed by a brief description of the person who submitted the quote.
Example: -Jeff, 28, New Orleans, partner

What name would you like us to use for you if you are quoted in the book?
(This does not have to be your real name).

* How old are you?

* Where do you live?

* If you are interested in having your name, photo and part of your story included in a testimonial box within the book, please provide us with your email address.
(This is not required and makes this survey non-anonymous).

* Have you been in a relationship with a gender-variant person or more than one gender-variant person? What was it like?

* If you have had more than one relationship with a gender-variant person, was there something you found particularly attractive in these partners that you feel may be related to their gender-variance?

* For each of your relationships, was your partner in transition when the relationship started or did the transition begin during the relationship? How did the transition affect the relationship?

* Did the sexual part of the relationship change with your partner’s transition?

* Please list any resources (books, movies, listserves, support groups) that you have found helpful as a partner of a transgender/genderqueer person.

* Anything else you want to say before you finish the survey?

Thank you so much for participating in this survey!
Your answers may be used anonymously by the editor and publishers of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.