Uncomfortable labels : my life as a gay autistic trans woman
—Dale, Laura Kate, author.
Book
2019
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In this candid memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum. From struggling with sensory processing and learning social cues and feminine presentation, through to coming out as trans during an autistic meltdown, Laura draws on her personal experiences from life prior to transition and diagnosis, through to the years of self-discovery, to give a unique insight into the nuances of sexuality, gender, and autism, and how they intersect.

Item Details
Subjects:
Autistic people -- Biography.
Dale, Laura Kate.
Gays -- Biography.
Sexual minorities -- Identity.
Transgender people -- Biography.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
ISBN:
9781785925870
Description:
190 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190).
Contents:
Prologue: Being LGBT and having autism is actually pretty common
Part I: Life pre-transition and diagnosis. The ignored early signs ; Being the weird kid ; The teen tipping point ; Coming out of the closet ; Depression and addiction
Part II: Living through transition and diagnosis. Transition, and learning to read who I wanted to be ; Squeezing in a late youth into adulthood ; I'm proud I'm not invisible
Part III: Life post-transition and diagnosis. LGBT spaces are not for autistic adults ; Transgender conflicts and autism ; Learning to watch your friends die ; Being a trans woman with autism is sometimes pretty bad ; Roller derby : the intersection of LGBT and autism-friendly group support ; Where do I go from here?
LCCN:
2018034356
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