Books published by Seal Press

Transgender History, second edition

Seal Press | November 7, 2017 | 240 pages
A timely second edition of the classic text on transgender history, with a new introduction and updated material throughout Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with... More Info

Literary Witches

Seal Press | October 10, 2017 | 128 pages
Celebrate the witchiest women writers with beautiful illustrations and imaginative vignettes. Literary Witches draws a connection between witches and visionary writers: both are figures of formidable creativity, empowerment, and general badassery. Through poetic portraits, Taisia Kitaiskaia and... More Info

Raising the Transgender Child

Seal Press (CA) | November 22, 2016 | 272 pages
Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these... More Info

All the Things We Never Knew

Seal Press | October 1, 2015 | 312 pages
Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband Michael's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and hilarious partner was dead within six weeks of a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder,... More Info

Mary Jane

Seal Press (CA) | April 1, 2015 | 232 pages
“Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed–a plant worthy of saving the planet and people’s lives.” —Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV host Covering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to... More Info


Seal Press | September 24, 2013 | 224 pages
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals,... More Info


Seal Press | May 7, 2013 | 224 pages
Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike. Bi takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics?from the issues surrounding biphobia/monosexism, feminism, and... More Info

Hot & Heavy

Seal Press | October 30, 2012 | 256 pages
In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being... More Info

We Hope You Like This Song

Seal Press | October 30, 2012 | 242 pages
From fourth grade onward, shy, nervous Bree Housley and fearless, outgoing Shelly were an inseparable, albeit unlikely, pair. Their friendship survived everything from the awkward years of junior high to the transformative upheavals of early adulthood?until, at the young age of 25, Shelly lost her... More Info

Bringing in Finn

Seal Press | August 28, 2012 | 324 pages
Shares the remarkable story of how the author suffered multiple heartbreaking pregnancy losses before her 61-year-old mother offered to be a surrogate, describing the poignant course of their unusual procedure and how it advanced their family bond.  More Info

Licking the Spoon

Seal Press | November 13, 2012 | 256 pages
"Recipes and cookbooks, meals and mouthfuls have framed the way Candace Walsh sees the world for as long as she can remember, from her frosting-spackled childhood to her meat-eschewing college years to her post-college phase as a devoted Martha Stewart'sEntertaining disciple. In Licking the Spoon,... More Info

Beyond Good Intentions

Seal Press | September 25, 2012 | 294 pages
Young and idealistic, Tori Hogan travels to Kenya as an intern for Save the Children, intent upon doing her part to improve the lives of refugees. But the cynicism of a young African boy changes Tori's life and sets her on a course to reconsider everything she thought she knew about helping those... More Info