The WayOut Tranny Guide: WayOut World

The WayOut Tranny Guide: WayOut World

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Known as the "Bible" of the Transgendered World. 12th Edition.

[Lee, Vicky, ed.] Enfield, United Kingdom: WayOut Publishing Co. Ltd, 2004. 336pp. Pictorial wraps. Some scratches to cover. All in all a very good copy. Out of print. Very scarce.

The 12th and final installment of the "Tranny Guide" series. Started in 1992 as "The Transvestite's Guide to London" by Vicki Lee and Caroline Eggerton and sold in clubs out of their handbags. The Guide was published annually and went through several name changes before ending up "The Tranny Guide" in 1996, as this had become the common name for it. A note here: Lee, who is trans, acknowledges that the term "tranny" is problematic. When the Guide took the name, it was in popular usage in the UK "between tranny friends." When attempting to bring the Guide to America, following publication of the 12th Edition, Lee was met with so much blowback about the terminology that she dropped it. For a few years, Lee published a newsletter called "WOW" but stopped publication c.2010 to focus instead on publishing online and running the WayOut Club, which she started in 1994 and which continues to host events every Saturday night at The Minories in London.

Primarily intended as a resource for trans women, this volume contains articles, interviews, listings, adverts for trans-friendly businesses, guides of all sorts, personals, and hundreds of colour and b&w photographs. An important artifact of pre-social media trans culture.

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