Ore no mawari no ‘seibetsu ga nai!’ hito tachi: Arai Sho no sekumai koyuroku [The people around me who have no gender: Arai Sho’s record of friendship with sexual minorities]. Sho Arai.
Ore no mawari no ‘seibetsu ga nai!’ hito tachi: Arai Sho no sekumai koyuroku [The people around me who have no gender: Arai Sho’s record of friendship with sexual minorities]

Ore no mawari no ‘seibetsu ga nai!’ hito tachi: Arai Sho no sekumai koyuroku [The people around me who have no gender: Arai Sho’s record of friendship with sexual minorities]

Tokyo: Burankasha, 2013. 135p., very good in wraps; text in Japanese.

Presented as a comic (B&W and some color), the book discusses sekumai (sexual minorities) in Japan focusing specifically on gender. Author and manga artist Arai grew up as female, then a chromosomal analysis reveal she was intersex; now lives as male. Includes discussion of friends of Arai who illustrate various types of gender and sexual identity. Also discusses connections between gender identity and characterological/personality patterns linked to blood type.

Cat.No: 202970

Price: $35.00